The Hollywood actress has two children with her rocker husband Chris Martin - Apple, five, and Moses, four.
But the Iron Man star admits when her son was born in 2006, she failed to bond with him and kept her post-natal problems secret until the Coldplay star confronted her over the issue.
She tells Vogue magazine, "At my lowest, I was a robot. I just didn't feel anything. I had no maternal feelings for him - it was awful. I had no thoughts of harming him, thank God, but I couldn't connect, and still, when I look at pictures of him at three months old, I don't remember that time.
"My problem was that I never acknowledged anything was wrong. I just carried on as normal, and I just felt crazy. It was Chris, actually, who said out loud that something was wrong. And that was such a relief when he did because it was confirmation that it wasn't just me."
Paltrow admits she managed to work through her emotional issues with her husband's help, and found a new exercise program helped lift her from her misery.
She adds, "That was the beginning. That was when I cracked it - I started exercising and I started thinking about working again. That's my problem, though. Sometimes I have a hard time saying what I need to say. I'll be annoyed. I'll stew. I'll build a wall around me and give off the silent treatment - and I know that's not healthy."
The California-born star moved to the British capital when she married Coldplay frontman Chris Martin in 2003, and the couple is now parents to Apple, five, and Moses, three.
Paltrow was recently rumoured to be making plans to return to her native U.S. to avoid uprooting her family up every time she films movie roles there, but she insists they are all happily settled in the U.K.
She says, "I am so not moving back to New York. We are all very happy in London - it's a great place to live and work and raise a family."
The Iron Man actress and her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, are devoted parents to daughter Apple, five, and son Moses, three - but Paltrow insists she has no interest in taking on family-friendly films just to please her little ones.
She explains, "I don't think I will start looking for projects the kids can watch. I feel like I give them so much time at home and I work so little and I give everything I have to them.
"I feel like when I work that is my time to express myself and to be creative and to really delve into somebody else's mind, heart and psyche. That is my thing. I do it once a year - maybe only for a few weeks but it can be as R-rated (adult) or not as I want it to be."
Paltrow and Martin bought the house beside their luxurious residence in the British capital in 2007 and have now been granted permission from local authorities to knock the two multi-million dollar properties together to create an $11.2 million (£7 million) superhouse with 33 rooms.
They are following in the footsteps of their close pal Madonna, who purchased the property next door to her London home and converted it into a gym. But the pop superstar was denied permission from local authorities to connect the two houses.
Work has now begun on co-joining Paltrow and Martin's two homes, which will give them an additional eight rooms on the lower ground floor, six on the upper ground, five on the first floor and eight on the second floor.
Plans obtained from the local council also show the pair aim to create a two-storey extension to give them even more space, and a slide in the garden for their two children, Apple, five, and Moses, thre.
The couple married in 2003 and own homes around the world, but consider London their main base.
The former Hollywood couple dated in 1998 before splitting the following year (99) and starting their own separate families with new partners.
The actress is now married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and the pair has a five-year-old daughter, Apple, and son Moses, three, while Affleck and Garner are parents to Violet, four, and six-month-old Seraphina.
Paltrow has maintained such a close relationship with Affleck, she sent him a personal letter congratulating him on his newborn child in January (09), causing his wife to get annoyed.
A source tells Fox News, "Ben and Jen got one of Gwyneth’s famous notes this year just after Seraphina was born. It was very nice, but it was a little too personal. Gwyneth made sure to mention how she was happy that Ben was finally creating the family he had always wanted, a family, which the two of them discussed in depth when they were dating. It just rubs Jen the wrong way.
"Jen will always allow Ben to have contact and friendship with Gwyneth. But she doesn’t always like it.”.
Gwyneth Paltrow was admitted to the hospital because she is expecting her third child, according to reports.
The star spent Monday night at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital, where she underwent treatment for an unknown ailment.
But the New York Daily News claims Paltrow was taken to the hospital by her husband, Coldplay's Chris Martin, because she is pregnant.
A source tells the publication they saw the couple in the maternity wing of the hospital, adding, "They looked very serious.
"She looked upset. They went right past everyone and into the elevator. It seemed like they were expected."
However, Paltrow's spokesman Stephen Huvane says speculation about a troubled pregnancy is "guesswork at best."
He adds, "This is a private matter not for public consumption."
