Gwyneth Paltrow & Dakota Johnson spent Christmas together in Aspen

Gwyneth Paltrow and husband Brad Falchuk enjoy a cold post-Christmas stroll in Aspen

As you probably remember, I was weirded-out by Gwyneth Paltrow’s insistence on befriending any and every woman her ex-husband dates. I was particularly weirded out by Gwyneth’s seeming attempts to insinuate herself repeatedly into Chris Martin’s relationships. I get the argument that Chris and Gwyneth are on good terms, that they have two kids together and they’re co-parenting in a healthy way. But I find Gwyneth’s “friendship” with Dakota Johnson to be unhealthy. But… someone recently said that because Dakota is third-generation Hollywood, she’s actually very much in the same “tier” as Gwyneth, and that’s why they probably get along very well. Perhaps. I still think it’s creepy to see Gwyneth insert herself into Chris’s romantic life time after time though.

So… Dakota has joined the extended Paltow-Martin-Falchuk family for a Christmas holiday in Aspen. My guess is that Dakota probably spent a lot of time in Aspen as Melanie Griffith’s daughter and all, and maybe Dakota’s family was there too. But the paparazzi just got pics of Dakota hanging out with Chris and Apple Martin. Meanwhile, Gwyneth has been buzzing around like the Queen Bee of Aspen, and she’s been getting pap’d with Brad Falchuk. Is this the modern Hollywood family? Exes and their current partners/husbands all vacationing together in Aspen for Christmas?

Okay, so I looked it up – Melanie Griffith did own a beautiful Aspen home, so Dakota definitely grew up spending holidays in Aspen. But Melanie sold her Aspen spread in March of this year. So… did Dakota spend Christmas with HER family at all? Or did she have to sit there and watch Gwyneth play Lady of the Aspen Manor?

Also: Gwyneth’s fur coat is SO ugly. Her pants are awful too. I’m sure her Aspen ensembles cost $50K though.

Dakota Johnson and Apple Martin go out for hot coffee in cold Aspen together

Gwyneth Paltrow goes Christmas shopping with a group of friends in Aspen

Gwyneth Paltrow and husband Brad Falchuk enjoy a cold post-Christmas stroll in Aspen

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Astrid says:

    I appreciate that she’s being inclusive and all but sheesh! I divorced my husband for a reason. If I wanted to see him every holiday, I would have stayed married to him. I find this whole extended “family” kind of weird.

    • Eleonor says:

      I think in Hollywood everything is very different…but also in the BRF too, I mean Harry invited Cressida…and she attended.

    • Annaloo says:

      This is a farce. If it was so inclusive and holistic, Brad Falchuk’s ex wife would be there too with HIS kids. This is about control even if it comes with a sweet, blond Gwyneth smile.

    • Nahema says:

      Personally I don’t think it’s weird. I think GP is weird but the idea of spending Christmas with your ex, their new partner and your kids seems fine to me. We do it in our family too. I don’t like my ex but he is family, at least through the eyes of my kids. I would hate for my kids to feel torn and I would hate to spend Christmas without them. I lost both of my parents young and I think that’s put it into perspective. Besides, I don’t like most of my family so my ex fits right in.

  2. Jillian says:

    I love Gwyneth’s fur coat but she’s a piece of crap so I KNOW its real fur. There’s no excuse for these pant choices though, yikes.

    • Mel says:

      The Jacket is actually Faux fur, I don’t ever wear real fur and even much leather nowdays so I was thinking the same when I saw the pic but somone found the brand, it’s by Sacai. It is almost 2 grand so yeah, very Gwyneth lol

      • VS says:

        It is her money; she didn’t steal it so she can spend it as she wishes………..this is such a weird comment; it could have been 20k or 200k, it would still be her own damn money!!!

      • Mel says:

        I only made a comment about the price of the coat because most everyone here seems to think she only wears things that are expensive, it was even noted on the main post. She has the right to wear whatever she wants, The main thing I wanted to point was the fact the coat is Faux fur and not real, as an animal lover I respect people that don’t wear fur and when I saw the pic I have to say it looked real to me and I was disappointed, I was glad to find out it wasn’t in fact real fur.

      • VS says:

        @Mel ——- understood! you know we all have our own view on real fur vs fake fur. Some people don’t care. If most in fashion continue to make clothes with fur, it is because some buy them.
        Anyway to each their own……..I think that coat looks super comfy. She looks relaxed in the first outfit

    • Bree says:

      Came here just to say: That coat is amazing!!

