Meghan McCain Calls Out Gwyneth Paltrow Living Separately From Husband As ‘Rich People Stuff’

by Kim Wong-Shing
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Meghan McCain has some thoughts about Gwyneth Paltrow living separately from her husband.

Gwyneth proudly announced in an interview earlier this month that she and her hubs of less than a year, Brad Falchuk, still live in two different houses.

The arrangement works well for them and their kids, and Gwyneth says that her other married friends call it “ideal.”

Meghan McCain, Whoopi Goldberg, and the rest of the panel on The View had their own takes on the matter.

Whoopi agreed that the setup seems ideal and that she’s been in similar situations in the past. She joked that perhaps that’s why she’s not married.

Meghan, though, was more dismissive of the idea that this is an “ideal” way to be a couple.

She pointed out that only certain people can even afford to live separately.

“It seems like rich people stuff,” she said, according to Fox News. “What if you can’t afford two houses? Come on, you guys.”

Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband Brad Falchuk tied the knot in 2018. They seem to be quite the happy couple, and Gwyneth recently revealed one of their secrets to success in an interview with the Sunday Times.

Brad and Gwyneth don’t live together! Several days of the week they live in completely separate houses, like the modern couple that they are.

Brad spends about four nights a week with Gwyneth at her place. He spends the other three nights at his own house, and Gwyneth stays at hers.

For them, the arrangement completely works.

“All my married friends say that the way we live sounds ideal and we shouldn’t change a thing,” Gwyneth said.

But at least one person is dismissive of Gwyneth and Brad’s arrangement.

Meghan McCain shared her thoughts on the subject with the rest of the panel on The View.

In short, Meghan is decidedly unimpressed by this approach to marriage.

“It seems like rich people stuff,” she said, per Fox News. “What if you can’t afford two houses? Come on, you guys.”

“I don’t try and judge anybody else’s marriage because you don’t know what goes on and what works for people,” she added. “But the rent alone would be enough to make me angry … so I probably wouldn’t do it.”

Fair enough!

Throughout history, other famous couples have lived in separate houses, including Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton, and Woody Allen and Mia Farrow.

Many of these couples were able to score next-door houses so that they were still very close to one another.

One of their primary reasons for not living together is to make it easier to gradually blend their families. Both have kids from prior marriages — Gwyneth has daughter Apple and son Moses with ex-husband Chris Martin, and Brad has two children with his own ex-wife.

Gwyneth told the Times that she doesn’t particularly care about those who criticize her lifestyle (ahem, Meghan).

“I don’t care about the haters,” she said.

“Haters are irrelevant to me. It’s like Brené Brown says: I’m not making this work for people who aren’t in the arena. Haters don’t mean anything to me because they are not my people,” she explained.

You can’t really argue that Gwyneth’s entire brand isn’t “rich people stuff,” though. This is the woman behind Goop, after all.

With that said — having two separate houses DOES sound pretty dreamy! Who wouldn’t agree with that?