Page Six: Chris Martin had affair with ‘Saturday Night Live’ staffer in 2011

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I didn’t go out of my way to find photos where Chris Martin is making weird faces. He just always makes weird faces whenever he’s photographed. That is, when he’s not shielding his face from the cameras and running away as fast as his little legs can carry him. Anyway, these “SURPRISE, everyone knows you were banging everything with a pulse” photos go well with this story from Page Six. Surprise, Chris Martin had an affair with an assistant on Saturday Night Live.

Following Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s “conscious uncoupling,” NBC is abuzz that the Coldplay singer had an affair with an assistant after appearing on “Saturday Night Live.” The couple, who announced their enlightened split last week after 10 years together, are said to have had an open marriage, and both had dalliances, according to sources.

NBC staff have been buzzing about an affair Martin had after appearing as the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live“ in 2011 with Coldplay. Martin also made an appearance on “Weekend Update” with Fred Armisen and Kristin Wiig as Garth & Kat.

One source tells us the girl in question was an assistant on the show, while another NBC source explained, “He had an affair with a woman who was backstage and was part of an entourage. Everyone was talking about it because he was openly flirting with her at one of the show after-parties.”

While a rep for Martin didn’t get back to us, he has strongly denied other rumored affairs. Paltrow’s spokesman said, “I don’t rep Chris so I cannot address those accusations.” There were also reports that Martin romanced Kate Bosworth in 2009, which were denied by his rep.

Meanwhile, there have been rumors of Goop creator Paltrow’s own dalliances. She has been linked to Miami billionaire Jeff Soffer in 2008, after attending the reopening of his Fontainebleau hotel, as well as entertainment lawyer Kevin Yorn. Paltrow, Soffer and Yorn have all denied the rumors.

Paltrow’s spokesman added, “We have time and time again denied any romantic relationship with Jeff Soffer and Gwyneth. Your source is either wrong or fake.” He added, “We will no longer be addressing the insane rumors that have been started by gossips.”

Meanwhile, Paltrow and Martin have been focused on pulling off one of the most amicable splits in showbiz. They embarked on a vacation together with family and friends as they released a statement about their “uncoupling” on her Goop Web site.

[From Page Six]

Wow, Gwyneth’s publicist sounds like he’s had a really awful couple of weeks. I think I know why – the story has gotten too big to control at this point. It’s not as easy as dropping a pregnancy rumor into one magazine and denying it to another magazine, just to see your client’s name in print. I actually think the goal was that Gwyneth should be the more sympathetic one, but every time someone mentions Chris’s alleged (or not so much) affairs, the report goes on to detail the rumors about Gwyneth’s affairs too.

For the record, I believe Page Six, even though their “sources” at NBC are not to be trusted in general (Page Six is in the NY Post, owned by Rupert Murdoch, who hates NBC and MSNBC). I’m just at the point where you could throw out any name for either Chris or Goop and I would probably believe that one of them banged that person.

Speaking of, I did buy this week’s People Magazine (the one with the Gwyneth cover) and I covered almost everything last week. There were some other details about Chris’s alleged affairs: People’s sources saw Chris at a NYC hotel with Kate Bosworth in 2009, and around the same time, he was hanging around the same hotel with… Kirsten Dunst!!! So, Kiki was in the mix too? I could see that. She’s dated lots of dudes in bands.

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  1. Liv says:

    So he took them to the same hotel? Classy. I’m always surprised that hotels keep their mouth shut – I don’t want to know what they get to see every day!

  2. frisbeejada says:

    Can somebody please tell me why Chris Martin always looks as though his eyes are about to pop out of his head – he looks like somebody has just grabbed his frontbottom manbits – all the time…not a good look

  3. eliza says:

    I am amazed the guy got any action at all. He really is unattractive inside and out. The fact he is Coldplay’s frontman is another strike against him.

  4. P Doody says:

    Lol. Dude looks like a freak in these photos.

  5. Francis says:

    Sometimes he looks just plain nerdy but sometimes I’ll see a photo where he actually looks kinda hot.
    I wonder if SNL staffer was fired?

  6. jinni says:

    He looks really fey in these pics.

  7. Lori says:

    I’m surprised its not Kristen Wigg………..she “supposedly” slept with Jon Hamm when he hosted and when they made the movie bridesmaids.

  8. janie says:

    I can’t help it… love him! Too cute!

  9. lisa2 says:

    I think Chris is quite attractive. No less than some of the men the women her fawn over on a daily basis.

    Regarding these cheating stories. Those are disgusting on all levels. More so because they have children; and these children are going to read these stories one day. It is almost like a game someone is playing. I find it worst that either Gwyneth or Chris or both are approving these leaks or stories. That is just gross.

