Gwyneth Paltrow: ‘I never place demands on Chris because I think he’s talented’

Gwyneth Paltrow covers the June issue of Glamour UK, and the photoshoot is nothing special. But maybe it doesn’t matter, because it’s just GOOP and Goop changes from interview to interview, always spewing different crap. I think it was just last week when she claimed that she really didn’t want to raise her children in London because of the accents. And in this interview, she’s talking about how much she loves London, blah blah. She also admits that she has a nanny (“so if I need to go to Dubai for Max Factor, then I can”) and that her marriage to Chris Martin is not a bed of roses. Some highlights:

She loves London: “I love London – it’s my adopted home. Being an American woman living in Britain, there are things I’ve had to catch up on, though. Chris had to explain Blue Peter to me! In London, the kids and I really take advantage of the city. I have them on the tube, in the museums, in St James’ Park, the theatre. I use that city so much – I want them exposed to it.”

Balancing work and motherhood: “I drive the kids to school, I cook. But I have a nanny, so if I need to go to Dubai for Max Factor, then I can.”

Suffering: ‘I’ve had a great deal of suffering in my life. I’ve lost people – my first cousin, my best friend in a car accident. I’ve had a lot of things happen to me that I don’t talk about in the press. I’ve had a lot of really heartbreaking, difficult things. But all of those things have strengthened my resolve to make the best of my life.’

Marriage problems: “It’s hard being married. You go through great times, you go through terrible times. We’re the same as any couple. I asked my dad once, ‘How did you and Mum stay married for 33 years?’ And he said, ‘Well, we never wanted to get divorced at the same time’. And I think that’s what happens. When two people throw in the towel at the same time, then you break up, but if one person’s saying, “come on, we can do this’, you carry on. I’ve learned more about myself by being married than anything else. I hate to say, ‘We’ve got it worked out,’ because you never know what’s going to happen, but we laugh, we’re good friends, we like to do the same stuff.”

On Chris: “I’m a very grounded, homey person and Chris is a very mad scientist, genius songwriter. So I never say ‘Where are you? You should be home by now’. I never place demands on him because I think he’s a really talented man and he’s putting something good into the world.”

Her children: “Having children changed everything. I used to work all the time, but if you do that, you don’t see your kids, so I look for something that’s interesting, that doesn’t require me to be in every scene and fits in with my children’s school schedule. Having children is a huge responsibility in terms of raising people who will contribute to the world. The people I’ve met who function best in the world are people with good manners, who are curious, who know different places and speak more than one language. So that’s what I’m trying to do.”

[From The Mail & Metro]

Hahaha, Gwyneth considers herself the grounded one!!!! That explains so much about her life, doesn’t it? Gwyneth is always doling out lifestyle advice because she always thinks she’s the sanest person in the room. Do you think that’s true? Granted, Gwyneth is friends with a lot of crazy celebrities, and I suspect she IS “grounded” compared to, say, Beyonce or Cameron Diaz. But that doesn’t means she IS grounded.

Also, I had to look up “Blue Peter” because I’m a gauche American peasant. It’s a British children’s show.

Photos courtesy of Glamour UK.

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  1. marie says:

    she doesn’t place demands because he doesn’t follow them..

    these are nice photos of her.they must have airbrushed the crap out of them.

  2. Spooks says:

    I actually like her comment on marriage. But, coming from her, God knows if she really means this, she changes her opinion so often.

  3. Olivia J. says:

    I hate to make this comparison, but “I never place demands on him because I think he’s a really talented man” is the most Jennifer Garner thing she’s ever said.

    • Debbie says:

      Difference is jennifer needs Ben to stay relevant goop doesn’t, so I never personally fall into the poor jennifer garner crap because she is right where she wants to be living the exact life she wants and frankly chased. Goop while annoying seems like she isn’t and she basically had to give up everything for a man.

    • Amelia says:

      Tbh, it was the next part I was focusing on.
      “I think he’s a really talented man and he’s putting something good into the world.”
      Hmm. I wonder what that ‘something good’ is, Goopy.
      Probably not what you think it is.
      NB: A little rant now – I hate what Blue Peter has turned into. They’ve totally wrecked the format.

    • megsie says:

      It’s a worthwile comparison. Someone once said (can’t remember for sure who) that it wasn’t Lopez who made Garner nervous, it was Paltrow. I believe that is 100% spot on.

      And I’ll add that Ben is far more stettled down that Chris. He’s cleaned himself up more than anyone would have expected from his “beer and a stripper” Gwyneth days. He’s made good, he’s the HW prom king. Not a chance Gwynnie hasn’t noticed.

      Incidentally, they’ve recently become neighbors, haven’t they?

  4. ALG says:

    So if Chris decides to take the kids to a greasy fast food restaurant every night of the week, she’s not going to say anything because she gives him the upper hand. We all know he doesn’t put up with her bullsh*t. She nags him even once and he’d be out the door.

  5. Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

    Sounds like her marriage is on the skids.