    • Nikki* says:

      I think her coat is fugly, and the pants are the worst I’ve ever seen.

    • I came here to say the same thing. I couldn’t even focus on this article but for all the terrible pants pictured above.

  3. minx says:

    I like casual but they look like hobos with expensive coats.

    • Snazzy says:

      seriously! And in the bottom pic they look like they haven’t washed in a year

    • Call_me_al says:

      Minx, I was thinking the same thing. Except hobos with ill-fitting coats and pants they found.
      Is hobo still ok to say? 😬😉😁

  4. The Recluse says:

    That’s one fugly coat…and if it’s real fur, that’s even worse…

  5. Oui oki says:

    Yeah that’s a lot of pics of bad clothes and awkward footwear. I usually defend gp here but i can’t defend her fur coat. I live the cold snowy winter every year and even though I don’t have her budget I can dress much cuter for winter for sometimes six months straight. I love combining all my coats and boots. Even flat boots.. Dakota has the right idea! Maybe GP got dressed with her teenage daughter.

    About Dakota, G is in love with someone else now, has friends, and seems close with her kids. I don’t think it’s about inserting herself in chris’ relationship. It’s possibly more about how brads ex and kids won’t accept her? Like she’s trying to make it blatantly obvious that she’s a better person (than brad’s ex) because she accepts and embraces Dakota.

  6. sunny says:

    I think it is great that they genuinely respect each other and put the kids first. I am also surprised about how much hate Gwyneth gets for this and I think it is because people hate her for so many other things so project on this situation as her being sinister. It is Hollywood and that means it is often cliquey and incestuous and goes by rules we don’t understand. For example, Lenny Kravitz and Jason Momoa love each other and we applaud that(and Lisa Bonet) instead of seeing it as sinister and I think that has everything to do with how we perceive Lisa Bonet. As to Brad, Gwyneth, Dakota, and Chris, good for all of them for reaching a level of civility that most people wouldn’t want/or need. More power to them if it works for them.

    On another note, the fashion is UGLY. I hate everything GP is wearing in those shots.

    • Michael says:

      You make a very good point. I think many people dislike Gwyneth because they assume that she feels superior to most of us. It does reflect our insecurities but when it comes to celebrities nobody said we had to be fair.

      • Annaloo says:

        Respectfully, I don’t think it’s a fair statement that people who are skeptical of Gwyneth’s open family relationships are insecure. For example, nobody has asked the ex mrs. Brad falchuk what her thoughts were and we don’t see her kids around either very often. Expressing anger or resentment is a human emotion after betrayal
        disloyalty, and loss . denying it doesn’t mean emotional evolution.

        it’s key to me that this whole theory of open families isn’t 100% because we don’t see the ex mrs Brad falchuk. This arrangement works for Gwyneth and that is all who matters in Gwyneth’s world. She puts out dangerous products and you don’t see her new step children around her evolved family. Her public image says phony hustler to me, hiding her adultery, more than holistic or humanistic evolvement.

        And Dakota is a grown ass woman. She can open her mouth and assert her own life. And she should.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      Kravitz and Momoa do say this, but when was the last time you saw/heard about them vacationing with each other all the time, or hanging out. Sure, I guess if they do, we don’t hear about it because no one calls the paps to document it, like Goop does. And yeah, I get that Goop/Martin kids are younger than Zoe, but you didn’t hear about any co-anything when she was younger either.

      My point is… lol… Goop wants the “credit” for being an ohhhh-so-woke person. Feh.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        Well to be fair. Mamoa and Kravitz dont have minor children involved. Zoe Kravitz is 31 years old.
        And Mamoa didn’t become famous until well after Zoe was an adult. So there is no way for us to know what their arrangements were before unless someone asked.

    • Y says:

      +1 Sunny to everything

    • Jadedone says:

      @Sunny I agree, Gwen hasn’t always rubbed me the right way but I really respect her and Chris’ coparenting for the benefit of their children. I hope she and her husband can do the same with his children.

  7. Michael says:

    I am pretty sure Ms Paltrow thinks of herself like those old aristocratic European families where everybody is having affairs with everybody else and they pretend like they are friends and go hunting and have tea together because they are so sophisticated. Except most of those families insist that their children graduate from a prestigious university and none of these people wanted to bother with all the non glamorous studies

  8. QueenMeow says:

    Considering how I’ve seen how down a single parent can get when their child/children go with the other parent for a holiday and how frustrating it can be for a child to not be with one of their parents or feel like they are abandoning another parent, and how genuinely happy it can make a kiddo to have both parents together for that day? It’s awesome that they can all do this. I know Gwyneth gets a lot of hate, but this isn’t something to judge her for. It something to commend her for. It’s something to commend all of those adults for.

