May 01, 2017 09:28 AM


Gwyneth Paltrow is a self-proclaimed daddy’s girl — and it’s shaped the very person she is.

The actress, 44, took to Instagram on Sunday to share a touching message left to her by a friendly stranger. A flight attendant wrote “I was once a Daddy’s girl too” on a napkin, referencing Paltrow’s tight bond with her late father.

“When a flight attendant you’ve never met kinda knows you better than anyone #daddysgirl,” she captioned the photo.

Paltrow’s father, director-producer Bruce Paltrow, died in 2002 after a long battle with throat cancer.


She has said that her father’s passing had a profound impact on her passion for everything health and fitness — and the creation of her lifestyle empire, Goop.

“When my father was diagnosed with cancer, it really changed the way that I lived – it changed my whole lifestyle,” Paltrow previously said. “I completely changed my diet, and I got very serious about exercising and about exposure to toxins.”

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Her father also inspired her 2016 cookbook, My Father’s Daughter. 

“I always feel closest to my father, who was the love of my life until his death in 2002, when I am in the kitchen,” Paltrow wrote in the introduction to her cookbook. “I can still hear him over my shoulder, heckling me, telling me to be careful with my knife, moaning with pleasure over a bite of something in only the way a Jew from Long Island can.”

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