Gwyneth PaltrowSteve Buckley/BuzzFoto

Happy 40th birthday, Gwyneth Paltrow! The actress has accomplished so much in her four decades of life, from winning an Oscar to getting married and having kids to exploring singing to travelling the world and beyond. Though, she continues to stand out because she shares her secrets like an open book, divulging her life lessons since the launch of her successful site Goop.com in 2008, which has grown and expanded to include a new City Guides app (check it out here!) and her new Goop collection (shop it here). “I’ve become much more serious after experiencing all the ups and downs of life—heartbreak, the death of people I love,” our October cover girl told us. “These days I feel pretty grounded.” Here’s to a happy year, Gwyneth, and many, many more birthdays!

Plus, see her transformation over the years!

Gwyneth Transformation!

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