Gwyneth Paltrow Just Shared a Gorgeous Photo of Her Daughter Apple

Erica Gonzales

From Harper's BAZAAR

  • Gwyneth Paltrow shared a loving Instagram message to her daughter, Apple, for her 16th birthday.
  • The birthday girl poses in a floral mini dress in the shots, looking all grown-up.
  • "You are the light of my heart, you are pure joy," the Goop founder wrote in her note.

Remember when Apple Martin was just the latest of eccentrically-named celebrity newborns in the mid-2000s? Now, the daughter of Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay's Chris Martin is 16 years old, which means we're probably ancient by now.

Actress-turned-wellness mogul Paltrow honored her teen with a series of sweet Instagram photos this afternoon, paired with a long and loving message dedicated to the birthday girl. In the shots, Martin poses on the couch in a very on-trend white floral mini dress (which we can almost swear is by Reformation) and a gold chain necklace, proving she's following in her mother's stylish footsteps.

"I can’t believe I’m actually writing these words but... happy sweet sixteen my darling girl," Paltrow wrote in the caption. "You are the light of my heart, you are pure joy. You are wickedly intelligent and you have the best, most dry, most brilliant sense of humor. I have the best time being your mom.

"I love our nightly evening chats when I really get to hear what’s on your mind. You work hard to get whatever it is you want to achieve, and you have grit and responsibility in spades. I am so damn lucky to be your mother, you beautiful, kind young woman. Thank you for choosing me."

In her 2019 shoutout, Paltrow revealed that her daughter had to pre-approve her birthday message before posting. We wonder if Apple also signed off on this year's shoot.

Paltrow and Martin, who "consciously uncoupled" in 2014, welcomed Apple months after their December 2003 wedding. They also share a 14-year-old son named Moses.

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