Martha Stewart recently opened up about her views on actress Gwyneth Paltrow trying to break into the lifestyle business, and sounded skeptical about the actress’s prowess in the field that is promoted on GOOP, the lifestyle website that Paltrow launched in 2008.
“I haven't eaten at Gwyneth's house, and I have never seen how she lives,” Stewart said, in an interview with Bloomberg Television, on Tuesday. “But, if she's authentic, all the better – and I certainly hope she is. She really wants to be part of the lifestyle business.”
“She's a charming, pretty person who has a feeling for lifestyle,” Stewart said. “She wants to be a lifestyle arbiter. Fine. Good. I think I started this whole category of lifestyle.”
In addition to GOOP, which celebrated its fifth anniversary last month, Paltrow also has two cookbooks to her credit: 'My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness' and 'It's All Good.'
The latter volume, where Paltrow promotes an “elimination diet” has so far received mixed reviews since its release early this year. The Atlantic Wire noted that the book is a “Bible of laughable Hollywood neuroticism,” and said that the actress had become a source of ridicule for promoting a diet where she eliminates coffee, alcohol, dairy, eggs and sugar among other things.
Reportedly, Stewart and Paltrow haven’t been on the best of terms for a while now, especially after the 72-year-old home-making queen left a private party hosted by Paltrow without having dinner.
“Martha didn’t stay for the dinner,” Paltrow complained afterwards, according to Radar Online. “She had a drink and then left.” “I had a lot of nervous anticipation about it. I spent all of Sunday cooking and preparing everything.”
Keerthi Mohan is an IBTimes reporter covering entertainment and human interest stories.