Gwyneth Paltrow Shares Life Lessons from Jay-Z in Harper's Bazaar

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After the release of her second book, It’s All Good, Gwyneth Paltrow is gracing Harper’s Bazaar’s May cover! Between the pages, the actress and wellness guru talks about turning 40 and the impact it’s had on her as a mother, wife, and a beauty fan, as well as some of the life lessons she’s learned from her friends. Here are some of the highlights from the interview that will hit newsstands and mailboxes on April 23rd.

On feeling on the cusp of change at the age of 40 and growing similar to her husband, Chris Martin:
I’m at quite a pivotal point: Do I want to go back more into films? Do I want another child? Do I want to move back to the States? You can call me a lot of things, but you can’t call me complacent! We are growing into very similar people. It’s cool, it’s good. It’s not always easy, though!

On becoming more fearless with a little help from her friends:
I don’t hold on to fear as much as I used to, because I’ve learned a lot about genuinely not caring what strangers think about me. It’s very liberating. It’s very empowering, and I’ve learned a lot of that from Jay—Shawn Carter—Z, because his approach to life is very internal. It’s a very good lesson to learn.

On balancing her beauty routine and the possibility of plastic surgery:
I use organic products, but I get lasers. It’s what makes life interesting, finding the balance between cigarettes and tofu. I’ve probably tried everything. I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I’m 50. I’ll try anything. Except I won’t do Botox again, because I looked crazy.