This is so exciting! In late November, news broke that Gwyneth Paltrow was reportedly engaged to her boyfriend, Brad Falchuk — and now, the cute couple has confirmed that they're really getting married! "We feel incredibly lucky to have come together at this juncture in our lives when our collective successes and failures can serve as building blocks for a healthy and happy relationship," Gwyneth, 45, and Brad, 46, told Good Morning America in a joint statement on Monday, Jan. 8.
A source previously opened up to Us Weekly about the duo's rumored engagement. "They both knew it would happen, but it wasn’t a big thing to them because they were both in long marriages before. There wasn’t a rush," an insider said last fall. Gwyn and Brad have been dating since 2014 — just a few months after the Academy Award-winning actress, author, and entrepreneur "consciously uncoupled" from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. The pair met on the set of the musical drama Glee, which happens to be just one of the many projects Brad has co-created and produced. He’s also behind the success of American Horror Story, Scream Queens, and if you cast your mind back a little further, he also worked as a writer and executive producer on the TV drama Nip/Tuck.
Engagement whispers have surrounded the couple for about a year after the mother-of-two was caught flashing an impressive ring on that finger at a star-studded event celebrating rapper Jay Z back in December 2016. At the time, a source told The Sun, “Gwyneth had a huge rock on her wedding finger that caught a few people’s eyes. Later she was introducing Brad to someone he didn’t know and referred to him as her fiancé. She seemed totally loved-up.” Gwyneth and Brad have four children between them, with Gwyn sharing Apple, 13, and Moses, 11, with ex-hubby Chris and Brad sharing his children, Isabella and Brody, with ex-wife Suzanne Falchuk.
The Shakespeare In Love actress has previously opened up about the realities of co-parenting with her ex-husband. "He's at my house every single day," she told InStyle. "We have our own lives but we still have our family life. To this day, Chris would take a bullet for me, even though I'm not his wife." Speaking of their famed “conscious uncoupling” the actress said, "I honestly think Chris and I have contributed something positive to the culture of divorce. It was such a difficult time in my life and I was trying so hard to protect my children and my family, Chris included. We were both fragile. It was really tough. To me, it felt like this is a quiet way to do this and it is contained.” We wish Brad and Gwyneth all the very best!
Part of this post was written by Candice Mehta-Culjak. It originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.