Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin refused to pose together at the Met Gala

This is pretty much the only photo that exists of Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow within three feet of each other at the Met Gala on Monday night. Did you even know Chris was there? I figured Goop was flying solo, as she almost always does. But Chris was there, he just got all dolled up in tuxedo and then decided not to even walk the carpet. The header photo comes from someone’s Twitter page. Why do they still insist on doing this after a decade together? I do think it’s mostly HIM, not her. At this point, I think Gwyneth would kind of like it if Chris would publicly support her on a red carpet. He just refuses. Maybe because – as Gwyneth continues to say in interview after interview – their marriage isn’t all that awesome.

But Gwyneth did hang out with Taylor Swift at the event – you can see the photos here. Gwyneth and Swifty have been friends for a few years, and I think Gwyneth set Swifty up with Jake Gyllenhaal. Which is still funny to me. She also got to hand out with Psy a little bit. Psy also tweeted separate photos of Goop and Chris. I love the Chris photo because the ghostly visage of Kim Kardashian is behind them.

As for Gwyneth’s Valentino tragedy in Pepto-pink, Dame Goop deigned to tell Vogue: “I guess it’s punk in that I’ve gone just totally classic on a punk night.” Oh, Gwyneth calls her own gown “completely classic”?! I’m surprised she didn’t say “My friends tell me that it’s quite punk to wear such a beautiful, flattering, classic gown that looks so amazing on me.”

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet, WENN, Twitter.

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  1. brin says:

    That dress is puke, not punk.

  2. Maria says:

    i still dont see the big problem that he doesnt want to be on red carpets. its not like those red carpet relationships last, most of them are fake or rich man/beautiful woman agreements.
    i wouldnt like it to pose loved up for photographers even if totally loved up, some people are more private, doesnt mean they are trying to hide something.
    better than faking it on the carpet.

    i also think its more him because she brings the marriage up often in interviews and im sure he isnt too thrilled about it.

    • MARIA says:

      If he’s so private he doesn’t want to pose for photos, how do you think he feels when his wife spills everything about herself to the press every chance she gets?

      on another note, I want to know if goop and madge aknowledge each other

    • Liv says:

      You are basically right, but he’s also hiding when they go to a friend’s party or something like that together – he just overacts. Protecting your privacy and not wanting to be seen with the mother of your children are two different things.

    • Ag says:

      @Maria – I hear you, but Goop is not a private person. Nor is Chris. And everyone knows they’re married. What’s the point in being “weird” about it? It seems to me like it’s yet another carefully cultivated quirk.

    • V4Real says:

      I think Chris wants out of this farce of a marriage so he can eat his Doritos in peace.

    • judyjudyudy says:

      I actually think he doesnt want his rock star “hotness” dented by looking like he has a wife and two kiddies. He already looks so mainstream blah that he maybe wants to keep up SOME mystery. Somehow lemon cleanses and rock stardom just do not sync.

    • Emily says:

      If you can’t pose next to your wife at an event you’re both at, your marriage is a mess. No one is expecting them to pose with their tongues down each other’s throats. Just stand next to each other and allow yourselves to be in the same frame like normal married human beings do on a regular basis. They’re getting a lot more attention this way than if they would just be normal — which maybe is why they do it, now that I think of it.

    • violet says:

      Why does he even stay with her? She is the most awful woman. Now, me and everyone I know has lost repect for him, who we loved for toleration her embarrassing antics and statements that are humialiating and mortifying her family and his. He must be totally a wimp or as bad as her for staying with her and indulging her putting her need for attention above all else. So sad, Coldplay WAS my favorite band but after what she has said and done the last few weeks (and longer) I am just sickened by him too. CP is losing fans big time over this, feel sorry for the rest of the band, not him, he must like it or he would be a man and leave her. Kids look and are happier with him than her or them together.

  3. don't kill me i'm french says:

    But do they pose together usually?

  4. Micki says:

    Didn’t Chris Martin warn her at the beginning of their marriage that he doesn’t want to be part of her world?
    I mean it’s not as if he suddenly stopped “supporting” her.

    • Liv says:

      So he doesn’t want to be part of her world, but cheated on her with Kate Bosworth? Makes sense.

      • SageM says:

        Kate Bosworth, who was also at the Met, wearing a much sexier pink dress.

      • Liv says:

        They are all just dating within the Hollywood circle, don’t they?