    • Christina says:

      I think it’s long past that stage. My suspicion is that this marriage has been over in all but name for some time now, and Goop is constantly dropping hints to that effect. Since she doesn’t need his fame or money, my guess is that she sticks with him simply because she refuses to admit – maybe even to herself – that someone as perfect as Her Goopiness can have a failed marriage.

  6. Belle Epoch says:

    Gwyneth we can’t miss you if you don’t GO AWAY!

    • Sarah says:

      How true. What a vicious case of “over-share” Goop has become. There seems to be no end to the amount of personal info (true or not) that she will put out there in order to promote her movies, books, lifestyle web site (which I love to read BTW). She is becoming like a reality show on TLC (The Learning Channel) and quite frankly I’m learning a bit too much for my own comfort. Yuck.

  7. annaloo. says:

    “The people I’ve met who function best in the world are people with good manners, who are curious, who know different places and speak more than one language.”


    Oh, the Americans will LOVE that comment…

    • judyjudy says:

      I agree with her on that point.

      Oh crap, I agree with Goop…better start scrambling for a razor…

    • And celebs are so great about raising kids who function …..uneducated, unmotivated, drop out famewhore trust fund druggie alcoholics with plastic faces and bodies….oh but they have travelled the world and speak two languages….And they are so so skinny bc that’s so important in life!

    • Kolby says:

      I’m not really sure why Americans *wouldn’t* love that comment. I’m American and I tend to agree with her here.

      • Agnes says:

        As a peasant naturalized American. Sure, is love to see more of the world than I have and learn more languages than I speak. The problem, Goop, is money. Despite being infinitely more educated than Goop, I lack her resources. So, sit down, Goop, and just go back to passive-aggressively talking about your sham marriage.

      • RN says:

        I’m American and I agree. Of course, trying to compare the large US to countries the size of Texas or Rhode Island isn’t wise, because the writer is showing her ignorance about the diversity of the American population. I know many Americans (including myself) who can speak two or three languages.

        If you want to see an area murder its native tongue, try reading The Daily Mail. You’d swear that not one word was written by an English speaker. It’s just painful and pathetic, even for a cheap gossip site.

    • DeltaJuliet says:

      Sometimes that’s true. And sometimes they are pretentious snots. I’ve seen it go both ways.

    • StaCat1 says:

      It would be lovely to raise your children jetting around the world and have them attend private schools speaking many languages but it’s not very “real world” – is it?

      I have met plenty of these types of kids and they do not have any appreciation for what their parents do for them- and they never know “struggle”. Most grow up unable to function without a little help from mom and dad.

      Goopy thinks she knows struggle but she has NO idea. Losing people is part of life. There are FAR worse situations in this world.

      • Spooks says:

        Luckily, where I’m from, private schools are rare and looked down upon.
        Both me and my sister went to state schools where we learned 2 foreign languages from the age of 7. Then we went to state high schools. I’m in med school now (which is completely free in my country, btw) You don’t have to be rich to get good education.

      • geekychick says:

        I agree with Spooks. I’m from Europe, and Ihad the same education as Spooks (state elementary, state high school, private schools are for rich dummies), I learned 2 languages and Latin (2 years, basic knowledge) and I just got my Master in archaeology (all for free). I visited USA, Egypt, Tunisia, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Hungary, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Finland and so on, all with just my mom working (for 1200$ a month). So yes, you don’t have to be filthy rich to have great education and see the world. You don’t have to take your kids to 5 star hotels to travel.

      • Spooks says:

        I also had 2 years of Latin in high school. :)
        Both of my parents worked, and together they made about 1100 dollars a month. Life is cheaper here, but God knows if I would have the opportunities I have here if I lived in America.

      • Agnes says:

        To those educated in Europe – higher education, be it private or public, in the US is FAR from free. Far, far from free. My law school (3 years after 4 years of college) has left me 160k in debt. And that’s the norm, unless you’re rich and can pay for college and/or professional school in cash.

      • Spooks says:

        Looking from the outside, that seems like an huge issue. The gap between the rich and the poor seems to be enormous.
        As a former communist country, we’re still struggling in economy. But in that department, I hope we wont turn into you.

      • geekychick says:

        Spooks, we may be in the same country, or neighbours! I’m also in a former communist country! :)

      • Spooks says:

        Yeey! Are we talking Ex-Yu?

      • Leen says:

        Where I’m from, most kids are bilingual (Arabic and Hebrew) and the majority know English as well. Some people know Armenian, French or German as well (usually those who are privately educated). The only people who have not travelled are refugees and that is due to their status and inability to acquire a travel document. So yes, I agree with Gwyneth there.
        And I am not talking about the private education kids. I’m talking about public schools and the like. Private education (which is actually very affordable, it is about $500 a year) usually means you learn 4 languages.
        So yes, it is doable.

        Oh and where I live, most people if not all, tend to acquire university degrees.

        And I can’t tell you how many times I’ve travelled and shelled out less than $300 for plane tickets/accomodation for a nice long week .

