Gwyneth Paltrow Said Apple Going To College Was Like Giving Birth
Well, that’s one way to look at it.
Gwyneth Paltrow is going through changes. (Yes, that’s a reference to her cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” on Glee.) Ahead of her 50th birthday on Sept. 27, she sat down for an interview with CBS Sunday Morning to discuss everything from her lifestyle brand Goop to her acting career and blended family. She also opened up about her daughter, Apple Martin, leaving for college, and she compared the send-off to another major motherhood experience. Honestly, her quote was a little surprising.
“I know this sounds nuts, but it feels almost as profound as giving birth,” Paltrow said about her daughter’s big milestone.
Paltrow shares, Apple, who turned 18 in May, with her ex-husband, Coldplay’s Chris Martin. The two also have a 16-year-old son, Moses Martin. Paltrow also spoke highly of her ex-husband in her interview with Sunday Morning, calling him “completely my family.”
“He would do anything for me. I would do anything for him. He would do anything for our kids,” she said. “We really did commit to wanting our children to be as unscathed by the divorce as possible.”
Paltrow and Martin, who tied the knot in December 2003, were married for 13 years before they announced their “conscious uncoupling” in 2014. Their divorce was finalized two years later. Paltrow has since married American Horror Story producer Brad Falchuk, while Martin is dating Dakota Johnson.
On June 2, Paltrow and Martin reunited for Apple’s high school graduation. The Goop founder announced her daughter’s milestone on her Instagram Story. “Congratulations to all of the graduates especially @applemartin,” Paltrow wrote alongside a selfie of herself, Martin and Apple after the ceremony.
Apple certainly isn’t the only one in the family celebrating a huge milestone. On Sept. 27, Paltrow celebrated her 50th birthday. “As a woman, you turn 50, and maybe we all give ourselves permission to be exactly who we are and we stop trying to be what other people are expecting us to be, and we kind of exhale into this other thing,” Paltrow said on Sunday Morning.
When asked if she’s given herself “permission” to be who she is, Paltrow said, “Yes, but it’s taken me time.”