Gwyneth Paltrow plans another baby

Gwyneth Paltrow is on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, looking warm and happy and completely different to how she has recently appeared on magazine covers. Inside she talks about planning to expand her family, saying that she’d love to have at least one more child.

“I may force myself to do it one more time because the result is so worth it,” the Oscar winner says in the July issue of Harper’s Bazaar. “My mother loved each [pregnancy] to bits; she felt alive and beautiful. I wanted to throw up all the time.”

The 35-year-old mother to Apple, 4, and Moses, 2, adds that she’s “very open” to adoption, factoring in the expansion of her family with husband Chris Martin.

“I do feel we’re so fortunate, and we kind of owe it to humanity,” she says. “We have a lot of love to give and a lot of resources.”


She needs to ‘force’ herself to have another baby? She feels she ‘owes it to humanity’? Gwyneth, no one is forcing you to add another member to your family, you’ve done your duty, you’ve got two, whose names shall endlessly amuse us.

I wonder if Gwyneth is turning into Madonna – Madonna also has a daughter and a son, with odd names, and a younger child that is adopted. Gwyneth and Madonna have been pictured dressed in similar outfits together quite a bit recently, and have become firm friends. They are both Americans living in London and married to British men. Is Gwyneth suffering from that thing where your friend gets a great haircut that looks really good, and you have to go and get it cut to see if it looks good on you, a la Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes? Unlike the haircut that you can grow out, adopting a baby is a bit more permanent. Good on Gwyneth for wanting to help out a needy child, all the same.

Gwyneth added that she still wants to make movies, saying that “It’s something within you, something that burns,” she explains. “It’s not a hobby, it’s a need.” She’s talked in the past about how hard it was to return to work after having children, Gwyneth suffered from post-natal depression and probably found it harder than most mothers, even if she could afford plenty of help. We’ve talked here before about how Gwyneth obviously has it easier than other parents returning to the workforce, but just by saying that she has a need to create, I think she shows that even for the most wealthy and successful of us still has to fight for her own identity after being lost to motherhood for several years. It is really hard to come back to such a competitive industry after 6 years away, I’m amazed that she would want to go through it all again with another baby.

Gwyneth Paltrow is shown in the header at a Two Lovers photocall in Cannes on 5/20/08. She is shown below in a still from Harper’s Bazaar.

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  1. Djw says:

    It appears to me that Gwyneth is saying she would like at least two more children – one biological – in which case she would force herself to endure another pregnancy as her previous two were difficult. In ADDITION she and her husband would like to adopt a child because they feel they owe it humanity to share the resources they have been blessed with.

  2. elisha says:

    THEY OWE IT TO HUMANITY?!?!?!? Don’t flatter yourself!!! She says they “have the resources” to do it, so what? That doesn’t mean you OWE IT to humanity!!! Adopt, if that’s the case!

    This planet is SO OVERPOPULATED. Just because you’re a celeb doesn’t mean you’re special. Your celebuspawn will still pollute the same amount and use up the same amount of EARTH’s resources (the resources that actually matter), whether you think you deserve to have more babies than everyone else or not.

    Oh, man. This is the most anger inducing story posted in a long time.

  3. lola says:

    She had better put it off till her younger ones are older. These days a child is a sure way of getting PR. When you see Puff Daddy in the park, then you know babies =press time=$$$$

  4. elisha says:

    Ooooh, disregard. Misread it. In that case, right on, Gwenyth. 😳

  5. Leandra says:

    If she has another baby the worst part will be the cringe to hear what she names he or her. I think the names she has chosen now are both awful. I wouldn’t be surprised if “Apple” changes her name once she’s of legal age to avoid being labelled a fruit the rest of her life.

  6. to say that you “owe it to humanity” is kind of huberistic, but, I mean, come on, what do you expect from a celebrity?

    That said, what she seems to mean is that with all the resources she has, she and her husband feel as though they should give something back and share their good fortune with someone who is far less fortunate.

    And I say, good for her for feeling the need to spread some good fortune in this world!