    • DIANE says:

      I wonder if she considers her ‘more than one language’ to be American and English.

    • Patricia C says:

      Of course she speaks two languages: she speaks english and she talks shit.

    • annaloo. says:

      Ah.. my fellow Celebitchers.. I probably should have whittled the quote down: I think it’s common knowledge than less than half of Americans have passports, and while many do and are world travelers, (or at least travel to other parts of the country), there are many that don’t or can’t, and I still find them exceptionally warm and wonderful people. It never hurts to be well-travelled, of course, or to speak another language (though a number Americans do not– and are still fine and nice people). I agree with Ms Paltrow, that good manners are always desirable, but I know a lot of people (including two of my best girlhood friends)who function very well within their communities, within their families and still do not have a passport. Absolutely, travel is great, but travel (esp foreign travel) is a luxury for a lot of people these days. I still think she needs to check it on giving her opinion of who she thinks “functions best.”

      And no, it never hurts to speak another language.

    • Nina W says:

      GP just comes off as pretentious, whether that is aimed at Americans or not. She does not represent the best of the US no matter how stuck on herself she is.

  8. mel says:

    This whole interview…its just WOW…so clueless how the average peasant lives. I don’t think she understands how the middle class functions…either you are wealthy or to be pitied. I do like the last picture of her though….she looks really pretty.

  9. annaloo. says:

    As Michael K would say:

    What the HELL kind of GD marriage is that?

  10. JenD says:

    So he doesn’t have to do anything as a husband or father because he’s making all that mad genius music? Oh, goop.

    • Granger says:

      Exactly! Her comment there was so strange. I mean, my husband is a brilliant professor who loves his research and is making quite a name for himself in his field. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want him home for dinner or to tuck the kids into bed at night.

      I guess this is where Gwyneth’s nanny comes in. I’m tired at the end of a long day with little people, I need my husband home to give me a bit of a break. Goop can leave hers with the nanny and run out for drinks with her girlfriends — she doesn’t need to wait for Chris.

    • DeltaJuliet says:

      No shit. My husband deliveres the SHIT out of his FedEx packages but that doesn’t mean I don’t get pissed when he sits around while I’m doing all the work.

  11. tracking says:

    I like this photoshoot. But man she has some crazy retro ideas about marriage. And she has a nanny so she can go to Dubai when Max Factor needs her? Classic GP eyeroll quote!

  12. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    Future Tabloid Headline:

    “Chris Martin Begs Goop’s Shrink: Please! Stop her before she blurts again!!”

  13. Felicia says:

    She’s definitely the gift that keeps on giving. But I have to say her dad’s advice about keeping a marriage alive was pretty damn insightful:
    ‘Well, we never wanted to get divorced at the same time’.

    So much truth to that statement! Hah!

    • mel says:

      Describes my marriage some years…but after 23 years together…its still working!

    • carol says:

      is that really true? Is marriage really that tough ?

      • RobN says:

        It really isn’t. Been married 13 years, happy as clams, don’t ever think about working at it, we just enjoy each other and the kids and go about our lives. I think some people simply want extra credit for doing what comes naturally to most of us.

      • Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

        It’s not tough if you marry a compatible person. You have to both want the same things–and be willing to compromise and give some things up to get there.
        Which is what Goop seems to be having a hard time with–that’s why she keeps talking about it.

        I’ve been married 21 years this June.

      • Rhea says:

        To be honest, I think different people meaning different situation. Also, it depends on the people and environment around your marriage because often times it’s the people around you—who will give a strain in your marriage or relationship.

        Just look at those people who live in their spouse home country—that have a totally different culture from their own, a languange barrier, no friends, etc. They need to “work” on their marriage by making sure the transition would be easy for their spouse.

        Other example, for those who live with their in-law due to your in-law health, there’s an extra responsibility to juggle for the family between raising your kids, working and taking care of your in-law. Add that with financial problem, some people would find that marriage is a hard work.

        For those who mega rich, probably they have a problem with compromising their ego. Each would easily think “I’ve got my own money, I’m still young/pretty/handsome/famous, why should I stay if I’m not happy?”—-without trying the hardest to safe their marriage.

        Even those who look like happy without major problem that could affect their marriage, they need to “work” on their marriage, sometimes adding some “spice” or a surprise here and there—not taking it for granted—so their relationship would not turning into an auto-mode. Lots of couple turning into a sibling-like relationship. They forgot what it feels like to be a man and a woman in a relationship. Sex would feel like just part of the routine.

        Like I said, different people different situation. That’s why some people said marriage need some “work”. I think one of the key would be finding a person who would make it look like you both don’t need to work for your marriage (when in fact both of you are working for it!) or someone that willing to “work” with you to maintain your marriage life.

      • Agnes says:

        @RobN – I SO agree with you. My marriage is the thing that’s easy, good, amazing, safe, and comforting in my life. My husband and my son the best things ever. I feel bad for Goop. I wouldn’t want to be in her shoes. I think she’s an ass, but she deserves to be happy. Drop Chris’ ass, Goop, and go out there to find someone you love and loves you.

