Gwyneth Paltrow celebrated her 42nd b-day by eating carbs in front of her trainer


Gwyneth Paltrow posted this photo on her Instagram over the weekend. The occasion? It was her 42nd birthday on Saturday. Yes, Dame Gwyneth is 42 years old. She’s been famous since… I don’t know, her early 20s. Twenty years of fame, accomplishments and high-profile relationships. Gwyneth posted the photo with the message: “thank you for all the birthday wishes! #feelingthelove.” I would love it if someone gave her conditioner for her birthday! But no, a celebration of Goop has to include wine and food, apparently:

Forty-two and fabulous! Gwyneth Paltrow celebrated her 42nd birthday early last Friday, Sept. 19, with a dinner party at AOC Wine Bar and Restaurant in Los Angeles. Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, who threw the fete for the Goop founder, was in attendance as well as about 12 other pals including Cameron Diaz and Tracy Anderson.

A source tells Us Weekly that the intimate “fun” group dined in a private wine room on small plates, including sweet corn, avocado, rajas, queso fresco salad, the grilled peaches with ricotta and pistachio aillade, the farro and black rice, currants, a pine nuts dish, spanish fried chicken, and the market fish.

Paltrow, who famously maintains a strict diet, also feasted on vegetables, the insider adds of the birthday girl.

[From Us Weekly]

I wonder if it’s weird to eat food in front of your trainer? Especially if your trainer is Tracy Anderson. I feel like there were a lot of side-eyes and judgy-faces.

Two more Goop-related items. First, this week’s Goop-letter is actually interesting to me. It’s about interior design and how to put together a “small space.” Gwyneth and a team of interior design professionals decorated the West Hollywood apartment of “goop guy Kevin Keating.” You can see the Goop-letter here. It’s one of the most enjoyable ones in recent memory. Not so enjoyable? Gwyneth’s monogrammed panties – apparently, she gets her underwear monogrammed “GK PM” for Gwyneth Kate Paltrow Martin. Gwyneth isn’t giving up the Martin anytime soon. That’s just a note for Jennifer Lawrence, in case she’s reading.


Photos courtesy of Gwyneth’s IG, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. McCall says:

    Chris was at her birthday party last night. Daily Mail has the pictures.
    Not sure why the comments that “she isn’t giving him up”. I am not a huge fan of hers but I think the press is going overboard trying to paint her as the bad one in this split when it seems they get along ok. Maybe HE isn’t letting HER go and is still attached to his family? He didn’t have to go to a birthday party in her honor but he chose to. It still amazes me that people seem to take everything they read in tabloid “leaks” as truth.

    • starrywonder says:

      I know. Frankly I am surprised that he is even okay with being papped since he used to lose his freaking mind over it. If I was Goop I would be hurt that my ex who used to hide in dumpsters and hung up on radio hosts if they asked about me was being all lovey dovey with JLaw (allegedly) in public at concerts. He’s an ass.

      • Kath says:

        + eleventy billion.

        It is beginning to annoy me that she is endlessly portrayed as the precious ‘un-fun’ one by the media when Chris Martin always acted like it would shatter his oh-so-cool indie cred (ha ha!) to be seen with the mother of his children in public. (The woman who moved to HIS country and gave up a big part of her career).

        Yes, a lot of what Gwyneth believes is utter bollocks and she may be out of touch with ordinary people, but this whole ‘ageing nagging shrew’ versus ‘fun, easy-going young starlet’ narrative is starting to get up my nose.

      • Courtney says:


      • starrywonder says:

        @Kath. Yep. It’s starting to bug me too. Not a Goop fan but Chris Martin can suck it.

      • Jayna says:

        @Kath, I’m right with you on that. I’m sick of it also. Chris has never been some hen-pecked husband who was some fun guy dragged down by Gwynneth and now she’s controlling him. He has admitted he could be inaccessible and removed emotionally and is working on that but that it hurt the marriage. I don’t care much for Goopy these days, but they are staying friends and handling the separation beautifully for the children. Sex was probably long over so not so jealous of new lovers. I hope the next time Goopy has a fun guy who doesn’t mind being seen with her and has a more carefree spirit.

        Chris, go make a more upbeat record next time like U2.

