GwynethPaltrow found it "overwhelming" to be given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The 38-year-old actress - who has children Apple, six, and Moses, four, with husband Chris Martin - was given the honour in Los Angeles yesterday (13.12.10) and admitted she was struggling to keep her emotions in check.
She said: "I`m proud my grandchildren can one day come and see my name on the sidewalk.
"I think I am going to get in the car and burst into tears. It just means so much to me to see all the people that I really love, and who have been supportive of me forever. I feel so honoured I can`t believe it.
"This city is so much a part of my heart and soul. I don`t think I would be here were it not for my family and friends."
Paying tribute to the blonde beauty, Shana Feste, who directed Gwyneth`s latest movie `Country Strong` told guests - including country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw and `Glee` actor Matthew Morrison - at the ceremony that the actress is like a "strange alien created to perform."
Shana added: "You could be having the most mundane conversation about the weather, and she hears the word `action`, and she would deliver the most nuanced, layered, heartbreakingly beautiful scene and look at you like she just tied her shoe."