Gwyneth Paltrow wishes her ‘ride or die’ friend Cameron Diaz a very happy 51st birthday with an adorable countryside selfie
Gwyneth Paltrow took some time out of her day on Wednesday to wish her friend Cameron Diaz a very happy 51st birthday.
Paltrow, 50, took to Instagram on Wednesday, sharing a countryside snap of her with Diaz to celebrate her special day.
‘Happy Birthday to you @camerondiaz my ride or die,’ Paltrow said in the caption of her post, which already has more than 25K likes in just one hour.
Paltrow made headlines recently for opening up about the difficulties of women aging in today’s society.
Diaz had been retired from acting for many years but she recently returned in Back in Action with Jamie Foxx, with her old Charlie’s Angels director McG indicating he would love to make a third movie.
Gwyneth and Cameron: Gwyneth Paltrow took some time out of her day on Wednesday to wish her friend Cameron Diaz a very happy 51st birthday
Ride or die: ‘Happy Birthday to you @camerondiaz my ride or die,’ Paltrow said in the caption of her post, which already has more than 25K likes in just one hour
Paltrow was speaking to British Vogue in July where she said that women want to ‘grow old naturally’ but there is a ‘culture problem’ where women are made to feel bad if they look older.
‘I think it’s culture’s problem. It’s not ours! As women, we want to be healthy, we want to be aging. This idea that we’re supposed to be frozen in time is so weird,’ she said.
‘I love it when I hear somebody like Andie MacDowell, with her beautiful grey curls, talking about embracing aging and the difference between how we handle a George Clooney [compared to how most women are perceived],’ she said.
‘It’s handsome to go grey [as a man], but for women it’s like, “What do you plan to do about your wrinkles and your aging skin?”‘
She quickly added, ‘But again, we want to be aging! I think we want to be setting examples of how you can age.’
Paltrow was also careful to not shame women who prefer to get help with surgery.
‘They should do it how they want to do it,’ said the mother of two – she shares Apple and Moses with ex-husband Chris Martin.
‘Some women want to address every single thing aesthetically, and some women want to be a fabulous French grandmother who doesn’t ever do anything,’ shared the fitness expert.
Grow old: Paltrow was speaking to British Vogue in July where she said that women want to ‘grow old naturally’ but there is a ‘culture problem’ where women are made to feel bad if they look older
Paltrow and Diaz have been friends for years, with Paltrow admitting in a 2020 interview that Paltrow convinced her to become a mother.
‘I would not have become a mother if it wasn’t for you. I used to tell you, “I’m not having kids’ And you would say, “No, you are having kids… you’re getting married!”‘ Diaz recalled.
‘You were just on me all the time. You were like, “You have to. You don’t understand. If you don’t do this you will be so sad that you didn’t do it.” And so I credit you so much with the fact that you never let up on me,’ Diaz continued.
Paltrow said, ‘I think I could see, and I knew what a natural mother you are. Some women aren’t but you, I was like, you’re born to do it.’