Gwyneth Paltrow, mom to Apple, 4, and Moses, 2, is showing off a dramatic look on the latest cover of V Magazine. The Iron Man actress opens up about her home life, her post-baby weight loss and a few of her vices.
On making the transition back to movies from motherhood: “I have an amazing nanny. I didn’t have one till Apple was 14 months old, but then, because we were going on tour [with husband Chris Martin’s band Coldplay], we found someone fantastic. She’s been with us ever since.” [Paltrow admitted that before the nanny] “I was really tired. … [but] obsessed – madly, deeply in love – with my daughter. I wanted to be with her all day long. I was under a crazy spell. I still am, but I’ve had to adjust to reality more.”
On her struggle to lose the baby weight she gained with her 2 children: “I put on 40 pounds with Moses. And I found it really hard to loose the last 20 pounds. I didn’t mind having the big boobs. But it was the stomach roll, the back fat, and the post-pregnant butt. And it was so hard to get rid of.” She said she lost those last pounds by eating “organic, seasonal food that isn’t processed.” [She added] “I haven’t eaten meat for about fifteen years. I eat fish, a little bit of dairy – not much milk – but I love cheese. We’ll make chocolate chip cookies and eat them, but sugar makes me feel pretty bad. I have coffee and wine. I’ve got lots of lovely vices!”