I don’t know what was more surprising–the fact that the elegant Oscar-winning actress drinks beer, or that she was drinking beer while pregnant. The New York Daily News is reporting the very-pregnant actress was seen chugging a beer and eating (what appeared to be) sushi at a restaurant in New York.
Last Tuesday, Gwyneth Paltrow and husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, were dining at Cube 63, a small 30-seat restaurant in the lower east side. Martin left the restaurant and returned with a couple of bottles of the Irish beer Guinness (it is one of those BYOB establishments). Surprising all the gawkers at the restaurant, Gwynnie joined her husband in drinking the stout. “People were looking and waving, and she just tried to melt further into the corner,” said one nosy onlooker.
Paltrow’s rep validated the rumors saying that she did drink the beverage, but ate only cooked food at the sushi restaurant. It seems like a surprising move from the very health-conscious actress. She may be following the more liberal advice of the doctors’ “across the pond” that say that Guinness has a lot of iron, and thus (in moderation) is good for pregnant women. Regardless, most doctors agree that alcohol is dangerous for a growing baby. She should stick to eating the macrobiotic-friendly seaweed she loves, and leave the brew for after baby is born. Okay, my preaching is done.
This will be the second child for the couple. Apple Blythe Alison Martin is almost 2, and their second is due in May.