Gwyneth Paltrow lends her support to Madonna in this trying time

Gwyneth Paltrow seems like she takes a lot of advice from older Madonna. She married a British guy after Madonna did, she was introduced to her shyster physical trainer by Madonna, and judging from the latest photos of her on the red carpet she’s even taking fashion guidance from the pop star. Gwyneth has even been seen popping into the Kabbalah Centre, but wisely seems to have decided not to become a member of the cult.

It’s doubtful that Madonna takes advice from people who don’t wear a red string on their wrist and/or charge her tens of thousands for some prepackaged brand of manufactured wisdom. But if anyone can get through to the small sliver of human frailty that’s left in Madonna’s paper-thin soul, it’s Gwyneth. It was rumored that Gwyneth was trying to talk Madonna out of divorcing her husband of eight years, Guy Ritchie, for the sake of her children. Now that it’s a done deal, Gwyneth says she’s there for Madonna on the other end of the phone, and that she talks to her “a lot”:

Gwyneth Paltrow is helping Madonna get through her divorce from Guy Ritchie.

“You know, she’s a dear friend, and I’m supporting her in all [the] ways that I can,” Paltrow, 36, told at the Two Lovers Premiere in London Monday.

“I’m just here for her,” Paltrow added. “I’m just here on the other end of the phone, really.”

Paltrow says she’s been in constant contact with her pal.

“I speak to her a lot,” she said.

[From US Weekly]

Whatever helps Madonna get through her divorce is fine, as long as she settles into a long retirement with about half of the income she’s made over the past decade. Paltrow would do well to fade into obscurity too, but if she’s learned anything from Madonna we’ll be seeing a lot more of her no matter how her life circumstances change.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s haughty lifestyle website, Goop, has not been updated in the month since it was first launched with only a personal statement from Gwyneth and some pastel icons. The actress chided us to take control of our lives and make more time for ourselves. She did not see the irony in telling people with far less resources and no staff at their command that they should “make [their] life good” by doing more for themselves and not being “lazy.”

Gwyneth Paltrow is shown at The Times BFI London Film Festival Two Lovers premiere at the Odeon West End on 10/20/08. Credit: WENN

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  1. vdantev says:

    Anyone else get brief vision of Gwenny and Madge sharing some sack time together?

  2. devilgirl says:

    Thank God for Gwen and her support of the She-Hulk in this, the most trying of times! Give me a break!

  3. princess says:

    I think Gwenny is starting to look a lot like Kate Moss.

  4. geronimo says:

    Lucky Madge to have her on-side. Not hard to see what they have in common.

  5. Kaiser says:

    More advice from Dame Paltrow: “Occasionally say ‘no’ to your three chefs when they offer to make you a sandwich. This is called ‘keeping it real’.”

  6. Mr. T says:

    Empty head helping the empty heart.

  7. nikky says:


  8. Orangeitjulius says:

    What the hell is that she’s wearing – a poodle?

  9. AP says:

    That coat reminds me of my hair when I get out of the shower.

  10. Anne says:

    Has she ever explained what GOOP means? Pretentious twit…

  11. Codzilla says:

    AP: 😆 Mine, too.

  12. lola lola says:

    That nailpolish color is hideous. Time to stop blindly following trends Gwynnie and develop some style of your own.

  13. Granger says:

    I still cannot believe that GOOP web site. What a pretentious twit.

  14. MB Travis says:

    She looks lovely, but the jacket is a bit of an overstatement.

  15. Jeanne says:

    What advice or support could GP really give Madgezilla?