Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk Celebrate Engagement at Star-Studded Party

Together since 2014, the actress and TV producer announced their engagement in January

By Zach Johnson Apr 15, 2018 3:43 PMTags
Brad Falchuk, Gwyneth Paltrow, partyPhotographer Group / Splash News

Three months after announcing their engagement in Goop's "Sex & Love" issue, Gwyneth Paltrow, 45, and Brad Falchuk, 47, celebrated their love at a secret, star-studded party in downtown L.A. Saturday.

The bride-to-be wore a one-shoulder maroon-colored dress at the bash, which was held the Los Angeles Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The venue's marquee read, "BF Loves GP."

Celebs such as Jennifer Aniston—who sported a black strapless dress and matching wrist brace, Cameron Diaz and husband Benji MaddenDemi MooreLake Bell, James Corden, Julia Roberts, her husband Danny Moder, Liv TylerReese Witherspoon, Steven SpielbergChelsea Handler and a pregnant Kate Hudson—who showcased her baby bump in a yellow ruffled dress, and Paltrow's mom actress' mother Blythe Danner were among the guests.

The bash which was earlier speculated to be the actual wedding. People reported it was an engagement party. Danner was photographed exiting the theater while carrying a dress bag bearing the name of bridal designer Monique Lhuillier.

"Headed to celebrate my friend's engagement," Handler wrote on Instagram.

"These two beauties inside and out get engaged tomorrow!!!" Valentino Partner Giancarlo Giammetti wrote on Friday. "All my best wishes my dear @gwynethpaltrow and @bradfalchuk love you and miss not to be there with you!!!"

Gwyneth Paltrow

The bride-to-be appears in a maroon dress.

Brad Falchuk

The groom-to-be appears in a white and black tux.

Blythe Danner

The actress and Paltrow's mom carries a dress bag bearing the name of bridal designer Monique Lhuillier.

Jennifer Aniston

The actress wears a black dress and matching wrist brace.

Kate Hudson

The pregnant actress showcases her baby bump in a yellow ruffled dress.

Reese Witherspoon

The actress appears in a black dress.

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden

The actress attends the party with her husband.

Julia Roberts

The actress adds a pop of color to her outfit.

Demi Moore

The actress showcases a daring look.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk's Engagement Party

According to a source, the party included flower arrangements by Eric Buterbaugh. Two-three violin players arrived in tuxes and Hudson performed "My Funny Valentine" on stage. "She was amazing and people were in awe," an eyewitness shared. 

"The morning after #thenomadla," Paltrow wrote on Instagram on Sunday after the party. 


Last week, Paltrow and several girlfriends jetted off to Cabo for a bachelorette trip.

This will be the second trip down the aisle for the Avengers: Infinity War actress, who has two kids from her 10-year marriage to her "brother" Chris Martin; the exes "consciously uncoupled" in 2014. Falchuk has two kids from his 10-year marriage to Suzanne Bukinik, which ended in 2013.

Paltrow was first romantically linked to Falchuk in 2014, after her split with Martin; they didn't take their romance public until they attended Robert Downey Jr.'s 50th birthday party in 2015.

The actress' engagement ring is estimated to be between 10 to 13 carats. The sparkler, worth an estimated $500,000, includes a blue sapphire and claw prongs at its compass points. When the couple announced their engagement in January, they did not reveal how Falchuk proposed.

"We feel incredibly lucky to have come together at this juncture in our lives when our collective successes and failures can serve as building blocks for a healthy and happy relationship," they said.

But, in Goop's "Sex & Love" issue, Paltrow said, "Personally, at midlife, I have tried to accept how complex romantic love can be. I have decided to give it a go again, not only because I believe I have found the man I was meant to be with, but because I have accepted the soul-stretching, pattern-breaking opportunities that (terrifyingly) are made possible by intimacy."

Before Falchuk, "I had two typical types of relationships: One where I was constantly chasing and trying to win someone over, and one where I was put off by the person's capacity for the relationship—and those relationships were very short-lived," Paltrow said.

With the producer, "I feel like I'm in an adult relationship that is sometimes very uncomfortable—because he sort of demands a certain level of intimacy and communication that I haven't been held to before."