Gwyneth Paltrow Shares Secret To Happiness

She enjoys a “very quiet domestic life” in London with her musician husband Chris Martin and their kids Apple, almost 6, and Moses, 4, but Gwyneth Paltrow admits she still enjoys the occasional foray onto the Hollywood red carpet. The 37-year-old Iron Man star recently chatted with Parade about her kids, her career and what makes her truly happy.

On raising a boy and a girl: “My girl, we play dress up, she likes me to curl her hair and we play with dolls, and my boy is with his punching bag and his soccer ball. I love them both so much, but I think there is something special between a mother and a son and a father and a daughter; it’s very sweet. When I see my daughter with my husband, it’s like her eyes get all big. They both love music and they’re into it. Music comes out of my son, it’s like he goes into another world.”

On what makes her happy: “I think that I really got a lot happier when I realized that, as corny as it sounds, the simplest things in life have made me so happy, like slowing down, cooking for my family, having kids that are healthy. The relationships that you have make you happy. My children keep me so awake and I find it very heartening in a way, too. I mean, it’s great to have success, it’s great to have money. I don’t want to give it away, but I know that if it was taken away, if I had my family, I would be OK. I guess I’m not scared the way I was in my 20s, when I thought it was all about success and I had to be a successful person. In London, I have a very quiet domestic life, so to come here and do something like this is fun. It’s nice to dress up and pretend to be like Gwyneth Paltrow.”

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  1. Way to go, raising your son to kick and punch, and your daughter to curl her hair at age 6. It’s people like you that perpetuate negative and hurtful gender stereotypes.

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