After multiple unsubstantiated reports over the past several months, Gwyneth Paltrow has officially confirmed that she’s engaged to boyfriend Brad Falchuk . She shared the happy news in this month’s Goop Magazine‘s Sex & Love issue, where she opens up about her super sweet — and surprisingly relatable — reasons for giving marriage a second shot.

“Personally, at midlife, I have tried to accept how complex romantic love can be,” Paltrow writes . “I have decided to give it a go again, not only because I believe I have found the man I was meant to be with, but because I have accepted the soul-stretching, pattern-breaking opportunities that (terrifyingly) are made possible by intimacy.”

The lifestyle guru goes on to say that Falchuk challenges her to communicate and to share a connection with someone in a way she never has before.

“For the first time, I feel like I’m in an adult relationship that is sometimes very uncomfortable — because he sort of demands a certain level of intimacy and communication that I haven’t been held to before,” she says. “What came up in the first couple of years of our relationship was how incapable I was in this realm — how I feared intimacy and communication.”

Paltrow and Falchuk first met in 2014 when she guest starred on Glee, the show he co-created and executive produced. They started dating following Paltrow’s 2014 split from Coldplay singer Chris Martin, with whom she remains close and amicable as they co-parent their daughter Apple, 13, and son Moses, 11.


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Paltrow says in the magazine that her divorce from Martin, which was finalized in May 2016, caused her to feel ashamed for a long time after. “I’m actually the only one in my life who got divorced,” she admits in the issue. “This used to feel like a failure; it took me a while to reframe that divorce isn’t a failure.”

Now that she’s been able to move forward from the difficulties, she’s found happiness once again — and we couldn’t be happier for her. Congrats to the happy couple!

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