Despite it being a well-known fact that Gwyneth Paltrow lives in a land where only faeries and fish mongers and organic farmers dwell, I've always liked her. I look forward to her Goop email every Thursday, and I don't know, she just seems fun. Yes, she lives an incredibly privileged and sheltered lifestyle, but she actually comes off as quite likeable, and weirdly relatable, in interviews. She can go from talking about about child rearing to gangsta rap, or from how to make your own kombucha to pubic hair. The lady's adaptable. And also a complete diva, apparently.
According to a new report, Paltrow has a "long list of demands" that need to be met before she uses her ultra-exclusive gym. Demands that involve having her assistant going into the shower stall and wiping the entire thing dry before she uses it. Gwyneth won't touch what she calls "someone else's shower water." According to a source, GP also "refuses to use toilet paper that anyone has touched and demands an unopened package." She also will only drink SmartWater, and if that particular brand is not available for her at the gym, she has someone run out to a nearby gas station to stock up.
Perhaps I'm naive, but I'm actually surprised by this obnoxious behavior. Gwyneth has always struck me as being a nice person, despite her eccentricities. In fact, I've had discussions with numerous people on how she seems like a cool person to work for. Not a shower-drying demander.
At the end of the day, I still like Gwyneth. And I'll definitely still read Goop. But after envisioning some poor soul running to bring Queen Paltrow a fresh roll of Charmin, I don't think I'll ever be able to look at her the same.
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