What ‘Problem Areas’? Gwyneth Paltrow Rocks a Tiny Bikini

Taryn Ryder
The Juice
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When we guessed Gwyneth Paltrow was lounging in her Hamptons orchard ignoring the haters, that assumption wasn't too far off.

Stella McCartney posted a photo on Instagram of Gwyneth, 40, looking carefree while showing off her toned physique, naturally.

"Sexy lady in Stella swimwear! Summer never stop! x Stella" the fashion designer captioned the above photo.

Looking at Paltrow's hot bod, it's hard to imagine she ever had "problem areas," as her business partner Tracy Anderson describes in a new interview.

Anderson recalls first meeting Paltrow in 2006, after she had just given birth to her second child, Moses. "She said, 'I know you have a son — I just had Moses — and I can't get this weight off. I've never had a problem like this in my life,'" Tracy tells beauty website Into the Gloss.

"She had 35 extra pounds on her," Tracy says. "Her butt was long and she had outer thigh problems. Gwyneth is lucky because she’s really tall, so she can hide it really well in clothes, but she had significant problem areas."

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While Gwyneth looks better than ever today, take a peek at Paltrow five months after giving birth. Anyone else think "problem areas" might be a little extreme?

"Seven years later, she looks younger every year," Tracy continues. "She’s totally transformed. And she really does the work."

Speaking of work.

Paltrow made headlines earlier this week after she was accused of "highjacking" the East Hampton Library’s 9th Annual Authors Night last weekend while promoting her cookbook "It's All Good."

Christina Oxenberg blogged about her experience being Gwyneth's tablemate and did not seem pleased by the attention the "Iron Man" actress received. Meanwhile, fellow author Jay McInerny tweeted: "Author's night at East Hampton Library highjacked by movie stars with ghost- written cookbooks."

Now, both authors seem to be backpedaling on their Gwyneth encounters.

"Allow me to clarify, the divinity Ms. Paltrow was perfection itself. Gorgeous, and sweet and thoroughly professional," Oxenberg wrote on her Facebook page.

Meanwhile, McInerny told the Wall Street Journal he didn't actually see Gwyneth, or have contact with her.

“I was reacting more in sympathy to Christina than to any personal injury,” McInerny said explaining his tweet. “I was seated about 10 places away from Christina so I was mostly engaged with the people who had actually come to see me.”

We doubt that completely vindicates Paltrow (for those of you who are members of the Gwyneth Haters Club), but at least it clears her name up a little bit.

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