Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is celebrating her 50th birthday today, Tuesday, September 27!
Born on September 27, 1972, the “Iron Man” actress celebrated her milestone birthday on social media, sharing a photo of her posing in a gold birthday suit for her millions of Instagram followers!
Gwyneth Paltrow Strips Down To Nothing To Celebrate Her 50th Birthday!
In an Instagram snap shared with her followers on Tuesday morning, the “Shakespeare In Love” actress posted for a photo completely covered in gold paint. She is leaning against a white block, using one arm to cover her chest as she holds her hair in one hand in her other hand.
She has her toned abs pushed up against the white block as she poses with one leg bent at an angle around the block to prevent the photo from becoming too NSFW. Her hair is pushed back out of her face as she looks down for the shot, eyes closed.
In the caption of the shot, the married mom-of-two simply wrote, “⭐️50⭐️” in the caption of the post.
Fans and Famous Friends Celebrate Her 50th Birthday!
Ahead of her 50th birthday, in another Instagram post, the “Se7en” actress had shared a black-and-white snap of her leaping through the field in a drawstring bikini to mark the occasion.
Still, it was really the gold snap that really got the attention of fans and famous friends as they showered the post with happy birthday messages and well wishes. Melinda Anna Farina commented, “I mean!!!!! BEYOND! ❤️ Happiest Birthday ever to such a beautiful soul!”
Isaac Boots commented, “Happy Birthday, golden 🌟.” Delfina Blaquier added, “Happy happy birthday my geeps. Wish you the best. Te quiero mucho ❤️.”
Sara Blakely wrote, “Happy Birthday Gwyneth!! 🙌 you make 50 the new 20.” Her comment got many reactions from fans. “ I was thinking the same exact thing and then I saw your reply. Great minds think alike❤️,” one fan wrote. “Yeah no way she is 50 with a body like that! 😍,” another follower agreed. “and here I thought Benjamin Button was just a movie 🔥🔥🔥,” a third fan joked.
Tina Chen Craig commented, “GORGEOUS 🔥 HAPPIEST AND HEALTHIEST MOTHER F’ing 50th GP!!” Ali Wentworth joked, “Yes! That is exactly what I looked like when I turned 50! Happy Birthday you stunning human!” Ron Robinson added, “Happy birthday GP ❤️. The best is yet to come ❤️.”
Gwyneth Reflects On Her Milestone Birthday and The Legacy She Wants To Leave Behind
The weekend before she turned 50, “The Talented Mr. Ripley” actress published a few reflections of her milestone 50th birthday on her Goop website, titled, “On Approaching 50.” In the article, she reflected on her own parents’ birthdays and talked at length about her own goals and plans for the future, as well as the legacy that she wanted to leave behind for her own children.
“I would like to slow down. I would like to retreat a little bit. I would like to make my circle smaller,” she wrote. “I would like to cook dinner more. I would like to see misunderstandings become understandings. I would like to continue to open the deepest part of myself to my husband, even though it scares me. I would like to sing more, even if it’s just in the shower. I would like to tell anyone that had a negative experience with me that I am sorry. I would like to fully acknowledge myself.”
She also talked about the many changes that she had seen in the world over the past five decades, adding, “We seem to be, in pockets anyway, embracing that what is unknown to us might not be threatening. That every human being has their own spectrums and colors and different proportions of light and dark. I want to hold myself in that understanding as I move through this (hopefully) next 50 years. Hold myself to a higher standard of compassion.”
The Goop founder also openly wondered how her two children, Apple Martin, 18, and Moses Martin, 16, will remember her “big” birthday and wanted them to know “that they are the greatest accomplishment of my life” and “that I really won’t know what it was like to turn 50 until much later, when I can reflect back from a higher perch, perhaps at one of their 50ths, hearts full and broken simultaneously (as that is life).”