Gwyneth Paltrow on Chris Martin: “He’s really appreciative of me.”


Gwyneth Paltrow is the February cover girl for Good Housekeeping. Which is unusual, because Gwyneth generally doesn’t deign to appear on any magazine cover other than the biggest fashion magazines. But she’s sellin’ her drunken Britney Spears twang to the heartland y’all, and people in Kansas don’t read Harper’s Bazaar (in Goop’s mind). So… Goopy is sellin’, and she’s trying to talk about things she thinks hick peasants will enjoy. Which means talking AGAIN about her post-partum depression after she gave birth to Moses, and about how much Chris Martin loves her. Eat up, peasants.

Gwyneth Paltrow had a blissful time during daughter Apple’s first few months of life in summer 2004. Two years later, when son Moses was born, things couldn’t have been more different. The actress found herself living a nightmare.

“I felt like a zombie. I couldn’t access my heart. I couldn’t access my emotions. I couldn’t connect,” Paltrow, now 38, says in the February issue of Good Housekeeping.

“It was terrible, it was the exact opposite of what had happened when Apple was born. With her, I was on cloud nine. I couldn’t believe it wasn’t the same. I just thought it meant I was a terrible mother and a terrible person.”

It was Paltrow’s husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, who first thought she might be suffering from postpartum depression.

“About four months into it, Chris came to me and said, ‘Something’s wrong. Something’s wrong,’ ” Paltrow recalls. “I kept saying, ‘No, no, I’m fine.’ But Chris identified it, and that sort of burst the bubble.”

Paltrow says the hardest part was acknowledging the problem. “I thought postpartum depression meant you were sobbing every single day and incapable of looking after a child,” she explains. “But there are different shades of it and depths of it, which is why I think it’s so important for women to talk about it. It was a trying time. I felt like a failure.”

With those dark days long behind her, Paltrow has rebooted her film career – and begun a musical one – with her role in Country Strong. Her husband, supportive as ever, helped her learn guitar for the part – which came as no surprise.

“I can depend on him,” Paltrow says. “He makes me laugh. He’s really appreciative of me. You know, he makes me feel special.”

Although sometimes, she has to push him a little to talk about his feelings. “I definitely have to coax things out of him when we talk. You know, he’s British, so it’s a different lexicon totally,” Paltrow says. “But you have to communicate. Otherwise there’s no relationship.”

[From People]

Regarding Goopy’s post-partum issues: I don’t hate that she talks about it, and I’m only mildly annoyed that she brings it up in nearly every major interview. No, what really bothers me is that I get the feeling that despite her attitude that she’s “speaking out” or “educating” about post-partum depression, she is in fact making the issue all about HER, and trying to tell us about the one time in her life that she “failed” (in her mind). Goopy is all about being holier-than-thou, and for being more elite than everybody else. In her mind, if she had post-partum issues, that is the one chink in her armor of smug superiority. She’s trying to relate to us peasants, all of us who are failing and being average and not elite on a daily basis. It feels cheap and inauthentic to me. But – it’s still all about her, of course.

Regarding what she said about Chris Martin: “He’s really appreciative of me. You know, he makes me feel special.” ALL ABOUT HER. Also, I don’t buy it.


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  1. Happymom says:

    She’s usually way more articulate (wordy) when she’s interviewed. I’m guessing she was dumbing it down for the little people who she thinks read Good Housekeeping. She also almost never discusses Chris-and when she does, she just says “my husband” so I think she’s on the hard sell for “Country Strong”.

  2. PrettyTarheel says:

    I can’t tell if she’s had something done, or just a great makeup artist, but she looks gorgeous in these pics. I’ve never really thought she was a beauty, beyond the classic ice princess look, but wow. She’s glowing.

  3. Marjalane says:

    Goopy can be on the cover of every rag at the stand, but it’ll never excuse the fact that she’s now making movies that Lifetime TV would be embarrassed to air!

  4. KLO says:

    Actually, Kaiser, I thought it was a nice interview. She seems very insecure but seems to be working on it, I just can’t see what’s wrong with that.

