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Is GOOP a nice person?

There's a thread over at r/Fauxmoi about Apple Martin and people are sharing their run-ins with her parents and raving about how nice they were. These women are vicious and not known to be generous with kind words so there must be something to it?

This one in particular:

[quote]I can’t give too many details, but I knew G.P. through work and a bit socially. One night I was eating dinner alone at the bar across the street from my apartment, with a copy of the New Yorker, like a sad sack, after a tough personal day. I’d just been shown a gossip column, by a mean spirited coworker, about the man I’d just broken up with, who was dating someone new and I still had strong feelings for him.

[quote]Gwyneth and Chris came in and were so kind. She asked if I was okay and proceeded to tell me all of the times she’d dealt with real emotions, of her own, brought to the press. They both hugged me and were kind, so above and beyond the level of acquaintanceship we’d had to that point.

[quote]I left on a high, cheered up and thought wow they are nice.

[quote]The next morning my assistant told me she had called my office first thing and asked if I would be her date to the Coldplay show at Madison Square Garden that night.

[quote]So I got front row seats & backstage and to go to a small after hours party with everyone. She really didn’t have to do any of this, and in fact had much more to gain by cozying up to my ex. It was such a meaningful gesture and I have such a fondness for her, so I’m truly shocked by the hatred she’s endured. She’s very sheltered, which makes for some tone deaf ideas and some dodgey pseudo science, but she’s a good girl, warm person and I’m pleased her children seem to have turned out to be balanced young people.

[quote]PS Apple looks so much like her mother Blythe Danner, when she was an ingenue and her brother Jake Paltrow has the same eyes. I’m also sure she’s a well adjusted person too.

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by Anonymousreply 20January 26, 2023 10:49 PM

Other accounts:

[quote]I have a friend who works for her and he never has anything bad to say about her. Her employees are well-looked after (great benefits and pay) and the culture there isn’t nearly as toxic as other brands in the same realm out here in LA.

[quote]My friends met Gwyneth and Brad Falchuk at a restaurant and gwyneth asked to hold their baby. She was makeup free and looked amazing in the pics with the baby. She thought the baby was cute and started chatting them up.

[quote]I remember serving Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin and their kids when I was a hostess at a fancy restaurant in Tribeca. As ridiculously tone deaf and white feminist as she is, Gwyneth was really really sweet and so was Chris. The kids were super polite and well behaved and wished me “Merry Christmas” on the way out (it was a couple days before Christmas). So this is one nepo baby I’ll root for. 😂

[quote]I met them once and Gwyneth was actually very chill and funny and warm and he was quite neurotic and antsy. Two days later I met David and Victoria Beckham with their children and she was lovely and just a wonderful mother, the kids were quite young and she was rolling around on the ground with them, playing and cuddling them, and I have never been so starstruck before or since. A Spice Girl!!! I assumed that this was going to be my life from then on, just bumping into very famous people willy nilly, but that did not turn out to be the case.

by Anonymousreply 1January 26, 2023 9:19 PM

So, is goop or vic the vampire? Or one of the lads? who stole this hostesses fame mojo?

by Anonymousreply 2January 26, 2023 9:25 PM

Just don’t grab me by the pussy.

by Anonymousreply 3January 26, 2023 9:27 PM

Goop is the prototype of the underfed, basic biotches, male and female who stride about in leggings as if the world is their private runway.

They are nothing special but convinced otherwise.

They tend to leave out the nepo part of their curriculum vitae, not out of malice, they really do believe hard work got them the goods.

by Anonymousreply 4January 26, 2023 9:39 PM

Apple Martin was expelled from Harvard Westlake for bullying a girl so viciously that it led to a suicide attempt. Had to be picked up by Crossroads for her senior year of high school.

Cousin has kids in LA private schools and said word on the street among parents was that Apple is sociopathic and GOOP and Martin were in complete denial about it.

Must take a lot to expelled from a private school when your parents are that famous…

by Anonymousreply 5January 26, 2023 9:51 PM

She’s quite charming in interviews and despite the questionable pseudo science of her brand seems pretty centred. In print, some of GP’s comments seem obnoxious but I think the intention is good.

by Anonymousreply 6January 26, 2023 9:53 PM

I have no idea wether these stories are true, but though I find her insufferable i never got a mean vibe out of her. Obliviousness, pretentiousness, entitlement, yes, but not bitchness. People are complex. . And contrary to many i also find her a good actress.

by Anonymousreply 7January 26, 2023 9:54 PM

There's nothing about her that really gives off a bitchy vibe tbh. More self-absorbed and shallow but I'm sure pleasant enough around others.

