Gwyneth Paltrow miscarried during her third pregnancy: ‘I nearly died’

Yesterday, I covered the barely-there excerpts from Gwyneth Paltrow’s Self Magazine interview – I only had four little sentences to work with, but I managed to do a full post on Goop’s insufferable attitude. Gwyneth sat down with the Mail on Sunday’s weekend magazine to discuss her life and her cookbook and there’s just so much information in here… you can read the full (exhaustive) piece here, and here are some highlights:

Wanting a third child: ‘My children ask me to have a baby all the time. And you never know, I could squeeze one more in. I am missing my third. I’m thinking about it. 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?’’

Chris is a good father: ‘Regardless of what happens in our marriage, I chose the best father… he is so good to the children and to know that you had kids with such a good man is a real weight off you. We are committed co-parents, we make all the decisions together and lean on each other for support.’

Banning dairy, eggs, sugar, corn, wheat, gluten, potatoes, tomatoes, red meat, shell or deep-water fish from her family’s diet: ‘I was a mess. I was vitamin-D deficient, I had anaemia, I had thyroid issues, my liver was congested, I had hormonal imbalances and a benign tumour on my ovary that had to be removed – I mean, it was crazy. I knew it was time for change. Creating a meal for my friends and family, sitting together, eating, laughing and talking – that is when I am so happy. Oh my God, if you could see how much food I make – I am the original Jewish mother. Making meals from these new recipes that look, smell and taste like the food I always cooked but are also super-healthy is an added joy.’

She still drinks a lot: ‘Oh God, I do that, too. Every day. I really like a martini or a glass of red wine in the evening. I think it’s a really nice way to say, “OK, it’s adult time now.” Having lived in England for so long, I have become a real booze hound. All you guys drink so much, me included. A glass of red wine is excellent for you, but I tend to not stop there.’

She doesn’t love her mom as much as her dad: ‘I wouldn’t say I’m a mummy’s girl, but I have grown to have a tremendous appreciation of her as a woman. I was very much a daddy’s girl. I still feel the loss. I cried about my father today. I just thought, “I need my dad”. He died ten years ago, but the grief doesn’t get less intense, it just hits you less frequently.’

More on Chris: ‘My husband makes me laugh every day. He is hilarious – he could have been a comedian, but he keeps it under wraps. He can laugh me out of a bad moment just like that.’

Her thoughts on Duchess Kate: ‘I don’t think she has ever put a foot wrong. I think she is beautiful and clever and it’s great that she wears high street. I am a huge fan but I have never met her.’

On Jay-Z and Beyonce: ‘Jay is like a big-brother figure to me, he has a very calming and mature energy. He is an amazing force in our life – the kids call him Uncle Jay and Beyoncé, Auntie B. I was a mum before B so I suppose I may have passed on some advice but I have learnt so much from her, too. She is gorgeous, very feminine, very clever in that she knows how to be powerful and yet demure. And their baby Blue Ivy is totally delish. She’s made me very broody.’

She’s had some minor work done: ‘I don’t mind a few wrinkles and freckles. I had this laser treatment recently, Thermage, and it took a couple of years off my face, but I haven’t had any plastic surgery yet. Maybe one day I will, although I don’t like the idea of it. I prefer the thought of ageing in the way French actresses do – have the odd cigarette and glass of wine and just enjoy life.’

She’s so perfect that it’s a problem: She confesses that ‘the bane’ of her existence has been her ‘perfectionism’ – something she now thinks borders on a ‘personality disorder’ and she is working hard to undo. ‘Life isn’t perfect. We are human beings, we are totally flawed and you just set yourself up for disappointment and shame if you try to be perfect. There is no point.’

[From The Mail]

I didn’t know that about her miscarriage. That’s horrible and I feel for her. I think there were some rumors about that years ago when she was briefly hospitalized, but Gwyneth’s publicist made it sound like food poisoning. I don’t think it’s fair to blame Gwyneth for whatever fertility issues she’s had – completely healthy and unhealthy women have fertility problems and problems carrying a fetus to term.

In terms of the rest of the interview, the whole “I won’t let my family eat half of all of the foods out there, just because I screwed up my body with starvation and ridiculous cleanses but I still love to drink and smoke cigarettes” thing doesn’t really jive. She’s so bizarre. She’s just making it up as she goes along, which is what most people do but she makes it seem like her (screwed-up) way is the healthiest and smartest choice.

Photos courtesy of the Mail on Sunday.

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  1. RocketMerry says:

    Poor thing is constantly and obsessively telling herself that she’s only ok because she’s the best ever possible version of herself.

    Can’t she love herself without the latest diet-fad and clothes trend and superiority-complex? I get the feeling she must be very very sad and lonely. Sigh.

    I said it yesterday, I can’t figure out how she got this way.

    • sirsnarksalot says:

      She has the classic anorexic personality. Feeling worthless but always striving for perfection with more and more restrictions and cleanses and exercise. What she needs is intensive psychotherapy and to stop selling her “lifestyle” to the world. I do feel badly about her losing the pregnancy tho. That’s rough to go thru.

  2. Winnie says:

    I wonder if she had an ectopic pregnancy? That’s the first thing I thought of when she said she almost died.

  3. Kaye says:

    She is just a walking contradiction– all those dietary restrictions, but the occasional cigarette and lots of booze is okay? Maybe the leason here is: Do what you want, eat what you want, but try to be a little less obviously hypocritical.

    • Amelia says:

      Nicely put. I think Goop needs to relax a little. Not everything good in the world hinges on being a size 2 and having a ‘perfect’ life and diet.
      I wonder if she maybe has an eating disorder of some sort. It would explain a lot.

    • LadyMTL says:

      I thought the same thing! She’s super strict about what food she eats but she’ll smoke? How stupid is that?

      Plus, if it’s true that she does have osteoporosis (or is verging on it) then seriously, she needs some calcium and vitamin D. She’s only 40 ffs, will she fracture a hip at 42 cos her bones are too weak? SMH.

