When I was 18, I once read an article wherein Gwyneth Paltrow said that unless you could feel your liver from the outside, you weren't healthy. I'm waaaay older than 18 now, so suffice to say that she's been a health nut for a very, very long, organ-poking time. I mean, the woman became convinced that dairy and gluten were poisoning her family and tried cutting it all out of their diets. Suffice to say, she's been pretty vocal about the importance of treating your body like a pristine temple.
That's what made her appearance on Chelsea Lately so surprising. Gwyneth was all about discussing her vices with Chelsea Handler. She mentioned how she still can't quite manage to give up smoking. As if that weren't "scandalous" enough, the woman admitted to a penchant for Chik-Fil-A. GASP. Fast food! Somebody roll in my swooning couch, 'cause I feel a faint coming on.
Doesn't it seem like she shares these tidbits just to make herself appear more likeable? Like I've said before, it's almost always worked on me. She can recommend a "yummy" chia seed pudding, because she also talks about pigging out on cheese sometimes. Sure, okay, I buy it!
But just how many of these saucy disclosures are we supposed to put up with before GP goes from believable average girl to total hypocrite? Either admit you are a normal person who tries to be healthy sometimes, or drop the act and admit you eat only twigs and the memories of acorn caps. I guess it's slightly reassuring that as punishment for her transgressions, she's forced to listen to Coldplay and pretend she doesn't want to set her ears on fire.
Do you think Gwyneth's for real or a hypocrite?
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