      • StaCat1 says:

        Every marriage is different. What works for some doesn’t for others.

        there is no magic equation for it.
        I can’t speak to her marriage–but i can speak to her insane “advice” LOL

      • Felicia says:

        I guess I read her dad’s quote differently. To me it’s not saying marriage sucks or is super difficult as much as it’s saying as long as at least one person is invested a marriage can endure even the roughest spots. Once BOTH partners give up it’s over.

        My own experience is that there are going to be rough points where at least one person may want out or is miserable – possibly for unrelated reasons but they think ending the marriage is the answer. Yes all marriages are different but I feel like for most people if you’ve been together for a long time it’s INEVITABLE that you will go through periods where you don’t feel invested anymore. It waxes and wanes. You aren’t continuously in love and it isn’t perfect all the time. It’s inevitable that you’ll hit rough patches if for no other reason than because there’s a random element to life.

        Anyway I thought it was insightful. But maybe it was supposed to be a more glib and negative comment than I interpreted it to be.

      • Wif says:

        Mine is that tough. My husband has chronic depression so I spend at least 70% of the time living with a man that I didn’t choose. The other 30% is great though. And it means so much to weather the storms of life with someone you can depend on.

        So it’s different for everyone. (Married 15 years come June.)

      • Nina W says:

        You sign on for better or worse and sometimes you get worse. Then you choose to stick it out or not. If both people don’t stick with it, the boat sinks.

      • SydneySpy says:

        I get what she thinks her dad said…. And I get “as long as at least one is invested in the marriage”, to a point. But I’ve known plenty of people who were “invested” in the marriage but the other just walked away without a backward glance. There was nothing more the invested one could have done. I say marriage is more like a lucky dip. Sometimes you get a brilliant gift, but other times you get a bit of pretty but useless junk.

  14. valleymiss says:

    Just like Madonna with Guy Ritchie, Gwyneth seems to think that marrying a Brit instantly gave her class and educational superiority (is it because of the Brit accent?). Goopy didn’t even graduate college! She went to UC Santa Barbara (which, while a good school, ain’t exactly Harvard or Yale…Jodie Foster she is not) and she dropped out! Lol Oh Goopy…never change.

  15. V4Real says:

    OMG Lady shut up. Gywn is a walking contradiction as Kaiser pointed out. She is really laying the ground work for when the Divorce happens. Marriage is hard, I don’t make demands on him, I bless his mic when I’m mad at him. She’s throwing this out there now in order to play victim once they split to make it look as if she was the glue holding the marriage together. Gwyn is all about Gwyn, it’s constantly me me me and I do this and I do that. It’s never we (meaning her and Chris). That’s a sign that he has checked out of the marriage he just didn’t take the time to hand the key off to the concerige on the way out.

  16. e.non says:

    what does she get in return for her subservient, docile behavior? her advice is hardly the type to encourage equal respect.

  17. lucy2 says:

    Her marriage does not sound healthy, but she seems to be clinging on for dear life and letting him do whatever he wants.

    I’ve never seen a minor supporting character get so much PR mileage out of a movie before. If RDJ were more into that sort of thing, he’d be pitching a fit about now.

    • Anna says:

      Well, I think she has a much bigger part in this than in the 2 previous films combined. Also RDJ was the one who insisted she was written into the Avengers, and also has said in interviews that Tony is nothing without Pepper, that esp in this final installment she is his reason for everything, so it sounds that her presence defines a lot of this movie.

    • V4Real says:

      @Anna You’re right he did insist on her being in the movie. As much as I’m not a fan of Goop what RDJ said made sense. IM 2 was the beginning of their romantic relationship so why not show that they are still together by displaying that in The Avengers. Also I can’t explain this but Gywn and Robert seems as if they have a real friendship that is not pretentious; maybe that’s because he’s a little eccentirc and he gets her. He said recently in an interview that they met 20 years ago at a film festival and he tried to sleep with her; maybe some of those feelings are still there.

      @Eve I saw Iron Man on Monday here in NY and my hubby made a surprise appearance at the theater. It was one of those moments where you go, can I believe what my eyes are seeing right now. No one knew he was going to be there. He’s shorter than I remember from several years back but then we all were pretty wasted that night. The following day I scored tickets to The Daily Show where he was the guest. It’s safe to say I was stalking him but not in the Hugh Jackman let me shave you kind of way.

      BTW IM3 was kick ass; Pepper did her thing and I loved the twist.

      • Anna says:

        OMG JEALOUS! Even tho I am not an RDJ fangirl (and never was, he’s too much of a Tony Stark for my linking), it would have been so cool. Which theater was it? I am in NYC for a week but promised my friends in CT (where I am heading to next before return to Mother Russia) that I will see IM3 with them, and now I will tell them they owe me big bc I could have hung out w/RDJ :-P

      • Eve says:

        @ V4Real:

        I read your previous comment about that special screening and his surprise appearance — you lucky bitch!

