Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has opened up for the first time about the tragic miscarriage that claimed the life of her third child and almost claimed hers too.
The 40-year-old confessed that she has longed to have another child, although she is still “missing” the baby she lost.
“My children ask me to have a baby all the time,” the mom to Apple and Moses told You Magazine. “And you never know, I could squeeze one more in. I am missing my third. I’m thinking about it.”
Paltrow added, “But I had a really bad experience when I was pregnant with my third. It didn’t work out and I nearly died. So I am like, ‘Are we good here or should we go back and try again?’ ”
Paltrow also admitted to feeling a twinge to have another baby when she sees friend and new parents Jay-Z and Beyonce with their daughter, Blue Ivy. Mrs. Carter recently talked about her own miscarriage in her HBO documentary Life Is But A Dream.
“Their babyBlue Ivy is totally delish,” she said. “She’s made me very broody.”
Paltrow didn’t say when she suffered the miscarriage, but she did praise her husband — Coldplay frontman Chris Martin — for being the best father possible for their children.
“Regardless of what happens in our marriage, I chose the best husband,” she said.
“[Chris] is so good to the children and to know that you had kids with such a good man is a real weight off you,” she added. “We are committed co-parents, we make all the decisions together and lean on each other for support.”
Paltrow’s last pregnancy wasn’t particularly easy for the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winning actress either.
“I couldn’t connect with my son the way that I had with my daughter and I couldn’t understand why. I couldn’t connect to anyone. I felt like a zombie,” the Iron Man star said. “I felt very detached. I just didn’t know what was wrong with me. I couldn’t figure it out. It never occurred to me.”
It wasn’t until Martin said something that Paltrow realized she was suffering from postpartum depression.
“Something’s wrong. I think you have postnatal depression,” Martin told his wife.
Now, however, Paltrow said she embraces the relationship she has with her son, which includes spending hours laying out Lego pieces for her “kind and cuddly” Moses.
Are you surprised to learn about Gwyneth Paltrow’s miscarriage?