Gwyneth Paltrow explains her healthy diet was inspired by her dad’s cancer. The Daily Mail reports on May 19 that Paltrow is sharing nostalgic memories about her father and his life. She also claims that his cancer is the reason behind her focus on eating healthy in the latest issue of Beach magazine.
Although Gwyneth Paltrow is often criticized for the unrealistic diet expectations she shares in her cookbooks, the 40-year-old claims that her dad’s cancer is the real reason for her obsession with healthy food. Bruce Paltrow died from throat cancer, and Gwyneth shares that her attempts to save him with “anti-cancer diets” started her obsession. However, her comments contradict her past revelations of being on a macrobiotic diet before her father was diagnosed with cancer.
Paltrow is also talking about marriage and her father’s advice. She explains her father once shared that the secret to his marriage was the couple “never wanted to get divorced at the same time,” and Gwyneth admits her own relationship with Chris Martin has been difficult.
Gwyneth did not mention if her diet obsession is playing a part in her relationship issues. However, Chris Martin has been photographed defying her strict low carbohydrate and healthy regimen. In March, Martin was seen eating from a bag of crisps and was previously photographed taking their children to eat some of the forbidden foods on Paltrow’s list. Chris let them indulge in “Mini Eggs, some crisps and sweets,” and he probably did not consult the 40-year-old who advocates a sugar-free lifestyle.