by CBB correspondent Katherine:
Academy-award winning actress, Gwyneth Paltrow, 34, talks to OK! Magazine about how she put her career on hold temporarily to be a stay-at-home mother to her children with Coldplay’s Chris Martin, 29 – Apple, 2 1/2, and Moses, 9 months.
She says, "Right now, I spend all day at home with my children. Sometimes I become Gwyneth Paltrow for a day and put on make-up. What I don’t want is to spent two or three months on a shoot far away from home and my children. I’m going to read a few scripts, but until my son is at least a year old, I don’t plan to shoot anything. It’s really hard to be a mother and leave your children."
Gwyneth is a celebrity baby herself, her father being the late director, Bruce Paltrow and her mother, actress Blythe Danner. She shares her "worst qualities" passed on to her by her parents: "I inherited impatience from my father. It’s my worst quality, and Apple’s now inherited it from me, so it’s my own karma coming back. From my mother, the worst thing I inherited is forgetfulness. She’s worse than I am. She’ll wear her sunglasses on her head and then ask where they are!"
Source: OK! Magazine, January 22, 2007 issue
If you work outside the home, do you also feel like two different people when you’re at work and when you’re with your children?
What qualities have been passed through the generations in your family?