Gwyneth Paltrow Says 14-Year-Old Son Moses Martin Is Struggling the Most in Her Family Amid Lockdown

During an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Gwyneth Paltrow opened up about quarantining with her family and how her 14-year-old son Moses has been having a hard time amid the pandemic.

By Elyse Dupre Jan 05, 2021 1:50 PMTags
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Parenting isn't easy—especially amid a global pandemic.

During the Jan. 4th episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Gwyneth Paltrow talked about staying at home with her loved ones and why her 14-year-old son Moses Martin is the one in the family who's "having the hardest time with it." 

"What's great is that he's a skateboarder, so he can do a lot of, just like, solo, outside, exercise and work on skills and tricks and stuff like that," the Oscar winner said. "But I think it's very hard to be 14. And you know, as all the parents who are watching your show know, it's tough on the ones, you know, that are still in kind of, like, the most intense developmental stages, I sort of observed."

She then compared her son's experience to his older sister Apple Martin's. "Like, my daughter is 16," Paltrow continued. "She kind of, like, knows who she is. She's got her friends, and my son would have started high school in September. And I think it's hard socially."

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Overall, the Goop founder noted she's "been so amazed how adaptable kids are during this time and how agile they've been." As she put it, "Hats off to all these kids around the world who are just getting through it."

Paltrow shares her two children with her ex-husband Chris Martin. They announced they were consciously uncoupling in 2014 and finalized their divorce in 2016. Still, they've continued to co-parent the kids, enjoying everything from holidays and birthdays to family vacations and outings together. Although, it isn't always easy.

"Chris and I committed to putting them first and that's harder than it looks," Paltrow said on The Drew Barrymore Show in September 2020. "Because some days, you really don't want to be with the person that you are getting divorced from. But if you're committed to having family dinner, then you do it. And you take a deep breath, and you look the person in the eye, and you remember your pact, and you smile, and you hug, and you make a joke, and you just recommit to this new relationship that you're trying to foster."  

Paltrow remarried in 2018, wedding Brad Falchuk. Martin has also been in a relationship with Dakota Johnson for years. And while Paltrow and Martin are no longer a couple, they're still a family. 

"That's how it will be forever," she told Drew Barrymore. "Some days it's not as good as it looks. We also have good days and bad days. But I think it's driving towards the same purpose of unity and love and really what's best for them."