Celebrity Gossip: newly single hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow shares her love of Spain

Having spent time living with a host family in Spain as a teenager, actress Gwyneth Paltrow enthusiastically refers to the nation as her “second home”. Paltrow, who speaks perfect Spanish, visits the country several times a year to visit her original host family whom she refers to as her Spanish mother and brothers. She encourages her children Moses, 7 and Apple, 9 to speak the language whenever possible.  

In 2009, the actress filmed a culinary documentary series “Spain…On The Road Again”, in which she travelled to all of the country’s regions to discover their unique dishes and traditions with a team of chefs.Paltrow is rumoured to be currently working on a recipe book inspired by traditional Spanish cuisine.

The actress has also launched a Spanish version of her lifestyle blog goop.com, where she regularly recommends her favourite spots to eat and drink throughout Spain.In an article on Barcelona, Paltrow writes:

“Barcelona is a city full of wonder and beauty. I first went when I was 19 years old, with some train money and a backpack and not much else. I fell in love with the city’s passion for life, its food, culture, and of course, its architecture. Where else can you surf in the morning, do a master tour of Gaudí’s surreal buildings (the Sagrada Familia and the Parc Güell, just to name a couple), eat the best tapas of your life and get lost wandering the labyrinthine, majestic streets of the Barrio Gótico? It is a city worth exploring and falling in love with.”

With such passion for the place, people and culture, could we be seeing Gwyneth make a permanent move to the Iberian peninsula in the near future?