‘Narcissist’ Gwyneth Paltrow ‘didn’t care’ about infidelity, did care what Chris ate

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Yesterday I covered the first excerpts from People Magazine’s Gwyneth Paltrow-Chris Martin cover story. People teased the fact that “sources” are now saying that Goop and Chris had an open marriage and were largely separated for the past few years. Well, as you can imagine, Us Weekly also put Goop and Chris on their cover too, and the combination of People and Us Weekly digging around for dirt (or having dirt supplied to them by two competing publicists?) is a gossip goldmine. Some highlights from Us Weekly & People:

*People’s sources keeps saying Chris & Goop were “on and off for many years” and “It caused both of them tremendous pain, and they tried to fix it day after day.” Another source says they were surprised it took so long for Goop and Chris to finally call it quits.

*People Magazine names names. Jeffrey Soffer is one of the names mentioned – he’s the billionaire who is now married to Elle Macpherson, but in 2009, he was single and mingling with Gwyneth in Miami. Another name: Glee producer Brad Falchuk. I’ve heard stuff about Goop being involved with someone behind-the-scenes on Glee, so it’s nice to finally have a name. Apparently, he was married too? And now he’s divorced?

*As for Chris’s alleged (or not so much) infidelities, a source tells People: “If Chris was playing around, Gwyneth didn’t care. She’s never been jealous or territorial. Her philosophy is, ‘we’re both adults. We make our own choices.’”

*Us Weekly says Gwyneth often mocked Chris – a source says: “Gwyneth would snipe and… say things to him like ‘You’re such a moron.’ Chris couldn’t take it anymore.” Apparently, Chris “never fought back” and Gwyneth would “totally make fun of the way he ate and what he ordered when they ate out. It was like living with a bossy schoolteacher or etiquette coach. He just took it.”

*Chris hated that Gwyneth would put their kids on diets: “They butted heads on parenting,” a source claimed to Us Weekly. Taking her children’s diet to the extreme sometimes, Paltrow and Martin disagreed on what they could and couldn’t eat. “He thought they should just be kids and have ice cream every once in a while.”

*Narcissism: “Gwyneth is someone that likes attention. There is a narcissism there.” She flaunted her flirtations too: “She would openly flirt with men in front of Chris.”

*Chris’s groupies: “Chris talked to her about temptations on the road. Gwyneth knew girls threw themselves at him.”

Wow. I might have to take back what I said about Gwyneth’s publicist dishing some of this stuff – it sounds like Chris is taking care of business, painting Gwyneth as a narcissistic drama queen who belittled him constantly and refused to let their children have ice cream. Yes, Dorothy, Chris Martin will be FINE. And while Goop’s extracurriculars are named (in People, for the love of God), where is the mention of Chris’s extracurriculars? Maybe the Americans tabloids are splitting duties with the UK tabloids – the UK gossips are on the hunt for dirt on Alexa Chung while People and Us Weekly will figure out who made Goop’s Bone List.

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  1. Hiddles forever says:

    Do we get a Goop post a day now.. Until.. When?

  2. Stef Leppard says:

    Who’s the photobomber? I wonder if he’s on Goop’s bone list.

    • Kaiser says:

      That’s her publicist! The same publicist who reps Aniston, Meryl Streep and others.

      • mimif says:

        Oh that’s Huvane? Maybe if I enlarge the pic, I can see the horns. ;)

      • Hiddles forever says:

        Huvane? Oh my God! Let’s take cover for the next twenty years at least. I expect a whiny interview from Goop on VF any time now….

      • blue marie says:

        Yes Hiddles, but will she scream at the ocean or do you see her as more of a moaning at the lake kind of lady?

      • Artemis says:

        lol, Goop doesn’t whine (about the divorce). She’s not bred that way. She needs to grin and bear it which is why they tried to bury that VF story. Plus her Blythe not wanting her to divorce.

        So she would never choose VF (of all magazines) either to spill the beans on what happened and what kind of marriage they had. She was always quite unapologetic too. This is not the first time she ‘cheated’ and she always comes out of it unscathed.

      • Hiddles forever says:

        @bluemarie

        She will scream at the ocean for a split second, then it will be over. Screaming after a breakup is too peasanty for her….

        @Artemis

        If the whining will make her look good, she will whine, believe me. Quite suspicious she is one of Aniston’s friends and also managed by Huvane. She made peace with Carter, so let’s not dismiss an article on Vanity Fair. He could also have agreed to such an article/interview instead of publishing their own ‘too early’ ;)

      • Becky says:

        Wow, after years of reading his name… That’s not how I pictured him!

      • Liberty says:

        OMG He looks like this bartender I knew in a little local in Germany! hahaah right down to the practiced hair flop and eager man boob hoodie.

      • deliwich says:

        Just a clarification to Kaiser, the man pictured is Stephen Huvane, power PR flack who reps the likes of lames Aniston and Paltrow (for 20 years), Anne Hathaway and toxic Chelsea Handler – he signed her in 2008-2009 most likely to get her to stop ridiculing Aniston in her late night sketches, where she had been consistently presenting Aniston as a supreme loser reject (Handler signed on his dotted line, and commenced attending Aniston’s b-day parties and trips to Mexico, while viciously attacking Jolie).

        It’s his BROTHER, Kevin Huvane (also gay like Stephen, I only mention it because that’s unusual in one family) who is an even bigger powerhouse flack, he is a CAA managing partner who represents Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Sarah Jessica Parker, still. He has way more class (and classier clients) than his brother Stephen.

      • Artemis says:

        @Hiddles:

        Nothing makes her look good. She already tried the down the earth thing and it just doesn’t work with her because the condescending undertone always wins. She’s not like-able with regular Joe’s. That much is obvious.

        Carter gave her what she wanted, behind the scenes, because she practically begged him. You think he’s going to do her a favour twice? After denying him (what would be) the juiciest greatest cover of the year? You think she’s going to run back to ask him to write a biased piece now? Her marriage was dying since 2010, maybe even earlier. Ain’t nobody going to take Goop’s side over Martin’s now that their dirt is already out. He’s a douche but still more like-able. Her divorce is not going to help her image. She needs a different angle.

        Both Paltrow and Aniston have many celebrity friends. Nothing suspicious at all. Especally not considering his other clients who aren’t known to be friends with either of them so I don’t see the conspiracy no.

      • jinni says:

        @delwich: Hold on so Anne Hathaway isn’t classy but, Julia “A Low Vera” Roberts is?

      • The Wizz says:

        There is no way Martin is more likeable than Goop. Both are insufferable snobs.

    • Moore says:

      Artemis
      Just for the record I don’t think Martin is more likable then Goop. I don’t like either of them to the same level.

  3. Loubelle says:

    I don’t know why, but I just don’t buy this. I worked on set with GP for a Tods campaign, and she was efficient, professional and respectful. I just don’t see her as being this horrible person as portrayed here, maybe a little standoffish but there is no way that people would still want to work with her and be her friend if she was this much of a monster. I call BS

    • Hiddles forever says:

      It depends. I personally had colleagues who were nice and lovely at work and then it was discovered they were crazy, wild people into drugs and one was even a rapist/wife batterer.

      You can’t judge a person from work. Goop has been in the entertainment business since she was born.
      It would surprise me if she was unprofessional.
      It would not surprise me if she was a total biotch at home (or C. Martin a total bastardy kind of guy….).

      • Moore says:

        But according to these articles she is horrible at work at home and everywhere. The articles are exaggerating I think.

        You may not be able to judge everything for work but it is better then judging with tabloids. Tabloids want sales and do not care about the truth at all.

    • LadyMTL says:

      It might be exaggerated for the sake of drama / selling magazines, but it’s true that people often put on a different “face” at work vs outside of work. I myself am a lot quieter and self-contained when I’m at the office…because I’m at work. In this case I think the truth about Goopy lies somewhere in the middle.

