Gwyneth Kate Paltrow was born in Los Angeles on September 27, 1972, to actress Blythe Danner and film producer-director Bruce Paltrow. Jake, her younger brother, is a filmmaker and screenwriter.

Paltrow’s father was Jewish, and her mother is Christian. She was brought up to observe “both Jewish and Christian festivals.” When her brother turned 13, he held a typical Bar Mitzvah.

Her father’s Ashkenazi Jewish family immigrated from Belarus and Poland, while her mother is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German) descent with Irish and English ancestors.

Paltrow’s paternal great-great-grandfather was a Rabbi in Nowogród, Poland, and a descendent of Kraków’s well-known Paltrowicz line of rabbis.

Meet Gwyneth Paltrow’s Husband Brad Falchuk

Paltrow is married to Brad Falchuk, a television writer, director, and producer who is 50 years her junior.

He is her second marriage. She was formerly married to Chris Martin, the frontman of Coldplay, with whom she had two teenage children.

They met on the set of Glee in 2010 when she made a cameo appearance. They started dating openly in 2015, a year after Paltrow filed for divorce from Martin.

Paltrow, 49, announced their engagement in 2018, and the couple was featured on the cover of Goop magazine, the couple tied the knot in September that same year in the Hamptons, New York.


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