Gwyneth Paltrow may look super serious in the November issue of Madison magazine but she reveals that she is much happier with her life these days. Gwyneth has it all - a great husband, two beautiful children, and a career where she calls the shots. However, she wasn't always so happy and healthy. Evidently when she was winning her Oscar and doing movies left and right she was sad. It was ironically, the death of her father that helped her to find a better way of life. Here are some highlights from the article:

  • I think when my dad died a lot of things changed. I went through a smoking relapse for a start and got very unhealthy. I was kind of sad in my 20s when my father was alive. I was working, going from film to film and I wasn't very happy. It was an imbalance of trying to find the thing that would make me happy, which is the irony. When my dad died it was the ultimate nightmare and yet now I've never been happier. Isn't that strange? My life changed shape. I was a broken human being. They say when God closes a door he opens a window.
  • I think [therapy} is great, if you're having issues, to find out what pattern it is that you keep repeating that stops you from moving forward.
  • My father was the love of my life, so I never wanted a serious commitment. I had a couple of nice boyfriends but never wanted them to threaten the primary relationship. That's what I think, looking back, but I didn't know it at the time."
  • I wonder if Brad and Ben were those "nice boyfriends" she wasn't interested in committing to. I guess there's more to life than money, fame and superstar gorgeous boyfriends. Anyway, it's great to see the daddy's girl back on track and happier than ever. For more pics of Gwyneth looking fabulous just