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Was Winona Ryder Gwyneth's Frienemy?

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Gwyneth Paltrow discusses the human condition in her latest newsletter for her lifestyle website GOOP—sort of. In a post titled “Evil Tongue," Gwyneth reveals that she once had a frenemy “hell-bent on taking [her] down.” She wrote of the experience,
This person really did what they could to hurt me. I was deeply upset, I was angry, I was all of those things you feel when you find out that someone you thought you liked was venomous and dangerous. I restrained myself from fighting back. I tried to take the high road. But one day I heard that something unfortunate and humiliating had happened to this person. And my reaction was deep relief and…happiness. There went the high road. Winona and Gwyneth, ex-BFFs.
She went on to question why we’re so disposed to feel good when bad things happen to other people, but in doing so sparked plenty of internet speculation about just who this frienemy was.

Relying on the assumption that Paltrow only befriends famous people, some believe that the blonde actress referred to none other than Winona Ryder, who was often photographed in Gwyneth’s company back in the day (meaning around 1998, when Gwyneth was dating Ben Affleck and Wino was dating Matt Damon).  If speculation has it right, the “unfortunate and humiliating event” would be Winona’s arrest for shoplifting back in 2001.

According to Hollyscoop, it’s long been rumored that Gwyneth and Winona stopped hanging with each other when Gwynnie stole the Shakespeare in Love script from Winona’s coffee table, went on to play the lead, and won an Oscar for it. But that 's probably just a rumor—it wouldn't have been good for Gwyneth's karma.

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