The couple already has two children--Apple, 3, and 1-year-old Moses.
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Chris Martin is desperate to expand his brood of children with Gwyneth Paltrow by adopting a child.
The couple already has two young children--Apple and Moses--but they're not content to stop there.
And the Coldplay star is desperate to follow in the footsteps of other A-list adoptive parents, including Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Meg Ryan, and Madonna and Guy Ritchie.
Paltrow says, "Maybe in four years I'll have two (babies) in a row, really quick again.
"But at that point, with Apple and Moses both potty-trained and sleeping through the night, would I really go back?
"My husband really wants to adopt, though. So I don't know, I'm sort of open for anything."
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Gwyneth Paltrow has received a stream of celebrity visitors, including husband Chris Martin and supermodel Helena Christensen, since giving birth to her second child in New York City over the weekend.
The actress, 33, delivered baby son Moses in New York's Mount Sinai hospital over the weekend--a younger brother for the couple's 23-month-old daughter, Apple.
Delighted Coldplay frontman Martin arrived for a family visit with a nanny carrying their daughter Apple yesterday, saying, "Thank you," to the crowd of reporters and photographers waiting outside the hospital.
Danish beauty Christensen, who also visited, tells the New York Post, "The baby's gorgeous."
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Gwyneth Paltrow has given birth to a baby boy, her second child with singer Chris Martin.
The actress welcomed the tot, a younger brother for 23-month-old Apple, at an unknown location over the weekend, Paltrow's representative has confirmed.
The couple have named their son Moses, after a song Coldplay frontman Martin wrote for his wife and which appeared on the British band's Live 2003 album, according to reports.
Paltrow only confirmed she was pregnant in January, after months of speculation. At the same time the actress' mother, Blythe Danner, hinted the couple was planning another unusual name for their second child. She said, "We love unusual names in the family."
Paltrow, 33, and Martin, 29, married in a secret ceremony in December 2003.
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Bobby Garfield (David Morse) returns to his small hometown to attend the funeral of his childhood friend and remembers the fateful summer in 1960 when his whole world changed. The story flashes back to when 11-year-old Bobby (Anton Yelchin) and his best friends Carol (Mika Boorem) and Sully-John (Will Rothhaar) capture the pure joy of youthfulness. When a mysterious stranger named Ted Brautigan (Anthony Hopkins) moves upstairs and starts to pay attention to Bobby the boy suddenly realizes what's truly missing from his life--the love of a parent. Bobby's mother Liz (Hope Davis) is embittered by the death of Bobby's father and shows little compassion for her son's growing needs. Ted fills a void with the boy opening his eyes to the world around him and helps Bobby come to terms with his real feelings for Carol--and his mother. But Ted also has some deep dark secrets of his own and Bobby tries hard to stop danger from reaching the old man.
The performances make the film especially in the genuine camaraderie of the kids. Yelchin Boorem and Rothhaar never deliver a false move with an easiness that makes us believe we are simply watching three 11-year-old children grow up together. Yelchin in particular is able to get right to the heart of this young boy who misses his father and clings to the only adult who will listen. And his scenes with Boorem simply break your heart. (Davis) does an admirable job playing a part none too sympathetic. She manages to show a woman whose been beaten down but who does truly love her son in her own way. Morse too is one of those character actors you can plug in any movie and get a performance worth noting. In Hearts you want to see more of him. Of course the film shines brightest when Hopkins is on the screen. It may not be an Oscar-caliber performance but the actor is unparalleled in bringing a character to life--showing the subtleties of an old man looking for some peace in his life.
If you are expecting the Stephen King novel you may be disappointed. Screenwriter William Goldman and director Scott Hicks (Shine) deftly extracted the King formula of telling a story through a child's eye and explaining how the relationships formed as a child shaped the adult later. Hicks did an amazing job with his young actors especially Yelchin and Boorem. But where the novel continued into a supernatural theme explaining Brautigan's fear of being captured by "low men in yellow coats" (a reference to King's The Dark Tower series) the movie downplayed the mystical elements instead giving real explanations for Brautigan's man-on-the-run. That was the one problem with Hearts--we needed more danger. Introducing men from another dimension may not have been the way to go but had there been more tension the film would have resonated more especially when Bobby risked his own safety to save Ted.