Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s daughter, Apple, turned 12 on Saturday. Jesus, has it been that long? Feels like just last week we were seeing pictures of her taking a bottle on Valentino’s yacht (imagine being able to say that? When I was a baby, Valentino fed me on his yacht). This blog is older than so many celebrity kids. Thank YOU for making that happen.

To celebrate her first child’s birthday, G shared a few photos on Instagram, starting with a sweet note:


Here she is 10 years ago today on what was her second birthday. Happy birthday, Apple Martin, great love of my life #🍎

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Apple had some friends over for the occasion, some more powerful than others. That would the Blue Ivy Carter, of course:


Birthday brunch squad #godsistersandbesties

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Beyoncé played the Rose Bowl that night. So she was in town. And what you’re supposed to take from this is that she and Gwyneth are so tight, Blue goes over there to play. Not only that, but G is close enough to B that she’s allowed to post photos of her on her social media. That’s family, man. G and B are like family. So, come on, what’s it to her when you leave comments on message boards about how annoying she is?

Oh, and then there’s this:

When these two were married a photo like this would never have happened. Or, more accurately perhaps, this f-cking guy would never have let a photo like this happen.