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Gwyneth Paltrow: ‘I had a hard time being pregnant’

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow confessed she struggled while pregnant with her two children.

The Oscar-winning actress is mother to daughter Apple, 16, and 14-year-old son Moses, who she shares with ex-husband Chris Martin, and she revealed that it was an uncomfortable experience being pregnant.

“I had a hard time being pregnant. I mean, it’s obviously beyond worth it. But I was very nauseous and sick for both. And my babies were huge. So, it was kind of not that comfortable,” Gwyneth explained during her wellness and lifestyle company Goop’s recent virtual summit.

However, when Apple was born in May 2004, the Iron Man star said her pain was forgotten about once she held her baby for the first time.

“But I will never forget when Apple was born, and the feeling that I had of like a soulmate love connection, and it just became clear to me why I was on Earth,” she shared.

“Like, I had been searching for all these reasons of ‘Why am I here and am I contributing anything, and does it matter?’ And then when I had her, it just all became clear,” Gwyneth said of first-time motherhood. “That’s something that you can’t know before you have a kid, and I’m actually glad I didn’t know that I had that before, because it’s one of life’s true beautiful surprises.”

– Cover Media