Gwyneth Paltrow likes posting no-makeup selfies to Instagram, and she’s never met a horizon she didn’t like. But yesterday she gave her followers a special peek into the gilded life she lives, sharing a throwback pic of kids Apple and Moses chilling with Jay Z for his birthday, and we have to say, her life (and that of her kids) looks pretty good from here. “Happy birthday #unclejay,” she wrote alongside the pic.
This is not, however, the first time a member of the Carter family has appeared on Paltrow’s IG. Earlier this year, ahead of Beyoncé’s epic Super Bowl performance, Paltrow posted a shot of Jay and Bey’s daughter Blue Ivy holding hands with Apple, who looks like a total Paltrow mini-me. “#Superbowl50 jacket game,” she wrote of her daughter and Beyoncé’s daughter, who both rocked chic colorful coats that we definitely would not say no to if they came in adult sizes. Also, don’t forget the time when Apple and Blue had a slumber party for Apple’s 12th b-day.
To celebrate his 47th birthday yesterday, Jay Z threw a top-secret (and star-studded) party at République in LA, with a guest list that included Beyoncé’s mom Tina Lawson and her husband Richard Lawson, along with Kelly Rowland and her husband, Tim Witherspoon, according to Entertainment Tonight. It definitely included plenty of other boldfaced names — including, we’d wager, Paltrow herself — but the upscale eatery erected tarps outside to conceal the identities of celebs pulling up to the entrance. Sneaky.
Paltrow was definitely at Jay and Bey’s wedding back in 2008, which she attended with then-husband Chris Martin. “I love his music, and he’s a super-cool guy, and he’s genuine,” Martin told Pitchfork of Jay Z in 2011. “I respect his decisions, and we have the same feelings about trying to be true in your art. It just happens that one of us is a nerd and the other is the coolest multi-entrepreneur on the planet.”
Yup. The whole fam seems besotted with Mr. and Mrs. Carter. Two months ago, Paltrow aired her feelings about her pal with a video of Bey performing on Instagram. “Oh my, BB, you just ,” she wrote. Truth. Moms who are best friends with daughters who, despite their age gap (Blue is 4, Apple is 12), seem to be pretty chummy too — the best. Oh, and happy birthday, Jay.