Edel Coffey: It’s time that the midlife crisis came of age

Celebrities deal with the midlife crisis in different ways and so do we, but we have to face the fact that staying alive as long as possible is going to involve getting old

Cindy Crawford talks about the roles we can unconsciously take on as we get caught up in the busyness of life. Picture: Getty

It’s been interesting to watch the supermodels and actresses of our time grappling with getting older. When Gwyneth Paltrow turned 50, she painted herself gold and did a star jump for the camera. A few weeks ago, the former supermodel Cindy Crawford announced that she has been working with a “coach” to help her navigate the thorny area of middle-age, which is a much more mature approach than getting a divorce or buying a fast ...