Gwyneth Paltrow Reportedly Converting to Judaism Because Why Not?
Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly converting to Judaism.
The Iron Man star has been practicing Kabbalah, an offshoot of Judaism, for several years and is now looking to make a full transition into the religion, according to the New York Post.
According to U.K.’s DailyMail online, the announcement was reportedly made during Gwyneth’s attendance at an event in London hosted by the Community Security Trust – a charity that endeavours to protect British Jews from anti-Semitism and bigotry.
Paltrow has family ties to Judaism – in 2011, she discovered her ancestors came from a long line of East European rabbis on genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? and her father, Bruce Paltrow, was a practicing Jew.
Her mother, Blythe Danner, is Christian and the actress was raised practicing both religions.
It is rumored that her strict belief and practice of Kabbalah was one of the factors that contributed to her ‘conscious uncoupling’ with Coldplay hubby Chris Martin this March.