    • allheavens says:

      Goop could be a total professional while working and still be a total BIOTCH at home.

      Believe me I know a couple of complete narcissists whose public persona is that “butter could melt in their mouths” but treated their spouses like they were their whipping boys. They were never good enough, smart enough, pretty or handsome enough. It was a thing to behold. And the narcissists thought that behavior was completely acceptable because the spouses should be grateful that they were married to such a wonderful person and no one knew the cross they had to bear.

      Don’t let the veneer of civility and professionalism fool you.

      • Hiddles forever says:

        Exactly. It is in the ‘abuser 101′ books that the abusers and narcisissts appear lovely and extremely nice to people in the working/social environment yet life at home with them is really hell.

      • Yep. And that sort of thing is a lot more accepted in women, than in men. How would our reactions be if it was Chris who was trying to tell Goop what to eat and so on?

      • Evi says:

        When I saw a photograph of her daughter still sucking her thumb, I immediately thought there are issues right there.
        The only children who don’t grow out of sucking their thumbs are those with attachment issues.

      • kibbles says:

        +1 It’s usually the community leaders and people in positions of power who end up being the biggest pricks outside of their professional lives. My friend’s dad is extremely intelligent, graduated from a top university, went on to become a senior official at his company and was well-respected by his colleagues. At home, however, he physically abused my friend and her mother and would frequently get drunk and act a fool at home on the weekends.

        Another friend of mine has a dad who is a leader in the community, active in the neighborhood council, and had a high ranked government job. At home, he would verbally abuse his children and had problems with anger management that he never revealed to the outside world.

        Even the smartest people can be fooled by someone’s public persona. Remember Barbara Walter’s comment about Woody Allen being a loving and caring father? None of us really know what most people around us are thinking or their true character that is only revealed to their closest friends and family members.

      • Maggie says:

        I was married to a narcissist and he was very successful at work and a monster at home. Fooled everyone……for awhile.

      • jwoolman says:

        Evi- Thumb sucking doesn’t have to have any deep psychological meaning. It is often just a habit, which a child eventually drops for his or her own reasons. Adults also have a lot of little annoying habits that don’t mean attachment issues or any other kind of issue. Humans are just into rituals, that’s all. All the rituals associated with smoking, for instance, can make it even harder to shake a nicotine addiction. Hair twirling, foot tapping, pencil tapping or twirling or chewing, gum chewing etc. are often used to help focus or relax. Harmless even when it drives someone else nuts.

    • HappyMom says:

      I don’t think this portrays her as a monster. It portrays her as a controlling mother and bitch to her husband, but it doesn’t say she’s awful to everyone around her. I absolutely think she would be professional at work, probably pleasant in general-but horrible in her personal life.

    • Becky says:

      Remember after the met gala (I think it was the met gala), when someone won a dinner w GP and she showed up and proceeded to get shitfaced with the winner and was super funny, talking about how the gala was a mess and Kanye was all drama? She was awesome. I don’t find her a very good actress, and I don’t think she was faking.

    • Artemis says:

      Me neither. I believe she’s snooty etc. but not a monster. I’ll reserve that for people who actually committed a crime or people like Woody Allen. If people can defend W.A. (even on this site) than Goop should get a pass for hiding a crap marriage and pretending she’s better than everybody else.

      Plus, she’s friends with people who are loved here (RDJ), very ‘chill’ celebs (Kate Hudson), low profile celebs (Bening, Gyllenhaal) so I’m sure she MUST have qualities that make her very fun and nice to be around.

      CM isn’t a saint either, it’s been known for years that he’s a douche and I know people argue that ‘s also Goop’s fault (I can’t with this) but she bagged some of the hottest, ‘chill’, talented men and stuck with them for years and it was known her relationships are intense to say the least. It’s like people try to erase a whole history pre-Goop to form this Goop monster.

      Her family name put her in the business but it didn’t keep her there. She doesn’t have a drug past or personality issues. She’s just rich and stuck up like most Hollywood people.

      • kibbles says:

        I agree that she is rich and stuck up like most Hollywood people, but most celebrities have the sense to try and hide this fact from the public with the help of their public relations specialist. Gwyneth has a lot of celebrity friends because, like it or not, even “cool” celebs like RDJ enjoy similar activities as Gwyneth and the rest of the 1% who can afford to eat and shop for goods that are regularly featured on Goop. These celebs would connect better with Gwyneth than with us. The problem with Gwyneth is that she has made a second career out of advocating/talking down/promoting the 1% lifestyle to the public. No one wants to hear about what she thinks is healthy, especially when she comes off as a huge hypocrite who smokes, drinks, and starves herself to the point where she has collapsed and had to be admitted to the hospital because of her fasts.

    • idk says:

      I know people who act angelic in public but are monsters behind closed doors. They will treat strangers kindly but treat their own family horribly. I have seen it happen.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      I’ve been around her (we have homes near each other in the Hamptons) and been on a committee with her for the library. She is a type A personality and actually gets really bent out of shape when disagreed with. She is very controlling.

    • Emily C. says:

      People separate their work and professional lives quite easily and readily. You cannot tell what someone is like at home because of what they are like at work. The world would be a much easier place to live in if horrible people all wore blinking neon signs.

  4. bowers says:

    She doesn’t seem to be someone you’d want to have a girls’ night out with. Or have as a BFF. Or even as an acquaintance. hahahahaha

    • fairyvexed says:

      She doesn’t strike me as the sort to have female friends, period.

      Also, I really didn’t need to see Goop’s…..Gipples….in that purple dress.

      • She doesn’t seem like she has any friends. At all. I mean, seriously–she lived in London for over five years (or maybe even their entire marriage, I have no clue), and all she did, to fill up her day, while her kids were at school and her husband was touring, was to exercise for half the morning, and play around on Goop.com. That’s IT.

        If it was me, and I was just going to be a full time mother–sure, I’d exercise for an hour (and want to stop ten minutes in ;) ), but then I’d probably bake something, then I’d go on Celebitchy, then I’d maybe watch a movie or a show that I need to catch up on, on Netflix, or I’d go and see a friend for lunch….then I’d write a little, etc–her life is not enviable.

    • Lauren says:

      Goops sanctimonious + ignorant comments regarding working mothers is bloody rude. I felt sorry for her a few days ago-now I just feel sorry for her beautiful children. GOOP reeks of
      ruthlessness and disloyalty. BOWERS ♡ your comment is brilliant!

  5. GrumpyCat says:

    I just don’t understand how this was in People. I thought People was scrubbed and approved by publicists. I can’t believe G’s publicist would let this through

  6. Poppy Q says:

    God, she sounds like a nightmare to live with.I already feel sorry for the next poor guy she manages to bag.He has no idea what he`s letting himself in for.

  7. Anne says:

    It seems so easy to vilify her. I don’t like her at all but I don’t get why all the blame is on her while he has been a major douche to her: Natalie Imbruglia, Alexa, Kate Bosworth…

    • Kelly says:

      True, he’s no saint either, but at least he targeted single people. GP seems to get a kick out of stealing someone else’s husband.

    • MollyB says:

      Yes, to me this smacks a little of misogyny. Because Goop is an opinionated woman, of course she is a harpy who is 100% percent responsible for the demise of the marriage. I’d buy that she IS harpy, but no way is she 100% responsible. It’s just too much fun to take the piss out of Goop but that doesn’t make Chris an innocent bystander.

      • allheavens says:

        Chris’s behavior is just as juvenile and narcissistic as Goop’s. Going outside your marriage for sex is not cool because someone always gets hurt. Even in an “open” marriage one spouse is always more committed to the relationship and inevitably the marriage will suffer. Obviously these two idiots did not think about their children and how the fallout from their behavior would effect them.

