Hollywood star and Iron Man actor Gwyneth Paltrow turned 50. Gwyneth celebrated the special moment by posting a nude picture to Instagram in which she can be seen posing while wearing gold body paint. The only text in her caption was “50” and two-star emoticons.
The star said that the pictures, which she also shared on Instagram, marked “new territory” in her life.
According to Paltrow, she has become accustomed to “the marks and the loosening skin, the wrinkles” that come with turning 50.
Numerous colleagues and admirers went to social media to show her their support as soon as she shared the picture. The actress Reese Witherspoon said, “Oh, yes to this!” A heart-shaped emoji was used by Michelle Pfeiffer, and Ali Wentworth commented, “Yes, that’s what I looked at 50. Happy birthday, you stunning human.” In a comment, Noami Watts said, “Yes mama, happy birthday queen.” Even the social media platform Instagram posted a wish with the comment “50 and thriving.”
“On September 27, I’ll turn 50. As I sit here contemplating this idea in the late summer morning, no moisture in the air, breeze moving only the tops of the trees, I strangely have no sense of time passed. I am as connected to this feeling of longing, of promise—promise of the fall, of something ebbing—as I was 30 years ago. I understand on some level that life is linear, that I have lived x number of days thus far and I have more in the basket under my arm than I do in the field before me. But there is something about the sweetness of life that exists deep within me that is unchanged, that will not change. It is the essence of the essence. It seems to be getting sweeter,” read a section of her long post.
Paltrow is a renowned and well-liked actress in the industry. She has won an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and an Oscar for her film work. In addition to her more serious work, Paltrow is well-known to fans worldwide for her role as Pepper Potts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) from it’s inception until Avengers: Endgame (2019). She last appeared in the Netflix series The Politician (2020).