Having “consciously uncoupled” from singer Chris Martin in 2014, Gwyneth Paltrow is now a model of evolved co-parenting.
As she told Good Housekeeping, "We thought if we could really maintain the family even though we weren't a couple that was kind of the goal, so that's what we've tried to do."
The pair have two children, Apple (born in 2004) and Moses (born in 2006). With her goop empire, Paltrow became a self-appointed lifestyle expert, espousing both down-to-earth and tone-deaf ideas about what it means to be a modern mom.
Onlearning to take time for herself: “When my kids were younger, I put them first to the point where I exhausted myself… It led to me being short-tempered. I thought, ‘What if I gave myself permission to take a 20-minute nap and let them be on their iPads and not beat myself up?’”
Onhaving postpartum depression: “I felt like a zombie. I couldn’t access my heart. I couldn’t access my emotions. I couldn’t connect. It was terrible, it was the exact opposite of what had happened when Apple was born. With her, I was on cloud nine. I couldn’t believe it wasn’t the same. I just thought it meant I was a terrible mother and a terrible person.”