        However, Martin never held himself up as this paragon of good breeding and respectability. When someone puts themselves on a pedestal the fall can be devastating.

        Playing the misogyny card is not going to make the fact that Goop cheated in all her previous serious relationship and in her marriage more palatable or gander any sympathy.

        I feel for the kids that this is being played out so publicly and their parents dirty laundry is out there for all to see but I do not feel for Goop or Chris. They made that bed and unfortunately for their kids they now have to publicly lay in it.

      • Emily C. says:

        It’s not that she’s an “opinionated woman.” It’s that her opinions are completely stupid and ignorant and she tries to tell everyone else how to live. It’s that she’s a narcissist who spends her time obsessed about her bowel movements rather than trying to do any good in the world.

        I’m a feminist who has defended nearly every female celebrity on this site. Being on both sides of the Aniston/Jolie silliness is an interesting experience. But I see exactly zero defense for Paltrow. She has not used all her immense wealth and privilege for anything positive, and she has used it for plenty of negative.

      • Jen2 says:

        The tabloids make money off trashing women. That is a given. GP set herself up in some ways by being so out of touch. But it is always the woman who is the villain. In a break-up, it is always the “poor helpless man” who fell for the scheming wiles of the homewrecker or like in this story, the controlling bitch who drove the man away.

        Folks went after Brad, yes, but man, they eviscerated Angelina and spent most of their time on her and the tabloids (and gossip sites, including this one) ate it up and if there is a story now (much less now and mostly the Enquirer and Star), it is about her.

        Misogyny is what tabloids are all about and thrive on and until folks stop buying into it, it will not stop.

    • I also think it’s because we know her, we don’t know Chris. I can’t say anything about Chris, because I only know him as the dude who married Goop. But, he chose her, and stuck with her this long.

      And yes–no matter what, cheating or otherwise, it is very, very rarely 100% one person’s fault at the end of a marriage.

      Also–about the food, etc–I can see Chris not agreeing with her diet (if she did push it on their kids), but not really being able to do anything about it, because he was touring….I don’t know.

    • Aria says:

      Still it is a world running by men.

  8. PunkyMomma says:

    Okay. She’s so false. It’s would be difficult to be her friend.

  9. Tiffany says:

    For a woman that prided herself on thinking she was a winner in the press ( she must have been flying high thinking the VF fiasco was a win) she is getting it from all sides. It makes me wonder if she did not turn her nose down at the press she really needs right now would the outcome be a little more favorable. This is a big fail on Huvane’s part.

  10. Greata says:

    While I am not a Goop fan, it seems that everyone is getting in on the daily “two-minutes hate” Goop sessions. Whatever the truth, no one deserves what amounts to this constant public shaming.

    • Kelly says:

      If they’ve repeatedly slept around, with married men no less, yes they do!

    • Ms. Turtle says:

      People who’ve hated her for years for myriad reasons are now descending like wolves. It will be like this for a while. My fave is the ppl who claim she and CM aren’t superstars. She is an A list Oscar winner who is always in the press. Hardly akin to Marcia Gay Harden, as someone tried to say yesterday. He’s the lead singer of one of the world’s most popular bands (that you may hate). This story isn’t going anywhere for at least another week or two (or until another celeb couple drops a bombshell, ahem).

      • deliwich says:

        Yeah, I’m calling Aniston and her tiny paid-for bald poseur douche-y hipster, OVER next, too.

        But yeah, I’m the one who put Paltrow firmly in the Marcia Gay Harden, Rachel Weisz, and Adrien Brody camp of Oscar winners. No one is offering Paltrow roles first, second, third or even 11th. She might get a shot at a decent part after Rachel Weisz or Kate Beckinsale give it a pass.

        Paltrow has always needed to get hot by association, whether it was Brad Pitt, ‘Uncle Stephen,’ Ben Affleck, Harvey Weinstein, Madge or Uncle Jay & Bey — they are the ones who generated the ink and press she can’t get on her own.

        Which is why once those people had taken a powder, no one cared.

        No one has cared really since she broke up w/ her last high profile stateside bf Affleck and the Weinstein/Miramax stable that coddled her went kaput.

        She had some bad press, did Pitt dirty, did Winona Ryder dirty, faced rumors about her Oscar being bought, and then had to watch her former fiancé continue to soak up the sun as half of the manufactured ‘golden couple,’ this time all his movie superstar dust was bestowed on ‘TV woman,’ (Paltrow’s then-bitter name for Aniston). I’m sure at the time, that was a superstardom that she probably felt was rightfully hers. lol I remember on the even of Brad’s wedding, she gave a couple high profile interviews lamenting losing him, and taking the blame (bet insecure neurotic Aniston loved that, lol).

        Flash forward 3-4 years, and occasionally Paltrow is scaring up press stateside after her marriage/move to England, but it was for basically being pals w/ Madge (another England transplant at the time) and having foot n mouth disease – saying dumb shite. She had a resurgence years later re Iron Man, but playing girl sidekick/sidepiece was a come down. Iron Man would have made money with Kelly Ripa as Pepper Pots.

        The only thing I can think of is that perhaps you’re from England, and because coldplay is huge there, so is Paltrow – fine, I’ll give you that.

        But stateside, no one has cared for a long time. Especially career wise.

        Paltrow, in my opinion, with little to no help from Huvane, had to fight her way into the the press over here – whether it was doing pedestrian things like cookbooks, cookbook signings, TV guest roles, TV appearances, and starting blogs (basically all ‘please look at meeee!’ moves) and coattailing big superstars (this time ‘Uncle Jay,’ and Bey) — I mean, she really did have to put in some elbow
        grease herself – because for whatever reason, she doesn’t get the Aniston platinum coverage from Huvane.

        So for that reason, all her relentless clawing back into the limelight, pretty much on her own, she gets a half a back slap.

        Doesn’t change the fact that like I said yesterday, no one really cared – and the main reason they do now, is because she’s perceived as getting a comeuppance.

      • Um, what? She is NOT Alist…please. If she was Alist, if she had directors/producers et al beating down her door for the past ten years–like she wants us to think–then you’d think that she wouldn’t be known as (in recent times) as Pepper Potts–a role that probably took a week or two to film, per movie (although the last one, she put on the suit, so a little longer).

        She is not ‘always in the press’….before this story, the last story we had on CB was when she was PEOPLE’S most beautiful woman, last year. I don’t think I’ve even read an interview about her role as Pepper.

      • Lemonsorbet says:

        @deliwich So she ought to be known as G Paltry?

    • Dlo says:

      She opens her mouth & inserts hoof all the time… Peasants! Please!

    • Emily C. says:

      Plenty of people deserve it and more. Whether Goop deserves it is a good question — she’s certainly not Uncle Terry. Otoh, that makes her much less disturbing and therefore more fun to talk about.

      As for Goop, I do think she deserves it. She’s an overprivileged, undereducated jackass who tries to tell everyone else how to live. She has never attempted to see anything outside her own bubble. With all her wealth and privilege, she does not try to help other people. Instead, she talks about juice cleanses and furthers the causes of frauds like Tracy Anderson and the “counselor” frauds who gave her the utterly stupid “conscious uncoupling” phrase.

      She’s not going to be negatively affected by Celebitchy comments. You can bet she doesn’t read here. But negative comments about her might stop other people from believing the horrible crap she’s selling, which is all to the good.

  11. Kelly says:

    As if anyone is surprised by this information. This is all just old gossip finally printed in a semi-respectful magazine, instead being told in private circles and written on internet gossip sites and blind items.
    GP is and has always been a vain selfish narcissist. The only thing that surprised me was that he managed to stick around for so long.