  5. sickofit says:

    sorry, this women is so lame, kaiser, you are so right with your description of her.

  6. Eve says:

    Oh, yes…he’s so appreciative of her that he (allegedly) cheated on her with Kate Barfsworth.

  7. Leek says:

    I thought in another article she said he didn’t teach her to play the guitar. He wasn’t interested or didn’t have the time.

  8. Roxanne75 says:

    She likes talking about herself alot doesn’t she?

  9. poppy says:

    he appreciates they don’t spend time together.

  10. Green Is Good says:

    She’s dying for another Oscar, isn’t she?

    And she’s still an insufferable boor. (I made sure to use non-peasant words)


    Leek is right. Goopy said her husband didn’t help her with the guitar. Caught in a lie, Goopy. One of many regarding her perfect marriage, I’m sure.

    And Chris Martin appreciates that he’s on a different continent than Goop.

  11. Lori says:

    Leek, I thought the same thing — she said he wouldn’t teach her to play guitar.

    She is so ignorant — she didn’t know post-partum depression wasn’t one size fits all, she didn’t know not eating properly would make her bones break, etc. If she would just shut up!!

  12. carrie says:

    she “did” something to her face and about this article,we never saw her husband and her together(Martin was at a Jay Z new year’s party new year and where was she?)

    what is the deal?

  13. Megan says:

    @6 i thought the same thing! she did say he was too busy or something to teach her…. gywnnie is a lie-tellar!!!

  14. lucy says:

    I don’t know why she got an Oscar on the fist place. Shakespeare in love sucks!!!

  15. brin says:

    @poppy….lol, now that sounds like the truth.

  16. mln76 says:

    Poor Gwynnie she wants back in the A list so bad, she wants at least to get nominated, or be in the conversation during award season and as far as I have read she just isn’t. And I am sorry but Country Strong looks like a well produced Lifetime movie.

  17. annaloo says:

    She’s a cow now.

  18. dread pirate cuervo says:

    I read that “appreciative” comment as her saying, “my husband’s not a dick.” Like, of his own free will, he is sweet to her & she is acknowledging that.

  19. higgity says:

    I don’t usually care about Goopster at all, but it’s hilarious how she was caught in such a simple lie. Either your husband taught you guitar, or he didn’t. WTF is the point of lying about that?

  20. Dana M says:

    @ KLO: I agree with you.

    If she is getting interviewed, the reporter is asking questions about herself, so naturally, the article will publish her reponses, about herself. Some include questions about her husband and her depression. Editors usually edit off the jounalist question to help the article flow better and make it fit in it’s Limited space.
    Also, editors also make changes to wording..if she might have been more articulate, they usually edit wording in order to keep in line with the target market’s reading grade level.
    Also, her PR team chooses the mags that make sense to publicize her in order to best promote her movie. This mag fits the target market.

    Kaiser, I usually agree with you, but you are pretty nit picky and rag on Goopy pretty hard IMO, She is one of the the more tolerable and responsible Hollywood stars. Unlike Linsay Lohan, leann rimes, Courtney love, so many to mention. At the end of the day, Goopy is not so bad in comparison. She is a good mother and doesn’t seem to be whoring around town. Give her a break.

  21. FatJennyFromBurgerBlock says:

    Wow…a Fishsticks article where Goopy doesn’t discuss what great shape she is in and how she eats sooo healthy (Fat Jenny sticks index finger in mouth). I used to really like her once upon a time but now I can’t stand her.

    About her post-partum…when having a second child, you know already that you will have sleepless nights and that it’s a lot of work. Get with it Gwenyth. It’s called being a mother and putting-in a lot of work caring for your child. It’s not depression, it’s just that she wasn’t looking forward to tiring work caring for her child.

