A new year means a new start – especially for Gwenyth Paltrow, who recently announced her engagement to American Horror story producer Brad Falchuk. The couple appeared on the cover of Goop magazine’s second edition to share their exciting news. In the shot, Brad stands behind his lady, who sports a matching white T-shirt and ear-to-ear grin. While Gwen’s ring is hidden from the camera, we get a close-up view of the stunning sparkler inside the magazine – and we honestly can’t stop drooling over it.
As Brad pulls his fiancée in for a kiss on the cheek, Gwen strategically show off her giant rock. But it’s not the diamond you’d expect. Rather, it appears to be a large gemstone (possibly a sapphire or ruby) surrounded by a simple band.
In the issue, Gwen admits that she and Brad have already been engaged for a year but were just now ready to tell the world about it. It hasn’t always been an easy journey for Gwen, though, who shares that she struggled letting someone into her life after her “conscious uncoupling” from Chris Martin. “Personally, at midlife, I have tried to accept how complex romantic love can be. I have decided to give it a go again, not only because I believe I have found the man I was meant to be with, but because I have accepted the soul-stretching, pattern-breaking opportunities that (terrifyingly) are made possible by intimacy,” she wrote of Brad. “For the first time, I feel like I’m in an adult relationship that is sometimes very uncomfortable—because he sort of demands a certain level of intimacy and communication that I haven’t been held to before. What came up in the first couple of years of our relationship was how incapable I was in this realm—how I feared intimacy and communication.”
Shortly before the issue’s release, the couple officially confirmed their engagement to Good Morning America. “We feel incredibly lucky to have come together at this juncture in our lives when our collective successes and failures can serve as building blocks for a healthy and happy relationship,” they said in a joint statement. We’re so happy for Gwen and her new man!
There’s no doubt that the couple’s wedding will be one for the books. After all, Gwen always has some quirky ideas up her sleeves (in fact, we can’t help but wonder if those infamous jade eggs will make their way into the wedding favors). In the meantime, you can pick up the “Love & Sex” issue of Goop to get the full scoop on the couple’s exciting story.
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