    • Beverly says:

      She is so fake and pretentious. Some things she should keep private. She is talking about her miscarriage, near-death experience and then I see photo of her with some eggs. And then romantic photo on some field. Look at me, look at me, LOOK AT MEEEEEEEE………..

      • MinnFinn says:

        When celeb’s go public with painful events like miscarriages or abuse, the cynic in me always assumes they are desperate for publicity.

      • cs says:

        ITA, I think it’s suspect since her BFF Beyonce just announced to the World she suffered a miscarriage.
        I know I’m being harsh with GOOP but when Courteney Cox talked about her 6 miscarriages it seemed to come from the heart. She genuinely was reaching out to women that’s going through infertility and suffered miscarriages in the process. Same thing with Mariah Carey.

        GOOP’s announcement is just to gain sympathy while promoting her latest cookbook. I believe the last time she was promoting something it was her father’s death.
        I’m sorry, I’m just cynical when it comes to her.

    • BooBooLaRue says:

      Yuppers. Well said. She’s a mess.

      • Kimmy says:

        I am sorry, but I just cannot with this woman. I take all these claims with a huge heapin’ of salt including this miscarriage claim.

        BTW, I would not be shocked if these “allergies” came about after she read some pseudoscience book or article or from a New Age quack with no science background whatsoever. It seems this woman jumps on every fad that comes along and right now, food allergies are all the rage.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I dont know if she is being hypocritical so much as making priorities for herself.

  4. Daahling says:

    I would never trade positions in life with her-ugh. Question: why is Goopy holding a tray of eggs? I thought she was allergic. I’m allergic to BS, Paltrow, so win win!

  5. berry says:

    Why doesn’t she eat tomatoes? aren’t they good for you?

    Although I can’t stand her, I do feel sorry for her. I think she has a really warped view of what is healthy.

    • Daahling says:

      Some people can’t eat nightshade family fruits and veggies, but it’s because they truly are allergic– rashes, psoriasis, all sorts of digestive issues. . Gwyneth is someone who projects guilt and depression by controlling the only thing she can: food. It’s a shame. It might not be anorexia, but it sure is an eating disorder if you are constantly. On. A diet. I like that she promotes organic eating, and props to her for that. But then she contradicts herself with the drinking. See, she’s not rational.

    • Holly says:

      Tomatoes are technically of the “deadly nightshade” family, as are potatoes. Some people attribute a lot of well-being to not eating these two. Everyone I’ve ever met doing elimination diets or major diet overhauls is sort of always riding this carousel of what’s “bad” now, and it usually changes every 6 months-year. That way they always have something new to scrutinize, and that they can control out of their diet. It’s sometimes legitimate and sometimes just a ‘personality disorder’ manifested in a different way, imo.

      • tracking says:

        Yes, definitely control issues. I would add narcissism that takes a kind of pleasure in near-constant self-scrutiny. She seems like a hypochondriac perfectionist–can’t be easy to live with!

        Nightshade veg problems do seem to be the latest buzzword. Also, poor husband who probably can’t live up to her father’s adoring love.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        I noticed how she blamed the British for her drinking.

        I grew up in a time when smoking cigarettes was the coolest thing on earth. There were cigarette commercials on TV and glamorous ads in magazines. You could smoke on planes, trains, and any mode of travel you can think of. As preteens, when everyone pooled their money to buy a pack of cigarettes, I always ended up giving mine away. I just didn’t … get it. It just wasn’t for me. When I became an adult, everyone in my immediate family smoked: mother, brother, sister, aunt, several cousins, nieces, nephews. And yet I still don’t smoke.

        I just wish she’d ‘own’ her love of drinking without the ‘well, everyone in Britain is a booze hound, so what can I do?’ excuse.

        I don’t really mind Gwennie, though. Her relationship with ‘Daddy Paltrow’ certainly does explain her relationships over the years. It seems as if Blythe tried to be practical with Gwyneth and her Dad spoiled her rotten. So she probably learned early which one of her parents to play in order to get what she wanted.

        Is she an only child? That would ‘really’ explain things.

      • MollyB says:

        I can’t think of a single competent doctor on the planet who, when faced with a patient with as many vitamin deficiencies, anemia, osteopenia, etc as her, would suggest eliminating large groups of perfectly nutritious foods. She’s paying some quack to tell her what she wants to hear so she has a “medical” justification for her disordered eating.

    • JenD says:

      Thank goodness I don’t have that allergy – or jump on that fad diet. With summer coming up, I live on fresh tomato sandwiches!

      • berry says:

        I agree I love tomatoes thats why I was concerned they maybe weren’t good for me or something lol

        I get that some people do get reactions to certain foods but it seems like goop has sensitivities to a lot of food, but she is ok with the occasional cig because everyone knows how great they are for you ;)

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Tomatoes contain lycopene, a cancer antioxidant, which is great for you.

        An occasional cigarette isn’t that big of a deal, I don’t think. The problem with this woman is that she is so preachy about her diet that everyone is going to scrutinize the health effects of every single thing she puts in her body. She should have just kept her crazy dietary restrictions to herself.

      • littlestar says:

        Mmmm fresh tomato sandwiches sound absolutely delicious on -20C days like today. I think I’ll add a couple of slices of old cheddar to mine too (definitely a non Gwennie approved meal lol).

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @littlestar-Poor Gwyn doesn’t get to enjoy the pleasure of a simple caprese salad. Can you imagine? A sad life I tell ya…

      • karmasabiatch! says:

        Ditto on the tomato addiction. If I had to give up tomatoes (especially Caprese salad!) I would go into mega-withdrawal. Nightshade family or not, with lycopene and other healthy factors involving tomatoes, I still don’t get why goop thinks they’re bad.

        Really feel for her involving her miscarriage. And I’m on board with her statement about her dad, “The grief doesn’t get less intense, it just hits you less frequently”. Lost my mum early in life and I feel the same way goop does. I thank god daily that I still have daddy, b/c life would be unimaginable without him. *sad face*

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I had a trainer tell me not to eat tomatoes, as he was focused on whether foods are acidic or alkaline. To make things more confusing, some foods can be alkaline in nature, but turn acid-forming in digestion.

