Glee! and Gwyneth Paltrow have the ultimate Hollywood romance, beginning with their TV meet-cute that led to a Brad Falchuk modern marriage and blended family.
After being introduced in 2014 on the
set —Paltrow played Holly Holliday and Falchuk was a cocreator of the series — the couple’s professional relationship quickly turned romantic. Glee
The budding romance came a few months after the
Shakespeare in Love star split from husband after 10 years of marriage. Falchuk, for his part, ended a nearly 20-year marriage from producer Chris Martin Suzanne Bulnik a year prior.
Throughout their relationship, the pair has
gushed about one another — especially on their birthdays.
“This is the most beautiful woman of all time and today is her birthday. We are all so lucky that she came into the world (but no one is luckier than me),” the
9-1-1 cocreator wrote via Instagram in September 2017 in honor of Paltrow turning 45. “Happy Birthday, Love.”
Us Weekly confirmed in November 2017, that the Goop founder and writer and cocreator were American Horror Story engaged after more than three years of dating.
“We feel incredibly lucky to have come together at this juncture in our lives when our collective successes and failures can serve as building blocks for a healthy and happy relationship,” the pair said in a statement in January 2018, confirming their engagement.
Less than a year later, the lovebirds
tied the knot in September 2018, bringing together their two families. Paltrow shares daughter Apple and son Moses with Martin, while Falchuk shares son Brody and daughter Isabella with his ex-wife.
“For a while, I thought, I don’t know if I’d ever do it again. I have my kids — what’s the point?” Paltrow told
in October 2018. “And then I met this incredible man, who made me think, no, this person is worth making this commitment to. I’m very much the marrying kind.” Marie Claire UK
unconventional living arrangement to start — the couple didn’t live together until August 2019 — Paltrow is confident in the pair’s decision to move in slowly after their wedding.
“Married life has been really good. We took a year to let everybody [in the family] take it in and let the dust settle. And now we’re moving in together this month,” the
Iron Man actress told at the time. “I adore my husband. He’s brilliant and deeply kind. I feel like he’s a real equal too. And he pushes me in the best ways. I really like being married. It’s fun.” InStyle
Scroll down to relive Paltrow and Falchuk’s love story.
that Paltrow and Falchuk were dating. They met on the set of Us Weekly exclusively revealed Glee (which he co-created) in 2014. A source told Us that “things started off professionally” but eventually turned romantic.
The news came a few months after the actress and husband Chris Martin announced that they had
called it quits on their 10-year marriage, famously calling the move a “conscious uncoupling.” Meanwhile, Falchuk was wed to fellow producer Suzanne Bulnik from 1994 to 2013.
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Paltrow accompanied Falchuk to the Los Angeles premiere of his show
Scream Queens. He made their relationship Instagram official by sharing a photo from the event alongside the caption, “My date and I #screamqueens.”
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Multiple sources confirmed to
Us exclusively that the pair became engaged after more than three years together. One source said, “They both knew it would happen, but it wasn’t a big thing to them because they were both in long marriages before. There wasn’t a rush.”
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Days after the
American Horror Story co-creator popped the question, he had brunch with his new fiancée and her ex Martin. She commemorated the outing on Instagram, writing, “Sunday brunch #modernfamily.”
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Two months after
Us broke the news, the Shakespeare in Love actress and Falchuk confirmed on the cover of that they are engaged. They said in a joint statement, “We feel incredibly lucky to have come together at this juncture in our lives when our collective successes and failures can serve as building blocks for a healthy and happy relationship.” Goop magazine
Paltrow said on
Good Morning America that her children “are excited” to officially welcome Falchuk into the family. “It’s a very happy time, I have to say,” she gushed. “I’m super lucky in that I have these incredible relationships in my life. To feel that love and support from our community is really, really special. It just makes me cry every time.”
The couple exchanged vows at her East Hampton, New York, home. Guests included Jerry Seinfeld,
Robert Downey Jr., Stella McCartney, Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden. Months earlier, Paltrow celebrated her nuptials at her bachelorette party in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
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Paltrow opened up about getting married again to
Marie Claire UK in October 2018, saying, “For a while, I thought, I don’t know if I’d ever do it again. I have my kids — what’s the point? And then I met this incredible man, who made me think, no, this person is worth making this commitment to.”
The pair showed off some adorable PDA as they attended pal
Ryan Murphy‘s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony. “I thought [Falchuk] was printing the [speech] out, but he thought I was. We’re already bickering in front of everybody!” the Goop founder joked while making a speech.
Paltrow finally revealed that the couple moved in together nearly one year after tying the knot. “Married life has been really good. We took a year to let everybody [in the family] take it in and let the dust settle. And now we’re moving in together this month,” she told
InStyle. “I adore my husband. He’s brilliant and deeply kind. I feel like he’s a real equal too. And he pushes me in the best ways. I really like being married. It’s fun.”
Paltrow and the TV producer attended the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards in L.A. together. Two days earlier, Falchuk penned a sweet Instagram note to her as she celebrated her 47th birthday. “Today is Gwyneth’s birthday so I’m just going to say it — she’s the greatest human being ever,” he wrote. “She’s not perfect — her sense of humor can be a little on the dirty side, she gets very angry at other drivers, isn’t that cheery before her first cup of coffee, considers dehydration to be a character flaw and improperly seasoned food hurts her feelings. Even with all of these imperfections, her gifts elevate her.”
The couple celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary with a cute selfie on the beach. “Year one, done,” she captioned the Instagram photo.
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“Merry Christmas from the #faltrows we wish you all love and contentment and peace and wholeness ❤️,” Paltrow wrote via Instagram on a photo of the lovebirds on a ski trip in December 2019.
Courtesy Gwyneth Paltrow/Instagram
The Goop founder revealed how moving in with her husband, after spending the first year of marriage in different homes, changed their dynamic. “So our sex life is over,” she jokingly told
Harper’s Bazaar in January 2020. “I thought it was really interesting how resonant that was for people. One of my best friends was like, ‘That is my dream. Don’t ever move in.’ I think it certainly helps with preserving mystery and also preserving the idea that this person has their own life. So this is something I’m trying to remain aware of now as we merge together.”
Paltrow wished her husband a happy 49th birthday in March 2020 via Instagram, calling him “a man of infinite kindness, integrity and love. Of true rationality and patience.” The actress continued: “I have never met anyone with his level of curiosity (especially about WWII) and interest in the world and in others. I love him more today than I ever have, but not as much as I will tomorrow. Happy birthday my love.”
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Politician actress and the American Horror Story coproducer opened up about their relationship amid the coronavirus pandemic during a Q&A published on Goop in April 2020. “We’re lucky that we have a really solid relationship, but we’re also in the house with the kids and it’s pretty close quarters,” Paltrow told intimacy guru Michaela Boehm. While some couples were struggling with “feeling sexual” and added stress amid the health crisis, Falchuk said his wife has been doing “great.”