You can find many rich spoiled kids like her who can be a bit annoying at times but still aren't a bad person and can be generous and nice. People like her who are born rich don't see money the same way as a regular person from humble origins. They are used to money, so have little reason to be assholes just for having it. Her Goop brand is weird and cultish but many rich people are into that New Age and metaphysical stuff.

She clearly has some empathy because you need it to be a good actress which she is. She knows her limit, so usually chooses decent roles. Plus you don't hear any stories about her like with Katherine Heigl, Ellen DeGeneres, James Corden, Johnny Depp and Jennifer Lopez.

by Anonymousreply 8January 26, 2023 10:00 PM

I want the job of getting a text when one of these "is she nice?" threads are started and then feeding it made-up anedotes. I don't believe any of them.

by Anonymousreply 9January 26, 2023 10:06 PM

I love to shop and I am interested in new age stuff and love a gimmick, goopdotcom is fun and nuts too. Why is a sweater priced at 700 USD not including taxes? Goop, the persona triggers me. Goop the brand interests.

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by Anonymousreply 10January 26, 2023 10:10 PM

Who is her market demographic? Upper middle-class or wealthy women? Is her brand even well regarded? Clearly she must be doing something right if the shop is still open.

by Anonymousreply 11January 26, 2023 10:12 PM

A couple weeks ago I saw her on "Shark Tank" and was surprised how good she looked and nice she seemed. David Schwimmer made an unexpected appearance--he and Goop had made a movie together and had a huggy reunion. Schwimmer seemed nice too, but looked Botoxed to toxic levels.

by Anonymousreply 12January 26, 2023 10:18 PM

Jon Stewart thought she was a bitch

by Anonymousreply 13January 26, 2023 10:18 PM

Define “nice.”

by Anonymousreply 14January 26, 2023 10:29 PM

Growing up rich and sheltered doesn't make you innately evil. It's about one's upbringing, environment and personality. Being shallow and pretentious makes you annoying but not a bad or mean person.

by Anonymousreply 15January 26, 2023 10:35 PM

Nice is a 4 letter word. Goop got into trouble when she put it out there she can not relate to 30 thousand dollar per year wage earners, she sounded like a datalounger.

30 grand a year is a 15 dollar per hour salary, the federal minimum wage in the US is just under 8 bucks.

by Anonymousreply 16January 26, 2023 10:37 PM

She's a cunt and was a mean girl in private school. She tortured an acquaintance of mine who was a much better actress than she has ever been.

by Anonymousreply 17January 26, 2023 10:41 PM

I think some of them like you, lady.

by Anonymousreply 18January 26, 2023 10:44 PM

I've had no encounters with her but always suspected the poor opinion towards her was perhaps without much foundation. She seems a convenient symbol of the icy mean blonde chic: pretty, privileged, oblivious, and even cruel.

Like a lot of actors, I don't shouldn't suspected she has a massive and deep intelligence. She does, though, exhibit dome curiosity and broad interests. If I had to pick a celebrity to be trapped in a snowed-in airport lounge for many hours and many drinks, I would guess that she might be adept at finding interesting things to talk about outside herself. She has that sort of Junior Leaguer quality about her, the woman who has had a lot of good fortune laid at her feet but who has a practical, capable way about her.

Of course some of the GOOP brand stuff is ridiculous and aimed to garner attention, likewise some of her language about uncoupling, etc. Yet she manages to uncouple without a bad word for her ex and has maintained what seems a good relationship despite the fact that people don't break up because everything is perfect.

99%+ of celebrities I wouldn't walk across the street to meet. Her I'm half curious because of what little i.knpw about her and the intense dislike that so many have for her what seems the same of appearances.

by Anonymousreply 19January 26, 2023 10:44 PM

Who is the woman in the first comment? I’m guessing Emma Forrest.

by Anonymousreply 20January 26, 2023 10:49 PM
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