September 22, 2012 16:31 IST
Gwyneth Paltrow admits that she is an highly emotional person
The actress - who has an eight-year-old daughter, Apple and six-year-old son Moses with her rocker husband Chris Martin - revealed she sees a therapist and is a highly emotional person who cries all the time.
She told America's InStyle magazine: "I cry all the time. I cried half an hour ago. I'm a crybaby! [I cry] maybe out of sadness or uncertainty."
When asked why she works so hard, Gwyneth Paltrow candidly replied: "You can call my shrink on that one. The positive thing that drives me is a curiosity and momentum. The negative is a need to validate myself or feel special. Like a childhood need to differentiate myself or..."
The 39-year-old star also admitted she has extra empathy for Moses because she suffered from postpartum depression when he was born.
She explained: "When Apple was born, she had the hugest blue eyes. I looked into them, and she was looking at me, and I felt like, You are here to teach me everything. After [Moses] was born I had postpartum depression. It was a difficult time, and because of that I believe I have an extra empathy for him, and he for me."