  12. Dubois says:

    I think Gwyneth sees herself as an old-school socialite/royal. The type who would bed the wives/husbands of friends in their social group, or whose husband would be off shagging the stable lad and everyone turned a blind eye. I can hear her thinking “we all must be civilised about this”. I honestly think she’s deluded enough to think it’s “upper class” to look the other way where Chris is concerned and also to bed the married men in her circle. Nevermind that they’re her freinds’ husbands.

    • huh says:

      Lmao! @ “shagging the stable lad”. That didn’t really happen? Damn.. those aristos are cut from a different cloth

    • Happyhat says:

      I agree – I’ve always thought Hollywood is just like the old Royal Courts. There are different rules there, that us plebs don’t understand. Business-arrangement marriages, for instance. Whereby, having an affair is pretty standard, and not so terrible because you didn’t marry someone you loved in the first place. The only time it’s terrible is when it gets out to the general public, and ruins your image (or you accidently married someone who actually loved you).

      It’s a whole different world out there, with whole different rules and morals.

      • Kelly says:

        Oh well that makes it alright then! Phew. For a minute there I almost thought these old money people actually made mistakes! Good to know they live in a different world where the law of the peasantry doesn’t apply to them!

        This reminds me of dear old Reese and her “police officer, DON’T YOU KNOW WHO I AM” incident.

  13. Erinn says:

    Hahaha, on my drive in to the office this morning Coldplay’s MAGIC came on the radio. Listening to the lyrics and reading these stories, I just sat there laughing.

  14. mimif says:

    @Kaiser, commenters here have been throwing Brad Falchuk’s name around since this whole shit show started. Rumor is that the affair he allegedly had with Paltrow while working on Glee led to the demise of his marriage.

  15. Sayrah says:

    Wow, so you’re saying a married couple who admittedly went outside their marriage for sex and affection couldn’t make it work?

    Where’s that sarcasm font?

  16. blue marie says:

    If she didn’t care that he cheated then why did she go out of her way to black ball (or whatever) Kate Bosworth? They had the same circle of friends until Goop heard she slept with Chris and then, not so much…

    Look, I’m not a fan of Goop but I don’t believe this is one sided. I think they’re both douches and were douche-y to each other. The only ones I feel sorry for is the kids, they need to think of them before they release all this nonsense.

  17. AlmondJoy says:

    I’m indifferent to them both and over their relationship problems, haven’t commented on them since the story broke. Just wanted to say that I love the purple dress!

  18. Maya says:

    Frankly I think Chris didn’t want to become another victim of Huvane like Brad Pitt did.

    Chris knows how Huvane created this poor Jennifer Aniston image and brutally used his sources to attack Brad and Angelina in the press. Even after 9 years Jennifer and Huvane uses the JPs for publicity.

    Chris has seen how dirty Huvane and some of his clients fight so he could have decided to do this preemptive strike. Gwyneth is already the most hated celebrity so many people will automatically believe whatever he says.

    Gwyneth is in the same situation as Angelina Jolie was 9 years ago. Many things will be printed and most of them will be lies but the public will believe it anyway.

    • I think they’re both douches–but I only know Goop. I know next to nothing about Chris. Hadn’t even heard of his band until recently–because of her (I don’t really listen to music). I think that they’ll both be taking potshots at each other, via tabloids. Goop uses PEOPLE and her newsletter, Chris uses Us Weekly.

      I don’t think anyone believes EVERYTHING that is said, just because a tabloid said it. We all know that Goop is a smug, uneducated narcissist who can’t act to save her life. I’ve read on this very site how she’s been a mean girl since high school/college–with people who went to school with her. She’s known to have cheated on pretty much all of her long term partner’s, yet still tries to pretend like she’s a paragon of virtue and has the most perfect marriage i.e. bj’s during fights, etc.

      I dislike Goop because of Goop–not because of some tabloid.

    • Artemis says:

      What is this Huvane obsession? He has a long client list and rarely uses those tactics with other celebs simply because it’s not necessary. Every celeb needs a narrative. That’s Huvane’s job to create one. I’m sure he’s less on top of Gosling’s or Hathaways PR because they don’t need it. The break-up in 2005 was so high profile that he needed to protect his client. It’s his job and clearly he’s damn good at it because we all know what Aniston’s and Jolie’s image is. It would be an aspiring PR-agent’s DREAM to come up with such a brilliant narrative for such a B-list actress. She obviously generates money for him because otherwise, he wouldn’t put so much time and effort in her image. Slow clap. And neither party was hardly a victim, they all have healthy careers, a love life and swimming in money. Boo..hoo.

      Every decade or so there is a real good Hollywood scandal, that’s what makes Hollywood interesting. The fact that people still talk about it, means it’s going in the history books. Awesome.

      You can’t compare the situation imo. Pitt fell in love with a woman that was his equal in fame and looks and so far Goop doesn’t have that Triangle. Maybe if CM dates Chung but Chung won’t be hated because she’s not A-list and Goop won’t be a victim because her star status, heritage + visibility >>>> CM’s. Goop is disliked while Aniston could play the ‘sweetheart’ angle because it was unusual for a plain adored tv star to marry a moviestar. You’re reaching.

      • deliwich says:

        Bingo. Excellent analysis. This can’t really be compared to Brangelina V Aniston.

        Number one, there is NO Brad Pitt in the equation. Martin isn’t repugnant or anything, but he certainly isn’t a COVETED male. That is the main ingredient you need, to get the women hissing, foaming, clawing out eyes, and breaking off into ‘teams.’

        Secondly, there is no Angelina. Someone who is totally other wordly beautiful, accomplished, and envied, who your average woman can’t even begin to relate to. The closest would be Bosworth, and really that’s kinda laughable – even to the 3 people who know who she is.

        Lastly, Paltrow cannot exact the Aniston sympathy – as you say, Aniston was relatable, and average and she, an ordinary TV schlub, had landed the movie star…a fantasy many average women liked to think could happen to them.

        So yeah, the whole thing with Aniston is she is no threat…for obvious reasons.

        Paltrow is/was already loathed because she’s perceived as a stuck up, Grace Kelly wannabe, who thinks she’s way better than the peasant next door. For those reasons Chris Martin has very little to worry about in terms of backlash and demonization (the kind Brangelina potentially faced), because even if Paltrow was to go on OWN and cry into Oprah’s bazooms like Aniston – she’d get a chorus of ‘PUH-leeeze’s,’ rather than the Aniston rally cries of ‘You GO GIRL! Brad who?! (sniffle, sob).’

        Most people will be on Martin’s side, even if he is King of the cheaters just because Paltrow is UGH. *(Just to clarify, in the real world, I actually think Aniston is 10x more UGH than Paltrow, but we’re talking about the theater which is PR)

      • Artemis says:

        Exactly. It’s a class, aesthetics and power issue. Like you said, Paltrow could never do what Aniston did, she’s too privileged and beautiful looking. Paltrow looks like she doesn’t need our pity (she doesn’t) while Aniston did look like she needed girl power. The other players aren’t even worth mentioning, CM, while a successful musician is not a hunky Moviestar and Chung is an overrated fashion it-girl who calls herself a groupie. Huvane must be struggling to find a narrative!

        And it must be said that while Pitt’s and Aniston’s marriage was FAR from perfect for years before the split, most of the public did NOT know and the info was not in our faces due to lack of blogs and their strong facade (from the both of them) that even fooled tabloids. This is why they were seen as the Golden Couple by media and public and why it was a surprise that they separated. Of course it must’ve been another woman, anything but problems in their perfect marriage right?! Please, somebody tell me how that is comparable to Goop and Martin being on Divorce-Watch for YEARS! They were never a couple to ‘aspire’ to or follow or even cheer for. Every year was like ‘they’re still together?’, ‘they’re not sick of each other?’. LMAO.

