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Even Gwyneth Paltrow had to deal with mean girls.

In her latest GOOP newsletter, she reveals that "back in the day, I had a 'frenemy' who, as it turned out, was pretty hell-bent on taking me down."

"This person really did what they could to hurt me. I was deeply upset, I was angry, I was all of those things you feel when you find out that someone you thought you liked was venomous and dangerous. I restrained myself from fighting back. I tried to take the high road," she continues.

"But one day I heard that something unfortunate and humiliating had happened to this person," writes Paltrow. "My reaction was deep relief andhappiness. There went the high road."

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Justjared suggests she could be referring to Winona Ryder, who was arrested in 2001 for shoplifting an estimated $4,760 worth of clothes from Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills.

Paltrow signs off by asking, "So, why does it feel so good to hear something bad about someone you don't like? Or someone you DO like? Or someone you don't KNOW?"

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So she asked a tabloid newspaper editor "why all of the stories about a famous British couple had a negative bent."

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"He said that when the headline was positive, the paper didn't sell," Paltrow continues. "Why is that? What's wrong with us? I asked the sages to shed a little light. Here's to washing our mouths out with soap Love, Gwyneth."

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