Gwyneth Paltrow Feels She Failed as a Mother
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has admitted that she failed as a mother by making her teenage daughter cry during a “road rage” incident.
During her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Oscar-winning actress, 47, confessed that Apple, 15, finds her mortifying, reports dailymail.co.uk.
She is mother to daughter Apple and son Moses, 13, from her first marriage to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, 42, to whom she was married from 2003 to 2014.
Asked if they are at the point where she is ’embarrassing’ to them, she said: “My daughter finds me mortifying. If I do anything in public, past just not talking and standing still, she’s like ‘Oh my God stop it!'”
She also revealed that Apple has her learner’s permit and she drives them to school every day, and one day she drove was the first time she “failed as a mother”.
“She’s a really good driver. I try to be calm and… the first time I failed as a mother, because she went through a red light and I kind of yelled at her,” Paltrow said.
“Then she started crying and it was just terrible and I felt so bad. So then I was like, OK, you know what, I’m just gonna be chill, and now she’s an amazing driver and I think I’ve learned from my mistakes,” she added.
Paltrow said that she kind of has, “road rage” in the car, and she can see how her daughter, “takes on certain aspects of you”.