Gwyneth Paltrow Unveils Nude Portraits in Celebration of 50th Birthday

Appearance aside, Gwyneth noted that self-acceptance also means “owning my mistakes” and “praying I have learned from them all.”

“I have hurt people, never intentionally, but I have done so just the same. I have let people down by not being who they needed me to be,” she explained. “I have betrayed myself to keep the peace. I have crossed lines, the thoughts of which sometimes rip me from sleep and suspend me into the hollowness of shame for a long, dark night.”

And while she acknowledges that she’s made a few “lasting mistakes” in her 50 years on Earth, Gwyneth wrote, “I’m not sure I believe in going back in time to correct mistakes; every one of those sleepless hours that came from one of these transgressions against myself or others has led to something.”