      • @Artemis
        Just to veer into Brad and Jennifer’s marriage for a minute—I still don’t understand that. And I’m talking about the gossip/tabloid crowd that followed celebrities–as in read all their interviews, etc. When I first started reading gossip, from the way people were talking about the whole thing, I figured that Brad and Jennifer’s marriage was all sunshine and roses, and then Brad did a dick move by dumping his wife for his hot co star and adopting/making babies with her the minute they separated.

        I never heard the quotes about their marriage that they made–’our marriage is a merger, when we stop growing, we’ll separate’, or Jennifer telling a reporter that she was glad Brad was gone in Malta (for eight flipping months), so she could decorate/have the house to herself, and so on. Or when Jennifer said he wasn’t the love of her life (which, fine if you feel that way–but in an interview??)Never heard those quotes.

        I’m assuming that the general public/their fans never read those either?? Or saw that Brad was in therapy right after he got married. Or how they were always apart in the last two years of their marriage, and only spent time together at film premieres, etc.

        But that really, really confused me. Because I had pretty much been told (no one posting currently) that Brad and Jennifer were fine and in lurve, until Angelina STOLE Brad.
        ————————-
        Also–yes, your characterization of Goop and Chris is spot on. Goop just exhausts me, and all I do is read about her. I can’t imagine how Chris is–probably the same–but I’m amazed those two lasted this long, if they were both controlling. Actually I can–they both had their ‘stress relievers’ i.e. sidepieces.

      • Artemis says:

        @VC

        I don’t mind if it’s for gossip purposes tbh. They make an excellent case for the sociology of pop culture.

        I was too young to follow their marriage. However, I was a huge fan of Jolie in 2005 (I was a teenager) and your assumption is exactly like mine. I never read or heard about those negative quotes UNTIL I discovered gossip blogs years later after the fact and after digging in the archives of People etc. You really have to dig to find those quotes/evidence. I think because of the lack of social media, they could get away with selling their marriage as ‘perfect’. The few times they did slip (like JA forgetting to thank BP and when she did, it was awkward) was more exception than rule. Hell, even AJ thought their marriage was fine, I don’t see AJ stans attacking Jolie for that!

        Plus, stans are eager to point this out but they forget that they were believable because there was an equal (if not more) amount of gushing. From both sides. Especially BP was about ‘loving his wife’ and ‘loving his marriage’. How important marriage and children were. Like clockwork in old interviews. And after the separation BP planned her birthday or something? And there are stories of Aniston visiting the set with food or something? All those small tidbits that you have to look for, it’s so long ago.

        People didn’t just happen to start thinking about them as a Golden Couple, they were SOLD this image consistently by BP and JA which is why it’s mindboggling that people still don’t understand the games Hollywood people can play. It’s unfair to rant to FANS for believing these lies without taking into account that the celeb wanted people to think this.

        ————————–

        Actually, I think it’s pretty ‘commendable’ that they tried for so long. Even trying open relationships. It’s said that Madonna tried to persuade her to divorce and she didn’t want to and Madonna doesn’t like it when people don’t listen to her. I think she was invested in being ‘married parents’ and making it work no matter what. Probably because of the way she is brought up but still, very oldschool.

      • @Artemis
        I guess that’s right. When I first knew who Angelina was, she and Brad were a couple. I actually remember it very vividly because that was the first time I had been allowed on our family computer(compared to my ten year old brother now, who’s on the computer like he owns it), and I saw something on Yahoo–it was Angelina in that nude Versace gown in Cannes–I swear to you, I googled her in that dress a bajillion times.

        I’m not surprised by the happy quotes–what are you going to say, that you’re completely bored by your wife, and that your husband is a pot smoking slob? That’s not surprising to me–the negative quotes are. And that’s what sticks out to me more than the good quotes–the good quotes are expected.

        And yes–I agree with your last point about the celebs wanting the fans to believe point A, and then changing it…..BUT, there are somethings that we can see. Like using Goop and Chris for example. Goop is going on and on about how she’s this, she’s that, her diet is perfect, her husband is amazeballs, and she gives him bj’s to settle arguments. All fine and well. But we see that that’s not the case–no matter what Goop SAYS.

        We see that Chris runs to avoid the paps, when he’s with her (haven’t seen him do it with the kids). We see that Goop had to admit that her diet/cleanse was shitty advice, as she had onset osteoporosis at the age of FORTY, she tries to front like directors/producers are beating down her door (yesterday’s post about working moms) and for her family she MUST turn roles down (that one STILL makes me laugh, give me a break, Goop’s lucky that Uncle Steven is still a big deal in HW), while RDJ is the one who fought for her role to be expanded/not recast/kept in Ironman 2 and 3. Like with Jennifer and Brad. Those quotes about their marriage. The fact that they were separated for half their marriage, and it seems neither one of them wanted to coordinate their schedules to have private couple time, and so on.

        But I also think that stuff’s a lot easier to find now that we have the internet, and gossip blogs like we do now.

      • Artemis says:

        Omg, I remember it very well too. I was reading my favourite teen magazine and I had a Jolie-collage (do.not.ask) and I was so pissed about those rumours and praying it wasn’t true because I thought Pitt was bland and he was married. I destroyed my collage after they officially got together haha. Good times! Didn’t care for Aniston as I wasn’t a fan of Friends (unlike my family, ugh).

        True, but during that time those quotes probably didn’t matter to people as there were no direct signs of them wanting to divorce I suppose. Not like Goop and Martin. Goop did reveal a bit about fidelity and how difficult her marriage was since 2011 and it wasn’t the usual answer.

        Yeee-up, the internet doesn’t forget! Which will bite Goop in the ass!

      • You had a Jolie-collage? HAHAHAAAAA….I can’t judge too much. I might’ve made one too if I spent my money on PEOPLE, etc–unfortunately, the gas station across the street (that carries HONEYBUNS) gets all of my business.

        You’re ‘better’ than me–I wouldn’t have destroyed it. I would’ve sighed and said THAT FACE.
        —————–
        And yeah–everything’s fine. Until it’s not. Just like with Goop and Chris. But Goop is far more annoying and less talented than Jennifer. Jennifer is at least somewhat watchable to me–I tried to watch ‘Emma’, when Goop was at the height of her Goop-dom…Good Lord. Didn’t even make it two minutes in. It was HORRIBLE–her voice was SO annoying. I’m convinced she wishes that she could actually talk like that, without being called out for it–sorta like Madge starting with that fake British accent after she moved to England with Guy Ritchie.

  19. You know what I think? I think that there is no bad guy, here, when it came to the cheating aspect. Actually, if anything, I would believe that Goop cheated first–because she is a cheater. I think that these two had an unspoken, mutual agreement, that they would both be able to get their pieces on the side–whenever they happened to be apart. Which, as it happens, was a LOT of the time.

    I don’t think they’re divorcing because of cheating. I think one, or both of them (at least Goop) has someone waiting in the wings, and that’s why they decided to split. Maybe one of their pieces didn’t want to be in the wings anymore. We’ll see.

    I don’t know anything about Chris, other than the fact that he was this nerd who married Goop, so I can’t really comment on him. But I can see how being married to Goop would wear you down, after the ‘glamour’ of it all wears down–and vice versa.

    And I’m agreeing with those who say that this was planned for months, at the very least. Moving back to LA after years in London? Give me a break.

