Gwyneth Paltrow is planning to raise her children as Jewish
Despite "not believing" in religion, the `Country Strong` actress - who has daughter Apple, seven, and five-year-old son Moses with her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin - recently discovered her family come from a long line of influential East European rabbis and it has made her reconsider her approach to parenting.
Speaking about her decision in front of guests at a London event hosted by Jewish charity the Community Security Trust, Gwyneth - whose late father was Jewish film producer Bruce Paltrow - admitted appearing on ancestry show `Who Do You Think You Are?` convinced her to raise her brood in the faith.
She recently said of being brought up as both Jewish and Christian: "It was such a nice way to grow up. I don`t believe in religion. I believe in spirituality. Religion is the cause of all the problems in the world."
However, a genealogy expert has explained that as the religion passes down through the matriarchal line, Gwyneth and her offspring could not be considered true Jews because her mother Blythe Danner is a Christian.
He said: "Miss Paltrow may just want to follow traditions that she did as a child, like observing the Sabbath, keeping a kosher home and celebrating holidays."