Watch: Gwyneth Paltrow Says Daughter Apple Gives Her "Hope"
Gwyneth Paltrow's first born is all grown up.
The actress took to Instagram to wish her daughter Apple a very happy 18th birthday, admitting she was at a "loss for words" at the milestone.
"I could not be more proud of the woman you are," the 49-year-old wrote on May 14, along with a photo of Apple gazing into a mirror. "You are everything I could have dreamed of and so much more. Proud doesn't cover it, my heart swells with feelings I can't put in to words. You are deeply extraordinary in every way."
She continued, "Happy birthday my darling girl. I hope you know how special you are, and how much light you have brought to all who are lucky enough to know you. Especially me. I say it all the time and I will never stop… in the words of auntie Drew, I was born the day you were born. I love you."
"Her dad came up with the name and I fell in love with it," Gwyneth confessed of the fruit-inspired name last month during an Instagram Q&A. "I thought it was original and cool. I can't imagine her being called anything else."
"When we were first pregnant, her daddy said, 'If it's a girl I think her name should be Apple,'" Gwyneth said in the interview. "It sounded so sweet and it conjured such a lovely picture for me, you know."
She added, "Apples are so sweet and they're wholesome and it's biblical."