Give Gwyneth Paltrow this much credit: She can recognize when she’s being peak Gwyneth, though sometimes not in real time or without a come-to-Jesus talk from those closest to her.
In a new interview with Marie Claire U.K., the actress/wellness guru talks about her relationships with her ex, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, and new husband Brad Falchuk, talks about how her late father, Bruce Paltrow, helped inspire Goop – and recounts the time how, on behalf of the rest of the world, he told her how she insufferable in the late 1990s.
Paltrow admits that as her star was ascending in the mid-to-late ’90s, she was beginning to believe her own hype.
“When you achieve the kind of fame that I did by the time I was 25 or 26, the world starts removing all your obstacles because you’re now a ‘special person,’ ” she says. “You don’t have to wait in line at a restaurant, and if a car doesn’t show up, someone else gives you theirs,” she says. (And there was at least one occasion when she parked her Mercedes SUV on the street when a spot wasn’t open in front of her New York apartment building.)
In hindsight, Paltrow, now 46, says, “There is nothing worse for the growth of a human being than not having obstacles and disappointments, and things go wrong. All of my greatest achievements have come out of failure.”
One of those failures, she says, was the collapse of her decade-long marriage to Martin, especially coming from a “tribe where people stay married.” But it inspired another success: her relationship with fellow divorcé and single parent Falchuk, the TV producer she met on the set of Fox’s “Glee” and married in late September.
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