        A lot of people think a PH that is too acidic increases the risk of cancer, arthritis, etc.

    • fabgrrl says:

      I have a tomato allergic friend. he breaks out in rashes. I really feel bad for the guy. I can’t imagine life without tomatoes!

    • Bored suburbanhousewife says:

      If she has banned tomatoes and pasta I guess her friendship/collaboration with Mario Batali is over.

      Also what does it mean to have ones liver “congested”? Is it like a stuffy nose? Is mucus involved? I want to know who diagnoses these alleged ailments, an actual medical doctor or herself or the local online doctor of naturopathy on her latest spa retreat??

      • berry says:

        I have heard of a a fatty liver which can be caused by poor diet and too much alcohol.

        The liver gets lots of fat deposits on it, and if you don’t change your diet or alcohol consumption they can get worse and they can scar the liver, and then you will get cirrhosis of the liver but I’m not a medical person so don’t take my word for it. But maybe thats what she means by congested?

      • Devon says:

        I’m not sure about liver congestion, but it sounds similar to my sludgy gallbladder, yep that’s what the doctors called it! When I drink too much or eat too many fatty (even healthy fatty) foods or starches, my liver and gall bladder get a bit swollen and tender and I get SUPER bloated. I bet that’s what she’s talking about.

      • Pandora says:

        It means fatty liver. When you have too many sugars be it bread potatoes or wine the body will sometimes send the converted fat there instead, whatever was going on previously it sounds like she was heading for diabetes 2.

      • Lucrezia says:

        A “fatty liver” is a medical diagnosis. Your liver functions poorly due to fat-deposits, and that will show up on blood tests.

        A “congested liver” is a BS naturopathic diagnosis. Do you feel tired and have bloating but doctors can’t find anything wrong? You have a “congested liver” – go on a “liver cleanse”.

        I can imagine someone using the two terms interchangeably, so perhaps she did have a real liver problem, but I seriously doubt it. Fatty liver is associated with diabetes, obesity or excess alcohol. If she had it, her doctor would’ve told her to stop drinking.

      • LAK says:

        Lucrezia: completely unrelated, but thanks for that explanation. I learnt something new without having to google! :)

    • Lucinda says:

      I could tell you the reasons behind every food she has listed. I have to limit many, many foods BUT I have been diagnosed with a couple irritable bowel diseases (one which has hospitalized me multiple times) AND I would never require my entire family to follow my diet. The seafood I find particularly interesting because there are a lot of benefits to eating those foods and the mercury that accumulates in them is naturally occurring. I’m sure she has access to high quality seafood (i.e. not farmed). As for nightshades, is she also including peppers and eggplants? I hate that she is broadcasting her diet because she makes it look whackadoodle to give up a lot of foods when for many people it is a legitimate and necessary choice. She is just making it harder for the rest of us to gain understanding from others because she is such a nutjob.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        YES! I so agree with you. I have a pretty healthy diet and I’m very particular about what I put in my body (although I do have 1 “cheat day” a week) but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. However, reading all the stuff that she’s “banned” just seems crazy to me. It gives people like myself and others who are health-conscious but not health nazis, a bad name. I don’t have a problem with her underlying message of “eat healthy for a happier life” but it’s the way that she goes about informing people that bothers me-so much banning and restrictions of foods that could be beneficial to many.

      • Lulu.T.O. says:

        Aren’t deep sea fish sort of the bottom feeders of the ocean? I have read that they can be the last stop for many of the toxins that filter down the food chain. Like marine mammals.

    • ViktoryGin says:

      I believe that she tries to follow a macrobiotic diet or is heavily influenced by this way of eating. Nightshade veggies are to be avoided typically in this diet.

  6. Leen says:

    I don’t understand how she’s so crazy about her food because she wants to be ‘healthy’ but has no problem with the odd cigarette. Seriously, there’s more poison in one cig than all the food you eat in a year.

  7. says:

    I know this makes me evil but is her coming out with the miscarriage story part of her “Beyonce and I are such BFF, I need to pretend I am just like her and that we have loads in common!”

    • poppy says:

      not evil. she’s shared everything plenty of times and how convenient she’d forgotten that part of how she’s suffered until now. when she’s got a lot to promote.
      sorry for her loss but hate her even more for exploiting it for $$$$$.

  8. poppy says:

    no plastic surgery?
    those chicken cutlets didn’t insert themselves!
    please. the nose, the eyelids (multiple times), the (side) boobs she insisted showing at the met gala…
    i’m sure someone else can add to the list.
    totally 1000000% gwynsufferable, as it was put so well by sugar yesterday.
    all the money in the world and can’t buy any sense.
    ugh. paltry world domination tour has officially begun.

  9. whybenice says:

    Bet her mom felt real special.

    • Katie says:

      I know. That part is just so sad to me. I understand grief, and she can be sad about her father without being insensitive towards her mother. Why imply that, after ten years, in public?

    • Bored suburbanhousewife says:

      She slops all over Beyonce or her latest BFOTHM (best friend of the moment) but damns mom and husband with faint praise.

      She is filling the oral/food craving void with booze and tobacco. I know a woman like her–stick thin, obviously has eating issues but must be soused most of the time. How do I know? The distinctive smell of distilled alcohol not on her breath but literally rolling out of her pores.

  10. Mia 4S says:

    What is with the oversharing?! What happened to Goop being above it all? Why is she so desperate now? I’m sorry for what happened but why is she suddenly sharing?

    That comment about her husband is massively telling, massively. Maybe that’s my answer right there. She’s looking for love and empathy.

  11. Eleonor says:

    ” I was vitamin-D deficient, I had anaemia, I had thyroid issues, my liver was congested, I had hormonal imbalances”
    And this woman gives health and food advices??? My Grandma at 85 was more healthy than her,and except banning coffe she had never ever made a diet in all her life.

