Hollywood might worship at the altar of youth, but Gwyneth Paltrow says she'll take a pass on turning back the clock.
The 43-year-old actress says life in her 40s is now better than ever before and she wouldn't trade it for anything.
“I was a mess in my 20s! I would never want to go back,” Paltrow told People. “I’m so thankful to be where I am.”
The actress opened up about the perks of getting older and even talked about her changing looks. "I earned these gray hairs," she said "I really am not afraid of getting older."
Paltrow says she's finally at peace with aging and has come into her own and admits she likes who she is today.
The mother-of-two, who famously "consciously uncoupled" from Chris Martin, certainly seems to be handling her divorce well. The two have remained impressively friendly despite their breakup and Paltrow even called Martin a "great ex-husband."
Her online brand, Goop, has taken off and Paltrow will even release a new skincare range next month. It's no wonder she says her 40s are "incredible."
Though she wouldn't change a thing about aging -- she said last year she even likes her wrinkles -- there is one thing she'd wish she'd known all along.
"I wish more women had told me that at 40 you sort of stop worrying about what other people think about you, and you come into yourself in the most phenomenal way," the actress said, adding she feels more attractive now than ever.
She said it all comes down to a healthy, nutritious diet, lots of water, sex, sleep and positivity. Oh, and her two-hour-a-day workouts probably don't hurt either.
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