  22. Scarlet Vixen says:

    OH.MY.GOD. ALERT THE MASSES. A CELEBRITY IS TALKING ABOUT HERSELF DURING AN INTERVIEW! For real y’all, get off the woman’s back and quit b*tching because she makes the critical mistake of answering questions when she’s asked in interviews. It’s getting REALLY old…

  23. Mia Girl says:

    OK, maybe now I’m nitpicking, but aside from what Leek already pointed out about Martin teaching her (or not) guitar, I want to link this post to yesterday’s GOOP post re: addiction (I do this bc she is so infuriating).
    In the article yesterday she said she could not understand addicts or connect to how someone could be a drunk and affect people’s lives and then get up the next morning like nothing happened. Hence why she needed RDJ to “articulately” spell it out for her.
    And yet, in this article she says that during her depression “I felt like a zombie. I couldn’t access my heart. I couldn’t access my emotions. I couldn’t connect,”
    Well, don’t you think that her experience of emotional paralysis could help her “understand/connect to” addiction a bit? Couldn’t it give her insight into how someone might do something and not be able to understand its effects on others? Is she so far up her own a** that she cannot see depression is part of being an addict. Or does she just talk out of her a**?!

  24. Isabel says:

    Can somebody please post a recent picture of the two of them together? Particularly, one where he is “appreciating” her in any capacity?

    I will hold my breath…

  25. gossip_ho says:

    her face looks different…maybe it’s botox

  26. TXCinderella says:

    I like how she lightens her eyebrows to make it appear as if she is a natural blonde even though we can see her roots. The fact that she keeps trying to dress over-the-top sexy at her age lately screams insecurity.

  27. MarenGermany says:

    I too think she is just boring. she is still pretty, but in a wife-of-an-important-man kind of way.
    all the surgeries messed up her face, and as lame as she was as an actress when younger, now I just dont see ANY appeal for her on the silverscreen. I would never watch one of her romantic-comedy shit movies.
    i´d definetly fall asleep.

  28. whitedaisy says:

    @ Kaiser. Awesome. All of it.

    That being ditto’ed, and that if I never heard of or saw her again, it would be dandy, whatever she is doing to her face is looking pretty impressive. I hate that Hollywood women botox and plastic surgery themselves into Muppets, but she is doing it right.

    PS> It looks as though her PR people are on to you, Kaiser. There are more positive comments on Goop posts than there used to be.

  29. Kaiser says:

    Um, you know there’s a difference in answering questions – most of which, yes, are about HER – and making everything about THE GOOP, right?

    “I can depend on him,” Paltrow says. “He makes me laugh. He’s really appreciative of me. You know, he makes me feel special.”

    Not “He’s a great guy” or “He’s an incredible father.” Or even “He’s so funny.” Chris doesn’t exist unless she’s talking about him in the context of HERSELF.

  30. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    He’s appreciative when you STFU!

  31. Lenore says:

    @ Leek – yeah, she definitely did say earlier that he did NOT help her to learn to play. Archive huntin’ time…

    ETA Here it is:

  32. Stronzilla says:

    Is that a real fur collar she’s sporting?

  33. Elle says:

    The marriage ist a fake. I guess she is caring for the children and when one fine day, he finds another one, he will leave.

  34. karma says:

    Kaiser, oh Kaiser you hit the bullseye with this one.
    When I saw the video of her singing country – so lame, so stiff, so rehearsed.
    If only I was a fly on the bedroom wall of Faith & Tim – where they can let their REAL disgust and amusement run free.

  35. so true says:

    Kaiser #30- excellent explanation- really sums up goopy’s myopia & neurosis.
    Mia Girl #23- I agree 100%…also, I found it troubling that she was exploiting RDJ’s troubles so she could drop his name show how “above” she is something as nasty as “addiction”. If she is ACTUALLY missing the correlation with depression and addiction, she is even dumber than she acts.

  36. WhiteNoise says:

    Well I loved Kaiser’s opening par, had me laughing out loud. Particularly the ‘Eat up, peasants’.

    Also think that ‘he’s really appreciative of me’ comment is so typically Goopy. It’s such a self-absorbed way of saying how supportive he is. I’m sure she lowered her eyes in a humble but ‘who wouldn’t be appreciative of me’ smug way after she said it.

