In a new interview with the UK edition of Vogue, Oscar-winner, GOOP guru and mom-of-two Gwyneth Paltrow opens up about the “awful” postpartum depression she experienced after the birth of her son Moses in 2006.
“At my lowest, I was a robot. I just didn’t feel anything,” she recalls. “I had no maternal feelings for him – it was awful. I had no thoughts of harming him, thank God, but I couldn’t connect, and still, when I look pictures of him at three months old, I don’t remember that time.”
This isn’t the first time the Iron Man star has talked about her struggle with depression – in 2008 she revealed, “I just didn’t know what was wrong with me…I felt really out of my body. I felt really disconnected. I felt really down; I felt pessimistic.”
Gwyneth says it was her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, who made her realize that something wasn’t right.
“My problem was that I never acknowledged anything was wrong. I just carried on as normal, and I just felt crazy. It was Chris, actually, who said out loud that something was wrong. And that was such a relief when he did because it was confirmation that it wasn’t just me.”
Just yesterday we spotted Gwyneth out and about in New York with her two beautiful kids – Apple, 5 1/2, and birthday boy Moses, 4.