I swear I wasn’t in a bad mood when CB and I recorded this week’s Gossip With Celebitchy podcast, but for some reason, I was calling everyone an “a–hole.” To be fair, they are all a–holes, especially Gwyneth Paltrow. Last week, she was promoting Goop in the New York Times. This week, she’s promoting Goop in Austin, at SXSW. Gwyneth went down to Texas (“how quaint!”) for a one-on-one conversation with Poppy Harlow. The quotes from this appearance are…classic Gwyneth. But she also told an interesting/strange story about Jeff Bezos of all people. Some highlights:
Gwyneth on ageing: “I am no longer in my 20s and 30s, I am 46 and I love being in my 40s. 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.”
Everything’s coming up Goop: “I have two incredible children who give me a full run for my money every day. 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. It’s just a really fun time. Plus I married a really hot guy in September, you know!”
She mentioned Jeff Bezos in an interview once: “In the Wall Street Journal, they asked me about my mentors, like you have, and I said, ‘Oh sometimes I, like, cold call people,’ and they said, ‘Well has anyone not called you back?’ And I said, ‘Yes, Jeff Bezos.’ So after that came out, I got an email and the subject was ‘Jeff Bezos.’ And the sender was Jeff Bezos! The body of the email said, ‘Hi there Gwyneth, the Wall Street Journal told me you wanna talk to me.’ So, I wrote him back and then he wrote me and then I said, ‘I would die for the opportunity to sit down and ask you a bunch of questions’ … and he never wrote me back.”
I genuinely laughed out loud at “I’ve stopped worrying so much about what people think of me.” Gwyneth has never cared what people think about her, because Gwyneth has always been convinced that she’s the coolest, smartest, most beautiful and accomplished person who has ever existed. Why would she care what some fat peasants think about her? As for “I married a really hot guy in September, you know”… I mean, I’m glad she’s happy with Brad Falchuk. I’m glad she’s his muse, lmao. But good lord, she really did have a big hand in breaking up his marriage and everyone is like *shrug* about it. Because Gwyneth.
As for the Jeff Bezos story, it’s sort of funny that Jeff Bezos sent her an email with the subject line “Jeff Bezos.” It seems on brand for him!
Photos courtesy of Getty.