Gwyneth Paltrow: Happiness comes from exercise, dieting, water & sex


Gwyneth Paltrow is still promoting the Goop collaboration with Juice Beauty, the organic and non-toxic beauty line. So Gwyneth gave an interview to this week’s issue of People Magazine. Unfortunately, the quotes are not as eye-rolly as her recent Glamour Magazine interview, where Goop came across as stuck so far into her bubble of privilege that she could not understand that she wasn’t and isn’t a self-made woman. This People interview is all about how Goop feels “beautiful” and what she does to feel beautiful.

Gwyneth Paltrow is feeling beautiful and it’s no accident. The 43-year-old star tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue that she relies on balance in her life to keep her feeling her best.

“I think it’s really important to be happy, and I think women get happy by being authentic,” she says. “But I also believe in exercise, eating well, drinking lots of water, sex, sleeping and being around people who make you feel good. And I think that glow that you get in life comes from a combination of all those things.”

The GOOP guru is taking her love for all things green to the next level with her very own skin care line in collaboration with Juice Beauty. Launching March 1, the non-toxic collection comes on the heels of a her recent makeup collaboration with the brand. The entrepreneur and mom of two says that she created the line because she feels that “women deserve to have a really effective, beautifully made product that’s non toxic and organic.”

With a lengthy career, family and GOOP under her belt, Paltrow says aging doesn’t faze her one bit.

“I earned these gray hairs,” Paltrow declares. “I really am not afraid of getting older.”

[From People]

Just once, I would love to hear Gwyneth say “You know what? I believe in ‘You Do You.’” But that whole idea would cut into her cottage industry of sanctimonious advice. She came close to just saying “women should be authentic,” but she remembered that her role on earth is to remind every woman that they can’t just be authentic, they also have to exercise, diet, drink lots of water, have sex, get a lot of sleep and be the Queen Bee of a group of Botoxed blonde women. Classic Goop. Achieving happiness is never as easy as saying “just be yourself.”

Am I the only one who rolls her eyes every time Gwyneth talks about how hard she works? “I earned these gray hairs.” Did you though?

Fun fact: Both Brad Falchuk and Gwyneth are still married to other people.



Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Jenns says:

    Speak for yourself, Gwyneth. Happiness for me comes from wine, nachos and having everyone leaving me the f**k alone.

  2. Jaded says:

    I’d replace “drinking lots of water” with “drinking lots of vodka…with sparkling water and a squeeze of fresh lemon”.

  3. Grant says:

    She’s a twat. But I love her blue Birkin.

  4. Lurker says:

    I love how she has to mention in every interview that she’s getting laid. No one cares, Goop. No one cares.

    • FingerBinger says:

      I’ve noticed more celebrities are doing that. It’s classless.

    • Jules says:

      @Lurker: Exactly!…no one cares and eeewwww…!.

    • Snappyfish says:

      One has to question who is she trying to convince…my guess is herself

      • Birdix says:

        agreed. And I wonder whether Moses gets teased at school every time she comes out with something about her 70s bush, steaming her uterus, or her blissful sex life.

      • paleokifaru says:

        Ugh yes. I just can’t with all the oversharing now. There is a difference between owning your sexuality/not being ashamed and being inappropriate because you are not understanding relationship boundaries. Your “fans” don’t have a close enough relationship to be privy to this info people!

    • Susie 1of 3 says:

      Anyone remember the phrase “all talk and no do”?

    • JenniferJustice says:

      And they/SHE thinks it’s oh so subtle. She’s never been good at subtlety. It’s like she’s taken over the schtick for Cameron Diaz since she got married. Cameron probably gonna want her “I love getting banged” schtick back now that her marriage is crumbling.

    • Lurker says:

      I think it’s all a lame ploy to make people think of her as still hot and f*ckable. Her acting career is past its expiration date and her celeb to celeb marriage is over, so she needs some schtick to stay relevant and famous. “Look everyone! The 1990s aren’t over! I am still hot! Men still want me! I get laid all the time! Also, steam your vag!”


    • Embee says:

      I absolutely think that you are right BUT it may be true that she has blossomed later in life re: sexuality. For me, pre-40 intimacy was kinda “whatever” but something happened in my 40s that has me thinking about sex like a 16 year boy.

    • polonoscopy says:

      The more she talks about how much she’s getting laid now, the more I think that Chris Martin must have been crap in bed.

    • Danielle says:

      Makes me wonder how bad Chis Martin was. Remember she said he’s like a brother recently too. Lol!

  5. Lilacflowers says:

    Happiness comes from chocolate, great shoes, and beautiful earrings. And bacon. And wine

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      And having an afternoon free, reading a great book, feeling the sun on your face, making something with your own hands, naps and holding hands. And bacon. And wine and actually everything you said.