  12. Kim says:

    “Regardless of what happens in our marriage….”

  13. Ms Kay says:

    Well… it can happen, my niece loves her Dad (my big brother) very much more than her mother, and my other niece is very close to her Mum (my big sister) rather than her Dad… and I am rather close to my big sister than my mother…

    So, is she around a lot lately because of her Cook-Book Food Peasants Can’t Afford or because Iron Man 3 is out in 6 weeks?

    • c'est la vie says:

      She’s defininetly around because of the Iron Man promotion.
      And she’s using it to maximum effect to promote herself.

      I just can’t stand Goop. I really can’t.
      Like us peasants that have to go through all kinds of trauma too – and we don’t get a national pity party out of it. Tell me why am I supposed to care about this shallow woman?
      It’s called real life – suck it up Goop.

    • ViktoryGin says:

      I agree. I’m much closer to my mom. I have too much respect for my father, however, to ever reveal that in a public forum.

  14. M says:

    What is wrong with her? Banning all foods, it’s called you don’t eat well and that’s why you are sick. Her body can’t be functioning. This is Tracey Anderson’s m.o.

  15. Esmom says:

    Love these photos of her, they are gorgeous.

    I’ve said it before, I can’t hate on her. To me she’s no more insufferable than half of Hollywood. She’s a product of parents who are in the business so she’s been around it forever, so some of the insanity was bound of rub off. As for the kooky diet info, a celeb is not someone I’d turn to for nutrition advice, so I just ignore it.

    And I think her info, or misinformation, is far less dangerous than say, Jenny McCarthy’s. Gwenyth’s not advocating that we follow exactly her program/advice/propaganda that way Jenny did, which dealt a severe blow to the already-fractured autism community.

  16. annaloo. says:

    The largest thing that bugs me about all this: She would talk about this to sell a book. Does she want her privacy or not? This woman is a walking ball of misguided confusion.

  17. Faye says:

    I’ve been there with the miscarriages, so I can feel sympathy for her. But I would never have shared that strategically just to promote a cookbook. Yeesh.

    I eat a balanced, healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, lean protein like fish and chicken breasts, and also moderate amounts of whole-wheat carbs, eggs, yogurt, and skim milk – and I’m in fantastic health. As an anorexic, I had a lot of the health problems Goop mentioned. So no, Goopy, the solution to starvation-induced illness is not to cut even further foods.

    Also, eating eggs and whole wheat is awful, but excessive drinking and freaking cigarettes is fine? Okaaayyy . . .go on telling yourself you’re being a role model for your children if that helps you sleep at night, but you’re not. I have never known a smoker’s child who wasn’t aware of their parent’s smoking.

  18. Talie says:

    It’s weird, she kind of talks like someone who is divorced.

    • HotPockets says:

      I thought the same thing. I think they are separated, but still live together for the children. I always remember last year Gwyneth was at a concert with Chris and he kissed her, the cameras caught it and she looked genuinely shocked, as if he hadn’t kissed her in years. It did look awkward and you could tell it took her off guard.

  19. Bobbie says:

    The way she words that about her third pregnancy is weird. If she had a miscarriage wouldn’t she just say that? But it “didn’t work out.”? What is that? Her statement abt neatly dying might be very melodramatic since she said the same thing happened when she ate carbs. It sounds fishy to me. If she had a miscarriage, that’s sad for her but the weird way she words to makes me think that’s not what happened- there’s a lie there somewhere

    • Christina says:

      I was thinking the same thing. She’s deffo leaving open the impression that she might have had a miscarriage, yet is not saying so directly. And what kind of miscarriage would cause a woman to ‘nearly die’? I’m not being smart-alecky here, this is a genuine question.

      • tracking says:

        I had one friend who passed out, hemmorhaging, and was lucky her husband found her. Another friend suffered severe blood loss and took quite a while to recover. Yet another friend with an ectopic pregnancy, which, as noted above, can be fatal. She might not be making this up.

      • Bobbie says:

        I don’t want to be too mean to her on this because if she did have a miscarriage, that is really horrible and you definately seems/feels like you might die plus there are dangerous things that happen that could truly be life threatening. I don’t know though, somehow it seems like she is playing for attention and being careful with her wording (like she thought she was pregnant or wanted to be pregnant and wasn’t) especially since Beyonce just talked about her miscarriage and got attention for it. If GOOP really had had a miscarriage, I feel like we would have heard about it before now.

      • Kate says:

        +1 for the ectopic pregnancy theory. That would be something where it ‘doesn’t work out’ (because it never implanted properly) and would almost kill you if not caught in time.

  20. Jayna says:

    She has gorgeous legs. She and Heidi Klum both have great legs.

  21. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    Hey you guys, on the GWynsufferable post yesterday, several commenters asked what was known about her relationship with her mom, past and present, and that Blythe may be on the outs with her daughter.

    There were no answers but I’m curious so will give it another try — does anyone know details or quotes here that may shed light on this?

    • Bijlee says:

      I researched it a little since I’m on spring breaks and my life would be nothing with gwynnie. There seems to have been a great deal of bad blood. She called her maternal grandmother a c-u-next tuesday on national tv because “she tried to poison my mother against me. But she couldn’t because I have a great mom.”. But apparently her grandmother was also a Quaker….and her mother talked a lot about being a part of the Quaker faith. So Blythe seemed close with her mother.

      I have a feeling it was less of the poisoning and more her mother was worried about what a pretentious, idiotic, stupid child she was raising and turned to her mother for help and advice. I mean who wouldn’t dislike this ugh * insert terrible word here* Gwyneth disgusts me a great deal after doing all this research. I feel so sorry for her, but the woman is a massive pill. Oh and she has a brother. Lol she NEVER talks about him. He’s just not that successful.

  22. lin234 says:

    Celebs are all private until they need to sell something.

    I get confused at all her dietary restrictions for health reasons. Both my grandma’s are in their 90′s. Up until their late 80′s they were independent and had few health problems. They both had 5-6 children and were too busy to obsess about their diets. In fact, they never had dietary restrictions.

