And the six year old relentlessly pleaded with her parents until they allowed her to sport real studs in her ears.
Paltrow tells Hello! Canada, "We're strict with them to an extent, but we also try to be respectful of who they are and work with them when they really want something.
"For instance, Apple had been wanting to get her ears pierced from the age of two. Our nanny is Spanish and in Spain girls get their ears pierced when they're born. Apple would see little Spanish girls and say, 'Why can't I have my ears pierced, too?' So when she was five we let her have her ears pierced.'"