Gwyneth: Mom's the Word

She's an Oscar winner among the Hollywood elite, but what Gwyneth Paltrow really values is something stardom can't provide. "My mother and father taught me that family is the most important thing," she has said. Now, as she's about to start her own, check out photos of the actress and learn more about her family values. By Lucy Maher and Serena Kappes

First Love

Long before Martin stole her heart, Brad Pitt was the object of Gwyneth's affection. After two and a half years, they became engaged. In September 1995, Paltrow told Interview magazine that her 10-year plan included being married "with three or four children." Sadly, the pair – he was 33; she, 24 at the time – split in June 1997.