Gwyneth Paltrow was destined for Hollywood when she was born into an entertainment family on September 27, 1972. She is the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and producer and director Bruce Paltrow, who passed away in 2002. She grew up in Santa Monica, California and started acting when she was 17 years old. After her acting debut in the TV film High, which her father directed, she was hooked. She went on to appear in movies including Seven, Emma, A Perfect Murder, Shakespeare in Love (which won her an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards), The Talented Mr. Ripley, and Proof, to name a few. Most recently, she’s played Pepper Potts in the Iron Man series as well as The Avengers. She also won an Emmy for her role as Holly Holliday on Glee.
Since entering the spotlight, Gwyneth Paltrow has had a steady stream of serious celebrity relationships. Her first high-profile partnership was with Brad Pitt; they dated for three years and got engaged when the actress was 24 years old. She called off the celebrity engagement in 1997 because she wasn’t ready for marriage. Next, she had an on-again, off-again relationship with Ben Affleck. They filmed the movie Bounce together before breaking up for good in 2000. In October 2002, she met Coldplay singer Chris Martin. The couple married in December 2003 and later welcomed two children: daughter Apple and son Moses. In 2014, the low-key couple surprised everyone when they announced their celebrity divorce after 10 years of marriage. In a blog post on her lifestyle website Goop, she described the process of “conscious uncoupling” and discussed how they would co-parent their kids together.

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