Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, 33, graces the cover of the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar. In her first interview since the birth of son Moses in early April, Gwyneth opens up about motherhood this time around. Highlights include:
-Gwyneth gained 40 lbs with each pregnancy, and took 20 lbs home from the hospital each time. She said her body seems to keep the weight on until the baby is 3 months old – it’s happened both times – and then she starts to lose.
- On post pregnancy figures, Gwyneth says, "The first time, you are horrified…all lovely when you are pregnant; but when you are not pregnant and you haven’t been for a couple of months and you are still carrying tons of extra weight and everything’s all hanging and sagging, you think, How is this ever going to go back? But it does. If you do a lot of working out."
-However, Gwyneth doesn’t pretend her body is perfect, saying, "[Everyone] should see the cellulite on my thighs right now."
-Although Gwyneth has been working out, she hasn’t been dieting because she’s nursing Moses. "I’m a milk machine…I’ve got the appetite of a breastfeeding mother,” she said.
-Gwyneth says her treat to herself is a glass of wine after the kids are in bed. Specifically, she enjoys "California and New Zealand pinot noirs," and likes to "come downstairs [after putting the kids to bed], pour myself a glass of red wine and sit in the garden" of her and Chris Martin‘s London home when they are in town.
Interview highlights and photos for use on the Celebrity Baby Blog courtesy People Magazine.
Thanks to CBB reader Ariana.