Gwyneth Paltrow Leaving a Third Pregnancy to Fate
Gwyneth Paltrow remains very much on the fence about whether to add a third child to her family with husband Chris Martin. Telling Gotham magazine that "in theory" she’d "love to" have another baby, her pregnancies with Apple Blythe Alison, 4 ½, and Moses, 2 ½, took both a physical and mental toll. "It’s really hard for me when I’m pregnant," the 36-year-old actress explains. "I’m sick as a dog for months." That life gets easier as she gets farther away from the newborn stage only adds to her indecision.
"Sometimes I think, ‘Oh my God, I want another one right now, I’ll sustain any amount of vomiting’ or whatever. And then sometimes I think, ‘Gosh, everyone’s sleeping through the night now.’ If it’s meant to happen, it’ll happen."
Gwyneth describes motherhood as her favorite role to date, a sentiment reflected in her definition of perfect happiness: "Lying in the grass on a sunny day with my kids on top of me." It should come as no surprise, then, that the decision to scale back her career in order to focus on family is one she doesn’t regret.
"Yeah, definitely. I haven’t starred in a film since my kids were born, and I don’t think I will. I’ll never get these days back — they’re so delicious, and precious, and hilarious, I don’t want to miss them."