“Around the house, I’m in jeans and a T-shirt. I don’t really wear makeup. That’s what they’re used to,” she says. She adds that her husband, Chris Martin, will “make a joke about it. If I’ve gotten fully dressed up, he’ll be like, ‘Oh, wow! You’re Gwyneth Paltrow!’ Because he’s used to seeing me in like baggy shorts and frizzy hair.”
Along with clean eating, the Iron Man 3 actress credits the Tracy Anderson Method for her youthful physique.
“It makes me look younger and feel strong,” she says of working out five days a week. “When I first started, I thought, ‘I’ll never be good at this. This is a nightmare!’ But now it’s like brushing my teeth, I just do it.”
But more importantly, she hopes to have a positive body image for her young daughter. “When we’re home sometimes, she’ll put on mascara. And sometimes I’ll let her wear something out to dinner – but just a little dab,” she says.
“Also having a father who adores you the way that he adores her is very good for your body image,” she added. “The more we can love her and let her be who she is, the more confident she’ll feel.”