        That’s all I’ve got. Kudos to both of them for not making this an ugly situation, so the press has to create things out of them staying friendly. You can’t win I guess is the moral of the story as far as the gossip rags, no matter how you handle things.

      • Veronica says:

        Aye, I find that rather curious, myself. It’ll be very telling how he behaves once Martin Lawrence becomes high profile.

    • Alex says:

      I agree they are going overboard trying to paint Goop as the bad party here. I’m not even convinced that Chris is dating Jen let alone as serious as the tabs make out. I mean in the last week they moved in together (false) and are planning a wedding (laughable). I think it’s sad because I don’t think Chris is an innocent party. He apparently had his flings on the side and clearly couldn’t be bothered to support his wife in her work. And let’s not forget that Chris was the one that left the door open in his marriage in an interview earlier this summer. I wouldn’t be surprised if they “consciously coupled” again soon.

      • Ciria says:

        ITA too. If she was so awful, why was he with her so long? I find it really mean/rude that he’d act like he didn’t want to be around her in public. Can you imagine being married to that? \It’s hurtful.

      • Alexis says:

        It’s why I don’t get why people are saying Martin is such a catch. He couldn’t be bothered to support his wife and she was at plenty of his shows. Not only that but the rumors surrounding his transgressions are out there so they both seemed to have stepped out. Now I don’t like Paltrow because of some of the pretentious comments but I find Chris just as annoying. He clearly married her for some reason and early this summer he wanted her back and said part of the marriage failing was his fault. So he wasn’t trapped in a marriage by evil Paltrow…he pursued her apparently.
        Either way I don’t like either of them and all this drama is why I hope that Jen is staying away from this mess. I’m just hoping its a fling or something for PR because already this situation is getting messier by the day. Im her age and I wouldn’t want to be in the middle of this crap. Just my opinion.

    • Chris says:

      Oh I get it. You’re all being nice about her because it was her bithday. That’s cute.

  2. RocketMerry says:

    I love that even the original article has “fun” group in quotes; also, the birthday girl “feasted on vegetables”. Wow, Goop; naughty.

  3. Barrett says:

    I would need an antacid that’s a lot of vegetables and fiber. Sounds good. But what does that stuff feel like floating in G’s stomach with a glass of wine and her 1 weekly allotted cigarette?

  4. birdie says:

    It’s actually Gwyneth Katherine.

  5. Kate2 says:

    Am I the only one who thinks the food sounds good? I wouldn’t eat the chicken but the rest sounds delicious.

    She looks lovely in that pic she posted. I wish she’d allow that wavy hair more often. The pin straight hair is aging.

  6. Chris says:

    I was at the gym the other day and I saw a personal trainer eating a meat pie out of a brown paper bag while he watched his client train.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Omg, I used to have this trainer who would EAT while I was working out. It was so unprofessional. She would microwave some leftover Mexican food like burritos for her “breakfast” and EAT it while I was starving and working out. That relationship didn’t last long. Lol

      • Bridget says:

        That is both unprofessional and gross. Of course trainers eat (unless their name is Tracy Anderson) but we don’t need proof.

      • Lauren says:

        I dated a personal trainer for NHL Hockey players.
        Has 2 university degrees.
        Was terrified to eat in front of him on our first date. I jogged six miles that day and was starving by our 8 pm date. I had salad, steak, mashed potatoes, red wine and cake.
        “I am so glad you like to eat food” he said.
        He was serious. Most women he dated ate Nothing or just a salad – and chain smoked.

        He would eat baskets of chicken wings + fries, drink vodka and root beer. I was ordered not to tell anyone. Also liked jelly beans, jube-jubes and sour keys.
        He was beautiful and sexy beyond words. 11 years later, I still hold his food secrets close to my heart. Yummy memories.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      The thought of someone eating in the middle of a sweat and germ covered gym makes me queasy! Gross!

  7. Dany says:

    Why should she change her name? She was Paltrow-Martin for over a decade and maybe she just wants the same surname as her children?

    I think it´s wonderful that both are still friends and parent the kids together.

