Here at The Gloss, Gwyneth Paltrow has been a bit of a polarizing figure. I personally have made no secret of my rational, well-reasoned distaste for her monthly platitudes. And then, of course, there was Jen’s assertion that maybe Gwyn isn’t that bad, followed by an epic showdown between the editors, in which Ashley and Jen battled it out to decide once and for all whether we, as one mind united, can like Gwyn.
But! I think that Paltrow’s visit to Chelsea Handler last night has given us all something to think about. While swapping stories about their German grandmothers, Gwyneth Paltrow delivered the following shocker: “My grandmother was a real cunt.”
Holy shit, dude! It certainly takes balls to call one’s grandmother a cunt at any time, let alone on national television. So maybe, as Gwyneth has been busy being a normal mom, making sure her kids get their tablespoon of flaxseed oil every night before bed, and getting reamed by assholes like me, just maybe she’s also developed a thick skin and doesn’t give a fuck anymore. Or perhaps she’s always had the thick skin, but it just didn’t come through in the GOOP newsletter.
Anyway, my hat is humbly off to Gwyneth for this display of fortitude, because let’s be real, it’s a strong woman who can drop the c-bomb on their own grandmother in front of the whole world.