Described by the reporter as “the anti-vegan, anti-gluten-free consumer” who ate a breakfast of spaghetti and meatballs before the conversation, Jennifer said any man she dates must be willing to eat without regard for health-food trends. She added she’s specifically wary of people who follow gluten-free diets.
“[It’s] the new cool eating disorder, the ‘basically I just don’t eat carbs,’” she said.
Some are taking that comment to be a direct jab at boyfriend Chris Martin’s ex-wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, who authored a gluten-free cookbook.
“Every single nutritionist, doctor and health-conscious person I have ever come across… seems to concur that [gluten] is tough on the system and many of us are at best intolerant of it and at worst allergic to it,” Gwyneth wrote in “It’s All Good.” She added that then-husband Chris and their two children were deemed intolerant of gluten, dairy and chicken’s eggs after a series of tests. (Since consciously uncoupling, Chris reportedly took the kids to a fast food restaurant and confirmed he was no longer following a vegetarian diet.)
Besides her standards for what a boyfriend should be willing to eat, Jennifer said she also wants a cooperative, funny guy who is willing to fart and watch reality television with her. Although the public didn’t see those traits in Chris too much during his relationship with Gwyneth, sources say he fits the bill and that he and Jennifer are very happy together… Still, to keep the peace, it probably isn’t wise for Jennifer to say much more about gluten-free diets.