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The five most interesting revelations from Gwyneth's Glamour interview

Gwyneth Paltrow – businesswoman, actress, singer, mother, drinker of lemon water and eater of kabocha​ – has given a particularly revealing interview to Glamour magazine.

The 43-year-old actress appears on the cover of the magazine's March issue, candidly speaking about everything from her "consciously uncoupled" relationship with Chris Martin to the prices at her lifestyle website, Goop.

Here are the five most interesting revelations:

1. She has a Taylor Swift-esque girl squad

2015 was the year of the girl squad, and it seems Gwyneth Paltrow is yet another A-lister who has been accumulating a lady gang.

Paltrow told Glamour she created her new range of Goop cosmetics for her "California posse", who she listed as: "Cameron [Diaz], Blythe [Danner, her mother], Apple [Martin, her daughter], Drew [Barrymore], Reese [Witherspoon], Kate [Hudson], Chelsea [Handler]".


"If you were to ask me what my biggest success is, it's that I've been able to maintain and nourish my relationships," she added. "As you get older, you choose friends based on not only what feels resonant and warm but if they're bringing something to your life."

With this new information, the only question left to ask is: in a friendly spot of gang warfare between the Paltrow squad, the Schumer squad and the Swift squad, who would win? (Answer: probably not Paltrow, since her squad includes her 72-year-old mother and 11-year-old daughter ...)

2. She is sick of people telling her Goop is overpriced (and assuming she hates every other celebrity with a lifestyle website)

One of the most common criticisms levelled against Paltrow's lifestyle website Goop is that its wares are too expensive. (The five-piece Zwilling x Goop knife set for sale on the site will set you back a cool $US750 – more than $1000.)

But, Gwyneth told Glamour these criticisms are based on a pretty selective scan of her range. 

"Sometimes I'll get annoyed if someone's like, 'Goop is so expensive.' I'm like, 'Have you looked at the website? Have you seen the range of price points? 'Cause we sell things that are $8.' I'm like, 'If you want to f--- with me, bring your A-game. At least have all your information.'"

And, if you're wondering if things get awkward between Paltrow and her girl squad member Reese Witherspoon (who started her own lifestyle brand last year), the answer is a firm no. There is no competition in the eternally high-demand market of things with a celebrity's name on them.

"The energy could not be more opposite," Paltrow said. "We help each other; we consult each other."

3. She has a "totally f----d" attitude to sun protection

"I still tan without sunscreen, which is really, totally f----d up," Paltrow said in a video on Glamour's Instagram account.


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4. She describes her success as "self-made", and would expect her kids to take the same initiative

Despite being the child of showbiz parents (her mother was an actress, and her late father Bruce Paltrow was a director and producer for film and TV), Paltrow insisted to Glamour that she was "completely self-made".

"People think, 'She's just a rich kid.' Until I was 18, I was. Then I was broke. I've never taken a dime off my parents," she said, adding that she worked as a waitress in the early days of her acting career.

Explaining that she "unfortunately" thinks her children Apple, 11, and Moses, 7, will be "drawn to perform" ("They're naturals – they sing, act, play guitar, do stand-up – it's brimming out of them.") Paltrow said she would adopt the same "motivating" approach with her kids.

5. She sees ex-husband Chris Martin as "like [a] brother"

Paltrow made headlines in 2014, when she announced she had "consciously uncoupled" from her husband of 10 years, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. In her Glamour interview, Paltrow called Martin a "great ex-husband".

"Well, the ideal is to stay married. But if you can't stay married, wouldn't the ideal be that you could still be a family and you could put aside your own stuff long enough to explore – what is this new family and who am I in it?" Paltrow said.

The Glee star, who is singing "a bit of harmony" on Coldplay's latest album A Head Full of Dreams, gave an insight into how the couple (who Paltrow confirmed have not yet divorced) are making things work for their young family.

"Last night he got in at midnight and slept here so he could surprise the kids in the morning, we could all have breakfast, and he could take them to school. So ... we're not living together, but he's more than welcome to be with us whenever he wants," she said.

"And vice versa: I sleep in his house in Malibu a lot with the kids. We'll have a weekend all together; holidays, we're together. We're still very much a family, even though we don't have a romantic relationship. He's like my brother."