Gwyneth Paltrow is both a punchline and an object of fascination.
She lives in a world where people seamlessly consciously uncouple and then pop a jade egg into their vagina to balance their menstrual cycle.
Her life, for most people, seems unattainable and a little bit bizarre. Something to marvel at, but also quietly envy when no one else is looking.
Her advice, on the most part, is the kind of advice you giggle at over a glass of wine with girlfriends, before stumbling home, scoffing down a cheeseburger, and falling asleep – vagina sans steamed.
She lives on a different planet and we kind of like it.
But recently Gwyneth shared a piece of information that could actually be applied to us mere mortals.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘Intimacy coach’ on what we’re doing wrong in bed. Post continues after podcast.
In a profile with The Sunday Times, the GOOP founder shared the secret to her relationship with her new husband, Brad Falchuck.
Gwyneth said the pair didn’t actually live together full time, which created a distance that kept their spark alive.
“Falchuk, 48, spends three nights a week at his own house and four nights at Paltrow’s Los Angeles home, an arrangement approved by her intimacy teacher as a means of keeping the relationship fresh,” the profile read.
“Oh, all my married friends say that the way we live sounds ideal and we shouldn’t change a thing,” Gwyneth said.
The couple, both in their 40s, live in their homes with their respective children from previous marriages and only come together a few nights a week.
The entire blended family never spends a night together under the one roof.
They don’t talk about utility bills, they’re not fighting over who left a wet towel on bathroom floor, no one is yelling at anyone else for not picking up the dog poo. According to Michaela Boehm, Gwyneth’s intimacy coach, this is the secret to their marital bliss.
“When two people first meet, they don’t know each other so there’s a very strong attraction,” she told Claire Murphy, the host of Mamamia’s daily podcast, The Quicky. “Everybody knows that first honeymoon period when you get to know each other and you spend all night up talking and you discover all these similarities and what you have in common. It’s amazing, you talk, and then you have sex, and then you talk again.”
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