    • Annaloo says:

      What about Brad’s kids? Do they count in this equation too? Big hole in this theory.

      Maybe I m bitter bc I once, too, was cheated on… but im not giving credit to Gwyneth for her on-brand public image storytelling of holistic family life, when the FULL story isn’t being told.

      How much do you want to bet Brad’s ex wife had to sign an NDA? You think she could have been happy about the project where an actress took her husband and her kids’ dad away, eliminating her family unit?. Ugh on Brad Falchuk too! Eff these people and their shams

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        We have no idea about what Brad’s relationship is with his ex or his kids. His kids could very well be in Colorado too. Or maybe he and his ex switch off holidays and it was her year to have the kids. I don’t think it’s fair to project your own experiences onto these people when ultimately we have no idea what the legal set up or custody arrangement is.

      • VS says:

        @Annaloo —-
        in 2019, a woman still writes that another woman took a man away from his wife and family!!!!!!!!!!! in freaking 2019; my goodness, I cannot believe I just read that! some women still buy that BS that another woman took their man away???
        You must be kidding; if that’s what someone ever told you, I will just say………ok I will just stop

        @Valiantly Varnished — thank you so much for injecting sanity and common sense into the discussion.

      • Annaloo says:

        Vs, this is not a faux feminist argument- marriage is marriage. Affairs are affairs. Broken families result when people don’t respect vows or do the work. The overlap of the two getting together- man or woman, no one would be calm or good about that level of deceit from a cheating partner. No one.

        This is Hollywood, these are million dollar players protecting their investments: their public image. Some allow this privilege to live above the law, above morals and above respecting of others. Gwyneth is no exception.

      • VS says:

        @Annaloo —– your initial comment said everything I needed to know.
        No one, and I do mean, no one takes a man away from his wife. So please stop with the BS! If that’s what someone fed you to conceal their deceit, I am just sorry. I just cannot believe any person, a woman nonetheless would write that a man was stolen from his family and wife. If a man cheats on his wife and ends up leaving her, or a vice versa, that person MADE the decision!!!
        No comment on the rest, just not worth it!

      • Annaloo says:

        Cheaters are complicit, regardless of the feminist branding you slap on it. Should you take the feminist position, either it’s a sisterhood or it’s not. No, I’m sure Gwyneth didn’t hold a gun to his head to make him leave and yes he is ultimately responsible for his choices, HOWEVER, knowingly going into an affair, being part of the deception, that is complicity and yes, good old fashioned stealing. Hand to Dolly Parton’s Jolene, there’s a line of decency people decide to cross at the moment before you get involved- clearly going after a married man is not going to empower his wife, so who had the power here? There is always a choice someone who is one the verge of cheating must make, and Gwyneth def chose what side of the line she would go. Let’s not give her halos for or exempt this.

  9. RoyalBlue says:

    Coldplay and Goop probably have an arrangement where they agreed to always spend the holidays with the kids so the only way for Dakota to spend Christmas with Coldplay is to play along and play nice.

    I would have said ‘sayonara. see you for New Years’!

  10. Mgsota says:

    I saw some pictures of her skiing with a helmet on and her dry, damaged, stringy hair hanging out of the helmet. And I can’t stop thinking about it… You’re a rich woman with all the resources in the world, do something about your horrible hair!

  11. Arpeggi says:

    That fur coat is terrible! Also, looking at how her husband is dressed, it doesn’t seem to be that cold and she must be sweating like crazy. Is that supposed to be a portable sweat lodge?

    • Mgsota says:

      Oh, it’s cold. He’s under dressed. But yes, her coat is horrible.

      • dlc says:

        Gwyneth and Falchuck look like tools in those outfits. What do you want to bet they bought them specifically for their Aspen trip, like some kind of hippy cold weather cosplay?

  12. Valiantly Varnished says:

    That was me that commented about them both being third-generation and that’s what they have in common! Dakota and Chris have been together awhile. In all likelihood they simply switch off holidays. Like mist couples. Maybe this year was Dakota’s year to be with Chris and his family. I still don’t have any issues with this. It’s better than the alternative. Especially considering there are children involved.

  13. Courtney says:

    I feel like divorced moms can’t win. We’re either bitter, alienating, witches or too involved/close regarding our exes.

