• Gwyneth Paltrow and her family felt pent-in amid the coronavirus pandemic
  • Paltrow’s family is strictly adhering to the shelter-at-home order
  • The new norm and close proximity is challenging for the family, causing fractious moments
  • Paltrow works from home
  • She uses her skills (particularly in cooking), to raise awareness and funds for those seriously affected by the coronavirus pandemic

Gwyneth Paltrow admitted that the lockdown amid the novel coronavirus outbreak had caused some tension within their household. That said, how does “The Avengers: Endgame” actress and her family cope with challenges brought about by the pandemic?

Paltrow, 47, and her children, Apple, 15 and Moses, 13, are currently on home quarantine, together with the actress’ husband, Brad Falchuk. The couple discussed with Michaela Boehm, intimacy teacher, how their family is coping with the current situation in the video “How Do We Find Intimacy In Uncertain Times?”

Paltrow said they were lucky for having a solid relationship but considering that they —herself, Falchuk and the kids— were confined in a place with close quarters, they felt pent-in. Paltrow further explained that Apple “social creature” and since the family is stringently following to the guidelines, her daughter wasn’t able to see people as often as she did.

Paltrow and Falchuk got married in Sept. 2018, but they only moved in together last summer, Film-News reported. Apple and Moses are Paltrow’s kids with ex Chris Martin.

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin reunited for a family vacation with their son Moses. Pictured: Celebrities attend Hollywood Stands Up To Cancer Event in California on Jan. 28, 2014. Getty Images/Charley Gallay

Considering the current social situation and factor in the new family dynamic of step-parent and the “new normal,” they reportedly experience fractious moments within the household.

Currently, Paltrow is working from her Los Angeles home. On Tuesday, “The Avengers: Endgame” actress uploaded a photo of her, together with her kids on Instagram and captioned the same with “WFH with some moral support.”

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Will Gwyneth Paltrow release a statement regarding the recent controversy that Goop is involved in? Pictured: Paltrow visits goop-In@Nordstrom for Book Signingon May 19, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. Mat Hayward/Getty Images for Nordstrom

Using the same social media platform, Paltrow also shared to her followers how she copes with the lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic and how she’s helping out and giving support to the community.

Paltrow cooked a vegetarian paella to support God’s Love We Deliver. She did this to raise awareness and funds to support the said non-profit organization in New York that cooks and delivers “medically-tailored” meals to the homes of the individuals living with serious illness, Daily Mail reported.

New York has a total of 138,836 confirmed coronavirus cases, and, on Tuesday, there had been 731 deaths reported within 24 hours. The state’s total number of deaths rose to 5,489, CBS New York reported.

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A temporary hospital is built in Central Park on the East Meadow lawn on March 30, 2020 in New York City. The facility is a partnership between Mt. Sinai Hospital and Christian humanitarian aid organization Samaritan's Purse, equipped with 68 beds to treat COVID-19 patients. John Lamparski/Getty Images

Meanwhile, California is now experiencing a steady but moderate increase in the number of patients whom tested positive for coronavirus, Governor Gavin Newsom said during the press briefing, Tuesday, The Mercury News reported. Gov. Newsom added that social distancing and the shelter-at-home order brought the government time to prepare for the possible surge in the number of patients, whom tested positive and would require hospital treatments.

A police officer mans the entrance to a coronavirus (COVID-19) testing center in Hansen Dam Park in Pacoima, California
A police officer mans the entrance to a coronavirus (COVID-19) testing center in Hansen Dam Park in Pacoima, California AFP / Frederic J. BROWN

173 have already died because of the coronavirus in Los Angeles, California, to date, according to the collated data in Johns Hopkins University and Medicine site.