Celebrity mom Gwyneth Paltrow is busy…very busy. She is currently on a book tour to promote her new cookbook, My Father’s Daughter, which means she is away from her husband and children.
Gwyneth has been married to Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin since 2003, and the couple have two children together; 6 year-old Apple and 5 year-old Moses.
The mom guilt of being away from her family does get to her occasionally, but she knows her her work often requires her to be away from her family, and she can’t feel guilty about that. She said in a recent interview with UK’s Daily Mail:
“I don’t feel guilty unless I am tipping the balance badly. For example, before Christmas, I went away five times, just little trips, but it was too much for my son he was very upset and started crying and acting up. I felt horribly guilty. He’s little and he needs me. But I have just been with them for seven weeks solid, so I am fine with being away this week.”
But coming home is always wonderful. “They will all be up and waiting for me. I’ll cook and we’ll play in the garden with the dog.”
Life sounds good right now. Any chance that baby #3 is on its way? She says it’s unlikely.
Gwyneth had some major postpartum depression battles and doesn’t think she can go through that again: “I don’t think so. I don’t know if I can go there again, not sleep and be depressed for two years.”
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