After many years of following Kabbalah, Gwyneth Paltrow is converting to Judaism.
While Paltrow’s rep didn’t respond to numerous requests for comment, her late father was film producer Bruce Paltrow, a Jew, while her mother, Blythe Danner, is a Christian. The “Iron Man” star has previously revealed that she was raised both Jewish and Christian, which “was such a nice way to grow up.”
In 2011, she appeared on NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” which described how her family came from a long line of influential East European rabbis. She had said in a 2006 Guardian interview that her father descended from a Russian rabbinical dynasty. She was quoted as saying, “Like, 17 generations of rabbis — you see, I really am a Jewish princess!”
After appearing on the ancestry show, Paltrow had said that she wants to raise her daughter Apple, 10, and son Moses, 8, in a Jewish environment, even though their father Martin is Christian. She reportedly made the comment to guests of a London event that was hosted by Community Security Trust, a charity that represents Jewish interests.
Last year, while promoting her cookbook “It’s All Good,” she declared herself “the original Jewish mother,” because of how she enjoys cooking for people.
Paltrow told You magazine, “Creating a meal for my family and friends, sitting together, eating, laughing and talking, that’s when I’m happy. Oh my God, if you saw the amount of food that I do. I am the original Jewish mother. I make meals from these new recipes that look, smell and taste like the food I always cooked, but are also super healthy. That is an additional joy.”
So she’s supposedly doing this quietly, yet everyone found out about her religious conversion? Interesting how some people can’t do stuff for the sake of doing it and have to have a big deal made of things constantly.
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