Chris Martin’s tired of LA, he told Gwyneth Paltrow he wants to move back to the UK


Gwyneth Paltrow moved back to Gauche America last year. Apparently, Chris Martin agreed to the move and everything, and their kids are now enrolled in a California school and Goop and Chris are just like any other fabulously wealthy Hollywood couple now. But… Radar says that Chris isn’t happy. Not content to simply write depressing songs about his unhappiness, Chris is demanding that his family move back to London, where only their neighbors hate them.

Gwyneth Paltrow‘s husband, Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin, has been miserable since the couple moved from London to Los Angeles so that the Goop founder could be closer to her friends and family, is exclusively reporting.

“Chris has told Gwyneth he wants to move back to his native England with their two children, Apple and Moses, once the school year is over,” a source close to the couple told Radar. “He hasn’t been happy living in Los Angeles because Chris just isn’t into the Hollywood scene. Since moving to LA, Chris has been away from the band, and he has essentially put his career on the back burner.”

The source went on to say that while Gwyneth made many sacrifices for Chris, he’s ready for her to make another.

“At first, Chris was doing it for Gwyneth because of the sacrifices she made for him, especially since he would be on the road for months at time while the band was touring. However, Chris now recognizes that Gwyneth doesn’t need to be living in Los Angeles for her career,” the source said.

“Yes, she is closer to her mom Blythe Danner and friends, but Chris is away from his family and pals. From the beginning of their relationship, Gwyneth always told Chris she wanted to live in London. The couple also owns a home in the Hamptons, and Chris would much rather live there than in Los Angeles.”

The couple has been living under a microscope since moving to LaLa Land. In early September, Paltrow was videotaped narrowly cutting off a school bus with her daughter on the back seat of the scooter. Martin followed behind with son Moses on the back seat. After the disturbing footage of the near-crash hit the web, it emerged that Paltrow didn’t even have a California Motorcycle Drivers’ License. Nearly a week after the incident, she reportedly passed the test to get her license for the motorcycle.

In the March issue of Vanity Fair, the magazine’s editor, Graydon Carter compared Gwyneth to North Korea’s notorious dictator, Kim Jong-un. Carter said the story idea came up with no specific agenda, simply looking to encapsulate public’s “passionate opinions” regarding the second-generation actress.

After the story was assigned to editor Vanessa Grigoriadis, who began putting out feelers, Carter said that Paltrow instructed her entertainment industry contacts — a long and impressive list — “not speak to Vanity Fair about her, or about anything else ever again.”

“Ever. Never,” Carter wrote, adding that “Kim Jong-un couldn’t have issued a more blanket demand.”

Meanwhile, Martin “doesn’t plan on sticking around in Los Angeles once the school year is over,” the insider concluded. “The family will be going back to England. The kids miss their friends.”

[From Radar]

Sure. I believe it. I believe that Chris is a toolbox who feels like ONE YEAR of sacrifice in LA for him is worth ten years of sacrifice for Gwyneth in London. Or should I even say it that way? I don’t know, it felt like Gwyneth was the one who wanted to move back to LA, that she missed being around her mom and her brother and all of her Hollywood friends. But would moving back to London be some huge sacrifice for her? I think one year of living amongst the American peasants might be enough for her. She might be willing to go back. Their London neighbors are going to be pissed though.



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  1. AG-UK says:

    I bet he can’t write depressing tired songs in the sunshine. The Goop family can stay there.

  2. Monkey Towz says:

    FWIW, Chris’ package looks nice and bulgey.

  3. Kiddo says:

    Is ‘LA’ a new euphemism for ‘GOOP’?

  4. Nicolette says:

    See ya!

  5. Kate says:

    Eh, I guess we’ll find out if this is true if they do decide to move back to a London. I just hope wherever they are that they’re happy.

  6. SonjaMarmeladova says:

    Why on Earth do people dislike Chris? He is so lovely, and humble and self-deprecating in interviews. I get Goop, but how can you not like him?
    And he’s cute, although he looked better when he was skinnier.

    • Mia4S says:

      Eh, as with most of them it’s likely an act for the most part. Plus running down the street to avoid being photographed with your wife (and cheating on her regularly, and cheating on her with Kate Bosworth) just makes me think he should get over himself.

    • AG-UK says:

      It’s not him so much it’s that music makes me want to kill someone. I know they have a big fan base but when I first moved to London they had a show on called Cold Feet, and anytime there was some drama, miscarriage, car accident, divorce, infedility they would play this one song I think it was Trouble?? I hadn’t heard of them before and I thought who the H E L L is that. So I can’t listen.. Like nails on a chalkboard for me.

      • MooHoo says:

        i think it was the scientist – i loved that show and that was a sad episode where the waked their friend in some lovely part of the UK. that song fitted it well i thought.

        on a side note – song are a bit sad – not all of them though and i believe CP are fantastic live – one of the best – up there with u2 and robbie williams

    • jj says:

      I think she moved up with him a bit after dating Brad and Affleck (come on Goop, the 2 biggest HW idiots) but I just could not stomach that horrible music. He is a bit weird to look at too.