    Real Chinese food is great in that it has to be freshly made. The typical dinner setup consists of chopped veggies and meat, a plate of cooked greens, fish, some soy etc. Oh and white rice. And you basically eat a little of each.

    One grandma liked meat while the other preferred vegetables and soy more – but neither ever cut out groups of food. While my taste buds are more like the latter, I will say that the grandma who liked her meat is healthier these days than my other grandma.

    You’ll always hear about certain places on earth that seems to have people with the longevity and you always hear the same thing just fresh food and exercise. In fact, when you hear interviews with people in their 100′s they never list some crazy restricted diet as key to their health. It’s just common sense and a roll of the dice.

    So I’m always a bit skeptical about these holistic doctors and whatnot in the U.S. Because if a large percentage of them were living well into their 90′s and even 100′s I’m pretty sure they’d be bragging to the world how well their diet works. Just use common sense. Eat whole foods that are either cooked or raw and don’t eat so much processed food.

    It’s obvious to everyone in the world that Goop doesn’t care so much about health as staying as thin as possible. And it’s fine but don’t push those beliefs to everyone under the guise of being healthy.

    Oh and it’s a huge shame she restricts her kids while they have a sky high metabolism. By the time they break free, they may think she was right about certain foods they indulge in simply because their metabolism will have slowed downed by then.

  23. lambchops says:

    Who the hell is she? Her Dad died of throat cancer and she has the odd cigarette, but won’t eat bread, sugar, dairy, meat, deep sea fish, wheat, grains, etc.? I just think this whole thing about cutting out all the food groups is a schtick to sell a cookbook. Sometimes people get tumors or fatigue or illnesses, and it’s not always brought on by their diets. It seems she thinks she can control her health completely through her diet.

  24. anneesezz says:

    WOW. Is she this starved for attention? How many times this week did she say she almost died? I guess this is what a shooting star looks like and it isn’t pretty. She is getting really pathetic.

    These celebs who feel the need to share every intimate detail of their lives with the entire world then cry about their lack of privacy are really starting to annoy me.

    She’s trying really hard to garner some sympathy and when you pander this much no one wants to give it to you. Really mummy? Get real!

    And what’s with the endless name dropping of Jay and Bey? Whos does she think she’s fooling? What could these people possibly have in common? Besides being completely fake?

  25. Eleonor says:

    On another related note: can you imagine a conversation between Goop and Beyonce???

  26. Gemini08 says:

    She is a contradiction. But aren’t we all? I think people assume that Gwyneth is stating that we all must do things the way she does them but I don’t get that from her. I think she is stating what works for her or what she believes in and because she is famous has a public platform for it.

  27. Zimmer says:

    Can she just get real? I can’t stand her preaching about healthy foods and then smoking and sounding like she drinks like a sailor. If you smoke, the foods you put in your body will never make up for all the damage to your lungs and drinking heavily can not be off set by healthy eating.

    Basically, it seems she gets her nourishment from alcohol. That way she dosen’t have to eat anything and manages to stay skinny.

    Yeah, I won’t be following her advice.

  28. CreamSoda says:

    She had a congested liver but likes to drink a lot and doesn’t see a potential problem there. What am I missing here? She doesn’t make sense.

  29. Chell says:

    I know I am in the minority, but I have always loved Gwyneth. I admire the fact that she lives, in here eyes, a healthy lifestyle. Yes, she goes about it in a manner that comes across as pretentious & snooty, but for some reason I think deep down she truly is a down to earth girl. I would love to hang out with her & drink some wine!

    • Ranunculus says:

      I also don’t get it. Everybody loves Garner who clearly pimps out her own kids in daily photo ops. But when it comes to Paltrow, who very rarely is being photographed either with her husband nor with her kids, she is a pretentious cow.

      She looks great in those photos, btw.

    • Gemini08 says:

      Agreed. I have never gotten it. I actually like her a lot and she seems like she would be a fun person to hang out with. People keep talking about what a contradiction she is but I actually read the entire interview above and it sounded like someone who believes in a healthy lifestyle but gets that you have to allow yourself some fun. That doesn’t sound unreasonable or contradictory at all to me. It sounds like someone who someone who gets it.

  30. lady mary. says:

    for god sake its just a cookbook not a health book ,why is she trying to sound like certified nutrionist ,u know like dont eat this ,dont eat that ,we dont eat this ,we dont eat that ,what is she trying to say ,just bcoz she doesnt ,we shouldnt to ,i mean if she is tryin to sell a cook book sell it like nigella lawson ;friendly ,and not as a the holy bible of health especially she herself has battled so many health problems

  31. kct says:

    I wonder if/when she reads her interview in print she’ll see how ridiculous she sounds when it comes to being so diligent about her food intake yet admitting to being a “booze hound”. How “congested” does she think this will make her liver?

  32. Jen Ash says:

    Her comments about her “marriage” seem off to me. Who refers to their husband that they live with as a co-parent? I’ve only ever heard that term when the parents are separated and raising the children in different homes. And saying “regardless of what happens in our marriage” is kind of like she’s hinting at an upcoming split announcement. I mean in the actual interview she said her marriage is complicated, not perfect, she falls in and out of love with him, etc its just really freakin weird.

  33. DailyNightly says:

    I really hate it when non-Brits start peppering all their sentences with British phrases and terms.Liek when she goes off the “the fishmonger” or “Kate can’t put a foot wrong”. Pretentious cow.
    And if she eliminates all those foods, what does she feed her family? All while she has a martini and a cigarette? I’d really like to clock her in the head with her cookbook!

  34. snappyfish says:

    the smug is strong with this one.

  35. Rabia says:

    The bit about being co-parents makes it sound like she’s already divorced.

  36. Paloma says:

    I think she has psychological problems.

  37. DuckyGirl says:

    Often women with eating disorders are obsessed with food and cooking; most likely because they are starving themselves.

  38. megsie says:

    Despite ever increasing evidence to the contrary, I stubbornly maintain that Gwyneth would be a lovely woman if only she would learn to relax.

