“I’m trying to reframe it so that I can at least try to convince myself there’s some kind of a silver lining,” Paltrow explained of her latest vocab invention. “Empty nest sounds so sad and lonely.” Now, this makes sense. She misses her kids so she’s making up words to make herself feel better. Like when Emma Watson replaced ”single” with “self-partnered.” Been there.
In a recent interview with Glamour, Paltrow mentioned that, as she gets older, she’s learned that “It’s also up to each one of us to sort of recontextualize aging,” so don’t be surprised if she drops some new age-related terms on us soon. Laugh lines are “long dimples,” gray hairs are “wisdom balayage,” dark spots are “time freckles.” If anyone can make us believe, it’s Gwyneth Paltrow.