Gwyneth Paltrow says nepo baby label is an ‘ugly moniker’
Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow has said calling someone a “nepo baby” is an “ugly moniker,” and that children of famous people shouldn’t be judged negatively.
“Now there’s this whole nepo baby culture, and there’s this judgement that exists around kids of famous people,” the 51-year-old actress said.
“But there’s nothing wrong with doing or wanting to do what your parents do.”
Paltrow herself is a nepo baby. Her mother is actress Blythe Danner and her father was director Bruce Paltrow.
The former actress has two children with Coldplay singer Chris Martin.
Asked by Bustle about 19-year-old daughter Apple, Paltrow said she’s “really just a student” and “just wants to be a kid and be at school and learn”.
She added: “Nobody rips on a kid who’s like, ‘I want to be a doctor like my dad and granddad.’
“The truth is if you grow up in a house with a lot of artists and people making art and music, that’s what you know, the same way that if you grow up in a house with law, the discussions around the table are about the nuances of whatever particular law the parents practice.
“I think it’s kind of an ugly moniker. I just hope that my children always feel free to pursue exactly what they want to do, irrespective of what anybody’s going to think or say.”