bill-swift - March 31, 2006
It's all well and good when a 21-year-old like Keira Knightley enjoys her pint (if maybe a bit much), but when you hear that Gwyneth Paltrow was seen drinking a Guinness during her pregnancy, it tends to make one pause. According to The New York Daily News, Gwyneth was seen at New York's lower East Side sushi bar Cube 63, where she and husband Chris Martin of Coldplay were seen drinking at the table.
"People were looking and waving, and she just tried to melt further into the corner," according to one witness, who said she ordered salad and what appeared to be sushi.
Diners in the 30-seat restaurant observed Martin exit the BYOB joint to pick up several bottles of the Irish stout Guinness at a nearby deli. And they were surprised when Paltrow, who is five months pregnant with the couple's second child, drank one herself.
Paltrow is famous for her rigorous macrobiotic diet, although she altered it the last time she was pregnant, with her daughter, Apple. Some experts recommend a little Guinness for expecting mothers, because of the brew's high iron content.
Her rep confirmed she drank the alcoholic beverage, but said she ate only cooked food, not sushi.
So, I guess that's okay, then? I mean, her publicists even acknowledged she was drinking, so we can't even blame them for spinning the story... Of course, I'm sure there's a study somewhere that says it's perfectly fine to do crack in your third trimester, but you always want to check if those kinds of studies were comissioned by the National Crack Council, or Whitney Houston. You know, so that it's not biased.
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