She may be the queen of healthy living, but even Gwyneth Paltrow hit the bottle during the pandemic.
The 48-year-old actress, who is behind healthy lifestyle brand Goop, came up with her own “fantastic drink called the Buster Paltrow”, which is made from quinoa whiskey.
Gwyneth explains: “I drank alcohol during quarantine.
“I was drinking seven nights a week and making pasta and eating bread. I went totally off the rails.
“I mean, who drinks multiple drinks seven nights a week? Like that’s not healthy. I love whiskey and I make this fantastic drink called the Buster Paltrow, which I named after my grandfather who loved whiskey sours.
“And it’s this great quinoa whiskey from this distillery in Tennessee with maple syrup and lemon juice. It’s just heaven. I would have two of those every night of quarantine.”
Gwyneth says she was “not, like, black-out” drunk but admits she still hankers after a cigarette when drinking. “I miss it,” she says.Gwyn’s TV project The Goop Lab emerged on Netflix last January and was less than a headline-grabbing hit.
While the show has been renewed for a second season, a source close to Gwyneth claims it was “by the skin of its teeth”.
The insider also says the actress feels pressured by celebrity wellness gurus moving into her territory.
“This isn’t about money for Gwyneth – it’s about proving the naysayers wrong,” the insider tells me.