Gwyneth Paltrow says she's 'stopped worrying' about what other people think about her

'There is this incredible freedom that comes with a woman in her 40s'

Sarah Young
Tuesday 12 March 2019 10:31
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The old adage that life begins at 40 seems to be true, so far as Gwyneth Paltrow is concerned.

The 46-year-old actor spoke about embracing her age during a panel discussion at film and music festival South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas on Monday.

“I am no longer in my 20s and 30s, I am 46 and I love being in my 40s,” Paltrow said.

“I think there is this incredible freedom that comes with a woman in her 40s and understanding that this is who I am and I’ve stopped worrying so much about what people think of me.”

The Goop founder opened up about how content she is feeling with her life right now, revealing she tries to make the most of the time she gets with her two children, 14-year-old Apple and 12-year-old Moses.

“I have two incredible children who give me a full run for my money every day,” Paltrow said.

The Oscar-winner also revealed how focusing on her health and lifestyle brand, Goop, has impacted her life, adding: “I have this incredible company, I love my role and I love my team.

“I love the challenges that come with it. I wake up every day [and] my days are very challenging but I feel like I have a lot of agency and I feel so thrilled by all of the challenges and so excited.”

Paltrow described her 40s as a “really fun time” before speaking about her relationship with American Horror Story producer Brad Falchuk.

“Plus I married a really hot guy in September, you know,” she said.

The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at Paltrow’s house in the Hamptons, alongside friends and family.

She was previously married to Chris Martin for 11 years before “consciously uncoupling” in 2014.

This isn’t the first time Paltrow has opened up about embracing her age. In November 2018, the actor revealed that she was experiencing symptoms of the perimenopause – a precursor to the menopause in which the ovaries gradually begin making less oestrogen.

“I think when you get into perimenopause, you notice a lot of changes,” Paltrow said at the time.

“I can feel the hormonal shifts happening - the sweating, the moods.

“You’re just like all of a sudden furious for no reason."

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