Gwyneth Paltrow: Winona Ryder’s Frenemy?

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009

In her latest GOOP newsletter, Gwyneth Paltrow talks about why the media spins stories negatively and mentions a “frenemy,” most likely referring to her former best friend, actress Winona Ryder. (Their friendship ended when Gwyn reportedly stole the part of Shakespeare in Love from Winona. Industry insiders have denied this rumor.)

“Back in the day, I had a ‘frenemy’ who, as it turned out, was pretty hell-bent on taking me down. This person really did what they could to hurt me. I was deeply upset, I was angry, I was all of those things you feel when you find out that someone you thought you liked was venomous and dangerous. I restrained myself from fighting back. I tried to take the high road. But one day I heard that something unfortunate and humiliating had happened to this person. And my reaction was deep relief and…happiness. There went the high road. So, why does it feel so good to hear something bad about someone you don’t like? Or someone you DO like? Or someone you don’t KNOW? I once asked the editor of a tabloid newspaper why all of the stories about a famous British couple had a negative bent. He said that when the headline was positive, the paper didn’t sell. Why is that? What’s wrong with us? I asked the sages to shed a little light. Here’s to washing our mouths out with soap… Love, Gwyneth.”

The “unfortunate and humiliating” incident Gwyn mentioned is likely referring to Winona’s 2001 shoplifting incident, where she stole $5K worth of designer clothes and accessories at a Saks Fifth Avenue department store.

27 Comments on “Gwyneth Paltrow: Winona Ryder’s Frenemy?”

  1. I only hope Winona and Gwyneth could remind of good memories each other back then without obstacles ! Whatever happens to Winona , I am Not going to leave Winona She is my angel and big treasure ï¼¼(^O^)/ -♪♪♪ I wish Winona and Gwyneth’s happiness !

  2. Thanks for your comments , Luciana ! If I hurt Winona and many fans of her by my comments , I’m feeling like a hell. I read this news briefly without understanding whole sentences And my mother tongue isn’t English , then I couldn’t understand whole meaning of it  m(__)m I am really sorry , Winona ! (;_;) A big hug warmly to Winona from me -☆

  3. I agree with Luciana.
    I don’t believe that Winona would ever do anything to hurt anyone, let alone that anyone was her friend.

  4. I love the passive-aggressiveness of not naming Winona but giving enough detail so that everybody knows it’s her. Let go, Gwyneth! Let go!

  5. Gwyneth Paltrow is such a FAKE BEYOTCH!!!
    If she was a good friend, Gwyneth would not talk shit about a friend who took her in under her wings after she broke up with Brad Pitt. What an ungrateful beyotch. Sorry about the cussing, that Gwyneth girl and all her fakeness makes my blood boil. I wish her baby would drown in a tub or something…and I wish she’d choke on Chris Martin’s dick.

  6. Rupert, it’s alright to not like Gwyneth but that’s just sick wishing harm on one of her small children. They didn’t do anything it’s their mother who’s talking crap. You need some serious help.

  7. Edited by webmistress: Rupert, don’t make me ban you from the site. Be respectful, okay?

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