5 Things You Need to Know About Brad Falchuk (Gwyneth’s New Boyfriend!)

Gwyneth Paltrow

Look out, Chris Martin! Gwyneth Paltrow is moving on. Rumor has it that Goopy has a new man in her life and he is NOT a musician. 

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Man alive. I gotta say, I'm slightly surprised by all these rumors brewing about La Paltrow's love life! Of course when she consciously ditched Chris Martin it was only a matter of time I suppose until she moved on, but rumors that she's dating a successful TV producer and long-time buddy of hers from the time she spent on Glee were still shocking! What can I say, I shock easily. 

Gwyneth was spotted stepping out with TV producer Brad Falchuk. It's gotta be relatively serious, too. It's not like they were on a casual date, she brought him to Robert Downey Jr.'s epic birthday bash! Don't forget, GP and Iron Man himself are basically besties ever since working on the Iron Man Franchise together. It's said that Falchuk was Paltrow's date to the event -- introducing your new boy toy to your bestie who also happens to be an actual Super Hero? That's a pretty big move.

So who exactly is this guy, and is he a good fit for GP? I'm like the second mother she never needed. I worried immediately when I heard his name was Brad -- I mean, she's been down the Brad road before and it did not go well (I'm side-eyeing you here, Pitt!) So I did some recon. He's smart, cute, and at 44, a good age for Paltrow. THE BECCA APPROVES. I dig some further digging (Read: His Wiki) Here are 5 things about Brad Falchuk. 

1. He's Television Royalty 

His face might not look familiar, but if his name is ringing a bell it's because Brad is Glee creator Ryan Murphy's best friend and co-producer. He's co-produced Glee and American Horror Story with Murphy. He was also one of the producers of the FX hit Nip/Tuck

2. He's Divorced 

Brad and Gwyneth have both been married before. Brad was wed for 10 years to another producer in Hollywood, Suzanne Bukink. Having gone through a conscious uncoupling of his own, he and GP will be able to have a fuller understanding on past relationship hurts. 

3. He's a Dad 

Brad's a loving dad to the two children from his first marriage. Instant playmates for Apple and Moses? Check and check. 

4. He's Got a Painful Past 

Brad hasn't led a charmed life. As a kid he struggled in school due to undiagnosed dyslexia. Later in life, he suffered severe spinal damage. He recovered fully, but a lot of his experiences were incorporated into episodes of Glee

5. He's Close With His Family 

Just like Gwyneth, Brad comes from a close and fascinating family. His mother is the president of the Jewish Women's national group Haddassah and his brother Evan once ran for governor of Massachusetts! 

What do you think of Gwyneth and Brad as a new couple?

 

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