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Gwyneth Paltrow poses in bikini and shares emotional message about aging ahead of 50th birthday

“I have a mantra I insert into those reckless thoughts that try to derail me: I accept. I accept the marks and the loosening skin, the wrinkles.”

Gwyneth Paltrow is excited to start a new chapter in her life. The successful actress and businesswoman shared a special message ahead of her 50th birthday, reflecting on many important and meaningful moments in her life.

The Hollywood star, who inspired Brad Pitt to start a skincare routine, is embracing her age, revealing that she strives “for good health and longevity” and that her mantra is all about accepting the changes in her body.

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“I accept the marks and the loosening skin, the wrinkles. I accept my body and let go of the need to be perfect, look perfect, defy gravity, defy logic, defy humanity. I accept my humanity,” she wrote.

“My body, a map of the evidence of all the days, is less timeless,” Gwyneth went on to write, “Scarred from oven burns, a finger smashed in a window long ago, the birth of a child. Silver hair and fine lines.”

The actress also reflected on some of her “mistakes” and “accomplishments,” explaining that she has “hurt people, never intentionally, but I have done so just the same. I have let people down by not being who they needed me to be.”

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Gwyneth shared some of her plans for the future, involving her friends and family. “I would like to make my circle smaller. I would like to cook dinner more. I would like to see misunderstandings become understandings.”

She continued, “I would like to continue to open the deepest part of myself to my husband, even though it scares me. I would like to sing more, even if it’s just in the shower. I would like to tell anyone that had a negative experience with me that I am sorry. I would like to fully acknowledge myself.”

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