Gwyneth Paltrow is trying to save her failing marriage

It’s been rumored for quite some time that Gwyneth Paltrow and husband Chris Martin are having marital problems. And while Gwyneth has been full of nothing but denials, the New York Daily News says she and Martin have definitely hit a rough patch. The problem? Mostly Madonna. Naturally. Gwyneth is so enamored with her BFF that she wants to spend all her free time with Madge and her friends, instead of with her husband.

Gwyneth Paltrow is desperately trying to save her troubled marriage. Amid recent reports of their rocky romance, Paltrow and her husband, Coldplay rocker Chris Martin, are holed up in their London home “trying to make their marriage better,” a close friend of the couple tells us. The Oscar-winner is so committed, “she’s staying overseas until the holidays are over,” even forgoing events she typically loves, like tonight’s third annual Food Bank Lunchbox Auction bash. She usually hosts the event with close friend Mario Batali.

“Gwyneth says she’s totally fine,” her pal tells us. “She’s used the phrase ‘perfectly happy’ a bunch of times, and refuses to read any of the tabloid tales to the contrary.”

But despite Paltrow’s claim that everything is smooth sailing, we hear Madonna may be the thorn in her marriage’s side. “Gwyneth has the Madonna bug… bad,” the pal says. “It’s eerie. Gwyneth acts normally until Madonna comes around, and then Gwyn is all about Madonna, all the time. Madge has even introduced Gwyneth to all her friends.

“Now instead of going to see Chris perform, she’d rather hang out with people like Alex Rodriguez and Ingrid Casares.” When contacted for comment, Gwyneth’s rep said the claims of Madonna’s influence were “complete nonsense.” Madonna’s rep also issued a denial. But if Gwyneth does succumb to Madonna’s mystical powers, there’s one bright side: Guy Ritchie will have a new drinking partner at the pub.

[From Gatecrasher]

It sounds like Gwyneth is refocusing on her marriage, but it’s sort of sad that Madonna was able to take up so much of her time and has such an influence over her. Gwyneth and Chris are rarely photographed together, and have gone to extreme lengths to keep it that way. I’ve always found that incredibly bizarre, and reason enough to question their union. Given that habit, it might be nothing, but Chris was recently photographed taking their kids to Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland all alone. Gwyneth was probably too busy pumping iron with Madonna to join them.

Here’s Gwyneth arriving at Rumble in the Jumble, a charity event organized to help vulnerable children, on November 6th. She definitely hasn’t been photographed much lately. Images thanks to Fame.

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  1. Because I Say So says:

    I just saw a blind item about the state of her relationship, and what lies her website spouts. I used to like her and wish her well, but her sanctimonious attitude is really off-putting. I know some other readers love that about her, but she’s not nearly so talented an actress that I can over look it

  2. ak says:

    “Gwyneth acts normally until Madonna comes around, and then Gwyn is all about Madonna, all the time. Madge has even introduced Gwyneth to all her friends.”

    What are they, thirteen?

  3. Ter says:

    So the Black Widow Syndrome applies to the women in Madonna’s life as well. Interesting. From the looks of it Gwyneth has about two pints of blood left. . . Run Gwyenth Run!

  4. Anna says:

    I don’t know if this is true nor do I really care (except that it would be sad for the children) but I did love the quip about Guy maybe getting a new drinking partner in the pub. So funny :D

  5. RReedy says:

    I wouldn’t jump to any conclusions about the marriage of perfect STRANGERS, who are subject to all kinds of speculation and second guessing.
    They keep their family life off radar and I say more power to them.

  6. Hillary says:

    Who cares? Queen Gwynnie is not someone to be pitied. After all, she can just eat cake, right?

  7. Bunny says:

    I’ve hated this woman since she said that the British were not were not whiners during their 7/7 terrorist attacks like the Americans on 9/11. I don’t think she used the word “whine” but it was the gist of what she said.

  8. Judy says:

    I don’t know how an adult can blame another adult for their actions. Madonna gets blamed for everything these days. It is all BS if you ask me. Gweenie is not at home because she wants to party without the hubby plain and simple. If you are not happy at home you dont go home plain and simple. Leave Madonna out of it lol. Put the blame where it lies “Apples” mommy and Daddy lol

  9. ff says:

    I swear, she and Madonna should just stop the charade and hook up and be done with it. They seem way more interested in each other than their (ex-)spouses.

  10. 99 says:

    I doubt Madonna is to blame. People need an anchor when a marriage goes belly up so if she is paying M a lot of attention, it was probably after the fact. I would be more inclined to believe that the problems are more mundane, like rock star infidelity and the old “grew apart” syndrome. Now, if she starts DATING Madonna, that would be a media storm they both could utilize for their careers. Ha ha!

  11. Ally says:

    I think the no taking photos together again is really smart. It shows they’re interested in keeping their careers and marriage separate, not using their marriage to buck up their careers like so many do.

