Gwyneth Paltrow Shares Rare Pics of Daughter Apple on Her 16th Birthday
By Zach Seemayer
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Gwyneth Paltrow is one proud mom as she celebrates her daughter's milestone birthday.
The Oscar-winning actress took to Instagram on Thursday to commemorate daughter Apple's 16th b-day, and she shared some rare snapshots of her little girl sitting on the family's living room couch.
"I can’t believe I’m actually writing these words but... happy sweet sixteen my darling girl," Paltrow captioned the sweet slideshow. "You are the light of my heart, you are pure joy. You are wickedly intelligent and you have the best, most dry, most brilliant sense of humor."
The actress -- who shares Apple, as well as 14-year-old son Moses, with ex-husband Chris Martin -- continued, "I have the best time being your mom. I love our nightly evening chats when I really get to hear what’s on your mind. You work hard to get whatever it is you want to achieve, and you have grit and responsibility in spades."
The proud mom went on to say that she feels "so damn lucky" to be the mother of such a "beautiful, kind young woman."