  39. Anne says:

    My guess is that she smokes to keep her weight down.

  40. Anne says:

    And also, if she’s banned her family from eating eggs, what is she holding in the first pic!?!?

  41. Sara says:

    She wants to be natural and that’s great but that bleachy stringy hair really needs to go. I wonder what her true hair color is as she has been bleaching for so long.

  42. la_maga_hyun says:

    Psshhh you guys are plebes. A lot of super wealthy upper-class people have this wine/cigarettes/strict diet thing. I’m not vouching for it, or saying it’s in anyone’s best interest, but this has existed for decades and I’m pretty sure G is so entitled that she doesn’t even realize it’s not an ideal for “normals”.

  43. phlyfiremama says:

    “powerful and yet demure” WTF is THAT supposed to mean? Auntie B has power, as long as she keeps her place (ie, below her man on the pecking order)? Nice way to send women back to the 50′s, goop. It is attitudes like THAT that keep women from ALLOWING THEMSELVES to be regarded as equal in a male dominated world, and to KEEP women from fighting for that federally legal equality. Having the right to vote an/or hold political office is NOT EQUALITY, just privileges that men deign to grant us poor little helpless women. Grr.

    • Anna says:

      Oh, there there. I am the “powerful yet feminine” type and I love doting on my guy with all the charms of my sex that I can muster. It is quite fun…and brings wonderful results. No problems with equality at all and in fact, the scale tips to your favor when you act feminine with men…i.e. not “girly”, but in a Vive-La-Difference kind of way.

      PS…I dislike both Goop and Boop so this is not a defense of them

  44. epiphany says:

    This woman is a self obsessed nutcase. Also, you left out the portion of the interview where she states,” regardless of what happens in our marriage, I know I chose the best father.”
    Another one on the brink of divorce.

  45. RHONYC says:

    i stopped reading when i saw her name-drop A-GAIN.

    i just. can. not. :evil:

  46. Thiajoka says:

    This chick, I swear! I’m b-12 deficient and vitamin d deficient, too. Prone to anemia. My body doesn’t break down the vitamins correctly, so changing my diet wouldn’t really help. I have to give myself a b-12 shot monthly and take vitamin d supplements–when the vitamin d gets out of whack, I have to have a prescription called in where by I take 50,000 mg. of vitamin d a week in one huge pill until I’m back on track, then I continue on with the regular 1,000 mg. a day. My point? There is no reason for her to starve herself or her family as likely those deficiencies are caused by something wrong within–IBS, Crohn’s, some auto-immune or thyroid issue–these things aren’t controlled by diet. She’s anorexic and just using the deficiencies as an excuse to indulge that is my opinion and sadly seems to be teaching her kids to be as well.

  47. Agnes says:

    I feel bad for her about the miscarriage, that must be an awful experience for any woman. That’s the only nice thing that I can say about this post.

  48. Jennifer says:

    She can say “mummy” all day long, she’s still not British. Also, she can’t pull off the no-makeup look so she should stop trying.

    • Pale fire says:

      I knowwwwwwwww irritates me to no end! Eyebrows Eyebrows please! Your in the UK take advantage of the HD brows we do here! Run a comb in that hair ! As far as her diet she’s no different than anyone who’s trying the latest diets to stay healthy. This is how most celebrities eat. Why do you think you see them chugging on those green shakes all the time. The only vices they allow are ciggies alcohol and drugs lol. While most of us have our indulgences in cupcakes and kebabs!

  49. Feebee says:

    I just can’t with ths woman. Insufferable indeed. Can’t even summon up any sympathy with the miscarriage and I’ve been there.

    She sounds like she needs therapy and not the public kind. We can’t help her.

  50. Caroline says:

    First, I am pretty sure these British mags take any American’s words and “british-ize” them. No American, even head-up-her-own-a$$ GOOP would say “whilst” or “mummy.” It’s almost like they are translating.

    Re: everything else, I have to agree with others here that I am oddly suspicious of this sudden “I had a miscarriage years ago and almost died” comment that has been making the rounds. Ever since watching Scandal and Mellie’s very well timed fake miscarriage I’m suspicious, esp when it serves to “humanize” or otherwise pump up the person sharing the info. And of course all the fawning Beyoncé has been getting for her revelation about her miscarriage, I think GOOP thought it was time she got in on the action.

    Overall she really is just truly truly insufferable. Constantly in need of validation, not content to live in her rich bubble with her rich friends, she thinks she needs all of us peons to adore her too? Really? She’s that fcking needy?? Ugh seriously get OVER it.

  51. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    I personally cannot wait to read Apple’s tell all memoir.

  52. Contrived says:

    love her! Love that she got away from her bad eating habits in her youth and moved out of the spotlight for a long time to have a family that she always said she wanted over career.

    Her kids are soooo cute!

    She looks amazing, but I like that she’s honest about being to hard on herself strving for perfection. She’s a true Libra girl(I’m born on the same day.) I struggle with it too. I relate to her in trying to find the balance with out becoming restrictive. It’s hard.

    I like her honesty about it though and that being said she really is ahead of the game with a lot of the health choices. maybe not nightshade(unless maybe her kids and her are sensitive) but definitely on the processed foods part and wheat/high glucose producing foods.

    wait and see, this will be the norm in the next tens yrs.

    • d b says:

      I think she’s trying to find a healthy way of life that works for her, we all struggle with that to a degree. Don’t know why people are so damn hard on her. Name one celebrity who *doesn’t* spend hours a day on upkeep, or who *isn’t* self-absorbed..she’s just somewhat more open about it

  53. TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

    My mom has a decade on Gwyneth and looks younger than her even without makeup on. She says her secret is wine and chocolate, I say it’s because she has faced her childhood issues and is happy inside and out.

    (Really though, Gwyneth has sad, tired eyes. I kind of pity her. Kind of.)