    Plus, (1) It means the media won’t compare their careers re: who is more successful and make one of the spouses feel bad. (2) Their marriage won’t become a Bennifer or Brangelina-like circus act, which then encourages paparazzi stalking to further the red-carpet begun soap opera of the relationship.

    I hope the rumors are true. Considering her privileged upbringing and celebrity, la Gwyneth is remarkably normal (no drugs, no meltdowns) and has managed to have an interesting career, too.

  12. Ally says:

    Argh, I meant I hope the rumors AREN’T true.

  13. gg says:

    Funny, I thought it would be because Chris is an ahole.

    Not taking photos together doesn’t ensure any of that won’t happen. Because here we are, speculating, and nobody’s seen them together in a photo in a long time, if ever. Which I too find bizarre.

  14. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    He’s a douchenozzle, she’s a wet fart.

  15. Tina says:

    Great figure, great dress… but Gwyneth’s face is looking a little stressed and pinched.

  16. Listerino says:

    I can’t help but find someone who would sacrifice good times spent with their loved ones just so they don’t get photographed together very odd.
    It can’t be healthy for the children for them to never do anything together as a family, and it can’t be helping her relationship with Chris any.
    I would think that if they truly loved each other they would be more determined to go out together and not care what the paparazzi said or did. I certainly wouldn’t let them ruin my life.

    Having said that I’m sure this story about Madonna being the reason their marriage is failing is total crap.

  17. vdantev says:

    Husband’s tired of her swapping spit with Madonna on the front stoop of the house.

  18. Codzilla says:

    I’m hardly an expert in the hair department, but would it kill her to invest in some volumizing spray? Just a little at the roots so her hair won’t hang like limp noodles around her gaunt, angular face. In their current state, her locks make her looks years older, imo.

  19. Lisa says:

    I just don’t believe that whole Gwyneth and Madonna garbage. If her marriage is in trouble we will know for sure soon enough. For the kids, I hope all is well, but if it’s not then I wish her a amicable divorce. I doubt madonna’s divorce has influenced Gwyneth in any way. She is too smart to let that happen. While I think her hubby is a self-important twit, I could be wrong.

  20. chick says:

    when your neighbor’s house is on fire, wet your own.

  21. Samantha says:

    Remember when they said Gwen was counseling Madonna on not leaving Guy? She made some comment about you just never get divorced…So it doesn’t surprise me that they are having troubles (if its true) and after seeing Madge and Guy split and seeing that the world didn’t fall apart, she might feel more empowered to do it herself. I guess we shall see.

  22. IMO says:

    Their marriage is on the rocks from the very begining.

    It’s been years now.

    I am surprised he even recognizes her, since he is high most of the time and not exactly spending time with her.

    Most people wouldn’t consider that marriage to begin with. They lead separate lives for years now.

  23. IMO says:

    This should a lesson for all the women who thought they can trap a man into marriage by getting pregnant and pressuring him to marry you.

    HE never wanted to marry her, and they shouldn’t have married in the first place, but she so how all her famous exes are getting married (Brad was married and Ben was engaged to J. Lo at the time…) and she wanted a marriage too.

    The same goes to Jennifer Garner and all the rest of those women who did it to guys they dated.

  24. Cheyenne says:

    Screw her marriage, I want that DRESS! It’s gorgeous! Where’d she get it?

  25. Jag says:

    She’s saving her marriage by sleeping over at another man’s house, as was reported last week or so? Ridiculous.

  26. Orangeitjulius says:

    Huh? IMO – have you had more wine to drink or what the hell are you smoking that I’m not? How do you know this? I’m curious.

  27. Orangeitjulius says:

    And, while I’m not a big fan of Gywnnie, I will say that her lips look like her own at least and she hasn’t jumped on the bee sting bandswagon.

  28. barneslr says:

    But…but…I thought she was so perfect? How can she be perfect if she doesn’t have a perfect marriage?

  29. Lila says:

    I used to love her and defended her when my friends ridiculed her on her Oscar night. I was her biggest fan. But something hasn’t been right with her for years. I wish her well, but the complacency is unbecoming. If she does idolize Madonna, well, that says a lot about her. That said, I think she looks great here.

  30. Granger says:

    Gwyneth and Chris haven’t been photographed together in YEARS. The fact that she wasn’t at Hyde Park with him and the kids the other night isn’t proof in and of itself that they’re on the rocks. Isn’t it possible that she was sick, and he took the kids out so she could have a break? Or that she was out of town? Or that she was having an evening with her girlfriends? Or that — GASP! — Chris wanted to spend quality time alone with his kids?

  31. Trashaddict says:

    The dress? She looks like a stewardess for Air Incarcerated.

  32. Di says:

    I’m no Gwyneth fan, but I actually think that she and Brad Pitt were genuinely in love. I don’t think either one of them has been as well-matched as they were with each other. If Gwyneth is single, Angelina better watch out.

  33. Nightbird says:

    I don’t blame her. I’d rather hang out anywhere else than listen to Coldplay.