Don’t mention Gwyneth Paltrow or her husband will freak

Chris Martin was at a press conference in Mexico City to promote his band Coldplay’s new album produced by Brian Eno. Stereogum breaks down two reports of the event. An AP story has him saying there’s a “genius” track that he can’t talk about it, but feels like everyone has to hear before he dies.

MSNBC’s The Scoop reports on his strange behavior in the face of questions about his wife, Gwyneth. A female reporter asked him if he was ever going to do a duet with Gwyneth and he countered by asking the reporter what her favorite sexual position was. Along with being totally inappropriate, he tried to equate a innocuous question about his wife with one that could get him fired from an office job for sexual harassment. I wonder what his issue was:

“Gwyneth Paltrow must suffer,” opined a writer from Folha de Sao Paulo, according to our translator. “Chris Martin, her husband isn’t one of the nicest persons on earth. At least that’s what it seemed on the 20 minutes press conference.”

The Coldplay frontman was in the South American country, and became especially testy when his famous wife’s name was mentioned

When a woman reporter asked if Martin ever planned to sing a duet with Paltrow, the musician snapped: “What’s your favorite sexual position?”

At one point, Martin reportedly griped that all that matters in music today is that your song becomes a ring tone.

And, according to Folha de Sao Paulo, shortly after Paltrow’s name was mentioned again, Martin stormed out.

Martin is well known for being surly with paparazzi and reporters, and this is nothing new. He’s either pissed that his famous wife is brought up while he’s promoting his band, there’s trouble at home, or a bit of both. I wonder how long these two are going to last. I give it about three to four more months, which I’m sure to get heat for. They’ve got the toddler factor as well as the fame/beauty factor to deal with.

Gwyneth recently told Spanish Vogue that her kids have playdates with Stella McCartney and Madonna’s children. She also mentioned that they like to have some wine after they put the kids to bed. This is similar to another interview in which she said she enjoyed drinking wine in her garden after her kids were asleep.

It was hard to find pictures of Gwyneth and Chris together because even when they’re out together they avoid being photographed as a couple. They once said they want to keep that part of their lives private, but to me it seems like they’re hedging their bets even though they’re married and have kids.

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  1. AC says:

    I think he just don’t like being asked personal questions. Once when Gweneth was on the Daily show she was asked the same question by Jon Stewart and she said that it was a strange question to be asked and acted SO F@#%$ing superior and snotty I never wanted to look at her again. Its not a weird question to be asked… you sing, your husbands a singer. Don’t flatter yourself to think that we’re prying into your sex life or something like that. They look like syblings, no one wants to imagine them having sex. I sure don’t.

  2. AC says:

    *cough* he just DOESN’T like being asked.

  3. Monica says:

    And Folha de Sao Paulo is a newspaper from Brazil, not Mexico.

  4. Kristin says:

    It’s pure jealousy.

  5. Chris X says:

    They make the perfect couple – both are way too impressed with themselves. I should interview them – I don’t give a damn about either one, so I guess I couldn’t ask the wrong question.

  6. julie says:

    Don’t go into a public profession if you don’t want the public to be curious about you.

  7. chuckie's in love says:

    yawn a licious.
    they dont care what you think of them, they just want you to buy their shit.

  8. Randi says:

    Damn, that dude is ugly. Paltrow ain’t much without makeup either, but he is ugly with a capital UG.

  9. frewtloop says:

    He is so NOT ugly. Just trying to event the score.

    So, he’s sick of people asking about his famous wife instead of sticking to the real agenda. I don’t blame him one little bit. It’d piss even the most patient of people off after awhile. To suggest its marital problems is a little malicious.

  10. frewtloop says:

    *even* the score.

  11. He’s gay, she’s a beard.

  12. insidescoop says:

    I know for a fact that they have a really healthy relationship. They fight from time to time but they are actually frighteningly normal. As normal as you can get when you have a gazillion dollars and people constantly telling you how amazing you are.

  13. kailie2 says:

    Seems like he’s overreacting. I’m sure he’s sick of being asked the same question over and over again (she’s asked that all the time), but that’s no reason to be rude. I wonder if Gwyneth doesn’t show up with him to public events simply because he has low tolerance for that that kind of stuff but also because she doesn’t want him to become Mr. Gwyneth Paltrow. His reaction seems to justify her not wanting him in the spotlight. I also think she had an overload of that with Pitt and later Affleck so now she’s at pains to avoid couple overexposure. I don’t think they’re having problems at all.

  14. XY&Z Somethymes O for Oprah... says:

    He blames the press… but his kids are Moses and Apple. G’wendy and Cris should be called Morons! Thier poor children will be the “butts” of many jokes… Cris should be nicknamed “Warf” just like that buttheaded Klingon on STNG. He thinks he’s a genus but he’s never gonna get Jessica Alba!… He’s no Cobain, he’s a fidgewidggette and he ate my papertowels! One can hope that he divorces G’wendy and marries someone like Tommie Brown, James Brown’s ex-lover!

  15. Carol says:

    I didnt like him before but now that I know he ate XY&Z’s paper towels I cant stand him!

  16. CupcakeMagee says:

    Yeah, these two both really come across as spazzy b*tches…

  17. Mr. T says:

    “Fish-sticks” Paltow!

  18. Hank says:

    Perfect reaction. That way it does not seem he’s using her to get press.
    These two egoheads deserve each other.

  19. Angelika says:

    I can’t even describe how mad this article and its comments make me.. All he wants is being asked about his music, his current tour, his upcoming album – he’s never enjoyed talking about his private life in interviews before, and the god damn journalists know that, so why can’t they just leave him alone? I absolutely understand his reaction. If you’re not a serious music journalist, get the f*** out of there!

  20. FF says:

    If he’s going to get in a snit he better come with better arguments/analogies. Asking a stranger about sex is not the same as asking a musician about his wife. And that response just makes him look like an ass.

    I guess the media can get behind the Coldplay backlash in earnest.

  21. vengis says:

    He’s just one of those uptight people…
    She’s the best thing ever. They have to stay together… I’ll go crazy. (-er)