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Multimillionaire actress Gwyneth Paltrow, super-rich director husband vent coronavirus lockdown frustrations with intimacy coach


'Where do you go as a couple ... when you're all in the house, and you've got dogs, and you're trying to ... work from home?'

Image source: YouTube video screenshot

No, this wasn't an April Fools' prank.

Super-rich actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her also quite wealthy husband Brad Falchuk — a successful screenwriter, director, and producer — recently took part in a video conference with an intimacy coach about dealing with the coronavirus lockdown frustrations. The video was posted Sunday on the YouTube page for Goop, Paltrow's sometimes controversial lifestyle brand.

What was said?

Among the more curious questions Paltrow posed to Michaela Boehm dealt with their lack of privacy: "It's sort of like, 'Where do you go as a couple ... when you're all in the house, and you've got dogs, and you're trying to ... work, and work from home?' And it's like, 'What are you supposed to do?'"

Finding Intimacy with Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Falchuk, and Michaela Boehm

Paltrow is worth an estimated $140 million and owns two homes, while Falchuk is worth an estimated $20 million and last year put his own property on the market for $10 million.

Yet during the video conference the actress described their living situation with her two children as "pretty close quarters."

One wonders how they manage to make every square foot count.

"I think we all feel, especially my teenagers right now are really feeling very pendent, especially [daughter] Apple, who's a very social creature," Paltrow added to the intimacy coach. "And we're really following all of the strict guidelines, so she's not able to see people that she wants to see ... It gets like fractious in moments, and there's definitely tension within the household and then you know, we have the added dynamic of like, stepparent, and ... I think there is quite a lot of stress I think that just comes from trying to recalibrate to this new normal and this level of proximity."

'Having a really hard time feeling sexual' — asking for a friend

Paltrow also said she has "a good friend who follows your work and knows that we are gonna speak today, and she asked me to ask you, she said she's having a really hard time feeling sexual, and it's not usually an issue, but during this time she's having a really hard time with it, and she wanted me to ask you how women — 'cause she also said that a couple of our friends are having this issue — what should women be doing, what do you recommend in your practice for women to get back in touch with their sexuality?"

Finding Intimacy with Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Falchuk, and Michaela Boehm

Boehm replied that she has a "pleasure course" interested parties could take and that "most women I've talked to are not feeling very sexual" amid the pandemic: "The female body when put under stress goes into survival mode."

Anything else?

Paltrow raised eyebrows when she revealed that she and Falchuk weren't living together full time after they tied the knot in September 2018. Instead he would spend three nights at his home with his kids and four at Paltrow's home with her children.

But last summer — nearly a year after their wedding — Paltrow said that the pair were finally going to live in the same house full time.

"Married life has been really good," Paltrow said. "We took a year to let everybody [in the family] take it in and let the dust settle, and now we're moving in together this month."

As most of us know the actress went through a "conscious uncoupling" with now ex-husband Chris Martin, frontman of Coldplay, several years ago.

And last month Paltrow was forced to delete an Instagram post many called "irresponsible" and "tone-deaf" considering the coronavirus pandemic: A photo of her in an outfit she was marketing to her nearly 7 million followers, which many thought was inappropriate at this dire time.

(H/T: The American Mirror)

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