Blythe Danner says Gwyneth’s marriage is just fine

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Rumors of a troubled marriage have dogged Gwyneth Paltrow and husband Chris Martin pretty much since they walked out of the church together. Perhaps it’s her quiet, slightly frigid nature or the way they each generally refuse to talk about each other, but they’ve often been the subject of a lot of marital speculation. Which is funny because the speculation seems to vacillate between “They’re breaking up and they hate each other!” to “They’re having another baby!” over and over again. When Us Weekly cornered Paltrow’s mother Blythe Danner at a movie premiere on Tuesday (okay I have no evidence that they actually cornered her, but that’s the only reason I can think of for a mother randomly spouting off about the state of her daughter’s marriage) she denied that there was any trouble in Gwyneth and Chris’ happy marriage.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are happily married, thank you very much. Paltrow’s mother, actress Blythe Danner, has slammed blog reports that the couple’s 4-year marriage is on the rocks. “Good god, it’s just so tragic that people have to make up stuff,” she told Usmagazine.com at the NYC screening of The Visitor on Tuesday. “I’ve never seen two happier parents — or people — so I don’t get it.”

Daughter Apple turns 4 in May; son Moses is about to be 2. (Click here to see how Paltrow and other stars bundled up their kids for winter.) “They’re pretty fabulous,” she said of her grandchildren. “Yesterday my little grandson says, ‘Don’t go! Don’t go!’ You just don’t get that kind of love from everybody.”

As for reports that Paltrow (who stars in May’s Iron Man) plans on quitting the business, Danner insisted, “She very much wants to go back to work. “She didn’t set out to be a movie star — she set out to be a wonderful actress,” she adds. “But motherhood is very important to her, as it was to me, and I think she’s finding balance.”

[From Us Weekly]

Awww, that’s kinda sweet. Not sure if I believe it, but it’s nice that Blythe Danner at least tries to cover up for her daughter’s frigidness. That’s probably not fair to say, but ever since Ted Casablanca at E! started calling Paltrow Fish Stick years and years ago, it’s really hard to see her any other way. The moniker is so funny and fits so well… and when I think about those fish sticks I used to eat as a kid, I’m pretty sure they would look like Gwyneth Paltrow should they ever come alive and take human form. There’s definitely no denying that Gwyneth is a devoted mom – she clearly lights up whenever she’s around her kids. As much as we like to speculate that there’s trouble, it’s almost as nice to hear that things are chugging along just fine.

Here are some older pics of Gwyneth with Moses. I’ll say this for the rumors – it’s damn near impossible to find many pictures of Gwyneth and Chris together.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    AWW. She looks like a very good mom.

  2. Anonymous says:

    AWW. She looks like a very good mom.

  3. Kate says:

    She does seem like a devoted mom, but other than that I find her really annoying. Between the mopey look she has even when smiling to her passive-aggressive treatment of the public and the press, well, I just find her irritating.

  4. Kate says:

    She does seem like a devoted mom, but other than that I find her really annoying. Between the mopey look she has even when smiling to her passive-aggressive treatment of the public and the press, well, I just find her irritating.

  5. Bodhi says:

    Those are some sweet pictures

  6. Bodhi says:

    Those are some sweet pictures

  7. MSat says:

    That is a cute kid- love the curls!

  8. MSat says:

    That is a cute kid- love the curls!

  9. Cindy Kennedy says:

    I’ve always been irritated by Gwyneth Paltrow, I’ve also heard she is very stuck up. It was her Dad who put her in movies and made her famous. She didn’t get there on her own.

  10. Cindy Kennedy says:

    I’ve always been irritated by Gwyneth Paltrow, I’ve also heard she is very stuck up. It was her Dad who put her in movies and made her famous. She didn’t get there on her own.

  11. Syko says:

    Not to mention her mom being Blythe Danner, that helped the old career just a bit.

  12. Syko says:

    Not to mention her mom being Blythe Danner, that helped the old career just a bit.