        Diane Krüger – Marion Cotillard
        Miley Cyrus – January Jones – Emma Watson
        Gisele Bündchen – Blake Lively – Erin Heatherton
        Cameron Diaz – Jessica Biel
        Cameron Diaz – Jennifer Lopez
        Jennifer Lopez – Gwyneth Paltrow
        Gwyneth Paltrow – Kate Bosworth

        These events must be so much fun! 😉

      • Micki says:

        I think it’s very easy to cheat on anyone with Kate Bosword. She’s a professional beard after all.

    • Esmom says:

      I don’t know. The story I remember her giving is that he relentlessly pursued her. At first she wasn’t interested and then she gave in. I remember feeling like she “settled.”

    • The Original G says:

      “Didn’t Chris Martin warn her at the beginning of their marriage that he doesn’t want to be part of her world?”

      Wow, great move choosing a life partner and father for your children who tells you from the get go he doesn’t respect her “world” or her work. Honestly I can’t decide who’s position is more ridiculous.

  5. Kanye'sBallz says:

    Vogue & Punk are an Oxymoron.

  6. Faye says:

    I don’t think they do pose together usually, do they? Well, we know from Goop’s interviews they don’t have a great marriage, so not surprised they can’t even pose together.

    For some reason, I’m getting very strong Leslie Mann vibes from Goop in these pics.

  7. marie says:

    meh, they never pose together. I suppose you could say at least he agreed to be in the same room as her and photographers.

  8. LeeLoo says:

    I get wanting to keep the relationship private. I also get wanting to do as few red carpet events as a couple if you wish to keep your relationship private. I can get that red carpets are not Chris’ scene and he won’t do them, he never has so that’s their normal. However these two were at the same event. Would it have killed them to publicly hang out and be a couple at one event? It’s not PR, it’s just being a couple at the same event.

    • Oops says:

      +1, their behaviour is weird and I don’t understand why they act like this, it’s infantile and it draws the attention on them while if they behaved as a normal couple, nobody would pay attention on them, maybe that’s it the reason

      • Christina says:

        Absolutely. I actually think it’s quite healthy when couples (famous or ‘ordinary’) have their own interests and social circles, and don’t need to follow each other around day and night. I also respect celeb couples for not shoving thier relationships in our faces all the time. However, when you and your spouse are at the same event at the same time, it’s frankly bizarre not to want to be photographed together. And I deffo think that this is Chris, not Goop. I reckon if it were up to her, they’d be doing the whole lovey dovey couple thing on every red carpet and magazine cover.

      • LeeLoo says:

        Exactly. Keeping their distance at events is only going to cause gossip, not stop it. It makes people think they have something to hide.

      • Liv says:

        I think he tries so hard to be different and not be part of the celebrity culture that he forgets it’s normal to be close with your wife at an event.

    • anneesezz says:

      Maybe he wants people to forget he’s married to her because he loses a lot of credibility in his music by being a married to one of the biggest superficial, pretentious phonies in show business. He’s a walking contradiction.

      • Christina says:

        ”one of the biggest superficial, pretentious phonies in show business.”

        Whereas Chris Martin is a principled, tortured artist? I think they’re pretty well matched, actually.

      • anneesezz says:

        Christina – you are so right. I just meant he doesn’t want anyone reminded of it which could be why he doesn’t want the photographs. I’ve never understood the Coldplay fascination. But I do see why they are well suited because they are both narcissists.

      • violet says:

        Wow, that’s what I just typed in almost! I just don’t get why he isn’t leaving her? The whole family is happier without her, and her behavior has always been snobby but has been horrifyingly humiliating to their families, disrespectful of him and most of all, SO embarrassing and confusing for their young children? How can she possibly behave like she is and do that to them and her poor Mom? How? What an ego. And he indulges it? Not a man at all.

    • epiphany says:

      Yes, I completely understand wanting to keep the relationship private – so spilling the minutiae of her martial problems in interview after interview doesn’t negate that, but posing for a photo with your husband does?
      She’s doing this for one of two reasons; either it’s a contrived and pretentious affectation – like so much of what Goop does – or their relationship is so toxic they can’t stand to be near one another. This has nothing to do with privacy.

  9. JennJ says:

    I’m glad they don’t. I don’t want images of Gwyneth and Chris posing together popping up in my mind when I listen to Coldplay!

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      So they’re right about “don’t pose together”

      but where is the trouble when they never pose together?

    • Emily says:

      They have kids together. You know what they did to get them.

