Her daughter, Gwyneth Paltrow, got married for a second time last year to Glee producer Brad Falchuk, but Blythe Danner said she has no interest in remarriage. “When you’ve had the best, forget the rest,” the Meet the Fockers star exclusively told Closer Weekly of husband, Bruce Paltrow, who died from pneumonia in 2002.
“I’ve had friends set me up, but it hasn’t been terribly interesting,” the 76-year-old admitted. Besides, Blythe revealed at a recent New York City screening of her new movie The Tomorrow Man that she doesn’t have much time for dating as a single grandma anyways. “I’ve got my grandchildren right around the corner — I see them every day.”
Blythe is the proud grandmother to Gwyn’s children — daughter Apple Martin, 15, and son Moses Martin, 13 — shared with ex-husband Chris Martin. The Emmy Award-winning actress even gushed over her daughter’s incredible bond with her kids. “She’s a wonderful parent,” Blythe said.
The beloved Hollywood star recalled a time when she was super impressed by Gwyneth’s parenting skills. “When Moses was little, he would sit for an hour trying to figure out what he wanted in the toy store and I would think, Come on! We’ve got to go!” Blythe explained. “And Gwyneth would say, ‘No, Mom.’ She’s very kind and patient.”
Blythe even hilariously dished that her favorite perk as the mom to Gwyn, 46, is getting the family discount on her daughter’s Goop products. “I’m the mother. I’m on their list,” she quipped.
The mother-daughter duo might make parenting look easy nowadays, but Blythe recently revealed that the Iron Man actress was quite the rebel many years ago. “Yes, [Gwyneth] was [naughty when she was younger],” she told Us Weekly in March. “I had old-fashioned parental parameters and they didn’t always work.”
Luckily, the I’ll See You in My Dreams actress still had her sweet hubby at the time. “Her father was the great [stabilizer],” she said of Bruce, who was just 58 when he passed away. “You know, the real heart of the family. Thank God he was there.”