Gwyneth Paltrow reveals she was 'drinking seven nights a week' during lockdown

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Gwyneth Paltrow has shared that she got into the habit of consuming alcohol daily during part of the pandemic. (Getty Images)
Gwyneth Paltrow said she got into the habit of consuming alcohol daily during part of the pandemic. (Getty Images)

From 'orgasm' candles to £5,000 wellness cruises, sometimes Gwyneth Paltrow hasn't come across as the most relatable of people – but her latest admission about her lockdown drinking habits might strike a chord with fellow mothers.

The actress, 48, has revealed that she got into the habit of consuming alcohol daily during part of the pandemic.

Speaking to The Mirror, she said: "I drank alcohol during quarantine. I was drinking seven nights a week and making pasta and eating bread. I went totally off the rails.

“I mean, who drinks multiple drinks seven nights a week? Like, that’s not healthy. I love whiskey and I make this fantastic drink called the Buster Paltrow, which I named after my grandfather who loved whiskey sours.

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“And it’s this great quinoa whiskey from this distillery in Tennessee with maple syrup and lemon juice. It’s just heaven. I would have two of those every night of quarantine.”

Paltrow certainly isn't the only one pouring herself a tipple more often than usual over the past year – in April, research showed that one in four people have been turning to alcohol to cope with lockdown.

The Goop founder – who shares daughter Apple, 16, and son Moses, 15, with ex-husband Chris Martin – also recently spoke out about the pressure on mothers.

Speaking on the YouTube series Coach Conversations, the Oscar winner explained: "I think there's this tendency sometimes, 'Did you breastfeed? Did you not breastfeed? Are you doing sleep training, are you not?' 

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"People get so triggered and so opinionated and I think it's so important to understand that all moms are doing their best.

"Advice, while it can be wonderful if someone asks you for it, it's different than judgement."

Paltrow – who married Brad Falchuk in 2018 – has been on the receiving end of plenty of opinions over the years. 

This included from her own daughter, who shared her embarrassment when her famous mum posted a nude pic to Instagram to celebrate her birthday last year.

The star captioned the outdoor picture: "In nothing but my birthday suit today... thank you all so much for the birthday wishes."

To the amusement of many fellow social media users, her eldest child commented: "MOM."

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