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    Gwyneth Paltrow Says She Has One Regret When It Comes To Stepparenting With Husband Brad Falchuk

    Gwyneth is stepmom to husband Brad's two children Isabella and Brody.

    Gwyneth Paltrow became a stepmom when she married Brad Falchuk in 2018 — but she has one regret about how she handled things.

    A closeup of Gwyneth and Brad

    After tying the knot, Gwyneth became a stepmom to Brad's teenage children, Isabella and Brody.

    The couple tried to be sensitive to their children's needs while blending their families, even living separately for a year in order to make it a smooth transition for their kids.

    A closeup of Gwyneth and Brad

    But looking back, Gwyneth says she wishes she hadn't been so hesitant when it came to certain parts of her role as a stepmom.

    A closeup of Gwyneth

    "There's just no playbook for how to do it," Gwyneth explained on a recent episode of the Goop podcast.

    She continued, "I think there's this, like, archetypal evil stepmother and this inference it's going to be this fraught thing, so I came into it on tender hooks like, 'Oh my gosh, you can only kind of do the wrong thing.'"

    A closeup of Gwyneth

    Gwyneth says her "one regret" is the "trepidation" she felt, noting that when she finally found her voice, it "shifted everything."

    "However many years ago, I was like, 'Fuck it, these are my kids. I love them. I'm not gonna, like, be scared to discipline them,'" Gwyneth shared.

    A closeup of Gwyneth

    She continued, "If someone asked me for advice on it, I would just say from day one, just really treat them as your kid."

    For her, she says she just wishes she "had done that earlier."

    A closeup of Gwyneth

    You can listen to all that Gwyneth had to say here.