  14. M says:

    I like her coat and, as a child whose divorced parents and their new spouses all are friendly and attend family functions together, find it quite nice especially for the kids

  15. Digital Unicorn says:

    What about his kids? Goop makes way to much of this blended family nonsense but it’s her family and ex NOT his. Guess his ex and kids were not so happy with the cheating and Goop lording it around like her sh!t don’t stink.

    It’s only a matters of time before she tires of Bras and cheats on him with her next upgrade jump off. I can see her going for a politician. I’ve always gotten Carolyn Bisset Kennedy cosplay vibes from her.

    • Eugh says:

      I thought Chris was the cheater here? He cheated on her with Kate Bosworth more famously and Alexa Chung supposedly.

      Well if they are both terrible let them be a terrible blended family together.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        IIRC there were rumours that they both had side pieces he was just indiscreet and got caught. Falchuck was very much still married when he started hooking up with Goop.

      • Berlin says:

        The reports I have read that I believe are that when Goop met Brad in 2010 on Glee, she and Chris were already in trouble. That is when she started seeing Brad, and then he filed for divorce in 2013, and his first wife was blindsided. Then, GP and Chris filed in 2014, but by then, GP and Brad were smitten and all in w/each other. However, Goop perverts that correct timeline with the one where she and Brad started dating around 2015. No.
        And like other posters said, the first Mrs. Falchuk is nowhere to be found or heard, and the only time I see his kids are on his Instagram. But you know, it is Goops World she so rewrote the script where she and her one true soul mate Brad, not her ‘brother’ Chris were meant to be together so too bad for all the collateral damages re kids

  16. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    “Also: Gwyneth’s fur coat is SO ugly.”

    That’s what I came to say lol.

  17. Jumpingthesnark says:

    Spending the holidays with Goop sounds like hell. That’s all I’ve got.

    • Annaloo says:

      It may be all you’ve got, but it is EVERYTHING!

      Gwyneth is definitely the little storyteller. She’s got a public image, a business brand and kids not to embarrass… Dont pay any attention to the Blindsided ex wife, controversially unhealthy products and kids who never asked to be part of this public narrative.or social media presence. Goop is toxic, and a lot of toxic things smell sweet

    • Trashaddict says:

      But don’t you want to sit around her Christmas tree and have Goop show you her new vibrator?

  18. prettypersuasion says:

    So, my read on this situation is totally different. I think, last year they went on Gwyneth and Brad’s “honeymoon” in the Maldives together for Xmas. So this year, Dakota wanted to spend the holidays with HER family in Aspen (where not only her mom had a home, but her dad, Don Johnson has a ranch). There are pics of her & Chris out at dinner with her brother Jesse and her sister, Stella Banderas. Gwyneth decided to come along w/ her husband so they could all be together with their kids. I think it’s nice.

  19. A says:

    Surely Dakota is more upper-tier than Gwyneth, no? I’m guessing that Gwyneth is just constantly jealous of the women that her exes date. She gives off the vibes of someone who constantly has to be front and center in everything, can’t bear to be displaced, that whole “ex you can’t forget” type.

  20. JanetFerber says:

    Sorry, but Dakota must be one simple and pliable woman to put up with this shit from Paltrow. So weird. But then I never got Martin’s allure, either. Yes, I believe Paltrow is swanning with her oh so “progressive” arrangements, but as others mentioned, Falchuk’s wife and kids are not there for all the togetherness. Perhaps the former Mrs. Falchuk saw this f-ckery for what it was and said, “Aw, hell no.” I would have.

  21. Mar says:

    Apple is really pretty

    • Lena says:

      She looks so old for fifteen. Then again I’m not around kids that age much so maybe I’m wrong. I definitely get an Ivanka vibe from her.

  22. Granger says:

    Doesn’t Dakota come from this kind of situation herself? I’m pretty sure Melanie and Don remained close after their divorce when Dakota was 7 or 8, and continued spending time together as a family. So it makes sense that Dakota doesn’t mind doing the same for Chris.

    Honestly, having had parents whose divorce was so acrimonious they didn’t speak to/see each other for nearly 25 years until my wedding day–and a mom who said terrible, bitter things about my dad to me and my brother for many, many years–I think GP and CM are wonderful for putting their kids first. It doesn’t make me like GP, but I respect this aspect of her life.

  23. Callister says:

    Gwyneth might just be the biggest a**hole of all time

    • Annaloo says:

      Werd. Maybe big enough of one to start a line of Jade and quartz sticks to shove up that orifice too.