Gwenyth Paltrow certainly knows how to stir up controversy. In a new interview with Harpers Bazaar, the actress and mother of two steps smack into the mommy wars uttering the following:
I have little kids in school. I want to maintain my marriage and my family, so I have to be here when he comes home. Hence her recent advice to a girlfriend (who remains tantalizingly unnamed): She is an actress and in a new relationship with someone else with a big career, and I said this may not be feminist, but you have to compromise. It’s been all about you and you’re a big deal. And if you want what you’re saying you want a family;you have to be a wife, and that is part of the equation.
Her comments have rubbed many a mother the wrong way, with some even accusing her of being judgmental and out of touch.
My opinion? She just inserted a perfectly pedicured foot into her mouth. Here is a woman who admits to having a nanny, a driver and a chef. Of course it is easy to talk of putting family first with those circumstances. But remind me again about the compromise part?
What is all the fuss about? Read more of my column here…