Gwyneth Paltrow shares the story behind her daughter’s name.
During an Instagram Q&A Friday, the Iron Man star revealed that her ex-husband, Chris Martin, was the one who suggested the former couple to name their daughter, now 17, Apple.
When a fan was asked how she came up with the name, Paltrow, 49, replied, “Her dad came up with the name and I fell in love with it.”
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“I thought it was original and cool,” she added. “I can not imagine her being called anything else.”
Paltrow shares Apple and son Moses, 16, with Martin, 45, and is also the stepmother of her husband Brad Falchuk’s children, son Brody and daughter Isabella.
Last month, in honor of Women’s International March 8 Shallow Hall the star paid tribute to his daughter Apple with a heartwarming post on Instagram.
gwyneth paltrow / instagram Gwyneth Paltrow with the children Apple and Moses
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Happy International Women’s Day. I’ve spent the morning thinking about all the incredible women I love who love me hard back. I keep thinking about the women I’ve known since kindergarten or 7th grade who are stronger in my life than almost ever, “Paltrow began her caption next to a picture of her FaceTiming of her daughter.
“But today I want to pay tribute to a (technically almost) woman on top of that,” she continued, talking about Apple. “This woman gives me hope for the future of sisterhood and for the future of our planet. And this woman has made me the woman I am today more than anyone else.”
Last September, the Goop founder once again honored his daughter with another post on Instagram on National Daughters Day.
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“Oh man, I love you #nationaldaughtersday,” she wrote under the caption to a selfie of the look-alike duo.
Days later, she celebrated Moses on National Sons Day and shared a cute selfie of the couple driving in a car together.
“Total heartbeat #nationalsonday,” she said to the photo.