Gwyneth Paltrow and longtime love, Brad Falchuck, finally confirmed their engagement. Yesterday, Good Morning America reported that the couple appeared together on the second edition of the new “Sex & Love” issue for Goop magazine. Their relationship milestone is celebrated with a black-and-white cover photo of the couple looking fresh-faced, relaxed, and oh-so in love in white tees and jeans. “We feel incredibly lucky to have come together at this juncture in our lives when our collective successes and failures can serve as building blocks for a healthy and happy relationship,” the couple said in a joint statement to GMA.
“Personally, at midlife, I have tried to accept how complex romantic love can be. I have decided to give it a go again, not only because I believe I have found the man I was meant to be with, but because I have accepted the soul-stretching, pattern-breaking opportunities that (terrifyingly) are made possible by intimacy,” Paltrow writes about Flachuk in the second issue of Goop. “For the first time, I feel like I’m in an adult relationship that is sometimes very uncomfortable—because he sort of demands a certain level of intimacy and communication that I haven’t been held to before. What came up in the first couple of years of our relationship was how incapable I was in this realm—how I feared intimacy and communication” (People).