  10. Miss Kiki says:

    Ok at this point I assume we’re all just waiting for the ‘irreconcilable differences’ break-up announcement.

    • Lauren says:

      Chris refuses to pose for pics with his wife, but will publicly make out with anorexic-chain-smoking Bos? I truly believe that Goopbush is desperately lonely, hence her oversharing behavior. Goop never behaved this way with Brad, Viggo, Ben or Luke…they satisfied Goopbush.

      • epiphany says:

        Agree. I think these two live essentially separate lives, apart from their kids, much as Will and Jada do. If Chris is getting any beej action, it’s from someone else.

    • Emily says:

      I would actually gain a sliver of respect for Goop if she filed for divorce at this point. Really, it’s just a formality; it’s pretty clear from her interviews that her marriage is non-existent.

  11. Carolyn says:

    That’s enough. I’m convinced Goop chooses awful outfits to increase her chances of being featured in gossip pages.

    No decent stylist would have said “yes, that’s the dress!”.

  12. anneesezz says:

    Ponytails are so punk too.

  13. Nev says:


  14. Nicolette says:

    Gee, maybe she’s mad at him. If that’s the case she must have given him a BJ somewhere during the evening.

  15. Jaded says:

    She probably promised him a beej if he’d at least show up to this bun-fight. Isn’t that her go-to panacea for marital strife or your husband acting like a jerk?

    • violet says:

      Yes, that is something you do out of love for a man for him to please him because he is good to you and a man you love you you want to please. YOU DO NOT do it to make her forget what a bitch you (as in she) is acting like. Unbelievable. What is to others a very giving act is her, again, about her and getting what SHE wants,not about him. How warped is that? And why does she keep talking about all of this private stuff and giggling like a schoolgirl. She is a Mom of school age kids that are probably very confused and upset by all this and being taunted about it. WHAT is wrong with her? And lost my adoration for him…what a wimp to indulge her ego and allow her to hurt her family like this for her own excessive need for exposure.

  16. oce says:

    She looks cute in that pink Valentino dress (minus the wrinkles). And they have never posed together in public – this is not news. We can’t see if she and Chris hung out together at the party b/c we peasants were NOT THERE.

  17. Galena says:

    I love the dress! It’s not without its issues, especially those front seams, but it is bold, stark and it stands out.

    Obviously it’s not punk, but she knows it…and she still went in something that stands out more than 60% of other taffeta, Marchesa fluff basic gowns.

    That statement form Goop shows she still knows more about Punk than most in that room. Beyonce, for one, was insulting in its tackiness.

  18. annaloo. says:

    They’re both pretentious, self important freaks, they seem to deserve each other.

    • Spooks says:

      I get why people don’t like her. But, I’ve seen him in interviews and he’s really nice, funny and self-deprecating. He’s just awkward sometimes. I really like him.

      • Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

        Yeah, I agree. I always thought he was a dick, but then I heard him interviewed on Howard Stern, and he was ridiculously charming and funny, and I was really annoyed that I could no longer hate him.

        He addressed the thing about the red carpet, sort of. Howard kept saying, hey, you’re married, why won’t you just be a couple? And he was all, “our marriage is private, and if we bring it into the public in that way, it will be something we don’t want it to be.” Didn’t make much sense, and still doesn’t, except that I guess he sees the people on the red carpet as not who they really are, and so they keep those lives separate from who they are privately, at home with their kids.

        I can’t stand her.

  19. Barrett says:

    Yeah, they care more about Not posing together than the general public cares. At this point, do whatever. We don’t care half as much as Chris cares. Whatever floats his mad scientist mind.

  20. janie says:

    I on the other hand… get none of it? They are married? Good grief! The average woman would never put up with that of treatment. If you are that miserable, get a divorce. I think giving him a pass is wrong, maybe that is why she acts the way she does. My 2 cents?

  21. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Did he get plugs or something? I remember him being much more receding in the hairline area a few years ago….

    Goop is insanely annoying and that dress is not punk in the least, however I give her credit for not effin with her face. At least she looks her age.

  22. Glaughy says:

    I don’t like Coldplay but I do have to admit that I really like Chris Martin, after listening to his Howard Stern interview. He’s actually not a douchebag! Unlike his idiot wife.

  23. DeltaJuliet says:

    Whoa. Holy crazy eyes.

  24. Talie says:

    Trust me, if he married someone less famous… he’d be holding that woman’s hand. It’s all about ego. He doesn’t want a photog to tell him to move out of the shot like so many other men.