  37. bros says:

    dont get the hate. she’s low key, untabloid worthy, and a good actress. its silly to get on her for answering questions about herself when she is being interviewed about herself. i found blake lively’s interview done by ben affleck to be much much worse than this.

  38. Heavenbound says:

    I am pretty sure she said that Chris Martin did not have time do help her with her guitar lessons. And this was not in print, it was in an interview somewhere.

  39. Mshuffleupagus says:

    She said in another interview that he was too busy to help her learn guitar, now she’s saying that he did help her?? EVERYTHING SHE SAYS IS A LIE.

  40. Stubbylove says:

    Kaiser – you are so right on about Goopy. Friggin’ hilarious.

  41. Anti-icon says:

    I love this sarcastic toned post so f’ing much. She really changes her game to appeal to mid-American, who she really does loathe….

    and man do you call her on her PR bull-shit. It makes my day brighter. (yes, I’m slightly cynical, but also from the heartland, and most of us have more class in our little pinky fingers than Goop will ever, ever understand……………..

  42. Amandahugandkiss says:

    I do agree she’s fairly intolerable, but the more women talk about post-partum depression, the better. I had it, and it really does carve something out of you. It is scary how often it goes undiagnosed.

    A lot of women who have suffered from it think it is something to be ashamed of, and therefore don’t talk about it.

    *getting down off soap box now*

    But yeah, she still sucks generally.

  43. original kate says:

    goop’s use of the word “lexicon” is odd in this context – it doesn’t quite work. had she said “emotional lexicon” it would have made more sense. i don’t think lexicon means what she thinks it means. guess she figured the peasants would be too ignorant to notice.

  44. Bina says:


    She was in the audience at that NYE party in Las Vegas. Jay-Z and Coldplay were headliners. I know this because my cousin’s the entertainment director for the hotel where it was held.

  45. mln76 says:

    Yeah she goes to his concerts but he doesn’t have time to show up at her premieres even if he doesn’t walk the red carpet. And if by some miracle she was nominated again would he show up to support her or would she have to go with her mother? I actually feel sorry for her because she is deluded enough to think she is fooling people. Poor Goopy.

  46. paperjam says:

    @44 Kate: Yes, lexicon does mean exactly what she says it does; she certainly uses the word in context.

    “I definitely have to coax things out of him when we talk. You know, he’s British, so it’s a different lexicon totally,” Paltrow says. “But you have to communicate. Otherwise there’s no relationship.”

    What if they’re arguing and he says she’s driving him balmy. He means she’s driving him crazy, and she thinks he’s telling her she’s driving him warm. Would make communication between them extremely difficult, don’t you think?

    She did say earlier that someone else taught her to play guitar. This article says he helped her learn guitar. Two different things. She takes lessons from whoever, and in the course of practicing, which she would be doing in their home, she asks him for advice, or he sees something she’s doing wrong and corrects her. That would be helping, not teaching.

    She can be pretentious, but come on people, why all the hate?

  47. lucy2 says:

    I can understand not wanting to do the red carpet thing together, but it does seem like she’s at more of his events and he doesn’t really participate in hers. Plus I agree about her making those particular answers about her, not him.

    I give her credit for talking about PPD, but who says stuff like “I couldn’t access my heart”? Kind of odd.

  48. original kate says:

    @ paperjam: i still think lexicon is an odd choice. it seems to me she is talking about his emotional reservation (“i have to coax things out of him”) not his actual vocabulary. besides, everyone knows “balmy” can have two different meanings, especially someone who has lived in london for 5 years as goop has. and no, i don’t think communciation between two english speaking people would be “extremely difficult” just because one is american and one is british.

  49. KateNonymous says:

    I’m all for talking about postpartum depression (and other problems–they’re things you deal with, not character flaws).

    But somehow Gwyneth makes me think of that Kristin Wiig character on SNL who’s always one-upping her conversation partner.

  50. Scarlet Vixen says:

    @original kate: you don’t think “communication between two english speaking people would be extremely difficult”? Let me guess…you’re not married…? Because anyone who’s ever been in a serious relationship would totally disagree with that statement.