    • lunchcoma says:

      His music makes my ears sad.

    • Dorothy says:

      Chris is loved and unpretentious. The only reason people that know or don’t dislike him is because he stays with her publicly per her demand. Or they don’t like his music which is there right totally but I don’t criticize or judge people by their music – that’s subjective. It’s Goops actions that are deplorable. Chris if FAR too good for her.

  7. BooBooLaRue says:

    I give it another 8 months…

    • Hautie says:

      Yea, this looks like how Gwyneth intends to roll out the divorce plan.

      1) Have a nice fluff piece in the tabs about how Chris is unhappy with LA.

      2) Have a nice fluff piece about how Gwyneth is in high demand since her grand return to LA.

      3) Have a nice fluff piece about how Chris is feeling home sick.

      4) Have Gwyneth photograph laughing it up with random billionaire, at the Vanity Fair Oscar party… “they are just friends”.

      5) Have Gwyneth do a sit down interview with People, about the demands of a successful career being put on hold for years. By living in London to support her husband. Making him pizza’s with that fancy out door oven. Yet, she felt he never supported her successful career.

      6) Serves Chris with divorce papers late Labor Weekend. Gwyneth is never leaving LA.


    • Xantha says:

      I’m sorry but people have been saying they will divorce for years now. And it still hasn’t happened. So yeah I don’t think this means anything for their marriage. Gwyneth seems like the type that will refuse to fail at anything as big as marriage.

  8. Smith says:

    I don’t dislike him and in interviews he’s pretty cool – so how come whenever I read his quotes or statements he comes across as whiny and depressing? Who can I blame?

    He so obviously doesn’t want to lead the “celeb” life. I’m not surprised he wants out of LA. I’m not sure what she wants – I don’t think she truly knows either.

    And just to jump on the snark “Chris now realizes that G doesn’t need to be in LA for her career.” Meaning the phone isn’t exactly ringing off the hook?? Ouchie?

    • Applapoom says:

      Sigh, he shouldn’t have married gwyneth if he doesn’t like the spotlight. She loves herself.

    • karmasabiatch! says:

      I actually took that to mean that her career in films (Iron Man franchise) hasn’t really suffered by being London based. Between her squicky Tracy Anderson partnership, blowout bars and other random movies, she’s received more attention than ever w/out living stateside.

      I know everyone loves to hate Goop, but I think her husband always comes off as a whiny, self-centered douche. Why shouldn’t Gwynnie be able to spend time w/ her aging mom and brother? I like him even less after the Bosworth affair. Goop would do fine w/out him.

      • Aisha says:

        Yeah, he seems douchey to me too. I know it seems like a small thing, but the fact he never shows up to events/has photos taken with her bugs me. She’s his wife! I know I’d be really hurt if my partner didn’t want to be seen with me, in fact, it would probably make me feel very insecure. She really could do a lot better.

  9. Frida_K says:

    They could always take Baby Bieber with them!

    A win-win, for sure!

  10. MollyB says:

    “Yes, she is closer to her mom Blythe Danner and friends, but Chris is away from his family and pals.”

    LOL. Not to defend Gwyneth but yeah, totally fair, Chris.

    • mena says:

      Yeah, I’m no Gwyneth fan, but there are a lot of cheap shots here trying to make Chris look like the poor victim.

  11. Tara says:

    I can’t imagine preferring LA to London. I think she has made sacrifices, but I don’t consider living in London one of them. I’d be like Chris on this one: “One way or the other, babe, I’m outta this vapid, stinky asphalt hole.” But, i agree with others that think this is just a way to roll out the divorce.

    • Irene says:

      Have you ever lived in LA? Because describing a city of 17 million people, hundreds of different neighborhoods, parks, beaches, museums, music, perfect weather, great food, many different ethnicities, etc, as a vapid, stinky asphalt hole is….. mmmm…. well, not accurate, putting it nicely. I live in LA and have been to London many times, and I prefer LA to London. (not commenting on Gwyneth/Chris, just on my city).

      • SonjaMarmeladova says:

        I couldn’t live in LA because it’s always sunny. And summer. I hate summer. Summer should last for like ten days. Spring for a month, Winter for two months and everything else should be Autumn. That would be heaven.

      • epiphany says:

        To be fair, Irene, I think by “LA” they mean specifically Hollywood, and even more specifically, the Hollywood lifestyle that, for Goop, is second nature. Chris is used to being the center of attention only when he’s onstage. The rest of the time he wants to be left alone, hang with his mates, not other celebrities. For regular people like you and me, many parts of L.A. are quite lovely.

      • jj says:

        Of all European cities (I have visited) London is my least favorite honestly. But I somehow think it’s easier for her to accommodate and live in Europe than it is for him to live in the States. He seems like a typical Brit who needs his mates, his pub and his mince pie. She sacrificed quite a lot by leaving her family and friends behind to live with him in London.

