Gwyneth Paltrow Talked Conscious Uncoupling And Postpartum Depression On Goop’s 10-Year Anniversary Podcast
The most pretentious woman to ever make you shove a jade egg up your vagina, Gwyneth Paltrow, sat down with her mother Blythe Danner on her Goop podcast to celebrate 10 years in the business of selling overpriced forks. On the podcast, Gwyneth talked about her struggle with postpartum depression, and that whole conscious uncoupling shit that we’ll never be able to escape.
People reports that Gwyneth talked about suffering postpartum after the birth of her son, Moses, in 2006. She had this to say about being shocked she was a sufferer of postpartum because she didn’t have the same issues after birthing Apple in 2004:
“It was really shocking to me because I never thought that I would be a person who got post-natal depression… I was so euphoric when Apple was born, and I assumed it would happen with Mosey and it just … it took a while. I really went into a dark place.”
Gwyneth says that her ex-lover and current brother, Chris Martin, was the one to point out that she was suffering:
“About four months into it, Chris came to me and said, ‘Something’s wrong. Something’s wrong.’ I kept saying, ‘No, no, I’m fine.’ But Chris identified it, and that sort of burst the bubble… I thought postpartum depression meant you were sobbing every single day and incapable of looking after a child. But there are different shades of it and depths of it, which is why I think it’s so important for women to talk about it. It was a trying time. I felt like a failure.”
Gwyneth says she overcame her postpartum without any medications but she did masturbate with that $15,000 gold dildo a shit ton. JK, she exercised and drank less:
“A doctor tried to put me on antidepressants and I thought, if I need them, then yes, I’ll come back to it… they are lifesavers for certain people for sure… [but] I thought, well, what if I went to therapy and I started exercising again, and I stopped drinking alcohol and I just gave myself a period of regeneration and I slept more? I really broke out of it.”
There will be no more postpartum in her future because there will be no more children in her future. Gwyneth previous told Howard Stern that she and her fiancé Brad Falchuk are happy to not have any more kids and just live with their blended families.
Harper’s Bazaar reports that Gwyneth also talked on her podcast about how she consciously uncoupled from Chris Martin:
“Do I regret consciously uncoupling? No, not at all…the term is a bit dorky… I think I have learnt so much through this process. Sometimes, when I look back at some of my most vulnerable moments, I was super earnest and sometimes that’s just cringeworthy, where you’re like, ‘Oh why did I do that?’ But this was a time when I was in a lot of pain. I think Chris and I are very like-minded and we were really disappointed that our marriage wasn’t going to work and we weren’t going to have the thing where you’re married to the parent of your children for the rest of your lives.”
Dorky is not a word I think anyone associates with Gwyneth Paltrow but I guess that’s how she chooses to think we see her? Nah boo, we don’t think you’re a nerd for obsessing over gold-crusted plates and mineral-defusing anal crystals, we think you’re completely insane for that!