Gwyneth Paltrow & Brad didn’t live together for a year to ‘be mindful’ of their kids

Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Falchuk at arrival...

As we all know, Gwyneth Paltrow is very, very loved up with her second husband Brad Falchuk. There is a performative quality to their marriage, but I don’t know if that’s just a temporary thing while Gwyneth tries to promote Brad’s show The Politician. That’s why she appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night – she was supposed to talk up The Politician, but most of the talk about about Brad, their marriage, and Goop.

One of the first questions Kimmel asked her was about the whole “not living together” thing, which was how they spent their first year of marriage. Brad maintained a separate home, and they only did overnights four times a week. They live together now – Brad moved in last month. When Gwyneth first spoke about the no-cohabitation arrangement, she made it sound like a brilliant, elitist scheme which makes her marriage better. But as we found out months later, Brad and Gwyneth didn’t live together because of their kids. Specifically, I believe it was because of Brad’s kids and how much they maybe/probably hate Gwyneth. Gwyneth told Kimmel as much when he asked why she and Brad avoided living together for a year, saying: “I think really because we each have two teenage children whom we love very much, but we were just trying to be mindful and give them a little space and not move too quickly. Now we’re merged and it’s great. He got to keep some of his stuff, he’s got good taste. He’s got really nice clothes and put some nice chairs in the house.” Notice she isn’t talking about how well Brad’s kids have adjusted to it.

Here’s the video – she talks about more than her marriage, obviously. Kimmel brings out some Goop products – or really, just products sold at Goop – like a vibrator and a water bottle with an amethyst attached to the bottom of the bottle. I am now obsessed with how Gwyneth enunciates “amethyst” by the way. She’s saying it correctly, and yet it feels like she’s enunciates in such a way that she’s looking down at such a peasant rock. Like she’s secretly thinking “motherf–ker, I have DIAMONDS in my water bottle.”

Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Falchuk at arrival...

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  1. Layla Beans says:

    I give that marriage five years, max.

    • Kebbie says:

      They’ve already been together for like five or six years. They left their spouses for each other, so the timeline is sketchy.

      I don’t know, I think he feels lucky to be with her and she seems crazy about him. She seems to idealize him a bit, always talking about how hot he is…that takes some rose colored glasses because he is not hot.

      It seems like their biggest issue might be his kids not liking her. That didn’t stop him from marrying her though.

      • Layla Beans says:

        The sketchy start and never living together in that time (being married is different than being BF/GF and maintaining separate homes) leads me to think this won’t last. This whole not living together for a year (first excuse was being so modern, and then the truth – the kids hate her) is telling, as is the social media gushing. I think they protest too much – IMHO, anyway.

  2. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Because maybe they haven’t adjusted to it yet? AND THAT’S OKAY. Blended families are HARD. Ive been in one and I know what it’s like. I think it was smart of them to not rush to move in together. I wish more parents took their time on this front. Because when you’re a kid that part of it can be REALLY hard. And that’s even when everyone is on good terms.
    I get that Gwyneth isn’t liked on this site. Im fairly indifferent to her at this point so I cant drum up any dislike for her. But I respect both her and Brad for NOT pushing the matter onto their kids like sooo many parents do. His kids may never like Gwyneth – and that’s okay. Hell Gwyneth’s kids may not like Brad. The point is to try to come together in a way that causes the least amount of stress for EVERYONE. ESPECIALLY kids who have no choice in who their parents are with.

    • Mia4s says:

      But the thing is that wasn’t the reason she cited. She didn’t say “oh we want to give the kids space and adjust the family”, it was “oh our counsellor suggested it and it keeps the spark and we are just so modern and different!”. Which tells me she sees something shameful in the kids not immediately being into it…oh and it also tells me yet again she’s full of s**t and DESPERATE to be perfect.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        And? Other people are involved in this – kids. And she may not have wanted to make it about them. I get that. She gave an answer that kept it light and kept the spotlight off the kids. Im okay with that.
        Can you imagine if she HAD said the kids are having a hard time adjusting?? Can you imagine how the kids would feel about that?? OR how people would blast her for saying it in a public forum?

      • Mia4s says:

        And now she’s given an answer that puts the spotlight back on the kids, so….?

        Look her second answer here is a fine one, a good one. Absolutely. But this is classic Gwyneth. She can’t get divorced like a million people before her, she must “consciously uncouple!”, because no one had ever remained friendly through a divorce in the history of divorce? It’s just really odd and a bit pathological.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @Mia4s Except that not what she did. But I get it. When we dislike people it can be hard to step away from that and look at the things they do or say objectively. If this story was about anyone else I don’t think it would be getting this kind of response. 🤷🏽‍♀️

    • Sunny says:

      Totally agree, Valiantly. I come from a blended family and know the initial transition was really difficult for everyone involved. I get that Gwyneth is polarizing, but I honestly don’t get the hate on this one. Her initial response sounded like she was cracking a joke and any further details about the kids are truly none of our business.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      @Sunny EXACTLY

  3. Des says:

    I CANNOT with his hair.

