“She’s teething at the moment,” he shared. “I love being a father. I don’t want to be one of those celebs who talks about being a parent like they’re the only person in the world who has ever done it. It’s the most common thing in the world but the most profound. It’s super fun. I just love it.”
Co-host Kate Garraway went on to say they gave their daughter a name traditionally given to boys, calling the decision “unusual.”
The Canadian actor, 39, said they chose the name as a tribute to his dad, James C. Reynolds, 74, who died last year after a 20-year battle with Parkinson’s disease.
“In the spectrum of weird celebrity baby names, I feel like we’re not really breaking any new ground here,” Reynold added. “I mean, I didn’t call her Summer Squash Meadow Lark, or something.”
He added: “I also thought of all the letters being silent in her name, so it would be just be ‘Haa.’ ”
Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow covers the March issue of Glamour and opens up about family life with estranged husband Chris Martin and their two kids — daughter Apple, 11, and 9-year-old son Moses.
On peacefully co-parenting with Chris Martin: “We spend a lot of time together. He’s been away for two weeks [promoting his album]. Last night he got in at midnight and slept here so he could surprise the kids in the morning, we could all have breakfast, and he could take them to school. So … we’re not living together, but he’s more than welcome to be with us whenever he wants. And vice versa: I sleep in his house in Malibu a lot with the kids. We’re still very much a family, even though we don’t have a romantic relationship. He’s like my brother.”
On her kids: Right now [knocks on table] they’re in a really good space. They’re smart, they’re funny, they have pretty good heads on their shoulders. We’ll see what difficulties come with adolescence and what careers they want. Unfortunately, I think they’re both gonna be drawn to perform. They’re naturals – they sing, act, play guitar, do stand-up – it’s brimming out of them. So I feel like my mother. Whenever I said I wanted to be an actress, she said, ‘Oh no, don’t. You’re too smart to be an actress. Do something else!’ ”
On her friendships: “If you were to ask me what my biggest success is, it’s that I’ve been able to maintain and nourish my relationships. As you get older, you choose friends based on not only what feels resonant and warm but if they’re bringing something to your life. My women friends are incredibly intelligent. There’s no posturing, no competition. Especially in Los Angeles, I see pockets of friends who are very competitive, and I think, What is the point? I would rather be alone in bed with a book than have a girlfriend who is like that.”