Gwyenth Paltrow, Vogue Magazine

Vogue

Gwyneth Paltrow may seem to have the perfect life, but things aren’t always as rosy as they appear.

The Oscar-winning mother of two is opening up about her battle with depression after giving birth to her and rocker hubby Chris Martin’s second child. “You know, I had postnatal depression after Moses," Paltrow says in the new issue of Vogue. “I didn’t know I had it until after it was over. I just didn’t know what was wrong with me...I felt really out of my body. I felt really disconnected. I felt really down; I felt pessimistic.”

Paltrow believes part of the cause was that she dropped some of her regular prebaby treatments, like acupuncture and massage. Now with the depression behind her, Paltrow has returned to work. She’ll next be seen in Iron Man, opposite Robert Downey Jr.

Being a working mommy doesn’t allow Paltrow to be as fashionable as she once was. She says she’s dwindled her daily wardrobe down to a few basic items like minidresses and tights, a pair of jeans, two coats and a couple of different-style boots in the winter. “It’s like I want to eliminate all of the fuss,” Paltrow tells writer Plum Sykes. “I don’t have time anymore to sit there and be like, What should I wear? What goes with this?”

But that doesn’t mean she’s given up on taking care of her body. She currently works with trainer Tracy Anderson, with whom Madonna also now trains—Paltrow introduced them. Paltrow says with a laugh, “I still haven’t learned my lesson about not sharing my people with Madonna, because she steals them away forever.”

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