  54. Granger says:

    For years, Gwyneth and Chris have steadfastly refused to be photographed together ANYWHERE… But now she’s talking about a miscarriage? How can you demand such extreme privacy on the one hand and yet share such an intimate detail about your personal life on the other? I don’t get it.

    • Loira says:

      I truly think that she is doing this for the extra cash she will get from the book. They are very rich, but being friends with people such as Beybey, et al, must be very expensive, that lifestyle… Se is not working much, the good endorsements are gone.
      There is that article that says she wants a good business like Jessica Simpson’s. A business built on her image.
      What does she have to offer? Her good name as an oscar winning actress, her tall blond looks. She does strike me as someone with issues, the dieting when she was young, how she cheated and sabotaged her relationship, the way she speaks about her parents (seems that her mother was the disciplinarian or maybe she was the one working out of home) and how she is the epithome of a Jewish mother, making loads of food.
      Her husband is Oh so private and she is doing this? I just do not understand. She shares from her colon cleanses to details of her children’s eating habits, to painful very private things for money. She wants to be seen as relatable, but an exemplary perfect woman with a perfect life at the same time.
      To me she is not as classy as she is selling herself. To me she is an oxymoron.

  55. I Choose Me says:

    Wow she sounds super neurotic. Sad that she miscarried though. I empathize with anyone who’s ever had to endure that loss.

  56. LadyB says:

    I am shaking my head over Goop’s comments about her mother. Blythe Danner seems like a lovely woman, a true class act and frankly Blythe looked much better at Gwyneth’s age. I remember reading an article in the 90s where Gwyneth confessed to being a club kid in NYC and breaking out of her house every night to party as a teen. I have a feeling Blythe wasn’t as cool about this as Gwyneth’s dad was.

  57. anonymous fan says:

    I feel awful for her miscarriage but I also have a question and before you all gang up on me I am only asking a question.Is it possible that her strict diet and poor eating habits contributed to her miscarriage??? I know it was after her first 2 kids were born that she became a vegan and met Tracy Anderson that she became obsessive over her weight and being super thin.It is not impossible that the stress she puts on herself to stay away from all protein and carbs and stay a perfect size 1 could have had something to do with it.
    Either way I feel as though she could’ve kept it to herself.Do you really need to share something so personal to promote Iron Man 3.

    • Feebee says:

      When I went through my first one I freaked out. It didn’t help I was at the gym when it began (outwardly at least) i.e. did I cause this by working out etc? But after researching and talking to my doctor and just using common sense I came to the conclusion that no, it was nothing I did or could control. Same thing here with Ms Paltrow (only in my opinion). Many children are born in countries with poor diet and zero pre-natal care and many more born to those in first world countries but whose mothers are addicted to drugs etc.

      New life is a complicated process and if something or too much is wrong, mother nature will put a stop to it usually. How big a toll it takes sometimes depends how far along you are. A pregnancy can result in miscarriage before the woman even knows she’s pregnant. I was further with my second and so it hurt more emotionally but looking at it pragmatically helped me with the recovery.

    • Lucrezia says:

      Severe morning sickness doesn’t cause miscarriage, so why would dieting make Gwennie miscarry? She does heavily restricts her diet, but she gets at least some nutrients … better than throwing it all up. See also: successful pregnancies in anorexics and in women starving due to famine.

      The rule is pretty much that the baby will draw what it needs from the mother. If the mother isn’t getting enough for two, then it’s going to affect her first. Long before miscarriage occured the mother would be showing signs of starvation (fainting, infections, breaking bones etc).

  58. littlestar says:

    I feel horrible for saying this, but one of my close friends is slowly turning into a Gwyneth Paltrow type person. This friend actually came out to stay the weekend with me and my fiancé and she left this morning, and maybe because it’s Monday morning and I’m so tired and bitchy after having to deal with her diva attitude this weekend, that I feel it’s okay to bitch anonymously on a website with other Celebitchyers. My friend has always been a one-upper (ie. you might have done that, but I’ve done THIS and it’s better), and I’ve been able to tolerate it because she is an intelligent woman, we have a lot in common, and I’ve always been able to depend upon her. Her father died a year and a half ago, and as an only child, she inherited all of his money (so she’s quite wealthy now). Holy hell, has this money turned her into a different person. She is constantly bragging about how much money she has and how many homes she now owns. We went shopping yesterday and I bought a new handbag, it wasn’t cheap but it wasn’t expensive either (I paid $100 for it). She literally said, “I would never spend so little on a bag.” Um, wtf?! It totally reminded me of Gwyneth’s quote on here yesterday how “she was the first to be able to afford therapy out of all of her friends”. I wanted to slap her and say, I work hard for my money and put up with a lot of sh*t at work – the only reason why you can afford to buy Louis Vuitton bags and not work is because you inherited money. I’m terrible for bitching about her, but I’m at the point of distancing myself as a friend to her because I’m sick of hearing “I have more money than you so I’m better than you”. Maybe this is how it’s with Gwyneth and her friends. How does a person deal with friends like this?

    • anonymous fan says:

      littlestar why are you friends with that awful woman? I imagine people are friends with Goop because she is a celebrity and they get to hang out with superstars.And they probably only see her two times a year.But what is your excuse? That woman sounds just insufferable.
      @bullpin I think they should keep some things to themselves like their miscarriages.And they certainly shouldn’t bring it up just to promote a movie or a cookbook.

      • littlestar says:

        @anonymous fan – she’s really is a good person, it’s just that her inheritance has turned her into a slight monster/show off (or perhaps she was a monster all along and the money helped her show her true colours? Hmmmm). Although my fiancé can barely tolerate her, and spent most of the weekend hidden away in the basement lol… Perhaps it’s time I really should re-evaluated my friendship with her :( . She also told me this weekend that one of her friend’s (that I do not personally know) told her she was shopping too much, and my friend said that she just thinks her friend is jealous because she can’t go shopping whenever she wants. How does one go about saying to someone, please stop bragging about how much money you have, it’s rude and ignorant? Should I even say anything? I can’t imagine Gwyneth Paltrow’s friends saying anything to her. They probably just put up with it like I do lol.

