For this year’s International Women’s Day, Gwyneth Paltrow is all about acknowledging her beautiful family!
The Hollywood actress, known for her entrepreneurial talents and wellness-focused lifestyle brand, also prefers to keep her family’s business out of the public’s prying eyes. In a surprising move, the business owner decided to mark the day for celebrating women with a rare picture.
Gwyneth Paltrow Honors Leading Ladies In Her Life On International Women’s Day
The “Iron Man” star took to Instagram to celebrate IWD by sharing a photo of herself, her mother, Blythe Danner, and her daughter, Apple Martin. In the snapshot, taken against a breathtaking sunset, the 50-year-old was flanked by the 80-year-old and the 18-year-old, showcasing three generations of women. The post was captioned “#internationalwomensday.”
The star loves her family, especially her children, even though she reportedly joked about how having kids ruin relationships. The Blast reported that during an episode of her “Goop” podcast with Katy Perry, she delved into the intricacies of relationships and quipped about how the dynamics shift when children are introduced.
Additionally, the “Flesh and Bone” actress shared some valuable insights on being a stepmother, including her biggest regrets and advice for those interested. According to Page Six, she said, “It’s hard on a relationship. Like I’ve looked back now on like the data set of parents with young kids and it just… ruins the relationship,” emphasizing, “It’s really hard!”
The “California Gurls” singer concurred with Paltrow’s views and shared her thoughts on moving forward by acknowledging that dynamics certainly shift after having children. Still, as long as both partners were committed to putting in the effort, they could create a comfortable way ahead.
The 38-year-old said, “I think it’s going to be much easier if both people in the relationship are willing to work together.” She also noted that if that was not the case and one person refused to do their part, things would get complicated.
Despite the difficulties and compromises that come with motherhood, the two women shared the sentiment that it had been an immensely fulfilling aspect of their lives. The “Love and Other Disasters” guest star, a proud mother to two teenagers from her previous marriage, also shares the responsibility of co-parenting two other teenagers, with her current husband, Brad Falchuk, from his former marriage.
Speaking on how she felt after having her firstborn, she said, “I never felt lonely again after I had her [Apple] … and I had felt profoundly lonely in my life.” Perry, who welcomed daughter Daisy with her partner, Orlando Bloom, agreed, stating that she felt “really lost” before becoming a mother and felt that everything she did “wasn’t enough” until she had a child of her own.
Reflecting on her experience as a stepmom, she admitted to feeling unprepared for the role due to having no prior experience and having only seen the portrayal of the “archetypal evil stepmother” in the media.
She explained that after letting go of her anxieties, she realized the importance of embracing them as her own and not being afraid to discipline them when necessary. She added that if she had to advise someone in a similar situation, she would tell them to “just really treat them as your kid” from day one.
‘The Avenger’ Star Talks Conscious Uncoupling and Staying Positive In Q&A Session
The Golden Globe Award winner opened up about her belief in conscious uncoupling and her preference to avoid negative feelings toward others in a Q&A session on Instagram. The Blast noted that she also shared that her positive and optimistic mindset helps her stay productive.
She revealed that she was still “pretty much” friends with her ex-partners because she did not feel it was necessary to completely cut ties with someone with whom you had a positive relationship and that it was possible to maintain a friendship even after a romantic relationship had ended.
In an episode of Armchair Expert five years after splitting from her first husband, the star explained that the phrase was a means to bypass the pain of divorce and focus on remaining friends while acknowledging the positive aspects of their relationship, particularly the creation of their children.
Speaking to PEOPLE, she said, “We’re a family, that’s it. We can pretend we’re not and hate each other… or, [we can] try to reinvent this for ourselves.”