  20. winnei says:

    this fits with my theories…. basically the relationship set-up was adoring Chris “rescuing” the desperately sad and grieving Gwyneth. Exhibit A: the song “fix you”. So it was all about her, her, her… which worked because it echoed her relationship with her father who was a tall, skinny geeky guy who lived to adore and protect her. So she snapped up her daddy replacement and they got married/pregnant fast. But Chris couldn’t keep it up. The infatuation ended, his career took off and he was away a lot. Also… he hits me as the kind of guy that doesn’t really know how to deal with emotional stuff beyond writing a song about it. And Gwyneth’s need for his attention/support only grew. She was stuck at home with a baby, her career dwindling, a second baby, postnatal depression and, according to Tracy Anderson “significant problem areas”. Eventually she realised that he just wasn’t going to rescue her… so she starts GOOP and turns to female friends like Madonna for attention/support. She even gets her body back and then some. She tries to accept that Chris can’t give her the attention/love she needs and we get long rambling stories about how she makes no demands on her musical genius of a husband. But the anger comes out in the form of dietary restrictions and snarky comments when out for dinner. Chris takes it because withdrawing is pretty much his only strategy. He probably has flings. She gives up on him and decides to just focus on being a great mom and keeping the family stable which is a bit sad but ok because she still respects Chris as a person and as a celebrity… They drift further. She is lonely and she has flirtations which lead to affairs…

    • That’s what I’m thinking–it’s all ME ME ME ME ME ME. Which, sure, that can be fine for a while–but eventually that wears on the other person. Add in a public image, a partner who has to be away for work, and someone who habitually cheats on all of her SO’s…wonderful combo. /sarcasm

      I don’t know–I just really don’t feel bad for either of them–but especially Goop. I’m remembering that newsletter that she posted about ‘her day’ a while ago. She basically got up, made her kids breakfast (or something, probably a peasant did that), dropped them off at school, worked out for four hours, did some ‘work’ on her website for two hours, and then got her kids.

      Give me a break. My mom’s been gone ALL WEEK, and I’ve been in charge of all of the cooking and cleaning, as my dad works all day and goes to school. I’m doing more in a day, than she does all week. I just can’t feel sorry for someone who lives their life like that, and expects a medal. I’m seriously questioning how much effort she puts into that website. At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if she had someone give her a bullet-ed list of points to write about in her newsletter.

    • Becky says:

      You had me at “problem areas” :)

    • Cazzee says:

      Good speculative analysis. It rings true!

    • Leah says:

      *winnei spot on. I also remember chris talking a lot about being up and night writing music and how he needed to be alone and got the impression the family was not supposed to disturb him. The guy was and is incredibly ambitious. For all her faults i think he is a very difficult man too. He has shown his temperament in confrontations with parparazzis and the media. He was desperate for Coldplay to be the number one band in the world and it seemed as that was his no 1 priority.

    • Emily C. says:

      Tracy Anderson thinks one ounce of fat is a “problem area”. She thinks women should not have muscle tone. She thinks we all should be walking skeletons.

      Goop was not some pathetic housefrau stuck at home with no one to love her. She was an exceedingly wealthy celebrity.

      Chris Martin is not to blame for Goop’s eating disorder, her obnoxious behavior, or her cheating.

    • Kelly says:

      And as it turns out, Goop’s actual problem area was her husband!

  21. Kiddo says:

    It sounds like the petty crap that would come out of any failed marriage. The infidelity wasn’t a betrayal because everyone had already given up on the intimate relationship. The food and parenting issues were the only thing left that they cared about, as far as their union, so it’s what they argued about.

    I think there is no big scandal because the marriage apparently went through a slow death, which is what everyone suspected anyway. I don’t know, am I the only one who doesn’t think it’s a huge story? I realize, not from reading her site, but from here, that she held out her marriage as intact, but don’t a lot of people do that? Maybe not to the extreme of holding it up as perfection, but I’ve had friends who, when they announce their divorce, I’m surprised because they seemed like a perfect couple.

    Maybe it’s simply Paltrow divorce coverage exhaustion, who knows? I guess the friends don’t prescribe to the unconscious uncoupling mystical zen, since they are leaking all the dirt.

    • Lauren says:

      Slow Death, indeed. There are no perfect couples. Marriage is constant comprise and sacrifice. People fall in lust, and think everything will magically work out. Everyone faces temptations, but it takes strength of character to resist them. No one seems to care about the effect that cheating and conflict have on their children. Open marriages do not work. Just breeds infinite selfishness.

    • Kiddo says:

      Maybe it was a loveless marriage more than an open one. An open marriage implies, to me, that you’re still together physically, but also hitting it with outsiders. This sounds like they were essentially already separated, in all ways, except for residing in the same house and still acting like parents. It sounds depressing. Better to split for the sake of the kids, perhaps.

  22. Miffy says:

    Okay, no separation is this one-sided. Time for Chris’ publicists to reel it in a bit. No matter how hateable your ex is you don’t want to leave an obvious trail of slander after you (eg what Depps publicity team attempted to do to Vanessa paradis).

  23. grabbyhands says:

    I could actually see this being true. She seems like the type to be fine with things as long as people don’t really know about it, but once it’s been exposed she’s done because it shows the cracks in her perfectly controlled facade.

    I remember hearing about her being a narcissist back in the days when she was dating Brad Pitt-supposedly he couldn’t take her being a control freak that had to be the center of attention all the time.

    • Artemis says:

      Look at social media, everybody is controlling their ‘image’ these days because we want to look successful and happy. Isn’t everybody the type to highlight the best facets of their life (and even exaggerating them) and hiding the nasty parts? We’re not her friends, I’m sure Beyoncé and Diaz knew about all of this. Every celeb has a carefully controlled facade.

      She was engaged to BP and he practically followed her around like a puppy dog, ignoring the red flags that she wasn’t ready to commit to marriage. Until she cheated.

      Besides, are you really going to use a pot-smoking semi-depressed 90s Pitt to point out of ‘controlling’ Paltrow was? Maybe he liked it that she was in control? Ever thought of that? That people like to have partners with personality traits they lack?

      • grabbyhands says:

        Wow, maybe you want to dial it back a little.

        I was making an observation, just as everyone else is. I have no insider information and neither do you. Relax.

      • Artemis says:

        Sorry if that came out too strong, I didn’t intend it that way! Reading it again, my last paragraph was OTT with the rhetoric questions :/

        For me it just seems that people tend to go on about her love life in a negative manner (and wondering why men like her) when there is enough proof that men were pretty into her and that she was quite the catch.

      • grabbyhands says:

        It’s all good!

        I mean, I DO think she does have a tight grip on her image, but you are correct in that most people in that business do. I think it grates a little more in her case because it seems like she presents such a holier than thou persona sometimes.

        I have never been able to stand her, but I get what you’re saying. It is very typical-whatever kind of person she may have been or is, it is always the woman driving the man away with her behavior, or scrambling to hold on to their men, never the other way around. It’s ridiculous.

      • Artemis says:

        I think it grates a little more in her case because it seems like she presents such a holier than thou persona sometimes.

        This. It does and she will never be likeable.

        I don’t like her either but there must be something about her that makes people gush about her and men falling for her. Not that she will ever allow to let people see that side of her.

  24. Tippy says:

    I think it’s safe to assume that the kids will now be allowed to eat whatever they want when they’re with their dad.

    • That’s one thing I worry about. Did she push all that diet crap on her kids? I know she’s changed diets at least two or three times–that has an effect on kids, especially at their ages. I’m glad that my mom never pulled that crap on us.

      • Artemis says:

        Her kids are allowed to ‘cheat’, they drink Coke sometimes and she mentioned other unhealthy things in the past. Plus a poster here said that they saw Goop and CM eat fast food with their children and she seemed to enjoy it.

      • Leah says:

        Chris was a strict Vegan and Yoga and exercise nut when he met her. I don’t understand how this picture is allowed to be formed that he was bullied into a healthy lifestyle by her. Its so misinformed. This is the one area where they seemed very well matched actually

      • There’s a difference between what Goop was doing, and what Chris was doing, diet wise. And I never said that she pushed her diet onto him–I was wondering if she pushed the stuff on the kids i.e. did they have to follow her diet rules (barring the fasts). I don’t think it’s healthy to see your mother go on a fast, the way that Goop does, barring medical restrictions.