    I don’t feel sorry for either of these adults; but I feel very sad for their 2 children.

  10. zut alors! says:

    Isn’t Kirsten Dunst one of Stephen Huvane’ s pr clients? I’m surprised to see her name mentioned in People’s story as one of Chris Martin’s dalliances.

  11. kibbles says:

    This guy looks like every other vanilla dude from my high school and college days. Why do women get so hot and horny over ugly rockers? Is the music really that powerful of an aphrodisiac? I can understand silly groupies who want to sleep with any guy who is famous, but what about these women who are already rich and famous? Is he really that sexy that these women are willing to have an affair with a mediocre looking married man whore? I don’t get it.

    • Luca26 says:

      I don’t find him attractive at all but I’m betting he has a charisma in person. Just a hunch because he’s been with so many women. Many times charisma and sexiness doesn’t translate.

      • kibbles says:

        Perhaps, but I doubt he’d be sleeping with so many attractive women if he was just a normal guy who played at local clubs and never became rich and famous. Martin admitted to losing his virginity at 22, around the time he made it big with Coldplay and started dating Natalie Imbruglia. I’m sure Martin was star struck with Paltrow and probably couldn’t believe his luck that an Oscar winning actress who once dated Brad Pitt was even remotely interested in him. Given that he had not been with a lot of women before marrying Paltrow, it doesn’t surprise me that he might not have been so good at marriage and probably wanted to sow his oats now that he has the money and fame to bed a lot of women.

      • Esmom says:

        Yes, Luca26, I just posted above that I didn’t see the attraction until I saw a video of him performing. I know plenty of women who would hit that.

    • aquarius64 says:

      Having a whole lot of money fixes a whole lot of ugly. Access to the finest restaurants, the best stores, the hottest clubs and parties, and the most fabulous vacation spots, hotels and homes is a turn-on to a lot of women. They wouldn’t be checking for ordinary looking guys if they were broke.

    • Black orchid, says:

      ITA ,this guy screams Misseur Douche all the way ,and nvr been a huge fan of coldplay ,nvr understood whats so special abt that band anyway ,they just sound like any other brit indie band ,sad ,melancholic ,smthn like a “colon cleanse”

  12. Anne says:

    Dear Lord. This is just begining. By May there will be reports they both have banged everything that moves and talks.

  13. Hissyfit says:

    So I guess Goop’s publicist is starting the blame game. Make the ex husband the bad guy so she will get the same sympathy as Aniston and will milk it till the end of time. Notice how this past week it’s all about his affairs with other women. It’s all about damage control for her perfect image.

  14. Lolol says:

    I never thought he was good looking before (never paid much attention to him) but I think his goofy faces are cute. :-)

  15. pru says:

    I think his musical talent is tied to his sexual conquests. (Anyone remember that episode when Elaine stopped having sex and got stupid?) When he had one girlfriend, during the Rush of Blood to the Head years, Coldplay was at it’s best.
    After he got married and started having all of these affairs, Coldplay really started to suck.

  16. Shopperetta says:

    I think I would find him more attractive if he would take out that stupid earring.

  17. Jaded says:

    Aside from his general douchiness and faux humility, he’s got pit stains. Use some antiperspirant buddy….unless Goop is making you use something ‘natural’ like powdered organic sunflower seeds that cost $350 for 1 ounce.

  18. Vl says:

    Now that he is no longer with Gwyneth, can we stop pretending he is of importance?

  19. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I don’t mean this as a criticism of this site at all. It’s news and of course should be discussed. But I sort of don’t care who they slept with. Their marriage was obviously over years ago, and they led separate lives. They both bore me, so I’ll let everyone else sort it out from now on, unless one of them slept with someone really interesting.

    • Yeah–I agree. I’m over the pearl clutching as to who slept with who (unless it is someone interesting–Goop’s side pieces are more interesting, at least by job description). I don’t think it matters, in the long run, who cheated first–because I think that they were always going to cheat. Goop has always cheated on her SOs, and it was only a matter of time that Chris would cheat on her, as he got more confident. The only thing that’s even remotely interesting about this whole thing is that Goop wasn’t the poor, long suffering wife, who sat dutifully at home, raising the children, while her rockstar husband was off banging as many skinny models as would let him. She got hers too, and then some.

      I do think they’re trying to save face, but I get annoyed more by Goop, I suppose because she reminds me of my grandma. She and my grandpa had the exact same relationship as Chris and Goop. My grandpa was married when they got together, and after his divorce, when they got together, they continued to cheat on each other. They’re divorced now, and she’s still hung up over him, and gets upset when you mention other women. Even though she cheated on him, just as much as he cheated on her.

