GWYNETH Paltrow has broken her silence about suffering a miscarriage that nearly took her life.
The 40-year-old actress and her musician husband Chris Martin, 36, are the parents of daughter Apple, eight, and six-year-old son Moses.
In a candid interview with The Mail on Sunday’s You magazine, she revealed the couple were expecting a third child but she miscarried.
Gwyneth admitted she wants to have another baby but wonders if the risk might be too great to try again.
“I had a really bad experience when I was pregnant with my third. It didn’t work out and I nearly died. So I am like, ‘Are we good here or should we go back and try again?'” she confessed.
The actress did not elaborate on her medical condition at the time of the miscarriage, nor did she say when it occurred.
She admitted Apple and Moses are eager for another sibling, and she hasn’t ruled it out.
“My children ask me to have a baby all the time,” she said. “And you never know, I could squeeze one more in. I am missing my third. I’m thinking about it.”
The Iron Man star had nothing but praise for her husband of nine years, Chris. She credits the Coldplay frontman with helping her to raise two well-rounded children despite their hectic schedules.
“To know that you had kids with such a good man is a real weight off you,” she said. “We are committed co-parents, we make all the decisions together and lean on each other for support.”
Gwyneth and Chris married in 2003, just over a year after they met.
She previously opened up about suffering from postpartum depression following the birth of her son Moses in 2006.
“I couldn’t connect to anyone. I felt like a zombie. I felt very detached,” she said on US TV show The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet last year.
Paltrow admitted she was in denial about having the condition at first. She found opening up about the taboo subject made it easier to cope.
“That’s why I talk about it, because even the awareness of it started to diminish it,” she said. “It’s like, ‘Oh, this is a thing. This is a real thing and these are the symptoms and I have them all.'”