Gwyneth Paltrow‘s friends aren’t worried about her weight, nor do they believe she’s getting too thin. That storyline is featured in one of this week’s tabloids. Gossip Cop has investigated the claim and we can bust it.
An article in the Globe this week seems to be more concerned with taking personal shots at Paltrow and her company, Goop, than it does with actual journalism. The article describes Paltrow and Goop as “goofy” and “whacky” before really digging into the actress and her alleged eating habits. According to the phony report, Paltrow is on an “800-calorie-a-day diet of raw fruits, veggies and water plus hectic workouts.”
The publication quotes what it calls a “spywitness” as saying, “Her ribs stick out more than her [chest] and half her clothes are hanging off. The problem is she is loving how she looks and she’s not done with her ridiculous dieting yet. Gwyneth has gotten so thin and gaunt her friends fear she could be suffering from anorexia.” The anonymous source goes on to say Paltrow is losing the weight to compete with Dakota Johnson, who’s dating her ex-husband Chris Martin. The unknown tipster adds, “Gwyneth would never admit it, but Dakota is definitely a factor in this crazy detox she’s put herself on.”
This assertion makes little sense considering that Paltrow is happily married to Brad Falchuk. Why exactly would she need to compete with her ex-husband’s girlfriend? Speaking of Falchuk, the magazine does drag him into the fold, with the dubious source claiming the TV producer believes his wife is “way too thin” and is “practically begging her to eat.” But if the tabloid had bothered to do any fact-checking, it would have found the Instagram post from Falchuk posted a month ago on Paltrow’s birthday, wishing her a happy birthday and adding that part of the reason he loves her is that she “drinks whiskey and eats fried food yet still manages to look like that.”
We aren’t dietitians here at Gossip Cop, but eating fried food and drinking whiskey isn’t usually part of “800-calorie-a-day diets.” Still, we reached out to Paltrow’s rep, not an anonymous source, who tells us the tabloid’s article is definitely not true.
The tabloids are often caught falsely reporting about the actress. In April, the Globe’s sister publication, the National Enquirer, ran an untrue story alleging Paltrow and Falchuk’s marriage was in trouble. Gossip Cop busted that story, citing social media posts by the couple and a strong denial from the actress’s spokesperson. Paltrow and Falchuk are still very much in love, and he has not been critical of her appearance in any way. These stories are fabrications and nothing more.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.