A happy Mother's Day, indeed! Gwyneth Paltrow got an extra dose of sweetness from her two children, Apple and Moses, on Sunday, May 11, her first Mother's Day since splitting from husband Chris Martin earlier this year.
The Goop founder, 41, took to Instagram on Sunday night to share a photo of herself with her kids, both of whom have her blonde hair and sweet smiles. The pic shows Apple, 9, kissing her mom's cheek and putting an arm around her shoulder, while Moses, 8, plants a smooch on the side of her forehead.
"Feelin' the love today. #lucky mama," Paltrow captioned the shot, which she snapped with her phone. (A reflection in her aviator sunglasses shows her outstretched arms holding the device.)
The Oscar-winning actress also tweeted a Mother's Day wish to her fellow moms, writing, "To every single mother out there, have a wonderful #mothersday." She included a link to a viral YouTube video about "the world's toughest job," in which applicants interview for a position that involves no pay, no days off, and unlimited hours of work every week. In other words, motherhood.
Incidentally, Paltrow recently came under fire for some comments she made about being a working mom in Hollywood. Asked to explain why she limits herself to just one film a year, the Iron Man 3 star said that tending to her family while working on a movie set for 12 to 14 hours a day was difficult, so she prefers her 9 to 5 job as a businesswoman.
"This somehow was taken to mean I had said a 9 to 5 job is easier, and a lot of heat was thrown my way, especially by other working mothers..." she wrote in a blog post on Goop. "As the mommy wars rage on, I am constantly perplexed and amazed by how little slack we cut each other as women...Is it not hard enough to attempt to raise children thoughtfully, while contributing something, or bringing home some (or more) of the bacon?"