    • Lizzie McGuire says:

      Happiness comes from potato chips, popcorn, pancakes, In n out burgers and Alejandro feeding you strawberries while you drink a mimosa sitting on a beach in Costa Rica. Oh & Idris Elba swimming around that adds to my happiness.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Mostly bacon…

    • Sumodo1 says:

      Triple creme brie on a baguette.

    • annaloo. says:

      Happiness comes from financial stability. Purpose. Celebitchy and its commenters! A good manicure. A hot shower. A soft bed. A safe home.

      Happiness comes from gratitude. I am thankful that I live a life where I can log on here and enjoy the banter and drink my coffee that – after years – I have finally mastered brewing. I’m happy my home is clean. I’m happy that the sun is shining.

      I would be HAPPIER if Goop STFU though

    • vauvert says:

      Healthy, happy children who pick up their own laundry.
      The fifth season of Person of Interest.
      Renovations staying on time and budget.
      Truffles (both kinds).
      Working furnace in the middle of this Arctic front hitting us.
      Having a Prime Minister you wanted to win, who is following through on his campaign promises.
      A nice dinner somebody else cooked (as long as it is not a Goop recipe).
      My husband going out late at night because I ran out of my current obsession, pear juice.

  6. Sarah says:

    Yeah no it’s cheeseburgers and red wine and watching TV. And laughing with people. And being chill and alone. Lotsa happiness from those.

  7. victoria says:

    bwah ha ha ha ha ha!!!! Oh Gwennie! IF only you really did know where happiness comes from!

  8. Bethie says:

    She forgot sleep. Sleep is actually a big part of fighting depression.

    I don’t like her. I’ve sort of had it with celebrities and their life/relationship advice. Entertain me, monkey.

  9. D says:

    Imagine Gwyneth Paltrow and Amanda Chantal Bacon (google her) having a conversation lol

  10. P says:

    Happiness is a good reliable laxative because she’s full of shit.

  11. gwen says:

    She is still full of poo….she’s not afraid of grey hair and getting older???

  12. Dena says:

    re: the fun fact of GP and Falchuk still being married to other people…I used to side-eye this stuff but as a normal, not-rich person whose divorce has dragged on a year and seven months (and STILL isn’t over) I have more sympathy now…It’s really hard to wait to start your life over again, as well as *cough* waiting on other things…

  13. TJ says:

    Beyonce is her best friend, she is not a blond, botoxed woman… is she? Botox? Beyonce? Hmmm.

  14. Pandy says:

    Live the fun fact lollllll

  15. Pandy says:

    Love the fun fact lollllll

  16. Lala says:

    How does “eating well” translate to dieting?

    • Zwella Ingrid says:

      I noticed that too, but in her world and amanda chantel bacon’s world, eating well means dieting to the rest of us. If I ate like that I would be at a skin and bones weight. If we are talking about eating well as in eating healthy foods, then that can promote good health which equals happiness, then sure. Eat healthy— but I’m not into deprivation. So for me, all things in moderation equals happiness. Thus there are gummy worms in my diet occasionally.

  17. HoustonGrl says:

    Tell that to the people of Flint.

  18. BengalCat2000 says:

    Happiness is being comfortable with yourself. Everything else is just a bonus. I’m so tired of hearing about her sex life and dietary habits. She protests too much and her hair is terrible.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Agree with everything you said, and want to discuss the hair in more detail. Bleached out, dry, too straight, I mean unnaturally ironed to hell and back straight, split ends and broken pieces everywhere. Whew. I feel better now, because that was really bugging me.

      • BengalCat2000 says:

        Lol! I have straight blonde hair too but it looks healthy. If I can make my hair look great on such a crappy budget, she can too…I know a lot of it has to do with her diet, but still…

  19. Lama Bean says:

    Not gonna lie- If I didn’t know Falchuk’s history with Gwen and marriage, I would think he was really hot.

    She looks awful in that pic with the blue bag.

  20. Plain Jane says:

    I feel better too! Thank you! I would also like to add the adjectives sanctimonious and botoxed to that list!

  21. Suzanne says:

    Girl, please…I’m only buying that you think three of those things are fun…

  22. kitty orchid says:

    “Authentic” is not having bleached, “bottle” blonde hair.

    • Susie 1of 3 says:

      Maybe when she colors the “gray hairs” it’ll be a softer shade, although today it doesn’t look as brassy in the pictures above.

  23. JenniferJustice says:

    Funny – I thought her glow was highlighter ’cause it sure aint good skin. And please Paltrow, I understand you want us to know you are still desirable post divorce, but nobody, and I mean NOBODY wants to picture you having sex with anybody or anything. I’m trying to eat my lunch for God’s sake!!!

  24. Susie 1of 3 says:

    Her children weren’t on the happiness list. The first thing mom’s usually think of before the superficial stuff.

