Gwyneth Paltrow has invested in a cannabis beverage company owned by Luke Anderson, after babysiting him when he was just two years old.
The 49-year-old actress supports cannabis-infused Cann, which cannot be sold in New York state, where the co-founder is from, where recreational weed is illegal under federal law.
Luke, who once shared a Manhattan neighborhood with Gwyneth, hilariously told the New York Post: ‘She used to change my nappies and now she supports me in the sale of drugs.’
‘She used to change my diapers, but now she’s helping me sell drugs’: Gwyneth Paltrow has invested in weed drink company Cann after keeping founder Luke Anderson while he was n was only two years old
Despite the success, he was unable to win her over with his pitch for the fizzy drink – which gets consumers “high” – at their first meeting in February 2020.
The entrepreneur shared how the Hollywood star exclaimed, “Oh my God, you’re that kid I babysat a lot!” after having refreshed his memory on his work at the age of 16.
Despite the promising connection, Luke was ‘heartbroken’ after rejecting her proposal because it was ‘barely working’ and not getting enough traction.
Vowing not to let the setback ruin his dreams, he arranged another meeting with The Sliding Doors actress on FaceTime a few months later.
Looking back: The entrepreneur shared how the Hollywood star exclaimed, ‘Oh my God, you’re that kid I used to babysit a lot!’ after he reminded her of her job when she was 16 (photo from 1993)
He showed her the growth of his product due to the closure of bars and restaurants amid the coronavirus pandemic and global restrictions.
The Oscar-winning actor helped raise the initial capital with a $5 million seed round, becoming Luke’s biggest celebrity investor that year.
She is now one of 30 famous Cann brand ambassadors and investors, including Ruby Rose, Rebel Wilson, Darren Criss and Baron Davis.
The drink, which Luke founded in 2019 alongside business partner Jake Bullock, can only be purchased by residents of six US states – Arizona, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Nevada.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Most Controversial Products on Goop
The $75 (£58) This Smells Like My Vagina Candle
Shocking: The $75 (£58) This Smells Like My Vagina Candle
The DTF ‘down to f***’ female libido booster supplement at $55 (£40)
wow! The DTF ‘down to f***’ female libido booster supplement at $55 (£40)
The $50 (£37) Clone-a-Willy Dildo Kit – which ‘allows you to create an exact, vibrant silicone replica of your partner’s bundle’
Hilarious! The $50 (£37) Clone-a-Willy Dildo Kit – which ‘allows you to create an exact, vibrant silicone replica of your partner’s bundle’
The $66 (£50) Jade Eggs – for women to set up their vaginas
Flabbergasting: The $66 (£50) Jade Eggs – for women to get their vaginas up
A $130 (£98) Coco de Mer leather leash – not for the faint of heart
Ouch: A $130 (£98) Coco de Mer leather leash – not for the faint of heart
It comes in flavors such as Lemony Lavender and Rosemary Grapefruit, while containing 2mg of THC and 4mg of CBD, which is considered a low dose.
Gwyneth – who founded lifestyle blog Goop in 2008 – is certainly not immune to controversy, having previously advised readers to buy a $15,000 24k gold vibrator and vaginal eggs in jade.
She’s also dabbled in the world of BDSM, and last year sold a set of nude underwear alongside a black whip (currently on sale for $72).
The lingerie set’s product description reads, “Handcrafted in England, this saddle leather bra is what BDSM fantasies are made of.”
Gwyneth first released her $75 This Smells Like My Vagina candle in January 2020, revealing the home fragrance started as a joke between her and a perfumer.
However, the idea stuck and the candle became a big hit, the site currently offers a “prenup” version and an “orgasm” version.
Gwyneth wanted Goop readers to have plenty of sex this past Christmas season, even if they’re alone.
The actress released her annual holiday gift guide, and there was a whole shopping category called “The Lover’s Gift Guide” filled with lingerie, massage oils and multiple vibrators.
In fact, Gwyneth and co. recommended 10 different vibrators, including one that creates “sucking sensations” and two that come together in an expensive $299 set.
‘Love is in the air. And in the underwear drawer, the kitchen, the bathroom, the bedside table,” the gift guide said.
Goop staff selected 55 products intended to titillate everything from a butt plug to a holistic sex coaching session.
Not all of the items were R-rated – there was also wine, slippers, perfume, jewelry, flowers, cheese and even a mug – but there were more than enough steamy goodies to raise eyebrows .
The guide included ten vibrators in all, including the Womanizer Premium and the We-Vibe Chorus, which are bundled together in the $299 Womanizer Golden Moments collection.
There was also an expensive $180 Lora Dicarlo Onda vibrator, which Goop says “moves back and forth like a finger against the vaginal wall.”
There was also the $130 Le Wand Double Vibe, the $135 Tabu Kit — which included a heated vibrator and lube — and the $129 Smile Makers The Poet vibrator, which has air pulsation technology. to create sucking sensations.
Other vibes on the list include the Goop Wellness Ultraplush Self-Heating G-Spot Vibrator, $89; the Goop Wellness Double Sided Wand Vibrator, $95; the We-Vibe Touch X, $99; and the Dame Products Pom Vibrator, $95.
The fun didn’t stop there: there were plenty of other toys and accessories for exploring the bedroom, including a $145 Kiki de Montparnasse butt plug in stainless steel with a fluffy pom-pom on the end. .
The butt plug had a waiting list.
There was also a $24 lube called Personal Fav Whet Plant-Based Sex Serum, a $45 massage oil called The Sex Stone, a $199 lube warmer from Pulse, a Kiki blindfold from Montparnasse at $250 and the Province Apothecary Lover’s Kit, which for $34 comes with massage oil. and sex oil.
There was even an $89 “fur trimmer,” which can actually be used to shave anywhere, as well as Goop Wellness’ $55 DTF supplement, which is made with fenugreek to “support a healthy sexual arousal and desire in women”.
“We created a supplement to help in many ways,” Gwyneth said. “We live in a world where we’re so busy, we have so many responsibilities, and sometimes it’s hard to turn off that alpha stuff and go into sex mode.”
wow! The drink, which Luke founded in 2019 alongside business partner Jake Bullock (right), can only be purchased by residents of six US states.