  7. Granger says:

    I agree with caitlinsmom. I don’t think Gwyneth meant to sound pompous. And this is a lot coming from me, by the way, because I usually can’t stand her!

  8. elisha says:

    Haha, I still think it’s hilarious that I called this “the most anger inducing story posted in a long time” simply because I misunderstood and thought she meant they owed it to humanity to have another baby, as opposed to what she actually meant… they owed it to humanity to adopt.

    Anyway, what this comment is actually about. I had a friend in elementary school named Apple. She was from the Phillipines and was given a name that was really hard for Americans to say when she was born. So when she moved to America, the English name her family called her was Apple. I think it’s cute, they picked that out instead of an actual name.

  9. Bodhi says:

    Eh, I know people rag on her all the time for the dumb shit she says, but I kinda understand what she means.

    I think Apple is lovely name, much better than ANOTHER Jennifer or Jessica runing around on the playground. And as for PR, Gwyneth doesn’t really play that game. She goes out & promotes her movies but other than that, just lives her (very privileged) life

  10. geronimo says:

    LOL, poor old Gwynnie. I’ll admit her terminology is off-putting and open to a moment or two of eye-rolling, but all she’s saying is that, despite her finding pregnancy an unpleasant experience, she’d love to have another baby and is also thinking about adopting since they want to give something back.

    I know, outrageous and highly inflammatory. How dare she.

  11. Bodhi says:


  12. peach says:

    She’s honest, gotta respect that!

  13. Green Is Good says:

    FOr the love of G*D, Shaddup, Gwynnie. Never speak unless there’s a script in front of your face.

    She is so goddamn pretentious, I want to puke.

  14. KDRockstar says:

    She’s always been “meh” in my book, but as a mom, I thought it was adorable when she described Apple as being a “golden delicious.”

  15. kate says:


  16. serafemme says:

    lol, elisha. good on ya for busting yourself. we all do it; we don’t all admit to it so good-naturedly. 😀

    nice sparkly shirt she has on there in that last picture. the expression on her face looks as if she’s saying, “c’mon. quit kidding around and give me back my pants.”

  17. punktuationne says:

    Writer on this blog – get your facts straight, Madonna and Gwyneth have been friends since Gwyn was a child. This isn’t “recent”.

  18. jessiee says:

    Hey Bodhi, I just want you to know I was Jessica before Jessica was cool. I’m 43.


  19. Granger says:

    Seriously? Gwyneth and Madonna have been friends since G was a kid? I’ve never heard that before.

  20. Mars says:

    :reads once more:

    okay, now where here did she come off as pretentious? i thought her comments sounded perfectly honest. i just hope that when she says she wants to give back, she’s being sincere.

    she seems to stay out of the public eye for the most part. her acting is kind of atrocious, but i have no reason to doubt her humility.


  21. Katrina says:

    She is specifically saying that they would adopt becuase they have the resources and for humanity. Try reading something a little more carefully before ranting

  22. Susan says:

    I can’t believe she named her kid Moses. Apple is bad — but Moses? Is she even jewish??? It’s still just not right! To me (a Christian) that would be like naming my kid Jesus….. 😯

  23. Nan says:

    Gwyneth will copy ANYTHING Madonna does. I guess she is alright with Madonna being the biggest hooch of last century. Not buying this story. Her husband and her are through, done! This is just a smokescreen so people won’t figure out that he’s left her plain jane ass. (He’s ugly, too). Please do not breed yourselves! There are enough ugly people in this world.

  24. Nan says:

    Yup, she’s Jewish, alright. Her Dad was. So the royal prince of Spain’s family banned her when they found out.

  25. sallysitwell says:

    She will always sound pretentious, no matter what she says. But a teeny, tiny part of me likes her. I bet she’d be no fun in real life. She seems serious business.

  26. Cindy Kennedy says:

    I don’t think anyone is “obligated” to adopt children, even wealthy celebrities.

    So if a wealthy celebrity would rather have biological children than adopting them, I am not going to judge them for that.