GWYNETH & CHRIS
Paltrow helped introduce the world to the phrase "conscious uncoupling," which is how she described the 2014 end of her marriage with Martin. The pair had been together for 10 years, but still continue to co-parent and are regularly photographed together with their children.
GWYNETH PALTROW, 2011
While Nina Dobrev's gown had jaws dropping, Gwyneth's Emilio Pucci number had eyebrows raising, thanks to the bare midriff and open back – a bold pick for the mom of two. While we're still split about whether exposed abs belong at a black tie event, we all agree that if anyone can pull it off, it's Gwyneth.
GWYNETH & CHRIS
They may have "consciously uncoupled," but Paltrow and Martin still stick together when it comes to family matters. The exes reunited in New York City for a festive pre-Thanksgiving dinner with their two children, Apple and Moses, where all four appeared "super happy" and "chummy." Friendly relations between the two are nothing new, though: Just days after announcing their separation, the couple headed to the Bahamas together (along with the kids), and have continued to meet up for family dinners. Paltrow even called Martin "father of the year" in a recent speech, appeared on his band Coldplay's new album, and took Apple and Moses to see to see Coldplay play in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where they stayed in the same hotel as Martin. Perhaps there's something to "consciously uncoupling" after all.
1997: GWYNETH PALTROW AND BRAD PITT CALL IT QUITS
They were the Golden Couple of the 1990s, but after almost three years together, Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow suddenly ended their engagement. "They were so much in love the day they were here. He was holding her hand the whole time. They were looking at her [engagement] ring," Paltrow's hairstylist Laurent told PEOPLE at the time.
Also in This Issue: Joan Collins returns to TV in Pacific Palisades, and Matt Lauer graduates college 18 years after dropping out.
The Celeb: Gwyneth Paltrow
For: The always aspirational
The Content: Paltrow's GOOP is the be all and end all of celebrity lifestyle sites. Founded back in 2008, the aesthetic GOOP cultivates may not always be attainable (vagina steaming, for one) but it's consistently amusing. goop.com
GWYNETH PALTROW, WMB 2013
In 2014 (left) and 1985
Not one to miss any alternative beauty trend, the Goop guru uses coconut oil – for just about everything. But her favorite place to put the all-natural product? Inside her mouth. (Yes, you read that right.) "I just started oil pulling, which is when you swish coconut oil around [in your mouth] for 20 minutes," she told E! Online. "It's supposed to be great for oral health and making your teeth white."
in a midnight blue gown with cutouts at the waist and oversize beading on the skirt, plus Harry Winston jewels, at the amfAR gala in Hong Kong.
THE CAST OF SHALLOW HAL
It's unclear whether any hypnosis took place when the 2001 film's costars, Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow, reunited at photographer Rob Reynold's L.A. art show. Paltrow posted this picture to Instagram in May 2015 and included "#oldfriends" and a heart emoji in the caption.
From: Celeb Cast Reunions
in an understated white bustier and black ... are those culottes? ... plus lace-up heels and an undone do at the Baby Buggy Fatherhood Lunch in L.A.
GOTH GONE WRONG
Just like angst-ridden teens, Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow tried the goth thing at the 2000 and 2002 Oscars, respectively. Though it was par for the course for Versace-clad Jolie, who at the time was wearing Billy Bob Thorton's blood in a vial around her neck, it marked "a pretty major fashion misstep" for Paltrow, who later admitted as much in her GOOP newsletter.
Both Gwyneth and Monique Lhuillier have enviable outfits at the star's Goop boutique opening in Dallas, but it's the movie star's look we dare you to try. The one-shoulder jumpsuit, sparkly-heeled pumps and unexpected Jennifer Meyer turquoise danglers all add up to a flattering, and subtly spirited, ensemble.
We rarely wear our plaid button-downs with anything besides dark skinnies. But Gwyneth gives the boyish shirt some feminine flair by complementing her goop x Band of Outsiders top with a flared skirt. A vibrant Valentino purse and metallic-accented Saint Laurent shades punctuate the ladylike vibe.
For The Imagine1day Gala in Beverly Hills honoring her workout guru Tracy Anderson, Gwyneth wears a white crop top and black skirt (fun fact: her Alice + Olivia design is connected in the back by a lace panel!) and flaunts a sliver of incredibly toned abs (courtesy of the night's honoree, no doubt). She tops it all off with red lipstick and a coordinating clutch.
"This brilliant singer-songwriter has sold 8 million records, has won every single award that there is to be won, especially Father of the Year, which he has won consecutively since 2004."
– Gwyneth Paltrow, praising ex Chris Martin in an introduction before his amfAR Inspiration Gala performance
VIVICA VS. GWYNETH
There are two types of crop top wearers: The ones who show off a slice of skin (like Vivica, who pairs her Jason Wu design with a high-waist pencil skirt), and the ones who show off full-on navel (see: Gwyn). And there is one type of person who owns this crop top: someone with $3,327 to burn.
From: Fashion Faceoff
Sun, sand, sky… It's easy to get vacation FOMO while looking at this idyllic beachy pic of Team Paltrow in the Bahamas. No wonder the actress feels so fortunate. "#tbt #luckiestmomever #exumas," enthused the actress of her seaside cuddle with kids Moses, 8, and Apple, 9.
A month before turning 22 on Feb. 27, Chelsea looked at ease – alongside Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna – at a 2002 Versace show in Paris. Between whispers with her front-row pals, she exclaimed "wow" as models sashayed down the runway. But it was the former First Daughter – debuting a sleek new bob, smoky eye makeup and a chic Versace pantsuit – who sparked that reaction from the fashion in-crowd.
GWYNETH PALTROW, 1996
If Gwyneth's Goop newsletter had existed 18 years ago, we imagine she would have written about how chic it is to pair animal-print coats with button-downs and maxis. And she'd probably do a limited-edition Gwyn x Converse collection.
GWYNETH & CHRIS
If Paltrow and Martin are the example of what conscious uncoupling looks like, well, it doesn't look so bad. Just one day before the couple of 10 years announced they were separating on March 25, 2014, they headed off to the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas to escape the limelight. "I just thought they were on vacation," an observer at the North Eleuthera airport told PEOPLE. "They didn't seem happy or unhappy."
"When I'm home with my kids I'm still just Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow."
– Gwyneth Paltrow, in a deadpanned joke about how her 1999 Shakespeare in Love win doesn't define who she is, in the "Reflecting on Oscar Reflections" segment of The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Maybe Gwyneth saw how well you all responded to the sequin dress she wore last week (83% approval rating!) and decided to go for an encore performance. She picks a dazzling Saint Laurent mini and pointy-toe booties for the Great American Songbook event in N.Y.C.
Never one to miss an opportunity to remind us of her dedication to fitness, the actress wears a cobalt blue neoprene dress with a midsection cutout and black leather trim by David Koma at the Hollywood Stands Up to Cancer event in Culver City, Calif.
GWYNETH: THE ALLERGY-FREE DIET
Gwyneth Paltrow shares the restorative recipes she turns to when she needs to lose weight and boost her energy in her book It's All Good. That means cutting out foods that are deemed bad: bread, deepwater fish, chicken eggs, sugar and red meat.
THE PLAN: Gwyneth kicks off every day with a green juice pumped full of kale, apple, lemon, mint and ginger. Lunch could be a beet-greens soup, followed by a snack of almonds soaked in water (which digest better than raw) and then a BBQ chicken dinner using her own paprika-spiced recipe.