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Gwyneth Paltrow In 'Good Housekeeping': I Let Apple Skip School For The Beauty Salon

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GWYNETH PALTROW GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

Gwyneth Paltrow recently explained how she balances motherhood with exercise, her career and girls' night out, and now she tells Good Housekeeping about parenting and her marriage while she "digs into a pizza with extra cheese."

Here are a few excerpts; read the whole interview here.

On letting her daughter, 6, skip school:
"I'll probably get kicked out of our school for admitting this, but I let Apple stay home yesterday. I just needed to be with her. We went out to lunch, we went to the beauty salon, we were together."

On her marriage to Chris Martin:
"Marriage is hard. Chris and I have had our ups and downs, big-time. Marriage is way more complicated than just Who gets to control the remote? But hopefully we keep heading in the same direction and getting through the obstacles."

On why they're never photographed together:
"If I'm looking grumpy in public or if Chris and I leave a restaurant separately, it's only because we don't want to encourage photographers."

On trying to shield her kids from fame:
Apple's getting to the age now where people in her class know who we are. The other day I said to her, 'What do you think I do?' She said, 'You're a movie star.' I was like, 'Who told you that?'"