- Award-winning actress and wellness entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow shares two children with her ex-husband, Chris Martin: Apple, 18, and Moses, 16
- Apple Martin is currently attending college, while her brother is a high school student who loves to skateboard
- Gwyneth previously said she has loved each stage of life with her kids, including the current one
Gwyneth Paltrow is known for her award-winning performances in hit films like Shakespeare in Love and The Royal Tenenbaums and has also made headlines for her forward-thinking lifestyle company, Goop. When she’s not on screen or raving about the latest wellness innovation, the 50-year-old is an all-star mom to her two kids, Apple, 18, and Moses, 16. The business owner shares the two teens with her Coldplay frontman ex-husband Chris Martin, 45, to whom she was married from 2003 to 2016. Gwyneth is now married to Brad Falchuck, 51, while Chris has been dating actress Dakota Johnson, 33, since 2017.
Gwyneth and Chris, who famously “consciously uncoupled” in 2016, have also found a way to consciously co-parent. Speaking at the #BlogHer15 conference in 2018, Gwyneth said she is “very lucky” to have a partner who is willing to help take care of their family with a “collaborative” sensibility. “I’m really for Chris and he’s really for me and our children are our priority,” the Iron Man actress stated.
Although Gwyneth has never been super public with her children in the media, she’s often shared sweet anecdotes about them. Plus, you can find them peppered throughout her social media, such as the below Instagram photo.
Find out more about Gwyneth and Chris’ kids, Apple and Moses, below!
Gwyneth and Chris’ firstborn Apple came into the world on May 14, 2004, with an original celebrity baby name that made headlines. The now-18-year-old is just as gorgeous as her parents and is Gwyneth’s look-a-like with her tall, slender figure and long blonde hair. She is also very much a teenager, poking fun of mom when she gets the chance.
Early in the pandemic in 2020, for instance, Apple shared a playful interpretation of her mom’s quarantine to-do list by making fun of some of Goop’s head-turning products, such as vaginal eggs and vagina-scented candles. In a notebook that Gwyneth shared on Instagram, Apple wrote, “Make more vagina eggs & candles”. Accepting the roast in the caption, Gwyneth wrote, “Apples interpretation of my to-do list #quaranteen”. The teen also poked fun of her famous mother in April on TikTok, saying her mom’s morning routine consisted of “making some more vagina eggs and candles, also vagina candles, and vagina perfumes, and just everything vagina.”
Even with Apple’s hilarious takes, Gwyn loves her unconditionally, which she has shown time and time again. For instance, the A Perfect Murder actress gushed about watching Apple grow up in a 2020 post to Instagram to celebrate her 16th birthday. “You are wickedly intelligent and you have the best, most dry, most brilliant sense of humor,” Gwyn wrote. “I have the best time being your mom. I love our nightly evening chats when I really get to hear what’s on your mind. You work hard to get whatever it is you want to achieve, and you have grit and responsibility in spades.”
She went on, “I am so damn lucky to be your mother, you beautiful, kind young woman. Thank you for choosing me. I adore you to the moon and back a zillion times. I’m sorry you are having this particular birthday during these circumstances, but as always with you, you find the best in everything.”
Apple moved out of the house to attend college for the fall 2022 semester, and Gwyneth opened up about how hard the transition was for her. “It was horrible,” she revealed to PEOPLE in Oct. 2020. “It was truly horrifying. I was sick to my stomach, bursting into tears.” However, she said she is “getting more and more used” to her firstborn being out of the house, especially because Apple is so far loving the experience.
Apple didn’t leave home for good, though, and was home for a weekend in October, which Gwyenth called “amazing.” She added, “I see her, but not as much as I’d like. I’d like to see her every day, but I’m so happy for her. She’s doing great.”
Moses was born on April 8, 2006 and is also a spitting image of his A-list parents. Although his older sister Apple has had her fun teasing their mom from time to time, Moses has been a little more supportive, which Gwyneth revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2021. Speaking with Ellen, Gwyn noted her child as being “proud” of his “feminist” mom for the sex-positive products she sells on Goop — even the vibrators. Gwyn also shared with talk show host Jimmy Kimmel during a January 2021 episode of his show that Moses had become quite the skateboarder amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, working on “skills and tricks” as a form of outdoor exercise.
For Moses’ 15th, birthday, the proud mom posted a sweet shoutout to him on Instagram that showed both a close-up portrait of the teen and then a picture of him doing a trick on his skateboard. “Holy Moses I can’t believe you are 15 today,” she wrote in the post. “You are the dreamiest, sweetest, most brilliant guy ever. I love you so much, you can’t fathom it. Happy birthday you little shredder”.
In an Oct. 2022 chat with PEOPLE, the Politician actress revealed that her little boy is now taller than him before gushing about both her kids in general. “My daughter went to college in the fall, and my son is growing up every minute,” she noted. “He’s taller than me. But I’m very grateful for the transitions. Especially as a mother, I’ve really cherished every chapter of their lives.”
Speaking about how much she loves being a mom to her two kids, she added, “It’s funny, I always thought, when they were born I was like, ‘It’s never going to be better than this.’ But then they were 2, and then 5, and every stage I’ve been like, ‘This is better than the last.’ And I feel that way now.”