bill-swift - April 1, 2006
It was a little odd to hear about Gwyneth Paltrow drinking a Guinness yesterday, but apparently Guinness is supposed to be good for pregnant women because it has a lot of iron. And if I remember my high school biology class correctly, having a baby is a lot like building a house.
But now it looks like Gwyneth's drinking during her pregnancy isn't as benevolent as one might think. According to The New York Daily News (again), Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted drinking several glasses of red wine
After yesterday's item that pregnant Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted downing Guinness with dinner on Tuesday, a reader tells me: "I sat next to her and Chris Martin at Lupa on Thompson Street [Wednesday] night; she had two or three glasses of wine in the time that I was there, and I left when they were partway through the main course."
While Guinness contains iron that can be good for a pregnancy, drinking wine when you're five months along is a tad more controversial.
Gwyneth and Chris were looking very much in love at a corner table in the back room of the popular SoHo restaurant, run by Mario Batali.
Continues the spy: "She looked gorgeous as usual, with the pregnant 'glow.' Her face did look large though, which, according to my superstitious Italian friend who was with me, means she is having a girl, since face changes during pregnancy mean a female child."
Uh oh, I hear a Britney Spears style child endangerment case brewing. Can they charge you for endangering an unborn child? Anyway, I'm sure there's some study somewhere that says wine is okay during pregnancy. I hear those French wine-making associations have a crack research team. Or maybe celebrities really are better than everyone else. That would totally explain everything.