  13. Granger says:

    I can’t believe I know this, but… — she and her dad were in a line at a movie theatre and bumped into her dad’s friend Steven Spielberg, who there and then asked Gwyneth if she wanted to play Wendy in his film “Hook.” It was a small part, but not many people can say their first role was in a huge Spielberg movie!

    I think she’s a good actress, but she most definitely has nepotism to thank for the fast rise of her career. Pretty typical in Hollywood, though.

  14. Granger says:

    I can’t believe I know this, but… — she and her dad were in a line at a movie theatre and bumped into her dad’s friend Steven Spielberg, who there and then asked Gwyneth if she wanted to play Wendy in his film “Hook.” It was a small part, but not many people can say their first role was in a huge Spielberg movie!

    I think she’s a good actress, but she most definitely has nepotism to thank for the fast rise of her career. Pretty typical in Hollywood, though.

  15. cici says:

    i think nepotism only can go so far. gwyn definitely had an easy foot in the door but she’s held her own since. as for her private life, i think she’s actually savvy about keeping herself private which is mistakened for aloofness.

  16. cici says:

    i think nepotism only can go so far. gwyn definitely had an easy foot in the door but she’s held her own since. as for her private life, i think she’s actually savvy about keeping herself private which is mistakened for aloofness.

  17. Kate says:

    cici, it’s not her aloofness that bothers me, it’s what she says. She says really obnoxious things in interviews and then claims that she doesn’t understand why people find that irritating. It’s happened time after time, so I doubt it’s just that someone misquoted her or took something out of context.

    And I think she’s an adequate actress, but not nearly amazing as her acclaim.

  18. Kate says:

    cici, it’s not her aloofness that bothers me, it’s what she says. She says really obnoxious things in interviews and then claims that she doesn’t understand why people find that irritating. It’s happened time after time, so I doubt it’s just that someone misquoted her or took something out of context.

    And I think she’s an adequate actress, but not nearly amazing as her acclaim.

  19. quirkygirlkitten says:

    seems like whenever a famous couple starts going on about how great their sex life is, how happy they are, how blessed they are (yadda yadda) they always end up divorcing. i love the fact that gwynnie & chris just STFU. if i were famous i would keep very quiet about my private life, too. having said that, she drives me out of my skull. don’t know why…she just does.

  20. quirkygirlkitten says:

    seems like whenever a famous couple starts going on about how great their sex life is, how happy they are, how blessed they are (yadda yadda) they always end up divorcing. i love the fact that gwynnie & chris just STFU. if i were famous i would keep very quiet about my private life, too. having said that, she drives me out of my skull. don’t know why…she just does.

  21. Angelika says:

    I’m really disappointed right now. Your post starts off so well and nice, and it’s such a cute story, along with adorable photos, and then you end with that stupid, on-going fish sticks story. Can’t you all just get over it?

    It might be the case that she had an easier start into the movie business, but many actors/actressed had. Are they bad actors because of that? She certainly isn’t.

  22. Angelika says:

    I’m really disappointed right now. Your post starts off so well and nice, and it’s such a cute story, along with adorable photos, and then you end with that stupid, on-going fish sticks story. Can’t you all just get over it?

    It might be the case that she had an easier start into the movie business, but many actors/actressed had. Are they bad actors because of that? She certainly isn’t.

  23. Anonymous says:

    nepotism. yup that has certainly help her start her career. and don’t forget, when she couldn’t get into ucsb and michael douglas had to make a call.

  24. Anonymous says:

    nepotism. yup that has certainly help her start her career. and don’t forget, when she couldn’t get into ucsb and michael douglas had to make a call.

  25. Codzilla says:

    I think Gwyneth is just clueless to a life outside the privileged bubble she’s always enjoyed. And this supposed status, of course, leads her to believe that she’s qualified to reprimand the masses for not sharing her world view. But in the wake of Britney — who’s children are undoubtedly traumatized for life — at least Gwyneth seems to embrace parenthood as a gift rather than brush it aside as an inconvenience.

