Blended fam­i­lies not easy, even for celebs

The Star Late Edition - - LIFE - EMILY KENT SMITH

GWYNETH Pal­trow says she has not moved in with her new hus­band as she wor­ries about be­ing a good step­mother to his two chil­dren.

Pal­trow, 46, who also has two chil­dren, mar­ried film di­rec­tor Brad Falchuk in Septem­ber but the pair do not live to­gether.

“We are still do­ing it in our own way,” the ac­tress told the Wall Street Jour­nal’s WSJ mag­a­zine.

“With teenage kids, you’ve got to tread lightly. It’s pretty in­tense, the teenage thing. I’ve never been a step­mother be­fore. I don’t know how to do it.”

Falchuk, one of the writ­ers be­hind sit­com

has son Brody and daugh­ter Is­abella from his 10-year mar­riage to Suzanne Bukinik.

Pal­trow has daugh­ter Ap­ple, 14, and son Moses, 12, from her mar­riage to Cold­play front­man Chris Martin.

The star, who runs con­tro­ver­sial life­style brand Goop, ad­mit­ted that she had faced abuse for be­com­ing a health fa­natic. “That was the be­gin­ning of peo­ple think­ing I was a crack­pot,” she said.

In a claim likely to bring yet more con­tro­versy, Pal­trow sug­gested she helped start the global yoga craze.

“I went to do a yoga class in LA re­cently and the 22-yearold girl be­hind the counter was like, ‘Have you ever done yoga be­fore?’,” she said.

“And lit­er­ally I turned to my friend, and I was like, ‘You have this job be­cause I’ve done yoga be­fore’.”

She said that mar­riage to Falchuk had made her re­alise “we are prob­a­bly bet­ter equipped to choose our life part­ner when we are half­way through life”. | Daily Mail

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