Gwyneth Paltrow confirmed her engagement to Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk in the Goop-iest way possible: The actress-turned-wellness guru and her betrothed covered the second-ever print issue of Goop magazine, which is published by Conde Nast. Their engagement had been rumored but unconfirmed for a year.
Paltrow, 45, captioned the black-and-white, Steven Pan-lensed cover of the Sex & Love-themed issue, which sees the happy couple in matchy-matchy white T-shirts and jeans, with a ring emoji.
Within the issue — on newsstands Jan. 9 — Paltrow revealed why she decided to tie the knot again. “Personally, at midlife, I have tried to accept how complex romantic love can be,” she said. “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.”
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Paltrow officially announced her split with ex-husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, in 2014, simultaneously bringing “consciously uncoupling” into the public lexicon. The couple have two children together, Apple, 14, and Moses, 12. In November, Paltrow posted a photo of Falchuk and Martin together, using the hashtag, “#modernfamily” in the caption.
Said the actress of being divorced, “This used to feel like a failure; it took me a while to reframe that divorce isn’t a failure.”
As for moving forward with Falchuk, Paltrow added, “For the first time, 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. What came up in the first couple of years of our relationship was how incapable I was in this realm — how I feared intimacy and communication.”
This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.