  25. Smer says:

    Wrong. They are together in the first picture.

  26. Dedrie says:

    Kim was Totally Punked a Chaos To Couture, by Kanye again and again.. she still doesn’t get it..

  27. mar says:

    personally, I like that they don’t cheese out together in public. To me, it is a good thing.

    Chris does not want his songs to be about Gwyneth to his fans, so he keeps the image out of our heads.

    I totally get it

    • Nikita says:

      Me too. Im a huge Coldplay fan for more then 10 now and i saw them live performing i guess 3 or 4 times. i think its not very compatible, a rock star like him to be with a hollywood princess like her. When he got with her, lots of fans were suprised an worried that he would be now just her husband and a LA Boy. But thats what he avoids and its ok. At these Events, its about her and her work/career, not about her husband. Everybody can choose that and thats ok. i think coldplay would have lost some fans if he would act like Mr.Paltrow because at movieevents, its about her. Coldplay fans are not the usual Celebritylovers, ok im an exception 😉

  28. The Original G says:

    OMG. Really? You can’t stand beside your wife at a media event because of some convoluted and juvenile pretentions about the integrity of your middling pop music being soiled?

    Get over yourselves. No media,no priviledged Goopy lifestyle.

  29. princesslizabeth says:

    Chris Martin manages to remind me of Hugh Laurie in past years. Anyone else see that?

    • EscapedConvent says:

      I came here to see if anyone else thought that! In this photo he could be mistaken for young Hugh Laurie, & that’s a great compliment.

    • DeltaJuliet says:

      I’ve always thought that too.

  30. Emily says:

    Chris Martin is old enough that I no longer believe his silliness is because of some hang-up about being photographed with his wife. I now think he hates her. Perhaps they are staying together “for the kids”, but living with parents who do not love each other is no way to grow up.

    If this really is Chris Martin just being a silly little douche about being photographed together, then he and Goop deserve each other, because they’re both narcissistic idiots. This is not something I would put up with from any man — so he’s “gifted” (yeah right), so what, that doesn’t give someone the right to treat you like crap. And in public! Apparently I care more about the way I look to strangers than Goop does, because I would never be with a man who embarrassed me publicly on a regular basis.

    Either way, I feel bad for the kids.

  31. Meg says:

    yeah, i just don’t get the ‘no posing together-ever’ thing.
    they went to an event together-you don’t have to do interviews but still insisting on not posing together? it’s just odd

  32. IzzyB says:

    I can’t wait for Apple or Moses tell all 🙂

  33. LaurieH says:

    They are aweird couple. She’s competely self-absorbed and he has always struck me as kind of douchey.

  34. Jayna says:

    I love Chris. He’s taller than I realized. I was surprised at what a buff body he had in that photo recently with his shirt off. I always thought of him as skinny.

    • Ally8 says:

      I think it’s one of these narcissistic love matches, because they look like they could be twins. Also he fell in love withe the fantasy of an American movie star (remember he wanted to meet another one) and she feel in love with the fantasy of a British pop prancer.

      That said, he is starting to look like French actor Pierre Richard, only not funny:

  35. Mean Hannah says:

    The whole not-taking-pictures-together-in-public may have started out as a way to not detract from each other’s work, not making an event about their couple-dom, etc. but now that the’ve been married for a decade and have 2 kids, it’s gotten ridiculous. Like their BFF Beyonce and Jay-Z, they could have stopped the charade and gradually turned being pictured together into the norm, but they haven’t done that yet. I think it’s Chris who can’t let it go… and let’s face it, most men aren’t vert good at being told to step aside, even for your wife at “her” event. I don’t have an opinion on Chris, but judging by Psy’s photos, Gwyneth seems to be the nicer – and more professional one. Both Psy and G have big, wide smiles in their picture. Psy had to restrain himself next to sour Chris, so he didn’t seen to psycho for wanting a picture.

  36. RHONYC says:

    i’m shocked she didn’t do a ‘Kim Kardashian’
    and tweet a pic of BFF ‘King Bey’ & Jay 🙄 .

  37. Mon says:

    Do you think this is because in reality they hate each other guts? his songs are miserable, she keeps complaining about the marriage to the whole world (god lows what she must be saying in private to him…and she won’t allow a divorce because that would have ruined this almost perfect picture she has built for years… And two children in between. Sad

  38. I bet she is just happy that he showed up. Leave them alone.