Gwyneth Paltrow Leaving a Third Pregnancy to Fate

12/05/2008 at 02:00 PM ET

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."

Source: Gotham

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Allegra on

Oh, I would love it if her and Chris Martin had another baby. They make such beautiful babies!
But she has starred in a film since her children’s births. I just saw Two Lovers today and she was definitely the female star! She was absolutely gorgeous in it by the way! Me and my friend just kept leaning over to each other and going “Oh my God, I can’t believe how pretty she is!”.

dawn on

meh…enjoy the two you have now. but if she can handle it,with her career and all, more power to her!

Judith on

At last!! A celeb that would rather be with her kids, than make a movie.. Kudos to you, Gwenyth. I remember Shelly Long went to work on a movie when her daughter was only 2 weeks old. Where is her ‘career’ today?? She doesn’t have one.. Kids should come first before movie career… Just my thoughts..

Artemis on

I love Gwyneth! Although Im gonna miss seeing her in more movies, Im glad she’s happy with her kids.

Andrea on

“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.”

Wasn’t Gwyneth in Iron Man?

Brooke on

Um hasn’t starred in a movie since her kids were born, I saw iron man 6 months ago and that was filmed after both moses and apple were born lol. She has a pretty big part in it, and she is signed on to do iron man part 2 and another movie called king lear lol. She was also in two lovers, so somebody isn’t saying the entire truth lol.

Erica on

So who was that blonde chick in Iron Man?

SY on

I think she is referring to “carrying” the movie which requires more time, etc. When she has a large part but isn’t the main character or focus, there is less responsibility for her onscreen and off. If you look at her old films such as Emma or Sliding Doors, she was basically in every scene of the movie, which she wasn’t in Iron Man.

Joeanne on

Um…besides Iron Man, Gwyneth was co-lead in Two Lovers with Joaquin Phoenix and made the press rounds in North America and Europe for that. Pictures of her on the red carpets are all over the web.

She also played Hope in Running With Scissors.

Gwyneth and Mario Batali, the chef, also filmed a 13 part road trip of Spain. The trip lasted 4 months! Apparantly Gwyneth and I have different defintions of working. LOL

Amanda on

I wish them the best!
That said, I don’t understand ‘leaving pregnancy to fate’, you are either on birth control or not. If you are not there is a good chance you will become pregnant, if you are not there is a slim chance you will become pregnant.

Morgan on

Amanda, not all women conceive easily. Maybe she was using some type of fertility method before or charting her cycles. Just because a person is not on birth control does not mean they WILL get pregnant. Many people (myself included) have to actively try for a baby and still may never see that dream turn into a reality.

Gwenyth is probably just living her life, loving her husband and family and if another baby was to come along then she would embrace that.

Chiara on

Gwyneth has had roles in movies since her kids were born, yes, but there is a definite change in her workload since she’s become a parent. She was working non-stop, in major roles, throughout her 20s. There’s been a serious dropoff, and I really respect her for putting her money where her mouth is. There are successful actresses who speak the same way while starring in film after film — which not only belies what they say but belittles their own choices. Some women need constant work and there’s nothing wrong with that, but I respect a woman who does what she says either way.

Gwyneth’s recent film roles are the kind that require a couple of weeks’ worth of work, and you rarely hear about her out and about. I think she probably spends most of her time with her kids.

kelpy on

Yep I agree, she wouldn’t get these years back, they are so very precious.
Being a SAHM is the best ….and it gets even better when Hubby Chris is bringing in lots of money 🙂

Lilly on

In Iron Man she was only a supporting character, not the lead. That’s what she meant by not “starring” in a movie. Also, Iron Man is her first big budget movie in a long time.

ma74 on

oh yay!!I would love for Chris and Gwyneth to have another kid.Chris is amaaazing.And so is Gwyneth 🙂

Sarita on

She has definately been in films since her children, even if she wasn’t the lead.

Also I remember an article on this website saying that she’d love to adopt. Maybe they changed their minds.

GroundRules on

She is such a lier, she has starred in at least 3 movies since her kids were born.