        I had so much fun with Iron Man 3!!! I must confess I was a bit skeptical because of the disappointment that was Iron Man 2, but left the theater thinking it was the best of the three. Will watch it again for sure.

      • V4Real says:

        @Anna It was a private screening at The Regal Theater in Times Square. It was for a group of teens from Queens NY who volunteered with The Police Athletic League during the clean up of Hurricane Sandy. I knew about the special event because a friend had told me. I got in by pretending I didn’t know what was going on and asked one of the PAL members about it. When he told me; I pulled one of those awww I wish I could go in. He said follow me and my heart felt like it was going to beat right out of my chest.
        I only wanted to see the movie before it was released in the States but I had no idea RDJ was going to show up. I was seated in the middle of the theater because the front was reserved for the kids. When they made the announcement and he came out the cheers were deafening. He said a few words, took pics with some of the teens and left. He gave those kids a memory of a lifetime.

      • Eve says:

        @ Anna:

        You think he’s too much of a Tony Stark? Well, then this .gif is for you:

      • Anna says:

        @V4Real -

        Seconding Eve on ‘you lucky bitch.’

        @Eve –

        Yup. My point exactly. I do not like cocky.

      • Eve says:

        @ Anna:

        I don’t think he was being cocky but rather…aware that people think they’re the same (or that he isn’t actually acting while playing Tony Stark — just showing his own mannerisms).

        And I kinda love him for that :D .

      • Anna says:

        Well then he’s all yours :) And by the way, it’s not so much that it annoys me, it’s just not my cup of tea, on a personal level. On the big screen though, I am all about Tony and cannot wait to see the movie next week!

      • V4Real says:

        Eve thanks for that Tumblr, I love it because that’s so Tony… oops I mean Robert.

        Anna thanks for saying my hubby is not your cup of tea; one less bitch I’ll have to shank. :)

      • Eve says:

        @ Anna:

        Are you trying to get me shanked? He’s V4Real’s CB husband, girl!

      • Anna says:

        Oh jeez, everyone so territorial! Didn’t mean to accidentally reallocate the assets :-P

  18. bns says:

    Whenever she talks about her marriage it sounds so one sided. I know that’s because she’s talking from her perspective, but it sounds like she puts in all of the work and he just does whatever the hell he wants.

  19. bluebelle says:

    Ignore her. It’s so obvs she’s just trying (and succeeding) to stir up sh*t and loves the public outrage. This behavior is called a superiorty complex-all a gift from her doting, spoiling Daddy. Enjoy.

  20. Soxfan says:

    She looks like a young Martha Stewart in that last pic.

  21. Shelly says:

    She looks really good in that last picture. Now go away for a while, G….I don’t hate you, but you are getting on my nerves!

  22. j.eyre says:

    Last night, Mr. Rochester was teasing me so I threw a dish towel at him. An evil grin spread across his face and he said:
    “Are you made at me? I mean, really mad at me?” and I yelled out, Stanley Kowalski style “GOOOOOOOOOOOOP!”

    When he hears she now saying I need to stop asking his whereabouts because he’s talented – he may, in fact, ask her to be our children’s godmother.

  23. Thiajoka says:

    I find the “baking a mean muffin” headline to be quite amusing considering the story we had to read about her hairy nethers.

    The only reason I click on Goop stories anymore is to read the comments.

  24. Elly says:

    have the feeling her marriage is dead…

  25. magpie says:

    She looks great and “glowy” here. That oil method cleansing thing must be working for her.

  26. pfeiffer87 says:

    People who have suffered a lot in life never begin a sentence with ‘I’ve had a great deal of suffering in my life’. Especially not in a magazine interview. She goes onto describe her suffering and then says ‘I don’t talk about it in the press.’ Girl you just did.

  27. Me Three says:

    Well, one thing is clear; Goop loves white.

  28. Carolyn says:

    Remind me what she’s famous for and why she’s relevant?

    Sad & Desperate.

  29. Debbie says:

    Never been a huge fan but did flove sliding doors and Emma but I have to be honest this promotion tour is making me sad for her. I don’t know what it is but she is coming across as desperate to hold on to everything, her image, her career and her marriage. It all makes me sad, and while I know she is insufferable it is still sad. And honestly no one should be made to feel in their relationship the way goop is coming across feeling in hers.

    Oh and on a shallow note this woman can rock white! It looks great on her.

  30. Cody says:

    I bet she doesn’t place demands on Chris ,because she is afraid of rocking the boat and he will leave permanently. That’s right dear, keep saying out loud, “genius songwriter, genius songwriter” and don’t forget to click your heels at the same time.

  31. Jayna says:

    I don’t know where to start. The way she threw in about knowing another language was so pretentious and know it all. If she had said, I want my children knowing another language because …… But her phrasing is know-it-all. And let’s face it, they probably are learning French, and if anything, learning Spanish is probably the best language to learn in America as far as best functioning in this world, if that’s her goal, and the most helpful even for traveling. But that’s too peasantry for Gwynneth. Only French will do for the elite private schools her kids go to and will only vacation in the south of France.