      • abby says:

        To be honest Virgilia, I never pictured Gwyneth as sitting at home, waiting for Chris regardless of how she portrayed herself. This is the same Paltrow who cheated on Brad Pitt and ‘allegedly’ stole a script from her good friend Winona Ryder. And somehow I doubt she has changed much. I wonder what really went down with Paltow and Madonna? Was it really about Tracy Anderson? hmmm.

        That’s not to say that when they first married Paltrow may not have wanted (or may not have tried as best she knew) to be the best wife she could for Chris but I doubt that lasted long. Paltrow has always struck me as a woman to secure her own future and pleasure, regardless of the cost to others and well, Chris comes across as a bit of a jerk and philanderer. So I have a hard time picturing Paltrow sitting at home for too long, playing the dutiful wife all the while knowing that Chris was off galivating and chasing skirts. I kind of remember an interview from Gywneth where she says something about not placing demands on Chris (Here – http://www.celebitchy.com/295457/gwyneth_paltrow_i_never_place_demands_on_chris_because_i_think_hes_talented/) Please, she placed no demands on Chris because his absences suited her just fine. Paltrow may have been at home but once the kids were in bed and the nanny on standby, Paltrow likely was engaging in her own extracurriculars.

        So I doubt anyone was truly shocked that they were having serious problems and that Paltrow’s BJ solution probably was a load of BS. I was more shocked that they finally gave up the charade more than anything else.
        That intrigues me more, not what happened back in 2009 or 2011 with a bunch of nobodies but what happened recently to make this situation untenable?

        But I was expecting Paltrow to be more on the PR game than this. I can hardly tell who is leaking these stories because they start out anti-Martin but Paltrow is getting dragged through the mud more and more. I do not see Huvane being so sloppy.

        Either it was an open marriage or it was not. It cannot be cheating if you have an open marriage. And if it became an open marriage in response to all the rampant cheating, still, if both parties agreed to those conditions then why all this talk about the different partners? Yeah, I suppose it’s fun for some giggles but I’d much rather have it all detailed in a single, coherent tell-all (I am looking at you Vanity Fair) instead of dribs and drabs leaked here and there. It’s getting old really fast.
        Cause seriously at this pace, unless they are going to drop a name – and I mean a big name – as one of either Martin’s or Paltrow’s side pieces, who really cares about this allegedly sanctioned (mis)behavior that happened years ago.

        So tabloid media, please cut to the chase and tell us what recently occured that has made this bed of thorns no longer an acceptable arrangement for the Paltrow-Martins?

  20. Andrea says:

    The Kate Bosworth story interests me the most, just because I dislike her and she appears clingy and desperate to me (cough famewhore).

    • Anne says:

      Totally agree. Having her a mistrss must be a real pain the a*s

    • Bridget says:

      I’m surprised that story is being called a rumor, as there were actually photos of CM and the Bos kissing.

      • Ms. Turtle says:

        @Bridget, I don’t think there are. If there were, it would have been a much bigger deal in 2009. There was an eyewitness account and CM said he would sue Star but did not.

      • cr says:

        I didn’t think there were actual pics, just lots of eyewitnesses.
        Which may be why, despite the claim that Goop didn’t care about Chris’s affairs, KB got kicked out of Goop’s inner circle very quickly. If you’re going to have an affair, don’t get caught publicly.

        @Andrea, the timeline is interesting, because they got busted in late October 2009, but I wonder how long it had been going on, because in her 2009 dating timeline there’s also James Rousseau and whenever she actually hooked up with Alex Skarsgard.

      • Nina W says:

        Yeah, no picture but “lots” of witnesses, how is that possible when everybody has a camera on their phone. These rumors are all weak and sketchy. I’m not saying they didn’t run around but I don’t buy the talk, show me the photos or it never happened. Talk is cheap.

      • cr says:

        @Nina W: Even in late 2009 not everyone had a camera in their phone, or even a very good one. And It’s also possible that by the time witnesses realized it was Kate it was over and no time for photos.
        I think there’s a lot of technology presumption with the ‘pics or didn’t happen because everyone has a camera now’ (and you’re not the only one who’s mentioned it. I think people forget that just because really good cell phone camera exist now, and are much easier to use, that it has always been that way, for everyone. And it’s not. And even now, not everyone’s first instinct is to whip out their cell phone and take a pic.
        And as already mentioned here, and in previous threads, Kate went from being sort-of part of Goop’s circle to being exiled. So apparently Gwyneth believed it.

  21. Moana says:

    Kinda like Ryan Phillippe – got married because of a pregnancy, carried on as if not married. That old trick.

  22. FingerBinger says:

    I thought they had an open marriage. That’s not affair if he was allowed to go off and do what he wanted to do.

    • idk says:

      You are right. If they had an “open marriage” then I guess in his wife’s eyes, he did nothing wrong. I don’t get the point of an “open marriage” though. Why be married if you’re not committed to your spouse?

