Gwyneth Paltrow doesn’t care about strangers’ opinions – especially what other moms think.
Mom to Apple, 9, and Moses, 7, Paltrow tells Red, “Nobody else can tell (a woman) how many hours a week she needs to devote to this, that or the other … (Forget) what anybody else says … It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. That’s what we’ve got to let go of. That idea of ‘Oh god, if I don’t show up to this concert, all the other mums are going to think I’m terrible.’ Well, so (bleeping). It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. It matters what you think of yourself. And what your children think … So if anyone is going to ask my advice, I’d say, do what is right for you, and don’t give a (bleep) what anyone else thinks.”
She added, “This is the thing, it’s like the older I get, I realize it doesn’t matter what people who don’t know you think. It doesn’t matter. You’re wasting your energy. It’s like, if your partner comes to you — or your best friend — and says, ‘Listen, I want to talk about something you did that hurt me, or I think you could improve,’ sit down and listen to what they have to say. But some friend of so-and-so’s — it’s like, who gives a (bleep)?”
She’s had a rough ride – having been ridiculed for Goop and having Vanity Fair say they’re planning to run an unflattering story about her.
“Obviously, I have (gossip) on a very large, global scale. I don’t have it in the village gossip way; but it’s the same thing. That’s why I really don’t read anything. Because if it’s important, it filters down to me.”