        I don’t find Goop healthy at all. To be superficial–her hair always looks really wispy to me, and her skin, crinkly and horrible.

      • Leah says:

        How do you know there was a difference? He is a vegan very outspoken he had very specific ideas about how to live. I used to really like his band in the early days.
        And if you see who he has been dating lately i don’t believe he is an easy going guy with regards to food these days either, at least not in how he likes his women too look. Both Kate Bosworth and Alexa Chung are painfully thin. Thinner than Goop. I don’t think those women are enjoying their food, there is a common thread here with him.
        As for the kids i kind of agree, but i see the people who follow Goop more than me say she has spoken about how they are allowed treats such as cokes and sweets. As someone who grew up with a mother who didn’t allow sweets in the house other than on saturdays and this is how my sister raises her kids i think kids diets should be controlled. Far to many kids are allowed fast food, sweets and crisps on a daily basis and it causes health problems later in life.

      • Emily C. says:

        Goop is objectively extremely unhealthy. She has osteoperosis, vitamin deficiency, and anemia. This lie she sells that skinny = healthy is pure Tracy Anderson-style fraud.

      • Chloe says:

        Fair enough Emily. But if chris was that concerned about this kind of stuff why would he date women that look like they starve themselves.

  25. serena says:

    Well, I totally believe the stuff about Gywneth. She seems like she needs to chill, nipticking about everything (heck, I would have gone mad eating “her way”).
    Also I believe they both fooled around, so no judging on that.

  26. LadyZenArcher says:

    Don’t get the vehement hate but I do get the disdain. I don’t care for Lady Goop. I don’t care for Chris either. She’s always lived in her weird little world. She’s always been a cheater and she obviously needed to be in an open relationship otherwise she’d have been cheating all over the place. People need to quit blaming her for going after married men, they act like the men didn’t have a choice in this. But I think all the negative publicity from her divorcing Chris just killed her career for good. I am totally seeing Demi Moore moments of desparation in her future.

    • Emily C. says:

      Men have a choice in it, and a married person is more to blame for cheating than the person they’re cheating with. However, going after someone who is married is not an acceptable moral choice either (unless they’re in an open relationship). Why would anyone WANT to sleep with someone who was cheating to do so, anyway? Sleeping with jerks is disgusting.

      • LadyZenArcher says:

        Lady Goop’s choices are not acceptable. I’m not even trying to excuse her. I just don’t get how a lot of people harp on her for sleeping with married men and don’t harp on these married men for choosing to sleep with her in the first place!

      • Ennie says:

        I have heard people who heat and some of them say that cheat with married women or men because they will not leave their main relationship be demanding or make a scandal.
        This makes me think of the Prince Charles cheating with Camilla and how the aristocracy around them were in it. The scandals was frown upon, not the cheating partners, and as I understand is what is seen as classless, the sandal, not the cheating.
        Nice morals.

  27. Aria says:

    Something is not right. Gwyneth has always been a skinny girl and only after she married Chris she became a health conscious person: crazy diets, crazy workouts, etc. On the other hand, Chris seems to have a flare for girls with some kind of eating issue: Alexa, Kate Bosworth. I refuse to believe any of those two have solid food in a long time.

    So…if someone has an issue with food, my money is on Chris. Gwyneth seems like a pleaser. She wanted to like him so she began to watch what she ate, etc.

    • Annaloo. says:

      We forget that a lot of Gwyneth’s obsession was also spurred by her father’s death. She has said in interviews that she tried to help him by fixing food for him, something to turn the wheels of cancer around with a healthy lifestyle, but she couldn’t. I get really annoyed with her public figure, but I don’t think she started the healthy psycho-eating thing bc of Chris. It began bc of her dad. Remember her whole macrobiotic BS stage?

      • Abby says:

        Exactly. She turned into a health maniac because she was afraid of losing people she loved. I’m sure she read all about how chemical-laden food is responsible for the development of cancer and in her mind, she can’t fathom anyone willfully ingesting crap when they can afford the best and possibly lengthen their life.

      • Artemis says:

        Yes. This is one area where I empathise with her. Death has a profound effect on human beings and people deal with death and mortality in different ways. She tried to quit smoking and stopped eating crap and I think that’s commendable (because her figure could take an unhealthy lifestyle, she was RAIL THIN) but on the other hand, I also think she developed an eating disorder or an unhealthy relationship with food to say the least.

      • mercy says:

        Yes, I think her father loomed large in her life and in this relationship. That’s one area where I can definitely relate and empathise with her, and I bet Chris felt the same until it took on a mean girl tone. She seems to have always had that tendency, and I do think some of the people she surrounds herself with (Tracey) encourage that side of her.

    • frivolity says:

      Goop’s my age. I recall eating disorders being rampant in high school and college. We don’t know that Goop “has always been a skinny girl.” Sure, based on looking at her parents and heredity, there’s no doubt she’s predisposed to be on the slim side, but I think her eating has probably been disordered for decades – way before Chris entered the picture. Ever since I recently learned about bulimia jaw, I’ve been noticing it in many famous people. When I see all of these old Goop photos popping up now, I see that jaw. And she was super anorexic that year she won the Oscar. That pink dress and severe hair image is hard to forget. She looked frightening.

    • LAK says:

      I don’t remember timelines exactly, but I seem to remember that GOOP followed Madonna’s wierd macrobiotic diet which seemed to be about nuts and nothing else only. This was during the 90s or early 00s before her father died.

      After her father died she gave an interview in which she admitted that she’d given up the macrobiotics diet to be healthier. I remember being surprised by what she admitted eating because she’d been famously strict about sticking to the macrobiotic diet.

      IIRC, her diet didn’t really become crazier and extreme until after she met Tracy. We were all amazed at how good she looked at the first IM premiere, and that’s when she also started dispensing ‘advise’ about diets to the general public.

      I wasn’t at all surprised by the contents of her crazy elimination diets/cookbooks because I remember how strange her macrobiotic diet was.

      CM may be or may already have been a vegan, but GOOP was already doing crazy wierd diets before she met him.

    • Kelly says:

      I think you’re forgetting the simple fact that she just got older and started having kids. That’ll wreak havoc with any woman’s body, especially if she’s not in her twenties.
      And your metabolism generally slows down once you get older, so it’s harder to maintain your figure when you’re 35 and over than when you’re 25. Goop figured this out and she panicked and hit the diet/exercise mill.

    • Ennie says:

      I remember GO talking about her food obsessions way back in the nineties, how she was surviving on miso soup (Winona’s time or so) and then on macrobiotic a I am guessing after her father’s death.
      She is a controlling person, perfectionist, so it is no wonder that she has had issues for the longest time.

  28. Penny says:

    I always find the “poor hamburger deprived Chris” thing funny. The guy was a strict vegan and a major health nut when they met, GOOP actually loosened him up in that area, he started eating a lot of things he’d cut out because she cooked for him. He’s about the same as she is now, mostly an uber healthy diet that’s sometimes overly restrictive, with an occasional hit of junk. This idea that if it wasn’t for GOOP he and the kids would be at McDonalds all the time is such bull, not least because he’s just as snobby and pretentious as GOOP.

    Plus Chris likes his women skinny, really skinny. He wasn’t at all pleased when GOOP was a bit heavier for a while after having their kids, so again, the idea that he wished she’d be more relaxed about her diet and workouts is total crap.

    People seem to know nothing about the guy. He’s not some laid-back, chill rocker who accidentally married a control freak…he was the dominant control freak in the relationship, which as you can imagine makes him a world class control freak.

  29. Hannah says:

    Yesterday I thought things would be coming from goops publicist and especially because people said how powerful he is. Changed my mind on that one. There Is no way her publicist would call her a narcissist and give name of alleged lovers . In none of these stories are Chris Martin painted badly. The narrative here is that He is the poor down to earth guy who was stuck with a controlling narcissistic bitch. I think this is all coming from his side in order to explain his cheating so he comes out looking good. Really think he is no better than her in this respect. He got his publicist to do a job.

