Gwyneth Paltrow has recalled the moment she was forced to have an emergency cesarean while giving birth to her now 17-year-old daughter, Apple, in May 2004. Speaking with host Dax Shepard on the Armchair Expert podcast, the pair were discussing how our bodies change as we age.
“I had two cesareans,” Paltrow recalled. “My daughter was an emergency. It was crazy—we almost died. It was, like, not good.”
Despite dropping a bombshell on listeners she continued to share very little details on the matter. “Anyway, there’s a big scar across your body, and you’re like, ‘Oh, wow, that didn’t used to be there.’ And it’s not that it’s bad, or you want to judge it, but you’re just like, ‘Oh, my god.'”
The award-winning actress shares Apple and her younger son Moses, 15, with ex-husband Chris Martin. The couple split in 2016 before Paltrow remarried to Brad Falchuk in 2018.
In 2013, the 49-year-old told the Daily Mail that she suffered a miscarriage with her third pregnancy. According to Paltrow her children asked for another sibling but said she “had a really bad experience when I was pregnant with my third. It didn’t work out, and I nearly died. So I am like, ‘Are we good here, or should we go back and try again?'”
Last week the Glee alum revealed how she navigates speaking about sex with Apple and Moses following the release of her Netflix series, Sex, Love & Goop.
“I try to just be curious, and teenagers are never going to want to talk to their parents about sex, ever,” she said. “I sort of follow their lead and luckily, in middle school they had a very thorough sex education, so the school handled the kind of birds and the bees parts. Then I am there for any questions, but the questions are pretty minimal.”