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Sunday 28 December 2014

Paltrow talks ‘family experiment’

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 15: Gwynelth Paltrow attends Gene Siskel Film Center Gala Honoring Gwyneth Paltrow on June 15, 2013 in Chicago, United States. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow believes her children should “reinvent themselves” in different home environments.

The 41-year-old actress has nine-year-old daughter Apple and seven-year-old son Moses with Coldplay rocker Chris Martin.

The family recently relocated from London to Los Angeles and Gwyneth reveals why she chose to change their home base.

“It’s part of my parenting philosophy that children should get the opportunity to reinvent themselves at a few points in their childhood to see where their strengths and weaknesses lie and to experience living in different cultures,” she explained to Red magazine.

“It’s an experiment.”

Gwyneth isn’t concerned about what others think of her parental decisions, as she believes only she can determine what is best for her family.

“I feel the work/life balance of a woman should be exactly what feels right to her,” she explained.

“F**k what anybody else says – it doesn’t matter what they think.”

Gwyneth was born in Los Angeles and spent most of her youth in the city.

The star dreads the thought of her kids running around Hollywood in their teenage years.

“I don’t want my children to be teenagers in LA. No way,” she declared.

“I’m looking at this move to America like two years, three years tops – then we will go back.”

Gwyneth can’t wait to return to London, which she has dubbed her “adoptive home”.

But the actress is happy she is able to be close to her family.

“I love London – it’s my favourite city in the world,” she gushed.

“I love my house and my life there. But in California, I have the girls I grew up with and my family.”

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