Because wow. This cover for InStyle UK is just astounding. Gwyneth looks positively radioactive!
Moving on, Gwyneth sat for an interview with said magazine, and talked about all sorts of things that will totally interest you (except for all that designer wrapping paper business—sorry, but if you were looking for more tips on how to shill out exorbitant amounts of cash on crappily-designed craft paper this holiday season, you’re going to have to go elsewhere) like Gwyneth’s diet, Gwyneth’s marriage, Gwyneth’s children, and Gwyneth’s style. Yawn.
Here’s Gwyneth on having more babies:
“My brain says, ‘Oh, I think I’m done, the kids are big now and I don’t want to go back to changing diapers.’ But a part of me would love to have another. Of course, I’m old now!”
On her kids:
“When Apple was born, she had the hugest blue eyes. I looked into them and she was looking at me, and I felt like, ‘You are here to teach me everything.’ After Moses was born, I had postpartum depression. It was a difficult time and because of that, I believe I have an extra empathy for him and he for me.”
On having it all:
“I look for an interesting supporting part about once a year. That’s the most I can manage. Some women can do it and that’s fantastic, but I can’t. You make choices as a wife and mother, don’t you? You can’t have it all. I don’t care what it looks like.”
On the most difficult part of being married to Chris Brown, frontman for Coldplay:
“Probably our artistic temperaments together. Artists are sensitive; there are ups and downs, mood-wise. Musicians need a certain gravitas and focus in order to write. The temperament that goes with someone who is creative can be challenging.”
And last, what it means to splurge, food-wise, to Gwyneth:
“I was very strict for a while. I was macrobiotic for a couple of years, then I got pregnant and just ate ice cream. What I’ve learnt is I want to enjoy my life and food is a big part of it. I love to cook and feed people. I cook every day. My indulging is a fresh baguette with cheese and a glass of red wine, or French fries and fried zucchini. Or a turkey burger.”
Well. It turned out to be even better than shitty gift wrap for a holiday surprise. You got to hear (more) all about Gwyneth’s personal life, and isn’t that just worth its weight in fried zucchini?