      • anonymous fan says:

        @littlestar I just thought of something.Maybe she is still grieving her father’s death and is using money as a coping mechanism.My father died suddenly and it hurt and I did some strange things while grieving.Instead of cuttiting off your friendship completely maybe you can just not see her as much until she sees gets the message that she needs to change and be alot less shallow.
        And remember Goop hangs out with other filthy rich celebrities so crazy spending wouldn’t even be an issue with them.They are no doubt as self absorbed as she is.

      • littlestar says:

        @anonymous fan – thanks, that’s really insightful advice! I think she really has been using money as a way to cope with her grief.

      • littlestar says:

        @anonymous fan – thanks, that’s really insightful advice! I think she really has been using money as a way to cope with her grief.

    • Bobbie says:

      If it is a good friend and you really card about her (and you have years into the friendship), you owe it to her to tell her what she’s doing. Obviously be gentle and don’t tell her everything, but it’s fine to say, “you make me feel small when you brag” etc. She’ll probably be mad at first but if she’s a decent person, she’ll listen. And if not- there’s your answer. But if shes not that important to you, I’d just cut her out. When a friendship starts to be a burden, time to reevaluate. Life’s too short. That’s my advice for the night. :)

  59. bullpin says:

    I could be wrong again, but is talking about miscarriages the new thing to do now? I feel like celebs speak about it out of false sincerity so they can get sympathy.

  60. kibbles says:

    She is an example of how money cannot buy happiness and love. I imagine she is in a loveless marriage at this point. Those comments about her husband and mother are quite tragic. She and her husband have never seemed to have a solid marriage and I believe he has cheated on her with her knowledge and acceptance. As to her mother, I did not realize that she and her mom had enough issues that she would say on record that she loves her father more than her mother. That is so disrespectful. I don’t think my mom would ever forgive me if I said that publicly. She has so many body issues I don’t even know where to begin, her friendship with Beyonce seems superficial as well. I doubt Beyonce and Jay-Z have anything in common with a WASP like Gwyneth other than the fact that they are all extremely wealthy so they can eat and drink at the same fancy restaurants and exclusive clubs. Gwyneth seems to latch onto B and J to look cool and hip. It’s all so fake. I doubt she will ever lighten up though.

  61. Hahaha says:

    I’ve only seen a few of her films. I don’t think she even has that impressive of a resume for an actress in her 40s with an Oscar. Chris Martin seems like an okay dude. Why he married her is beyond me. She’s horribly pretentious to the point of laughter. When I read her interviews, it seems like she’s trying to sound ridiculous- like an SNL skit or something. The fact that she’s older and none the wiser proves she’ll never come down to Earth.

  62. Paloma says:

    My humble opinion — she will come out in a few days and deny there is any trouble in her marriage. She said this to generate interest in her in order to be relevant.

  63. d b says:

    Sorry, I still like the old girl. She’s always had $$ and her point of view reflects. That said, she’s comparatively down to earth, almost old school yankee wealth. Sometimes though even I find her hilariously out of touch with the common folk

  64. Bobbiesue says:

    To me, her endless neuroses about herself and perfectionism and her “stuff” speaks to the fact that she can’t really be terribly intellectual or have broader thinking about things other than items, money, body, etc. She has this air about her like she’s so erudite and educated, but she’s locked into a uni-dimensional existence of “surface.” If you have a more deep spiritual and intellectual life (especially by the age of 40!!) these other things just don’t matter quite as much. Her speech is structured for subterfuge; “clever” etc but, I fear, she herself is not really that clever at all.

  65. lisa says:

    her looks are really blah, like she just blends into the background like where’s waldo.

  66. Mandy says:

    I’ve decided this will be the last post I read about this woman. She is so beyond it’s not even funny to me anymore.

  67. TheOriginalWaffle says:

    For me, not knowing what health really is, and being hypocritical or contradictory about it, is a very normal state of being.

    If it takes a miscarriage to be relatable for us, ouch – that’s a pound of flesh.

  68. Kelly says:

    She just seems…weird. The comments about her mom, her marriage, her diet. Strange and not very bright person. Who seriously follows her advice? Yuck. And the work she had done took years off her face? Hmmm, she looks her age so she might want to have it done again…

  69. Flim says:

    I am neurotic about food in almost exactly the same way she is. There. I said it.

  70. lisa2 says:

    I said this on the other thread. She has some issues with her mother. I seriously think if she was closer to her mother she would be a different person. She had an obsessive love for her father, and I think like some women, took a lot of his attention from her mother. That mother daughter competition. You just feel it that statement. She was not a mommy’s girl, that she has grown to have an appreciation of her as a woman. That sounded very detached to me. Very distant. I know not every woman has a great relationship with their mother. But to hear her talk she was raised by ONE parent. Daddy. And he obviously spoiled her to the end.

    I think her brother is closer to the mother. I think it is interesting that you don’t see her with her mother at all. Or I haven’t.

    That relations is way more interesting then her name dropping all these other people.

  71. Bette says:

    She doesn’t sound that weird to me. I mean who doesn’t struggle with wanting to eat healthy but also enjoying alcohol and occasional indulgences. She seems pretty normal, all things considered. I don’t see what the big deal is.

  72. Snowpea says:

    I went out with an English guy for a couple of years who went to school with Chris Martin.

    He said he was just off the richter talented, a complete musical genius, didn’t give a fiddler’s fart about other schoolwork, just lived for music. He said he was a really nice bloke, down to earth and super funny.

    So knowing that, I highly doubt that him and GP have very much in common. I mean, he’s totally off the wall and she’s super high strung.

    As for the diet stuff she raves on about? Where I live that way of thinking is super normal. Expected even. Eat all organic, gluten free during the week and then on the weekend, have a few lines of blow, booze and a few relaxing ciggies. Whatevs. Do what works for you.

  73. Shira says:

    Um, I had a benign tumor on my ovary – went and got a surgery to have it removed, didn’t stop eating everything that exists.