Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has credited Madonna with helping her to kick the baby blues following the birth of her son Moses – because the pop star’s wise words gave the Oscar winner the will to get on with her life.
The actress insists her pal’s reputation as a tough-talking, hard-living workaholic is not deserved because she has a caring side and often helps those closest to her through difficult periods.
Paltrow says, “She is one of the most caring women and then she’s also a very tough woman… She’s very wise and she has a very soft, soft side.”
Madonna’s best advice came during “a long wine-soaked dinner” as Paltrow was battling depression.
Paltrow adds, “She really helped me out of my post-natal depression. I had a very interesting talk with her one night… She was very wise about life’s bigger picture and when obstacles come up in our life it’s for a very specific reason – they’re there to teach us something that we haven’t learned yet.
“She kinda made me see that my post-natal depression was an opportunity for me to change certain things about the way I was living and the way I was going forward.
“She really sort of reorganised my molecules in that situation.”