Gwyneth Paltrow’s historic ‘feud’ with Winona Ryder sparked by ‘stolen part’

Gwyneth Paltrow sparked a social media meltdown this week after revealing she went "totally off the rails" by eating pasta and bread during lockdown.

The actress, 48, also told how she drank alcohol seven nights a week, even inventing her own cocktail.

She said: “I drank alcohol during quarantine. I was drinking seven nights a week and making pasta and eating bread. I went totally off the rails. I mean, who drinks multiple drinks seven nights a week?

“Like, that’s not healthy. I love whiskey and I make this fantastic drink called the Buster Paltrow, which I named after my grandfather who loved whiskey sours.”

But it's not the first time Gwyneth has courted controversy.

From selling a candle that smells like her vagina to promoting bee sting facials and telling women to pop stone 'eggs' in their ladyparts, she certainly knows how to get people talking.

And then, of course, there's also the long-running feud she reportedly had with former BFF Winona Ryder which started back in 1998.

Hollywood A-listers Gwyneth and Winona were pretty much inseparable besties back in the 90s.

One time roommates, they were often snapped together by the paparazzi at glamorous showbiz parties and they even dated best mates Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

By the late 1990s, the two friends were global stars thanks to their acclaimed films.

Paltrow had already made her name in movies like Emma and Sliding Doors, and Ryder was one of the biggest names around thanks to Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

But the two BFFs apparently had a huge fall out in 1998 when they were hanging out at Winona’s palatial San Francisco home.

The cause of the feud is said to have started when Paltrow spotted a script for Shakespeare In Love lying around her pal's home.

She was so smitten with the script that she is then said to have secretly set about getting an audition for the starring role of Viola de Lesseps in the major movie, which was being produced by the now disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Ambitious Gwynnie eventually got the part and went on to film it alongside Joseph Fiennes, Judi Dench, Geoffrey Rush, Ben Affleck and Colin Firth

The film went on to win seven Oscars and Gwyneth scooped Best Actress at the Oscars.

Winona went public claiming her ex-pal 'stole' the part, however Gwyneth has always categorically denied she stole anything and instead claimed Winona's "jealousy" caused her to "make up lies".

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Whatever the truth was, it brought their previously close friendship to an abrupt end.

But that wasn’t the end of it and Gwyneth seemingly alluded to the feud again in a post on her Website Goop in 2009.

In the post, called "Evil Tongue and Living in Negativity", she refers to an ex-friend who many people speculate to be Ryder.

She didn't go into detail but it appears to point to even deeper problems with a previously close friendship.

“This person really did what they could to hurt me,” wrote Gwyneth.

“I was deeply upset, I was angry, I was all of those things you feel when you find out that someone you thought you liked was venomous and dangerous.

“One day I heard that something unfortunate and humiliating had happened to this person.

“My reaction was deep relief and…happiness. There went the high road. So, why does it feel so good to hear something bad about someone you don’t like?”

Although Gwyneth didn’t mention her old buddy by name, many people thought it was a thinly veiled reference to Winona, who was arrested in 2001 on shoplifting charges in Beverly Hills, California.

She was accused of stealing $5,500 worth of designer clothes and accessories at a department store.

She was sentenced to three years of probation, 480 hours of community service, $3,700 in fines, and $6,355 in restitution to the Saks Fifth Avenue store, and she was ordered to attend psychological and drug counselling because she was accused of using drugs during the trial.

Neither star has talked about the feud publicly – and there has been no update on where they stand nowadays – but it’s pretty fair to say that Winona probably doesn’t have a copy of Gwyneth's Oscar-winning Shakespeare In Love performance in her DVD collection.

And it's highly likely Gwyneth doesn't sit down and watch any of Winona's movies with her kids, Apple and Moses.

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