Her business is exceptionally successful, she is in a solid marriage with Brad Falchuk, her kids [Apple, 18, and Moses, 16] are doing great and she is healthy and well.
She explained in a recent interview that when she turned 40 it was a struggle because she was wrestling with what it meant to her life and career to be a woman who was no longer desirable commercially and she was also ending her marriage to Chris Martin and moving back to the US.
Paltrow is planning to spend her big day on a Goop cruise, a nine-day Mediterranean trip with people that have helped her turn what was a modest lifestyle blog into a £220 million brand.
“Basically, nothing ruffles my feathers at this point,” she said in a recent interview.
She is also very aware of her changing body.
“Now, I’m at the age where I’m like, ‘Okay, the effort you put in now doesn’t necessarily yield the results it did 10 years ago, in terms of working out,'” she said. Still, she’s grateful for “the foundation” she’s built over the years.
“My body knows what it’s doing and has some muscle memory, some strength, and some flexibility,” said Paltrow, who also works out with celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson.
“But it’s important to have some grace around the ageing of your body, to be forgiving. Okay, well, maybe my skin or my muscle won’t bounce back here the way it used to, and that’s okay. You have to recalibrate.”