  4. Ann says:

    Goopy Gwyneth is a delight. Sorry but I think she is hilarious, and not in an ironic way. I’m going to ask my brother for a Goop approved present for Christmas. He won’t get it but I will sincerely be so happy to try some stupid goopy gimmick. Search by price lowest to highest and get me the cheapest, most dumb goopy goop offering.

  5. Tw says:

    “Oh, all my married friends say that the way we live sounds ideal and we shouldn’t change a thing,” she says. Part of her reasoning? To maintain “polarity,” or keep the relationship exciting. – Gwyneth Paltrow, June 10, 2019

    Bish please. Your story keeps changing and I ain’t buying none of it.

    • lucy2 says:

      Yeah they were pretty clearly doing that for his kids, him splitting his time – which I think is a great way for kids to have the stability of one home after a divorce. I don’t know why she had to try to make it something it wasn’t.

    • Carol says:

      Yeah, why keep talking about it? Who cares if they lived together or not. To each, his own is what I say. If you are going to talk about it, stick to one story.

  6. ariel says:

    His kids probably have severe eye sprains from the eye rolling they do while listening to her yap.

  7. Lizzie says:

    eh – i think we’d all hate her either way. she is the ultimate bitch eating crackers.

    my friend from high school just divorced last year and is already with a new guy and he is totally 100% integrated into her kids’ lives. she plasters pictures of him and her kids together all over social media and i have to admit it is really uncomfortable, mostly b/c i know her ex is a very involved father and she moved on really really fast. it seems like she’s rushing to show the world she is FINE! her kids are FINE! EVERYTHING IS FINE! half of my brain says “mind your own” but the other half is like “where’s the fire?” public perception of this kind of stuff is kind of a no win situation.

  8. Mar says:

    What happened to her friendship with Beyoncé? It’s been years ……crickets …….

  9. HK9 says:

    Whenever I think of how Gwyneth annoys me, I remember that she has step-children, and that their angst will never equal mine. May the force be with them….they will need it.

  10. Kate says:

    (1) I really like her hair on the Kimmel appearance. Best it’s ever looked
    (2) I know most actors/actresses these days feel they have to share their personal lives to get fans, but I don’t think letting us into her life is garnering her more fans. I miss her former “air of mystery” that made it more interesting to see her pop up on a guest tv spot or in a movie.

  11. Sonja says:

    She cares so much about what everyone else thinks about her and her marriage. She offered excuses and justifications for their alleged “ideal” living situation before and now they’ve “merged.” I think his kids (and his ex-wife) must hate her. Notice she never talks about a wonderful coparenting relationship with his ex, only Chris Martin.

    • lucy2 says:

      She may be under strict orders to not speak about his ex-wife and their children. They may even all get along, who knows, but they may have asked her not to discuss them publicly.

  12. paranormalgirl says:

    If not living together to assist the children’s adjustment is the reason for the not living together, that’s fine. And I’m OK with her maybe not putting the emphasis on the kids’ not adjusting well initially. I’m incredibly indifferent towards her. I’ve run into her in the Hamptons (we do actually share some friends there) and while she can be a but overbearing and overwhelming, she does some really good charitable things and she’s kind of insufferably harmless.

    My issue? This comment: “He got to keep some of his stuff, he’s got good taste. He’s got really nice clothes and put some nice chairs in the house.” Really? You let him bring the good clothes and a couple of chairs? So basically, it’s still YOUR house, not the marital home. But that’s nitpicky and I’m trying hard (not that hard) to be less nitpicky.

  13. N says:

    Gwyneth will always be a source for gossip and we give her what she wants. Publicity. Please post on The Politician. Need opinions besides my husband. Finished last night. Good and bad parts but it feels very Wes Anderson to me.

  14. jbyrdku says:

    Amethyst is my birthstone. Go purple!

  15. FuefinaWG says:

    1) What other way are people pronouncing amethyst?
    2) Why doesn’t she know more about her products?
    3) You can throw an amethyst in a glass Voss water bottle for less than $5. Better than paying $84.

  16. JanetFerber says:

    Yeah, I don’t believe a word of it. They were mindful of what they both wanted to do. From now on, if someone asks me why I did xy or z, I’ll say it’s because I was being mindful of my daughter. It’s a win-win! Do what the hell you want and you still get to be self-sacrificing and mindful of others.

  17. Palmasan says:

    I’m surprised she doesn’t seem to know her products at all. She could make more of an effort but maybe it’s not required for her target audience. She hasn’t tried the camel milk and she only knows what it’s “apparently” for? The amethyst is “so pretty”?

  18. Bella Bella says:

    Didn’t we have this post a long time ago? I could swear I’d seen a quote with her saying this exact thing months ago.

  19. Alyse says:

    I tried to watch The Politician… I got through the 1st half of the 1st ep (I don;t love all Ryan/Brad shows, but I like some of AHS enough) and…

    Gwyneth was about the only thing I really liked in it!

    So yeah

    • Ali says:

      It’s a terrible show with some decent writing , Royal Tenenbaums and Glee should never have procreated but here we are, but I love that G loves her husband enough to be part of it.