Gwyneth Paltrow admits she 'went totally off the rails' during quarantine

Gwyneth Paltrow says she was drinking seven nights a week

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 19: Gwyneth Paltrow visits goop-In@Nordstrom for Book Signingon May 19, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images for Nordstrom)
Gwyneth Paltrow claims she 'went totally off the rails' during quarantine
(Image credit: Mat Hayward/Getty Images for Nordstrom)

Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed she turned to alcohol during quarantine and confessed to going "off the rails".

According to The Mirror, the Oscar-winning actress turned health guru said, "I drank alcohol during quarantine. I was drinking seven nights a week and making pasta and eating bread. I went totally off the rails."

Having previously lamented the benefits of a no alcohol diet, Gwyneth said her habits were incredibly out of character during the global pandemic. 

"I mean, who drinks multiple drinks seven nights a week?' the 48-year-old asked. "Like that’s not healthy. I love whiskey and I make this fantastic drink called the Buster Paltrow, which I named after my grandfather who loved whiskey sours."


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Gwyneth's confession comes just weeks after the mum-of-two revealed her experience of having covid-19 early on in the pandemic. 

The Oscar-winning actress updated fans on her recent health issues on her wellness website, Goop, sharing the virus's lasting effects on her body. 

“I had Covid-19 early on, and it left me with some long-tail fatigue and brain fog,” the actor wrote. 

She took tests in January, which “showed really high levels of inflammation” in her body, and was told by her doctor friend “that this was a case where the road to healing was going to be longer than usual.” 

Gwyneth Paltrow attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City

Gwyneth Paltrow is a health guru 

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Gwyneth has been taking extra caution with her lifestyle as she works to regain her health. 

“I’m accustomed to cleanses,” she wrote, reminding readers of “the straight-up six-day bone broth cleanse” she did last month. 

She describes her current plan as ‘freewheeling’ as it allows her to consume a wide range of foods and experiment more in the kitchen. 

“I’ve been cooking a lot, and some of it is really delicious,” she said. Her new culinary endeavours have included ‘little artichokes with stuffed herbs and garlic,’ ‘scallops with crispy capers and sage,’ and even sugar-free kimchi. 

She is also avoiding stimulants like sugar and alcohol, opting for non-alcoholic gin in sparkling water when she’s craving that Friday night feeling. 

Georgia Farquharson

Georgia writes across Woman & Home and Good to Know and specialises in all things royal. Previously labelled the "Queen of the royals," Georgia knows the whose who and what's what when it comes to the monarchy. When she's not eagerly following the royal family, Georgia enjoys shopping and self-care. She lives with this motto in mind; "if your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough."