Celebrity Moms Hit The Red Carpet For 'Women In Hollywood' Tribute

Some of our favorite celebrity moms took some time to get glammed up and hit the red (okay, it was gray) carpet last night.  They were attending Elle’s 17th Annual Women In Hollywood Tribute held at The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Alyson Hannigan, Jodie Foster, Michelle Monaghan, and Rachel Zoe (who still hasn’t 100% confirmed that’s she’s expecting) were all in attendance and looking fabulous!

Which look is your favorite?

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Celebrity Baby Names Of The Day

Here’s a little CBNOTD foodie tour:

1) Lance Henriksen & Jane Pollack

  • Sage Ariel Henriksen

2) Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin

  • Apple Blythe Alison Martin

3) John Mellencamp & Elaine Irwin

  • Speck Wildhorse Mellencamp

4) Frank Zappa & Adelaide Gail Zappa

  • Diva Muffin Zappa

5) David Arquette & Courtney Cox

  • Coco Riley Arquette (close enough)

6) Erykah Badu & Jay Electronica

  • Mars Merkaba Badu (perhaps a stretch)

Gwyneth Paltrow & Bryce Dallas Howard Open Up About Their Experiences With Postpartum Depression


Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest edition of GOOP discusses postpartum depression, which Gwyneth suffered after the birth of her second child. The newsletter also includes Bryce Dallas Howard’s detailed and harrowing account of her experience with postpartum depression.

Gwyneth shares:

When my son, Moses, came into the world in 2006, I expected to have another period of euphoria following his birth, much the way I had when my daughter was born two years earlier. Instead I was confronted with one of the darkest and most painfully debilitating chapters of my life. For about five months I had, what I can see in hindsight as postnatal depression, and since that time, I have wanted to know more about it.
Bryce Dallas Howard found at she was pregnant just five days after her wedding in 2006, when she was only 25, and gained more than 80 pounds during her pregnancy. After giving birth she called her son “it” even though he was named Theo, convinced herself she was a terrible actress and mother and struggled to breast-feed:

For me, breast-feeding was even more painful than giving birth. And despite a lactation consultant offering help, I felt incompetent. I refused to give up, forcing myself to do everything possible so that my son would consume only my breast milk with no supplementation. I forged on, barely sleeping, always either breast feeding or pumping and never getting the hang of it. Occasionally I drifted off for a few minutes, but that decision to “feed at all costs” left me no room for recovery, no space to explore my feelings, no time to rest.
Bryce opened up about her secret daily crying jags, her inability to get downstairs to eat and lashing out at her loved ones:

My husband began shooting a television series, and late evenings when he returned home, I would meet him at the door, shaking with fury, “I’ve hit the wall and gone through it, and I feel I am expected to go further.” He would ask what he could do to help, but knowing there was nothing he could do, I screamed expletives at him, behavior he had never experienced in the seven years we had been together.
With the help of her husband, family and friends, Bryce started seeing a therapist and finally experienced a “critical shift” when shooting a movie in which she played a woman with insane delusions.

Gwyneth told Vogue in 2008 that she was never diagnosed with postpartum depression while she was suffering, and she attributed her depression in part to cutting out her usual treatments such as acupuncture.

“I didn’t know I had it until after it was over,” she said. “I just didn’t know what was wrong with me…I felt really out of my body. I felt really disconnected. I felt really down; I felt pessimistic.”

Gwyneth also shared that losing the baby weight she gained while pregnant with Moses was “by far the hardest thing I have ever done.”

It’s awesome that they have both been so honest and open about their struggles with postpartum depression.


Gwyneth Paltrow On The "Real Happiness" Of Being Home With Her Family

Gwyneth Paltrow is getting herself back together after a dark period when she stopped exercising and was indulging in massive amounts of food and alcohol. The naughtiness was for a movie role, but Gwyneth has not been happy to have to contend with the effects on her body.

“I was so bad with the food and alcohol in Nashville,” Gwyneth, 37, shared with Harper’s Bazaar in its May issue about the two-month shoot for Love Don’t Let Me Down, in which she plays an alcoholic country singer on a downward spiral.

“If you saw me naked [now] compared to what I looked like when I did Iron Man 2, when I was exercising every day – I’ll get it back together, but I’ve never eaten so much fried food and white flour in my life, ever.”

Though Gwyneth has been busy with her two new movie roles, she first took a lot of time off to be with her children – daughter Apple, who will be 6 in May, and son Moses, who turned 4 on Thursday. Though she admits to having missed her acting career, home is clearly where her heart is.

“When you’re having dinner with your kids and your husband and someone says something funny or you’re dying laughing because your 3-year-old made a fart joke, it doesn’t matter what else is going on,” she said. “That’s real happiness.”

She also opened up about the challenges of the paparazzi. The pics “probably made me look like a really grumpy person,” she said. “But when you’re the person they’re taking the picture of, it’s like, ‘You just followed me and made my kid cry and you’re going to make money off it? You want me to look at you and smile?’ ”

However, she did concede that she doesn’t have it nearly as badly as her ex, Brad Pitt, and his family. “I feel bad for them,” she said. “They have it worse than anybody on the planet. I mean, we get hounded too, but not like that.”

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