Gwyneth Paltrow feels the distance between her and her daughter Apple Martin.
Last year, the West Coast-based Goop founder sent her oldest child along with ex-husband Chris Martin to New York University. In a Friday post to her Instagram Story, Paltrow shared a selfie of her and her daughter and wrote that she’s “still trying to get used to it.”
This isn’t the first time Paltrow has been emotional about her daughter growing up. In an interview with CBS’ Sunday morning in September 2022, she said Apple going to school “was almost as deep as giving birth.”
Luckily, Paltrow shared that she was able to make time to see Apple during her freshman year at school. She said People in October 2022 that she was able to see her teenager – who recently modeled at the Chanel show during Paris Fashion Week – in New York for a “parents’ weekend”, and that Apple also returned to home for a visit.
“She came home for October break last weekend, so that was amazing,” Paltrow said at the time. “I see her, but not as much as I would like. I would like to see her every day, but I’m so happy for her. She’s doing great.”
The Se7fr star, who also shares 16-year-old son Moses with Martin, previously spoke to Hailey Bieber on her YouTube series Who’s in my bathroom on how Apple changed the course of his life. This involved making the decision to retire from acting to pursue other interests, such as his successful lifestyle brand.
“I absolutely loved acting, but life was kind of hard and lonely for me,” said the Joy alum explained. “And then when I had my daughter, that was a real inflection point in my life where I really reassessed everything and just thought, I’m not sure I want to do this full time. And so I kind of quit for a while and then I really liked what it felt like, just kind of being home and being out of the public eye.
Although Paltrow may have strong feelings about Apple living out of the nest, she made sure to spend some quality time with her daughter while they were in one place. In December, Paltrow posted a series of photos of herself and her family on Instagram, which included photos of the Oscar-winning actress and her daughter.
“I ended 2022 with a lot of [love] and a bit of [ocean]“, Paltrow captioned the message.
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