  12. Dani says:

    How are they not divorced already?? Doesn’t he cheat her on all time? Never understood this pairing.

    • Dorothy says:

      Actually I am old school about fidelity but he wanted a divorce years ago and she played all kinds of games, fought it etc. so he stayed and has played along with her for kids sake. So since she agreed she cared about PR and that he be discreet was important – not fidelity he wasn’t “cheating”. SHE was because she always acted (even with him and kids!!) that SHE was the victim for PR and she’s been dogging around too and didn’t even admit it and only with super rich famous men. He has only been with 2 before her, 2 since. And of those – same one is his true love.

      • Evelyn says:

        Welcome back Dorothy. Natalie Imbruglia?

      • Dorothy says:

        Hi Evelyn, how sweet to remember me. Just been so busy and SO disappointed with VF, haven’t wanted to comment on her at all. But totally, Natalie. Know from friends, etc. she was and is his love. On;y other college thing unrequited. He supported her when her guy, and his friend, was struggling with serious health and emotional issues pre Gwyneth..Nat and Chris fall madly in love but felt wrong to leave him in that state, so took the moral high ground and sacrificed. Finally, said musician appears to be doing stronger, so Chris decides to profess his love for her, Nat has doubts and guilt still about leaving her ex because of concern for him still, then she hears Gwyneth is with Chris! PR planted by the cruel and sick Paltrow mere weeks after her Dad’s death and is stunned. As Chris hitting bigtime with Rush of Blood to the Head CD (all about Natalie and their time), Gwyneth needs next famous BF asap, even though she bigger name at time. Natalie supposed to show for concert, totally thrown about Gwyneth thing, musician relapses. Chris gets ticked she didn’t show at concert without knowing any of this, so makes joke (as often does and dedicates song about rumored GF Paltrow affair in sadness and anger at Natalie at moment, as he intended to sing for her publicly. Gwyneth then asks to go backstage, pounces, he falls for her vulnerable act, (naive after Natalie’s true dilemma and vulnerability, and impressed with acting skills (ha ha) of Gwyneth being star and he so young dates her. She gets knocked up ASAP, oldest trick in book and disgraceful if you ask me to trap a man. He does proper thing as totally characteristic -and once again damsel in distress hero. Only Gwyneth was not genuine he later found out. Has kids, loves them, caves to GOOPErs, Natalie dates TV funny hit actor (who coincidentally (?) Gwyniee angles to get in with to try to make Nat anda ctor get involved – her cunning works, actor and Nat together years as Nat still cares for troubled ex. Chris privately ends marriage with GOOP years ago. Nat still back and forth with musician than moved on. Segway about 2009, Chris hears from all Natalie finally available again… admittedly gives her best song from Coldplay ever that all CP wrote,, writes songs on own and with her – all about her etc. and spiteful F off’s to their exes. (Doubters, again just listen to lyrics on her Come to Life, and Rush of Blood to the Head). Goop agrees again to divorce then again won’t….. again, Chris more broken hearted than ever. Natalie gorgeous talent and real, charitable – the anti Gwyneth. True tragedy. And this was short version 🙂 Didn’t mention name of musician or actor Natalie involved with, cause never knew them or anyone who really did that much, except few “friends” and GP get famous with dude 🙂 hints, so didn’t feel comfortable with that but you could probably google actor or something and musican pretty obvious just look for long history. SO there ya go, contact VF and complain…BTW 🙂 Hope you and yours are well and take care.
        And hope you see it – was for you!

  13. Sara says:

    split the difference and move to NY. Problem solved

  14. Evelyn.Apricots says:

    Six month residency requirement in California before you can file for divorce. Let see.. September (kids enter school), October, November, December, January, February (surprise…six months). Coincidence that they are also selling their family home in London? I think not. I predict divorce will happen this summer when the kids are out of school.

    California divorce is 50/50 and child custody favors mother. Gwyneth had a plan.

  15. Eileen says:

    Well isn’t that a coincidence-America is fed up with your wife now we have something in common!

  16. epiphany says:

    Okay, so
    1) Maybe whole story may be B.S.
    2) Even if they do move back to London, it won’t be to their old house, as they are selling it, so they will at least be pissing off new neighbors
    3) Who says if Chris moves back to London, that Goop is going with him? The marriage has been rife with problems, maybe this is the last straw.
    4) Maybe they’ll compromise and live full-time in the Hamptons, which is only a paparazzi rich environment in the summer – that leaves 8-9 months of relative peace.

  17. coe says:

    Cannot wait to see if any of this rubbish comes true.

  18. Sam H x says:

    I was about to say maybe their setting the stage for their impending divorce, I guess someone above beat me to it! lol

  19. Moi says:

    Whoa Chris is packing! And I don’t mean to go back to London. I’m sure he misses his family and friends, but I’m sure she misses hers as well. That would be a tough situation and a lot of compromising.