  25. annaloo. says:

    Stop talking about sex, Gwynnie. We don’t want to see you as a sexual creature, the idea of you in a reverse cowgirl just made me ill

  26. Rhiley says:

    That dude looks like both Scott Disick and Jonathan Cheban. Tres Kardashian.

  27. lucy2 says:

    Here’s a novel idea, Goopy – there are over 3 billion women in the world, and they are all different, complex, and diverse people. What means the world to one might mean nothing to another, so trying to find some universal rule for happiness is just dumb.

  28. frivolity says:

    Anyone who has to talk about authenticity has none.

  29. Catelina says:

    She seems so asexual to me for some reason

  30. A.Key says:

    True happiness comes from avoiding people like her.

  31. theWholeTruth says:

    Absolute babe.

    That aside, this woman is the very meaning of the phrase “pretentious bitch”.

    Mediocre acting skills (face it, walking and shaking your ass doesn’t take a lot of “craft”), a line of bullshit concerning what all her “minions” ought to be doing with their lives (Hey Gwennie… 50 million dollars really DOES make a difference between people who can spin bullshit all day and people who have to work two jobs just to be homeless), and couldn’t even keep that insipid marriage alive to the insipid “songwriter” who married this insipid packet of bullshit.

  32. Snowpea says:

    Paltrow is about as sexy as tofu and she knows it. Take someone really, authentically sexy, like Rachel Weisz or Susan Sarandon and you just know that they are absolutely smoking in the bedroom but you’d never catch them talking about it.

    When people rave on and on about stuff you know the opposite is true.

  33. Jayna says:

    Gwyneth can be insufferable and clueless, but I think she’s harmless and probably a very kind and funny friend with a big heart. She doesn’t inspire hate in me like she seems to most on here. I don’t mind Goopy really, and I just tune her out when she spouts silly or pretentious stuff.or snark on her. But I still kind of like her. I guess it comes from loving her in her early years and a lot of her movies.

  34. Emily C. says:

    Actually I find this even more eye-rolly, if that’s possible. Nowhere is love on her list — loving others, not being loved by them. Whether that’s family, or romantic partners, or friends, or animals, or strangers through a good cause. It’s all surface. I’ve been noticing this a lot, this kind of Sex & the City feminism that’s all about shopping, looking pretty, and sex in the most shallow way where you might as well be treating other people like sex toys. It’s a conflation of having fun with happiness, and it’s incredibly hollow. Having fun is great and all, even necessary, but it’s not the point of life. It makes me actually feel sorry for these people.

    • kiliki says:


      You are so very right. No mention of loving others!!! “Nowhere is love on her list —loving others, not being loved by them. Whether that’s family, or romantic partners, or friends, or animals, or strangers through a good cause. It’s all surface.”

      You really, really nailed it. THAT is the true source of happiness and purpose. Maybe she’s confused about her purpose.

      I can only speak for myself, but it sure seems that way. It sure seems like she’s missing the mark. No matter how pretty or privileged I was as a young adult, I wasn’t truly happy until I shared and opened my heart. And it was a lot more than recommending designers and hotels.

  35. B says:

    You guys must be so miserable in real life. All these negative comments just because she’s telling where HER happiness comes from

    Now I know why so much bad vibes in this world

    • kiliki says:

      B- in some respects, true. But silly to claim we are all SO negative. Narcissists are entitled to their warped notion of happiness too. Ms Paltrow can say and do whatever she wants and proclaim it until it’s just a ridiculously obvious farce that we can’t take anymore without calling it what it is.

      • B says:

        First, I didnt say ALL of the comments here are negative. I still saw some sensible ones here and there.

        Second, I also saw nothing narcisitic or being too over the top about her remark. I feel like what she said is basically everybody can have happiness from these basic things and she got jumped on like she just killed someone.

  36. benchwarmer says:

    “But I also believe in exercise, eating well, drinking lots of water, sex, sleeping and being around people who make you feel good. And I think that glow that you get in life comes from a combination of all those things.”

    It’s so soapboxey. Nobody wants to hear this kind of shiz, you’re not winning any votes by claiming to be this perfect. People like hearing self deprecating stuff or things that make them seem normal. Why doesn’t she realize this? And the sex part is so off-putting and it’s not that we’re prudes, it’s just she’s telling this to People as in ‘the people’ not her close buds, it’s too much of an overshare. Off-putting all around. She needs better PR to buzz in her ear. I remember years ago when my kids were little I was at the library and I ran into a mom from a mommy and me group. She was all, we’re going to go home and do a craft and bake, something like that, you know even if she’s mom of the year shaddup about it braggy girl.

    • Pepper says:

      But she’s not claiming to be perfect. Eating good food, exercising, drinking water and getting enough sleep are pretty basic everyday things people shouldn’t be thinking twice about. Obviously not everyone can manage them at different times in their life, but she’s advocating for very very basic self care here.