    Communication isn’t about speaking the same regional language. It’s about being able to effectively get your point across so the other person can understand your exact meaning. This is exactly why couples go to therapy–so a therapist can ‘translate’ people’s true meaning. It has nothing to do with verbal language. Therefore, her use of ‘lexicon’ seems odd but is still used correctly. I believe she means terms, phrases, etc that best explain each other’s emotional state. There are tons of books out there like “The Five Love Languages” to help people ‘communicate’ better.

    I still love Goopy and think you’re all crazy. The end. 🙂

  51. annaloo says:

    She is still a cow.

    Really, who is going to believe this tripe? Gwyneth Paltrow is as Country Strong as DListed is sweet and kid-friendly.

  52. original kate says:

    @ scarlet vixen: hostile much? i said i didn’t think communication would be any more difficult because one person is british and one is american. maybe you should actually read people’s posts before you come on and go batshit crazy. by the way, the word lexicon refers to vocabulary and is actually a synonym for glossary; it does not refer to communication or emotion, therefore making it an odd choice for goop to use in this context. had she qualified it with “emotional” it would have made more sense.

    for the record, i have lived with mr. original kate for many (happy) years and we communicate just fine without the latest pop-psychobabble relationship book, thanks.

  53. Crash2GO2 says:

    “and no, i don’t think communciation between two english speaking people would be “extremely difficult” just because one is american and one is british.”

    You wouldn’t think so, would you? But it can be. For one thing, Crash’s British boy speaks very quickly and sometimes unintelligibly. Thankfully he is patient and willing to repeat. Every now and then he does exclaim “What’s wrong! Do you not speak English?!'” And then I use a word like ‘catawampus’ which draws a complete blank for him. And then there was the time he asked if I wanted a cuddle. I said yes, and proceeded to sit on his lap and give him a hug. Then went off to read a book. Turns out, cuddle means a great deal more Britain than it does in America, and I had just turned him down for sex. LOL

    And then on top of it all is the men are from mars, women are from venus…

  54. Wif says:

    Regarding the “lexicon” argument, I think that while it isn’t used incorrectly, it’s kind of an odd word to throw around casually. A number of my friends are PhD’s in English, and I’ve never heard them use the word “lexicon” outside of a scholarly context. “Jargon” is the term that most people use in day to day conversation. The fact that Goopy uses “lexicon” feels pretentious to me, like much of what she does. It reminds me of a phrase, and I’m sorry if I can’t remember it correctly, but it’s something like, “why use a 25 cent word when a 5 cent one works just as well.”

  55. Scarlet Vixen says:

    @original kate: Whoa lady–chillax. For one thing, NOTHING I said was hostile or ‘batshi*t crazy’ in the least. Thinking it was is simply your being hyper-sensitive. And it’s just plain silly.

    For another thing, I’ve been a librarian for nearly 10 years. I know what the word ‘lexicon’ means. But thankyou for the unnecessary lesson. For the record, it can mean the vocabulary of a ‘language’ (not just an individual). Hence the Five Love Languages reference I made. I don’t believe the pre-cursor of “emotional” is necessary because it’s obvious she’s talking about their relationship and communicating feelings.

    For a third thing, “The Five Love Languages” (which is just one example), was written several years ago and is used by many therapists (and is readily available in several editions at one’s local library). It’s hardly pop-psychobabble. You and yours may be able get on fine without relationship help–good for you. However, just because you don’t need help doesn’t mean others don’t as well.

