When the Avengers: End Game actress married husband Brad Falchuk in September 2018, she became step-mom to his daughter, Isabella, and son, Brody. Who better to discuss the situation with than Union, who has been helping to raise her husband Dwyane Wade’s children from previous relationships since they wed in August 2014?
“I have two beautiful stepchildren who are the same age as mine,” Paltrow said during an episode of The Goop Podcast. “When I became a stepmother, when I knew I was going to become a stepmother, I was like, ‘S**t, I have no idea how to do this. There’s nothing to read. What do I do? Where do I step in? Where do I not? How do I do this?’”
She went on to note that while there have been “challenges,” she has “learned so much about [herself] through the process.”
Back in 2019, the Shakespeare in Love actress–who shares daughter Apple, and son, Moses, with ex-husband Chris Martin–told Jimmy Kimmel that her and Falchuk made sure to transition into a blended family slowly.
“We were just trying to be mindful and give them a little space and not move too quickly,” she explained at the time. “Less merging originally, but now we’re merged.”
As for the Bring It On actress, she lives by one simple rule when it comes to being a step-mom: staying “above the fray,” which means…