    Please note, I agree that learning a language is a great thing, any language, and I wish I had. It’s her pompous way of saying things regarding her child-rearing comments.

    Regarding her marriage, what she said is true for a long-term marriage. It’s just that she always talks about the difficulty of marriage, every interview, and she always throws in as a bone, they are great friends. This marriage is in trouble. She never once raves about marriage. There’s never any lightness to her comments about her marriage to balance out the it’s work comments. I feel for her, because she obviously isn’t fulfilled and trying to rationalize it. I go back to Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson. She was crazy about him. She would make comments that they were like oil and water and yet they work probably because of that. And her comment that “we ride the tough times, enjoy the great times, and keep trucking on” was so truthful about marriage, but you could always feel their love and happiness. The same with Kyra Sedgwick when she says she still gets butterflies when Kevin walks in the door. Gwynneth is just always talking about the drudgery of marriage. I almost feel she’s using these interviews as her own therapy and she doesn’t even know it, expressing out loud feelings she pushes down, but when stringing every comment together, seeing it tells you the state of her marriage, friends married. I said it before, I don’t think he’s in love with her and I doubt makes her feel loved or sexy or desirable, and so at 40, midlife crisis, is acting out in public the way she is because she’s craving attention. She’s ripe for an affair. I’m not saying she would act on it, but I think she would be vulnerable to one, a man acting crazy about her.

    The part about Dubai, LOL, Gwynneth always namedropping in some way. She can’t say, if I have to fly out for a photoshoot. It has to be painted in a dramatic way. If I have to fly out to Dubai, dahling.

    Gwynneth is harmless and not a mean person, but she comes across like I’m a great wife, unlike you peasantry women, because I have all the answers. I mean, the comments about why she doesn’t nag him on probably bad behavior, disappearing, ignoring her calls I bet LOL, is because he’s a genius. If you don’t feel you can ask your husband where he is something is wrong. He’s at his 22-year-old, peasant girlfriend’s apartment.

    • Zombie Shortcake says:

      “If you don’t feel you can ask your husband where he is something is wrong.”

      This reminds me of what Shania Twain said on her OWN show and wrote about in her autobiography: She and Mutt went through years of emotional distance and strained communication. Then one day she tried to start a conversation with him about the state of their marriage, and he ended it right then.

  32. RHONYC says:

    am i cray-cray or has this bish never, EVER said that she is in love with her husband and THAT’S why they are together! 8O
    i’m with my man for 7 f*cking years and am BLOWN AWAY with the fact that i am more in love with him than ever & he feels the same.

    i can’t imagine just being with someone because.

    am i a f*cking alien or what? :?

  33. Aud says:

    I don’t classify a screechy pitchy voice and dancing like a frog in a food processor/blender as “putting something good” into this world.
    Sorry, not a Cold Play fan.
    Gwyneth is just a walking, talking, living sound byte for whoever will pay her the right amount of money or free fashion.

  34. BengalCat2000 says:

    Gwen likes having her asked kissed in multiple languages.

  35. Paloma says:

    Everyone has tragedy in their life at some point; death of loved ones, major disappointments. Not sure why she thinks she is the only one.

  36. Christina says:

    “I drive the kids to school, I cook. But I have a nanny, so if I need to go to Dubai for Max Factor, then I can.”

    For a moment there I thought I was reading ‘The Onion’. She actually said this? Does she have ANY idea how obnoxious and elitist she comes across as being? Or does she just not care?

    • DIANE says:

      My money’s on her having no idea how she comes across. This is someone who has NEVER lived in the real world. Privileged and connected from birth, she’s NEVER had to fight to make it in this world. That, plus the fact that she’s not very intelligent. She probably spent that one semester at UC Santa Barbara partying and then dropped out ‘to pursue an acting career.’ Yeah, right. She moved the 30 miles down the coast, probably to her folks’ beachhouse or such, had them make a half dozen phone calls, and the next thing you know, she’s starring on the big screen. Pathetically shallow and apparently now needing to be in the press every blessed day. Gwyn, your elitism and narcissism make us want to see you fail. For someone so self-obsessed, she has no insight at all into how she comes across.

  37. kellybean says:

    She should wear her hair like this more often. It actually looks really cute and healthy.

  38. Princess Lizabeth says:

    No demands, no expectations, no surprise when they finally get divorced. Nice way of rationalizing the sorry state of your marriage, Goop.

    I see she’s having a feast in the third picture. It’s probably an empty carton but, hey, she probably only eats air anyway.

  39. Agnes says:

    As a gauche American peasant, I have to ask – what the f is going on with her marriage? It sounds like a business arrangement, not a union of two people who love each other. FML.