  26. Codzilla says:

    I think Gwyneth is just clueless to a life outside the privileged bubble she’s always enjoyed. And this supposed status, of course, leads her to believe that she’s qualified to reprimand the masses for not sharing her world view. But in the wake of Britney — who’s children are undoubtedly traumatized for life — at least Gwyneth seems to embrace parenthood as a gift rather than brush it aside as an inconvenience.

  27. Anonymous says:

    I used to like this blog…now it’s so neg neg negative. So her Dad and Mom helped her get into the business…and this is wrong? Families made up of Dr.s and Restaurant Owners and Fire Fighters and are the same! So their having jobs that run in a family is also wrong? WHAT ever.

  28. Anonymous says:

    I used to like this blog…now it’s so neg neg negative. So her Dad and Mom helped her get into the business…and this is wrong? Families made up of Dr.s and Restaurant Owners and Fire Fighters and are the same! So their having jobs that run in a family is also wrong? WHAT ever.

  29. pen says:

    what no followup to the haters there celebitchy writers? Everytime me or my bud has wrote something negative we get our damn cyber-heads chewed off. you emotional nut-tards.

  30. pen says:

    what no followup to the haters there celebitchy writers? Everytime me or my bud has wrote something negative we get our damn cyber-heads chewed off. you emotional nut-tards.

  31. Angelika says:

    Seems you get your answer yourself here, pen – look at the way you write, and the way others cite their criticism.

    I have to agree with the person above though, saying that this blog is turning more and more negative – not in a funny, humorous way, but in a mean, fake way.

  32. Angelika says:

    Seems you get your answer yourself here, pen – look at the way you write, and the way others cite their criticism.

    I have to agree with the person above though, saying that this blog is turning more and more negative – not in a funny, humorous way, but in a mean, fake way.

  33. mollination says:

    Pen- I know what you’re saying. This website, unfortunately, feels very cliquey. It almost seems like there is, “seniority” or something for commenters who’ve been around longer than others. One time I was having a very constructive debate and I got reprimanded on that post, while I too notice others doing much worse than I did with no discipline.

    This website used to be my favorite part of my routine when I was unable to leave my house or do much else due to personal reasons, but I’m a litle tired how an opposing opinion gets everyone (specific writers included) on your ass, in a very UNCONSTRUCTIVE way. The writing is often negative and biased now too; some celebs get a free pass, while others get unfairly admonished.

    Seeing as how I’ll probably get thrown off the site or something for this comment I will say now that, Jaybird, you are a FANTASTIC writer. You’re hilarious, smart, and balance just the right ammount of snarkiness with heart. You have a lot going for you.

    look I have the balls to use my name on this one too, all ya hater-anonymouses out there. anonymi?

  34. mollination says:

    Pen- I know what you’re saying. This website, unfortunately, feels very cliquey. It almost seems like there is, “seniority” or something for commenters who’ve been around longer than others. One time I was having a very constructive debate and I got reprimanded on that post, while I too notice others doing much worse than I did with no discipline.

    This website used to be my favorite part of my routine when I was unable to leave my house or do much else due to personal reasons, but I’m a litle tired how an opposing opinion gets everyone (specific writers included) on your ass, in a very UNCONSTRUCTIVE way. The writing is often negative and biased now too; some celebs get a free pass, while others get unfairly admonished.

    Seeing as how I’ll probably get thrown off the site or something for this comment I will say now that, Jaybird, you are a FANTASTIC writer. You’re hilarious, smart, and balance just the right ammount of snarkiness with heart. You have a lot going for you.

    look I have the balls to use my name on this one too, all ya hater-anonymouses out there. anonymi?

  35. What a Nice photo, That pictures shows that She is a very hands on mom and she let her kids to explore, that she is just there to support and guide them. Whatever happens to her married life it’s her choice and let’s just wait and see. Thanks for sharing.