    • don't kill me i'm french says:


    • Courtney says:

      I don’t think I’d immediately change my last name after a divorce either. It’s been my last name for a decade, since I was 22. It’s my son’s last name. It’s been my last name almost all of my adult life and all of my career. At this point, it’s as much my last name as it is my husbands.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        I didn’t change my name from my first marriage until this marriage. And I’m hyphenated now. Professionally, I am still going by my first husband’s last name because I can’t be arsed to change my medical license. It’s kind of a pain.

      • Ag says:

        i’m just getting around now to changing my name on my professional license 3 years after i got married. haha. i’m hyphenated now, so it’s an entire THING, they don’t seem to have enough spaces on the forms.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I changed my name back to my maiden name in my divorce papers, but if I’d had small children, I probably wouldn’t have. Not judging anyone who does, I just would probably have let that one go.

    • Veronica says:

      I was wondering about that, too. My mother still had my father’s name 20+ years after the divorce, and she kept it for legal and family reasons. I wouldn’t be surprised if Paltrow said the same.

      This being said…I do think this is an underlying political gesture to it. There are almost always power dynamics in divorce, no matter how amicable.

      • sauvage says:

        Power dynamics, yeah… Such as my grandfather legally forbidding my grandmother (it was the fifties, he could do that) to keep his last name – the same last name as her children. Really shi**y move on his part.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        There’s a couple in our town who divorced. The husband hated the wife so much that when she insisted on keeping her married last name, he changed his to something else so they wouldn’t be the same. Lol

      • Mel says:

        I never could understand the name changing thing in the first place (i.e. after getting married).
        I still don’t. (I bear both of my parents’ surnames, and that’s how it was always gonna be for the rest of my natural life.)

        No offense intended to anyone.

  8. Ag says:

    i want to know who’s holding all the roses around her face. haha

  9. Blythe says:

    Well, she looks 42. I bet that’s not her goal. If carbs is a treat for you, you have a miserable existence.

    • dj says:

      Right? Carbs to me is a plate of spaghetti or fetticini! Whether it is a “small plate” of not! Plus, I would bet that the ppl holding the roses next to GP are the gloved servers of the “small plates.” Also, did hell freeze over because so many are supporting GP? Is that what it takes for a Huvane win…for her ex to date a 24 yr old? Just saying.

  10. Luciana says:

    It’s monday. A part from my coffee, I needed my Goop fix.

  11. Mischa Jane says:

    What is with that photo with the roses? It’s bizarre.

    I would never invite Tracy to eat with me if I was chowing down. I picture her stabbing the food or something.

  12. poppy says:

    i too hope she received a crate of conditioner. just not the kind that gives you cancer.

    instead of bragging at her next ted talk how goop panties are changing the internet/world we live in for the better i bet she leaves that for jessica seinfeld to tweet about
    -because goop is just that generous.

  13. Lurker says:

    I know she’s out of touch etc, but like many of here I hate the way she’s being painted as a terrible, old shrew.

    That being said, I can’t with her hair anymore. GOOP, stop it with whatever you’re doing with the hair. Your hair was so cute in Sliding Doors – a fun crop or even a short bob would do so much for you!

    • Annie says:

      Agreed on the hair. Pin-straight center-parted hair is pretty dated these days. She probably thinks it’s making her look younger (most women who cling to this style seem to think that I notice), but it’s really not.

  14. annaloo. says:


  15. Anguishedcorn says:

    More pertinent than the “I wouldn’t change my name” discussion is the “I wouldn’t monogram my undies” discussion.

  16. Luciana says:

    I came back to said that after reading RW Vouge interview, I got to the conclusion that when we are talking about delutionals blondes, I will take Goop anyday over THE AMERICAN CITIZEN.

  17. Alex says:

    Chris having his kids as a priority it a must but having Goop as a 2nd and his new gf as 3rd? is a good guy but what is the point of being in this relationship? If at least they were getting the divorce but it feels like Chris and Gwyneth are cooking what they have and at any moment they can decide to “couple” again and Jen will be left in the dust. Jen should run and go have fun with a boy on her age.

  18. Autobot says:

    Leathery Hamptonite celebrated 42nd birthday with her co-cheating ex, fitness trainer, and a handful of work pals. They noshed on small plates like it was 2002. The birthday girl prided herself on pronouncing queso fresco correctly and frequently throughout the evening. Everyone went home hungry at 11pm.