  30. Leah says:

    Chris and his team are really vilifying Paltrow aren’t they? I know she is annoying and pretentious but this is all a bit one sided. Reminds me of how johnny depp sources whined about Vanessa Paradis to US weekly. Its always the women thats controlling the men in these type stories. Poor little Chris. Eyeroll.

    • Candy Love says:

      I don’t think its one side at all the US article dosen’t paint ether of them in the best of light. Gwen is a Narcissist and has made fun of what her celebrity ” friends ” ate before so I don’t find it hard to believe she that way at home also.

      The part about how Gwen would flirt with men in front of Chris makes him seem more like an ass. It seem like Chris didn’t mind if Gwen know he was seeing someone eles but didn’t like it when Gwen did the same thing.

  31. Abby says:

    I have a hard time believing that Gwyn was totally down with all the peasant germs that Chris could possibly be exposed to while sleeping with randoms on the road or even the genital juice of the elite class (aka celebrities). It just seems too risky for someone so health conscious.

  32. Serena says:

    Go, Martin and be free! Just BE FREE!

  33. Emily C. says:

    Another name: Glee producer Brad Falchuk. I’ve heard stuff about Goop being involved with someone behind-the-scenes on Glee, so it’s nice to finally have a name. Apparently, he was married too? And now he’s divorced?

    He is now divorced and no one seems to know where his wife is.

  34. Chloe says:

    I vote they are both as bad and both in the grips of a midlife crisis. Hers takes the shape of diets, stripper ass and other peoples husbands. His takes the shape of younger thinner dumber women, and a desire to revert back to his student days.

    I mean if he really is dating alexa Chung he must be having a midlife crisis. Whats he gonna do hang out with alexa, pixie geldof and Harry styles and all the young ones. Someone mentioned in a previous post that he made a creepy comment on the voice to a 17 year old girl to put more feeling onto it and she should imagine she was singing to Harry styles or himself. That is so inappropriate for a 37 year old.

  35. hmmm says:

    Their marriage sounds like an absolute cesspool. I need a shower.

  36. original kay says:

    I might be the only one here to say this but… I hate Coldplay.

    I read once where they were compared to U2, as good a band as U2. I laughed and laughed.

    **walks away still laughing**

  37. idk says:

    It sucks as a child not to be allowed to eat any of the good stuff like chips and ice cream. Once these kids go off to college, won’t they just stuff themselves with all the taboo food they weren’t allowed to eat growing up? That can’t be good.

    • jwoolman says:

      IDK – humans survived quite nicely for most of their history without chips and ice cream. It’s not child abuse to limit or not serve such things to kids at home. Once they’re old enough, they can get junk food elsewhere if they want it. But if they get used to tasty real food, they may not be aching for a junk food binge.

  38. brionne says:

    It’s been rumored for quite some time on black blogs that Jay-Z was among those who had sampled Goop’s wares and this is why she and beyonce no longer gush over how beautiful and talented each other are nor appear backstage with each other. Goop seems to fall out of friendship with women…Madonna, beyonce, she was hanging with faith hill and Tim McGraw for a while. What happened to Blue Ivy’ s aunt Gwynnie?

  39. joan says:

    He may be just as bad as she, but his showing up on The Voice right after divorce really helps his PR. He’ll be a fixture on a hit show for weeks and he’s already coming across as cute, sweet and not full of himself, with that accent.

    While G. will be struggling to keep herself relevant.

    • Jen says:

      Struggling to keep herself relevant? There’s no struggling there… She’s not relevant. This story is all she’s got. Well, this story and the one movie per year she seems to do. What does she do with her time? We’ve all heard about the multilingual nannies she has for her kids and the staff she’s hired to handle Goop. It begs the question – what does she actually do with her time?

  40. abby says:

    So basically US is claiming that Gwyneth really is Mommy “no wire hangers” Dearest, huh? LOL! And Chris sought comfort from her tyranny in the bosom of countless nameless others but now he is saving the children from her wrath. Yeah, ok.

  41. Bailie says:

    I wish I would understand the concept of Open marriage

    Why bother going into marriage?

    Why not just live together a call it a day?

    And I’m from Europe.

    Don’t get it at all.

    • I think that a lot of people succumb to pressure–from your family, from society, to get married…which is a hard thing to overcome, when you do want to have kids, a family, and also be a playa…..

      But I don’t think they had an open marriage. They had a ‘I’m going to screw around while I’m on tour for the next three months’ and a ‘I’m going to screw around while Chris is away’ marriage.

    • frisbeejada says:

      No I don’t get it either…the ‘open relationship’ thing that is…

    • Emily C. says:

      Insurance, tax purposes, the right to choose who is going to deal with your health care, and lots and lots of other perks from a practical standpoint. From an emotional one, it’s to bind yourself in love to this person and no other forever. Screwing around with other people isn’t binding yourself to them, and need not have anything to do with love.

      I’m monogamous, but open marriages make perfect sense to me, even if I’d never want one myself. Different people, different choices.

  42. CharmingFrock says:

    Just give those poor children a cheese burger, for God’s Sake!

    What I can’t wait for is when Chris Martin takes a page out of Katie Holmes’ publicity book and we start getting pictures of the children being regular kids at McD’s, cotton candy at the circus… I hate to think of the meltdown. The problem with being such a public NUT is your other half always comes off better in the press in comparison.

    • LAK says:

      i was going to post the very last sentence that you posted. CM may be the biggest douche on earth, BUT! we’ve all seen GOOP’s crazy so he’s coming off better. If he becomes as visible as her, but appearing to be normal ALA Katie Holmes’s strategy, he’ll win this PR battle.

    • jwoolman says:

      Charming- plenty of happy kids don’t eat cheeseburgers or cotton candy. There are many ways of eating and enjoying food. Kids did not lead a life of hopeless despair before refined sugar and MacDonald’s….

  43. lily says:

    First I can totally hear her use the word “moron” to insult someone.
    Second I know she has sang before but I think her latest singing gigs had nothing to do with impressing her husband with her “many talents” but rather to compete and to undermine his talent.

  44. jferber says:

    I bet Winona Ryder is off somewhere laughing her ass off. Goop betrayed her then-friend Winona by secretly reading Winona’s script for Shakespeare in Love and secretly going for the part behind Winona’s back. And now there are rumors Goop slept with Harvey Weinstein for her Oscar. Maybe she slept with him right off the bat to get the part. And she must have been 25 at the time. Yuck. Goop also said later that when Winona had her shoplifting kerfuffle, she (Goop) enjoyed it (schadenfreude) sp.? Now it’s Winona’s turn. I wouldn’t even mind if I saw Chris hanging off Winona’s arm. I’d sure love to hear a Winona quotation about Goop’s whole situation right about now.

  45. me says:

    Everything Gwyneth has said in the past three years has been a lie.

    • magpie says:

      This. I wouldn’t care so much if Goop hadn’t tried to play like everything was so perfect. Lainey was her mouth piece with all those BS stories she did about how G and Chris were good. My arse.

      VF should have run that story. Now all the dirt is being supplied by lower class gossip rags.

      Honestly I think they decided to get the divorce because they knew it was only a matter of time before the dirt would get out (they seemed OK with their open marriage). This way they can sortof control the narrative.

  46. Anon says:

    Haha,,,look at Stephen Huvane looking at one of his ‘golden girls’. Chelsea, Jennifer, Reese and Gwynnie. They are all the same….severely shallow and narcissistic. They’ve made Huvane, the spinner and liar, a very rich man. I don’t who knew more about being mean girls…the goldens or Stephen.