“I thought he just made me one, as a joke, but the next thing I knew was on my website,” she said at the time.
Since launching Goop in 2008, the brand has gone from strength to strength, and in 2016 Paltrow took on the role of CEO and stepped back from the action — a move she doesn’t regret.
“I really don’t miss everything. I think I’m so lucky to have been able to do it, and I’m sure I will do it again at some point,” Paltrow said. “The team is always trying to get me to do a movie, but I really love what I do and I love how immediate it is and how […] we are able to create a product from scratch that we believe in so much.
So there you have it folks – female empowerment and a bit of humor is arguably behind one of the most iconic candles all time.