Gwyneth Paltrow Shares Bikini Pic as She Embraces Body Changes Ahead of 50th Birthday

The Academy winner also reflects on her past in her new post, noting that the next chapter of her life requires ‘owning my mistakes’ and ‘praying I have learned from them all.’

AceShowbizGwyneth Paltrow isn’t afraid of turning 50. Ahead of her birthday, the Pepper Potts depicter in the “Iron Man” film series shared a bikini picture as she embrace body changes.

The Academy Award-winning actress shared the said photo on Thursday, September 22. Alongside the black-and-white snap, which showed her jumping in excitement, she urged her fans to click a link on her bio to her Goop blog where she penned her reflective message titled “Musings on a milestone.”

“On September 27, I’ll turn 50,” she began after looking back at her parents’ 50th birthdays. “As I sit here contemplating this idea in the late summer morning, no moisture in the air, breeze moving only the tops of the trees, I strangely have no sense of time passed.”

“My body, a map of the evidence of all the days, is less timeless,” she added. “A collection of marks and irregularities that dog-ear the chapters. Scarred from oven burns, a finger smashed in a window long ago, the birth of a child. Silver hair and fine lines. The sun has left her celestial fingerprints all over me, as if she soaked a brush in dark-taupe watercolor, flecking it over my skin.”

“And while I do what I can to strive for good health and longevity, to stave off weakening muscles and receding bone, I have a mantra I insert into those reckless thoughts that try to derail me: I accept,” she continued. “I accept the marks and the loosening skin, the wrinkles. I accept my body and let go of the need to be perfect, look perfect, defy gravity, defy logic, defy humanity. I accept my humanity.”

In her post, Gwyneth also reflected on her past. Noting that the next chapter of her life requires “owning my mistakes” and “praying I have learned from them all,” she added, “Accomplishments (or things I did), though known and quantifiable, feel part of this linear past, less relevant… My errors, which live in the shadows, slippery and dark, are harder to define.”

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