  40. Poppy says:

    It is rude to say but imma say it. She followed him like a dog until he “noticed” her then she got knocked up. Goop plans everything. It was the only way to keep him. They hardly knew each other. Not the best way to start a lifelong relationship. She wanted another high profile relationship and he wanted the opposite. She was “desperate” after daddy died.
    If that’s not the case, they made a mistake and went through with it and are still trying to make the best of it.
    Any way you slice it, they have always seemed miserable together. Always. She fed him a line, he bought it, and she has tried ever since to be the person she led him to believe she was. She’s a miserable woman. She’s been missing the attention she thought she deserved. After Kate b. incident she decided she could get that attention and lord she hasn’t let up since.
    That line about not sharing tmi is BS. She’s shared everything and is digging for more stuff to share. She’ll be telling all @ her golden goop poops and finger painting next. Im sure her family love that we all know how much pubic hair she has or doesn’t have.
    She’s tried everything to shed her stick up her butt image but she still comes off as high and mighty. She’s just not high or mighty anymore. The only one that believes she’s a well educated, classy movie star is her.

    • Moi says:

      That’s actually not true at all. Chris was way more into her in the beginning, than she him. Gwyneth thought Chris was too young for her at the time. He’s the one the who did the pursuing after they met. Everything Gwyneth says or does is going to get misconstrued and twisted around. I’m with the poster that stated its like being in HS, hating on Gwyneth is considered cool somehow.

      • Emily says:

        Just cuz it’s cool, that doesn’t make it not true.

        I hated her before her recent onslaught, and she keeps on coming. She won’t stop! It’s like we’re stuck in a zombie movie, incessantly pursued by a skinny boring blonde chick who won’t stop yapping! Now that does sound like high school.

  41. Elisabeth says:

    Apple: Mommy where is daddy?
    Gwynnie: Daddy is out doing AMAZING THINGS!!!!
    Apple: text him to bring home oreos

  42. HappyJoyJoy says:

    The only thing that always seems to be on trend with her in every interview lately is the marriage talk. Oh its hard, oh its this, oh marriage. Honey if you have to work THAT hard to make it work, maybe you’re sticking together two pieces of a puzzle that look like they fit but when you try to stick’em together they are completely different. I think she’d rather stay in a bad relationship to keep up appearances than to walk out. She’s too perfect for divorce. That kind of stuff is for peasants.

  43. HotPockets says:

    I feel like Goopy has a case of the Foxy’s.

  44. Nev says:

    Unfortunately it sounds likes she’s soooo unhappy.

  45. Lucy says:

    Excuse my peasantness and the fact that I’ve never cared enough about her to know she writes a blog…but why on Earth would she name it GOOP? it sounds gross. Just dump her already, Chris!

  46. Lisa says:

    Well, I think I understand the difference between GOOP and me: She thinks Coldplay’s music is genius, and I think it’s about equal to someone who’s rude, jaded, has never traveled and only speaks one language.

  47. I Choose Me says:

    I asked my dad once, ‘How did you and Mum stay married for 33 years?’ And he said, ‘Well, we never wanted to get divorced at the same time’.

    Hm, I’ve heard a quote similar to that before. Except it was, “we’ve never fallen out of love at the same time.”

  48. lambchops says:

    She’s painted herself into quite a corner. It’s impossible to simultaneously portray yourself as better than everybody and just like everybody. If her hubby wants privacy, how about respect that and don’t talk about your marriage so we all try to relate to you as someone like us. If your hubby wanted a private marriage, why the h did he marry a movie star. I think he met her when he was 26-much too young for marriage for most men imo. And now he’s resentful, looking for the grass is greener and she’s floundering around all over the place. These continuous interviews are slowly leaving me with one impression, she’s kind of a mess.

    I can see why Brad Pitt breathed a sigh of relief when he met AJ, a stoner chick and he just tuned out with her for a while. GP would have been absolutely exhausting to be with. I’m exhausted by her myself!

  49. Vixenella says:

    Can she just go away?! I will be glad when promotion of Iron Man is over.

  50. Emily says:

    Gwyneth, please shut up. Just shut up. No, we don’t care about that either. Shut up. Shut up. SHUT. UP.

  51. Christo says:

    We have been cursed with this woman’s PR onslaught for the past month. Enough already. Her smug mug puts me off for the rest of the day. She is like Anne Hathaway’s much older, more obvious, braggadocio blonde sister who thinks arrogance is the perceived substitute for confidence. I hate her.

  52. Rhiley says:

    Unless she has a bunch of charities that she never talks about, which very well may be the case, I am not sure how she has contributed to the world (referring to why we don’t see her in as many movies anymore- her explanation, she wants to raise who contribute to the world). She is certainly no Angelina Jolie, and even the money she raises from her cookbooks do not go to a charity. Wouldn’t it be great if the proceeds from her beloved cookbook went to end childhood hunger or something important. Taking your children to all the upper class hangouts of London is not teaching them how to contribute to the world, Gwenny.

  53. chutzpah says:

    You know what drives me mad? being Single is HARD!!!! much bloody harder than marriage with no one to do anything for you or put you first.

    Who the hell in her outrageously privileged position even dares to say they have had a hard life??!!EVERYONE by age 40 has had some bad things happen in their life, but not everyone has the money, connections and p*ss easy job to make it all bearable.