      • FingerBinger says:

        I don’t understand open marriages either. Or swinging, or swapping,but I guess for some couples it works. Clearly it didn’t work for Chris and Gwenny.

      • Tatjana says:

        It’s for people who can separate sex and emotions. I could never do it, but it works for some people.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I’m not so sure it worked for them, since they’re divorcing.

      • Jen2 says:

        I’m with you on that. I don’t get the concept. And if there was one in this case, why do we keep hearing about the “affairs” since in that arrangement, it is supposed to be OK? Something else must be going on since it was People that brought up the open marriage thing and that was a GPesque article if I have ever seen one. I think they are going to backtrack on that story line as it did not paint GP in a very good light, so now they are going to trash Martin and make her the innocent. Just have to wait and see I guess.

      • Boodiba says:

        I think it’s usually about one person tolerating the other’s need for variety in a sort of desperate & clinging way, hoping they’ll change.

      • pru says:

        I don’t understand open marriages either. If you want to have kids and raise them with one person, and have a continued sexual relationship with that person, but keep the door open for other relationships, why get married? Raise the kids outside of marriage.
        When you are married, most people in your life (and in their case the public) are going to think that it’s a monogamous relationship. Kids pick up on these expectations and believe them, and rely on them for their safety and security . And when the relationships fails, like so many open marriages do, the kids are the ones who are most hurt.

  23. KateBush says:

    Coldplay are boring as hell to me but I think they are pretty huge in the UK or were.
    I don’t see CMs attraction but then I think Gwyneth is pretty plain also.
    I reckon that ‘an open marriage’ is more often than not just a euphemism to cover up the fact that the others spouse is a cheater…

  24. lucy2 says:

    To me it sounds like this “open marriage” stuff was both of them being miserable together, but sticking it out for the kids and to keep up appearances. All of these affairs stories are appearing, but none of it is shocking.

    I don’t find him all that attractive myself, but his band is HUGELY successful, and I’d imagine the fame and music combo is enough for many women.

  25. Santolina says:

    As someone who’s been married for 25 years, I’ll continue to wave my “open marriage is an oxymoron” flag. It just sounds like settling, to me, and encourages all kinds of lies and coverups resulting in fiascos like the VF piece being scuttled at great cost to friendships and professional reputations, not to mention potential damaging effects on children — a trail of wreckage all around. I find it hard to believe any couple would start out that way.

  26. Emily C. says:

    I know people in very successful open marriages. The marriage relationship is very different from simply having one-night stands with people, or being friends with benefits with others. It does absolutely work if both people are built that way. Saying no open marriage can work is no different from the idiotic “conscious uncoupling” statement on Goop claiming that monogamy is somehow unnatural.

    Goop’s not built in a way that can make an open marriage work. Goop likes to CHEAT. Hence her going after married men all the time.

  27. Annaloo. says:

    Damn! Bougie, bougie sluts the both of them( I know I’m slut shaming, but it’s really true here!)

  28. Amy says:

    Chris Martin may not be one of the most attractive men on the planet (intense blue eyes like his can be either a blessing and enhance your looks or it can be a curse and constantly make you look like you’re crazy and high and strung out, a bit like Jonathan Rhys Meyers. I actually feel better now about not having blue eyes so thanks Chris!). But Coldplay is one of the biggest bands on the planet and has been around for awhile. They have a lot of hits and even if you can’t name one of their songs off the top of your head, you would probably know it if you heard it. Coldplay is not a band that panders to pre-teen girls at all. Justin Bieber they are not. If anything, Chris has probably been more successful than Gwyneth during the duration of their marriage.

  29. Audrey says:

    Not a big fan of Coldplay, but I gotta say he definitely has a type – skinny, blondes with stringy hair.

  30. Mrs. Odie says:

    He looks just like HER. No wonder she married him! Noah Wyle used to have my Married Your Doppelganger Award, but Gwynnie got honorary mention. Divorce always saddens me.

  31. lily says:

    Oh Gwyn NOW I feel like a trashy uncivilized unwashed peasant. I did not have a separating ceremony.

  32. AC says:

    I have an open marriage and it works fine. 10 years and going strong. We aren’t swingers or hippies but once in a while, one of us gets a crush on someone and are allowed to spend time with that person. We love each other but aren’t jealous about sex. It’s no big deal. It sounds crazy, dysfunctional, etc. to people who don’t prescribe to this way of thinking so we don’t really discuss it with friends and family. We’re perfectly happy.

  33. serena says:

    I don’t care about their marriage and who cheated first and with whom. They already admitted they had an open marriage, so what’s the deal? Who cares?
    Having said that, I don’t get the Chris hate. But then I am a Coldplay fan and find him quite attractive.