    Ok, and fourthly, I’m still gobsmacked about the accusation of hostility. Um…my post ends with a happy face for goodness’ sake…

    PS I’ve never found the word lexicon to be unusual or pretentious. But maybe it’s the field I’m in (librarian with an undergrad in psychology)? And, the word ‘jargon’ isn’t really a synonym of ‘lexicon’. Jargon refers more to specific vocabularies, such as military or police jargon. Or it can even mean ‘gibberish.’ Sorry, just my non-hostile 2 cents. 🙂

  56. Kaiser says:

    Scarlet Vixen & Original Kate – I am loathe to involve myself in commenter bitch-fights, but I was kind of hoping both of you would go back over your own posts and realize that BOTH OF YOU ARE MAKING STRIKINGLY SIMILAR ARGUMENTS. Just in different ways. Oh, and I agree with Original Kate’s original comments – Goopy wouldn’t have driven everybody to drink if she had said “emotional lexicon” rather than just plain “lexicon”. BUT SHE’S FANCY AND GOOPY, SO WE WILL FORGIVE HER.

    Bitches be trippin’.

  57. Leona says:

    I cant stand her and tbh I think she has some kind of personality disorder because she seems completely oblivious to how she’s truly perceived.

  58. Eve says:

    Kaiser, you’re so f*cking cool…and I’m so glad that months ago I clicked on that link, which I can’t remember, that brought me here. Please, don’t ever change the way you write (please, please, please).

  59. Mia Girl says:

    @ Scarlet Vixen … Wow, a librarian for 10 years? With a comment name like that you must be of the sexy librarian variation.
    And I’ve got to say, reading through these posts, it seems @original kate was making her point in a pretty even fashion until you stepped in…just because you end your comment in a 🙂 does not mean that your hostility in a post is negated. You have an undergrad in psychology right, so you tell us what it means when someone doesn’t truly read a post and then responds in a condescending , confrontational manner (“let me guess you’ve never been married”) calls all non-GOOPers “crazy” and then thinks all is well when they wrap it up in a smiley face?

  60. lisa says:

    Was this an old interview. because she has already spoken about this a few years ago. I guess she just rehashed it because she wants to play to the GH audience.

    Her movie opens Friday. Thank YOU.. because this has been the longest promotion ever.. Months and Months and Months.

    I think it was a bit overkill. Most actors promote the week before/of the Movie opening. She has been all over. But whatever..

  61. Kath says:

    “You know, he’s British, so it’s a different lexicon totally,” Paltrow says.

    That’s just factually incorrect. They have different slang and occasional bits of quirky syntax, but about 99% (or more) of British English is the same as American English. They have “crisps” instead of “chips” and “lifts” instead of “elevators”. Anyone who blows that up into “a different lexicon totally” is an utter moron. I had a boyfriend from Nottingham for 1.5 years, and language was the least of our problems.

  62. original kate says:

    “Ok, and fourthly, I’m still gobsmacked about the accusation of hostility. Um…my post ends with a happy face for goodness’ sake…”

    @ scarlet vixen: oh, well, there was a smiley face! i guess that negates the condescending comments about how i “obviously” have never been in a relationship. i was wrong about you being hostile; it was really more passive-aggressive. i’m surprised someone with an undergrad degree in psychology can’t see that.

    BTW, i have a masters in english and stand by my OP, that “lexicon” isn’t quite right in this instance. that was all i said initially, and you are free to disagree with me, but please don’t get personal while doing so. have a nice day.

  63. jayem says:

    Well, he’s the only one! LOL!! Cause ain’t nobody gonna go see that horrible trite wannabe country thing you’re promoting. Also, I think it’s worth noting that in the recent previews I’ve seen, they seem to be concentrating more on Leighton Meister and Garrett Hedlund than Goopy. If I hadn’t already known, I would have any idea she was even in the movie for more than a cameo, like Winona Ryder on Black Swan.

    She does annoy the heck out of me, but I have to say that’s a really pretty picture of her. She looks like she’s genuinely smiling.

  64. Actual Statement: “He’s really appreciative of me.”

    Translation: “He doesn’t care how much money I spend because I’m worth it.”

  65. Mia Girl says:

    @original kate
    I dont know you, but I had to step up and defend you! In an earlier post, I basically said then same thing to @ scarlet vixen about her retreat behind a 🙂

  66. Hey Gwyneth! This midwest girl reads Vogue and Vanity and wouldn’t touch Good Housekeeping! I’m a Better Homes and Gardens kinda girl. 🙂

  67. Devon says:

    As much as she puts her foot in her mouth a lot of the time, I really do like her. She makes no apologies and acts like someone in her position would act, not a version on what we think she should act like.