    B*itch please.

  54. Al says:

    For a couple that refuses to be photographed together in public, she sure does over share the details their married life. I wonder what he thinks about her telling the world that she “rocks a 70s vibe” or gives him a bj when she’s angry, or doesn’t concern herself when he doesn’t come home…..

  55. BooBooLaRue says:

    *snortled my coffee* bang on…

  56. Mon says:

    Oh dear me, she just needs to shut up now. And no, I don’t hate her, never have, never will, I just have a low tolerance for bollocks! She really needs to come to grips with the world and realise that a divorce will not mean she is a failure. Find some self respect woman! Dump him and start enjoying your life! In the meantime, just shut up, please!

  57. Mon says:

    I never liked his band as his music was making me wanna slash my wrists, so depressing! Now I think I understand why…. Can’t help but feel sorry for them both. And their children caught in the middle. If not for yourself, end that marriage for them. Think what sort of example you are both setting for them.

  58. Helvetica says:

    I love her but the divorce comment is stupid. Most divorces DO happen because 1 party wants it–most divorces are not mutual; one party usually wants the marriage and the other doesn’t.

    She looks great on the cover and in the white trench.

    • SydneySpy says:

      I totally agree with you, Helvetica, as I attempted to say earlier. Everyone, and I mean everyone, I know who is divorced either walked out or was walked out on. It didn’t matter one iota how much one was invested in the marriage, family, financially arrangements etc.; once the other party decided it was over, it was. Over. In a heartbeat.

  59. sparky says:

    Of course it goes without saying you don’t place demands on your spouse.

    Does Goopy give herself an award for wiping her butt every day?

  60. Evelyn Apricots says:

    When I no longer placed demands (or had expectations) on my husband, was the time I realized I no longer wanted to be married. I just didn’t care what he was doing. I filed for divorce a few weeks later. We are now friends and co-parent together.

  61. KellyinSeattle says:

    She looks like Kelly Ripa in the second photo, but I actually like Kelly. And she’s suffered so much in life? I don’t know mentally or psychologically, seems not true. When they divorce, what will she do? Probably write a book about surviving divorce. I feel badly for Blythe Danner for spawning such a daughter.

  62. ojulia123 says:

    She’s more grounded than Chris Martin?

    He does things like spend his personal time at Children’s Hospital Boston with a teenage boy fighting cancer (and not for publicity – I only know about this because the boy’s mom posted pictures on Facebook).

    What does Gwyneth do to give back? Make women feel bad about themselves? Try to get cheap laughs by talking about BJs and her bushy pubes? Ugh.

    • mimi says:

      The message she keeps sending is of a stay at home wife that all she does is try to be of service to her husband in a very one sided relationship.

      It’s actually quite detrimental how she keeps sending women messages that their husbands should be treated like kings and they are their maids.
      Never to expect or demand sharing of the responsibility/ raising kids/ being at home, while the wife should depend on a nanny if she needs to leave, has to cook, take care of the house and be alone, and then give him a BJ when she gets angry with him.

      The main point is not only is this a patriarchal and chauvinist point of view that should no longer be OK in popular media, it’s not even true about her own life.

      She has a career, she is very serious about and devotes a lot to.
      She is not really a stay at home mom, and I have no idea who does the cooking and the rest of the chores.

      I do think she is the primary or practically only care giver for the children and that he is not a devoted father, and one who would not think for a second if disappearing and not being present and caring for his children affects his children.

      She should stop trying to tell women to be something she is not.
      Women should be independent and strong, and if their men is not around, doesn’t share the heavy lifting and his priorities are off as a father and husband, then she should kick him out.

  63. junegorilla says:

    If I was married to her I wouldn’t come home either…

  64. Theresa says:

    Ugh. So tired of seeing people comment about how their marriage isn’t hard work at all. Really? REALLY? I don’t buy it. I call bullshit.

  65. Lauren says:

    Gooßush is horny and lonely. Needs some fresh fertilizer and rototilling. Furthermore, GooBush needs some good shucking to immobilize her goopshit mouth.

  66. sauvage says:

    I’m actually starting to feel sorry for her.

  67. ParisPucker says:

    you know, I used to be anti-goop, but i’ve given in. It must be tough being in the media’s eye all the time being criticized. I know she has is better and easier than a gazillion people, but this woman has fought her personal battles, and has been honest about them. And instead of crucifying her for it, I think it’s worth thinking about how generous it is for her to do that. She has preserved a sense of humor…yes, she has lived in a bubble, but she does have something to offer.

    Am not denying that she can be full of sh*te but this is a woman who has had a successful career because we’ve loved her as an actress. She was brilliant in: Sliding Doors; A Perfect Murder; The Talented Mr.Ripley; The Royal Tenenbaums and Proof. These were all brilliant movies because she helped them to be. So from now on, maybe we should just take her with a grain of salt. She’s not a leach on society like Lindsay Lohan. Before we bash her to bits again, it’s worth remembering that.