Paltrow talks about her divorce in an interview at the BlogHer15 conference in New York:
We’ve gone through really difficult times with it, but we’ve always said these children are our priority, so what that means is, even though today you hate me and never wanna see me again, we’re going to brunch because it’s Sunday and that’s what we do…Unfortunately, even though we couldn’t stay in a romantic relationship, our values are very much around the importance of family and those relationships.
Martin and Paltrow finalize their divorce. They have been using their business managers to reach a settlement agreement involving both property and custody. It is expected they will cite “irreconcilable differences” and will file for joint custody of their children.
Paltrow writes that her perspective on hunger is forever changed after trying to live on $29 worth of SNAP benefits (food stamps) for a week. She grades her effort with a C-.
As I suspected, we only made it through about four days, when I personally broke and had some chicken and fresh vegetables (and in full transparency, half a bag of black licorice). My perspective has been forever altered by how difficult it was to eat wholesome, nutritious food on that budget, even for just a few days—a challenge that 47 million Americans face every day, week, and year. A few takeaways from the week were that vegetarian staples liked dried beans and rice go a long way—and we were able to come up with a few recipes on a super tight budget.
After Batali challenges her to participate in #FoodBankNYCChallenge, Paltrow agrees to live on $29 for a week of groceries.
Paltrow says she is similar to other women since she is a woman and a mother.
I am incredibly close to the common woman in that I am a woman and I’m a mother and we all are in a physical body with beating hearts with compassion and love. We are all seekers. We all want questions. We all want, we all want fulfillment. We want to live our best lives. We want to be healthy and happy and to squeeze the most that we can out of life. I think that’s all women.
On whether she is a ‘lifestyle guru’:
I see myself as an actor, a mother and an entrepreneur. I don’t see myself as a guru at all…I’m not a guru because I feel I’m the one asking the questions.
Paltrow appears on the cover of Marie Claire. Paltrow discusses her split from estranged husband Chris Martin.
There was nothing dramatic or anything. I had built my life on trying to be all things to all people, and I just couldn’t do it anymore, and I really had the sense that I wasn’t allowed to have needs, and I had to prove my specialness or self-worth by doing all this stuff and taking care of everybody else, and I just sort of hit a wall.
Paltrow appears on the cover of the February 2015 issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK magazine. She talks about her life in LA, women criticizing other women and woman’s rights.
I think we are a generation of women who are different in a lot of respects, and some of us want to be ambitious, and for it not to be a dirty word. We want to be feminine and soft, we want to be maternal, we want to be sexual, we want to be explorers – and we can be a combination of all of these archetypes. You can be powerful, but you can also be vulnerable… (I have) learnt the power of kindness and the importance of nonjudgemental ways of looking at others.
Actress and Goop Magazine owner, Paltrow responds to Stewart’s Conscious Coupling recipe with her own recipe targeted to Stewart called Jailbird Cake. ETOnline baker:
Jailbird Cake was maybe one of the easiest things I’ve ever not baked. All you have to do is whip some cream, buy some chocolate wafers and assemble. I did, however, notice that the recipe on the back of the Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers was the exact same as Goop’s. This disappointed me and I had to make a conscious decision to uncouple from that fact.
Celebrity chef and crafter, Stewart publishes a Conscious Coupling pie recipe in her November issue of Martha Stewart Living, mocking Paltrow’s conscious uncoupling with ex husband Chris Martin. ETonline bakers:
Ultimately the pie tasted delicious, but the phyllo dough that made such a pretty presentation was a crumbly nightmare to serve.
Paltrow is called a role model for other female celebrities in an article in The New York Times. The article discusses Paltrow’s Goop shopping website and how it inspired other female celebrities to start their own.
The other day Drew Barrymore and I were talking, and she said, ‘Thank you for going first and getting all the scratches.’ People like to classify you, and when you start pushing out of your box it makes them nervous. There’s a lot of resistance to women coming to the table with anything new. But if it were Justin Timberlake or Jay Z or even Donald Trump, everyone would be like, ‘OK’.
The article says that Juliet de Baubigny suggested Paltrow turn Goop into a business, introducing her to her first chief executive, Seb Bishop.
In the final shot for Gwyneth Paltrow’s part in Max Factor’s 100 Years of Glamour series, Paltrow channels Marilyn Monroe with a retro faux bob but has a modern day twist with coral lips.
Paltrow hosts a fundraiser for President Obama in the backyard of her Brentwood mansion. After congratulating the president for endorsing equal pay for women, an issue she said is “very important to me as a working mother,” she compliments the President:
You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly …
Paltrow hosts a Democratic fund raiser with Barack Obama as the guest of honor at her home in Brentwood. Paltrow gushes as she introduces Obama:
I am one of your biggest fans, if not the biggest. You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly.
Paltrow responds to Stewart’s comments that she should concentrate more on acting and less on her lifestyle brand GOOP at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Dana Point, California.
I’m so psyched that she sees us as competition. I think that when anybody criticizes anyone, it really is revealing more about where they are in time and space as opposed to where you are in time and space. … Sometimes I learn good things from criticism.
Martin throws estranged wife Paltrow’s 42nd birthday party at his new home which is located across the street from Paltrow’s house in Brentwood. The guest list includes Blythe Danner, Kate Hudson, Nicole Richie, Tobey Maguire and Gavin Rossdale.
Everyone was seated facing each other so they could talk and tell stories. They were all laughing together… Gwyneth was surrounded by girlfriends and couldn’t stop giggling.
Paltrow describes the strange hippie school she went to as a child and she talks about her kids’ first day of school on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
I know we went out to dinner because it was my kids first day of school. They go to a real school. I love my school but I didn’t learn anything.
Paltrow stated acting before birth since her mother was an actor as well. Paltrow turned Down Vanilla Ice because her father did not allow it.
I never actually saw the film.
Paltrow finds out that she has a lot in common with Jimmy, both are foodies that work hard at it every day.
Kimmel is the male version of Paltrow.
Paltrow accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and nominates Chris Martin, Cameron Diaz and Stella McCartney.
As part of Max Factor’s 100 Years of Glamour campaign, Gwyneth Paltrow channels four iconic women: Madonna, Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, and Farrah Fawcett. Max Factor make-up artist Caroline Barnes:
We have has taken our creative inspiration, Gwyneth Paltrow, and used make-up to transform her into glamorous heroines from varying decades.
Paltrow and her husband Martin appears on the cover of People to discuss their plans to divorce after ten years of marriage. Source:
They have been on and off for many years. The marriage was falling apart. It caused both of them tremendous pain, and they tried to fix it day after day. The writing was all over the walls. I’m surprised it took this long.
Paltrow appears on the cover of the June 2013 issue of Glamour UK magazine. She talks about marriage and muffin-making with the magazine.
It’s hard being married. You go through great times and terrible times. We’re the same as any couple.
Paltrow is presented with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in the category of Motion Pictures. Co-stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw serve as guest speakers at the ceremony.
I feel so honored to be getting this star on the Walk of Fame. As they mentioned before, I am from Los Angeles, this city is so much a part of my heart and soul, and the idea that my grandchildren can one day come and see my name on the sidewalk is very overwhelming.
Paltrow and her husband appear on the cover of People after they deliver their first baby, Apple.