    She probably gets asked about her PPD because a lot of women want to hear about it. Still. The baby blues happen to almost all women but PPD is so taboo still (which blows) and people don’t talk enough about it.

    As for the comment that her husband is appreciative of her, I like it. She knows (and I don’t doubt it) that she’s valued by Chris Martin. I know and have no problem with saying that my husband is extremely appreciative of me. He tells me all the time and acts like he appreciates me. Why should I not say it? It makes me feel amazing and it let’s women know that there are men out there that know how good they’ve got and if they don’t have it, and want it, there are those out there who will appreciate them. If we are happy, loved and appreciated let’s celebrate it.

    I think GP is also appreciative of her husband. In June 2009, I went to the Coldplay concert in Vancouver (on a Sunday) and GP was in the sky box 2 over from me. She was sitting there, drinking a glass (or glasses) of red wine singing her head off and dancing to the music. I had such a hard time watching the rest of the concert when I figured out that she was there! I Googled her being in Vancouver and there was nothing so she must have been there for him.

  68. Annabelle says:

    Well yeah.. .she was talking about herself and her experience, so of course its “all about her”

    I don’t think she is as elitist as everyone thinks. She’s harmless…

    And I think it is helpful when celebs talk about their problems and how they felt like a failure or whatever. It humanizes them. And it is helpful to know that successful people struggle too. Because sometimes the mere fact that I have issues makes me feel like I will never succeed. But this helps.

  69. jemshoes says:

    Off-topic, does anyone ever think (as I do) that if Oscars were given to celebrities who play themselves in real life, EVERY celebrity would have one?! 😀

    This thought flashed through my mind more than a decade ago when I was watching a Kylie Minogue interview. She was my favourite celebrity, and I was a little obsessed with her growing up. But I guess as *I* grew up, Kylie seemed somehow more and more … fake in the interviews that she would give, the soundbites that she did. And I wondered if she was such a consummate performer of her own character that she didn’t actually realise?

    Anyway, sometimes I think this of Goopy and why she genuinely believes in her own hype. I used to “appreciate” Goopy more, but, again, I think that’s because I’ve changed, not her. 🙂

  70. kelly says:

    Oh how her life has been *touched* by so many challenges etc etc; none of which actually seem to have been horrendous enough to make an impact on her overpriv’d, .5cm deep self. The ‘golly gosh’ revelation of someone else’s *horrid* battle with addiction! Must have been beastly for him. Do you think he would mind if I stapled his pain to my outfit while promoting this movie?

    Being a bit down or exhausted after having a kid is not PP depression and a few little chats and hand holds with your adoring (cough absentee) husband wouldn’t fix that bitch if it was, so there’s that. So I think she’s full of shit, pretty much.

    No change, then.

  71. Dana M says:

    @ Devon: I agree. Thx for sharing your Coldplay experience.

    I think all wives (and mothers) would love to know that they feel appreciated. I know I am by my husband, and it feels great. I feel no remorse saying that my husband appreciates me and all I do for my family.

  72. Nikki says:

    I don’t like her at all, but I actually appreciate the way she talks about post-partum depression, because maybe it really will make a difference with some woman going through the same thing. However, I don’t think I believe that she and Chris Martin have a good relationship. I know she says they hate putting their relationship out in public, but I still think it’s really weird they’re NEVER out together. Definitely smell a divorce down the road.

  73. janie says:

    yeah, i got PP when I couldn’t keep up with my acupuncture and cupping too.

  74. normades says:

    At least she didn’t talk about RDJ ex-addict advice again. He was prolly pissed off she kept mentioning it (I would) and told her to cool off

  75. jayem says:

    “Do you think he would mind if I stapled his pain to my outfit while promoting this movie?”

    This comment is made of win. That is all.

  76. apples says:

    FEEL SORRY FOR CHRIS MARTIN!!! Its just a matter of time till he leaves!