Gwyneth Paltrow Reflected On Her Initially “Difficult Relationship” With Brad Falchuk’s Kids After They Got Married

“It’s almost like you have to embody the spirit of the sun and just give and not expect anything back,” she said.

Gwyneth Paltrow got candid about the realities of becoming a stepmom.

Gwyneth Paltrow poses at an event in a strapless outfit with layered necklaces

As you may know, Gwyneth is mom to 19-year-old Apple and 17-year-old Moses, who she shares with her ex-husband, Chris Martin.

She and Chris “consciously uncoupled” back in 2014, and four years later she married Hollywood producer Brad Falchuk.

Gwyneth and Brad smile on the red carpet

Brad’s two kids, Isabella and Brody, are the same age as Apple and Moses, and so, when he and Gwyneth tied the knot in September 2018, they all united as one blended family — though it sounds like it wasn’t all that straightforward.

Gwyneth Paltrow in a sleeveless dress and Brad Falchuk in a suit as they pose for at an event

In August 2019, nearly a year after their wedding, the couple shocked people by revealing that they had yet to move in together for the sake of their kids’ happiness.

Brad Falchuk and Gwyneth Paltrow, smiling side by side in formal attire

And now, nearly five years later, Gwyneth is reflecting on the “rough” journey to fully bonding with her stepkids.

During a live conversation at the Visionary Women’s International Women’s Day Summit this week, the Oscar winner discussed parenthood and asked if there were any stepmoms in the audience.

Gwyneth on stage for a live conversation

Though she said she loves them like her own kids today, Gwyneth recalled that “the path to here was really rough,” before giving some advice on the tricky subject.

Gwyneth Paltrow posing with a smile in a textured, feathery outfit

By coincidence, her comments come only a few days after Dakota Johnson gave rare insight into what it’s like being a stepmom to Gwyneth’s kids since she started dating Chris Martin in 2017.

closeup of dakota

Proving to be the ultimate blended family, Gwyneth is still incredibly close with Chris, and has also described Dakota as one of her “very good friends.”

Gwyneth and Dakota at an event together, looking at each other
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