Was Alexa Chung ‘the other woman’ in Chris Martin & Gwyneth’s marriage?

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Here are some photos from Alexa Chung’s new cover shoot for Glamour Italia. I hope that we all know who Alexa Chung is at this point. For those who don’t know, Alexa is a British Fashion Girl/rock star girlfriend and sometime fashion/pop-culture journalist. She’s famous for being thin, being fashion forward and for who she dates, basically. She’s also been named as the biggest potential suspect/culprit for “the other woman” in Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow’s conscious uncoupling.

Lainey at LaineyGossip has been dropping hints and blind items about it for a while, and from what I gather, Lainey’s sources are saying that Chris fell HARD for Alexa and that Gwyneth forced Chris to give up Alexa, and he did but he was still in love with her. Now the Daily Mail is following the trail, complete with British-y euphemisms.

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is at the center of rumors that he has struck up a friendship with British fashionista and TV host Alexa Chung. A number of U.S. websites have linked the couple together just days after the musician announced his split from wife Gwyneth Paltrow.

The 37-year-old musician enjoyed a late-night milkshake with Alexa, 30, at Glastonbury music festival in the UK last June, with Jessica Goldsack, who served the pair, today telling MailOnline: ‘They turned up together at around 3 or 4am and came over to where I was working at Shaken Udder and said to me and my friend ‘what do you recommend?’ They looked like they were just chilling and having a good time. I did find it a little odd that they were together – but we had a little chat and they wandered off after they asked us if we knew of any good places to go and have a few drinks.’

Jessica asked the pair for a picture and posed separately with them, posting it on her Instagram account and calling them ‘both so lovely’. She added: ‘They were having a laugh together, but it didn’t seem that anything was going on.’

Chris was seen with his children, daughter Apple, nine, and son Moses, seven, at the festival – with his soon to be ex-wife Gwyneth not accompanying them.

MailOnline has contacted representatives for both Chris and Alexa over the reports.

Alexa’s close friend, New York fashion queen and socialite Lauren Santo Domingo tweeted shortly after news of the Gwyneth and Chris’s split broke on Tuesday: ‘Chris Martin is eating a bacon cheeseburger right now. With fries.’

Alexa was in a serious relationship with Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner for four years until their split until 2011 and she went on to state that he was still her ‘best friend’ – despite admitting she was left heartbroken from their break-up saying: ‘I don’t know whether to be open and vulnerable about it and say, ‘I had a sh-t time’, or to be quiet.’

[From The Daily Mail]

Holy hell – Lauren Santo Domingo tweeted “Chris Martin is eating a bacon cheeseburger right now. With fries.” DAMN YO. That is some stone-cold shade right there. That’s hitting Gwyneth Paltrow right below the Goop. So… yeah, I believe that Chris was probably carrying on some kind of affair with Alexa Chung. Sure. She has a type: dudes who are in bands. And he has a type: skinny women who love clothes. Oh, and Alexa is only 30 years old. Goop is 41. Does that matter? I’m just being thorough! I’m merely stating facts. Chris is 37, if anyone cares. Not quite mid-life crisis but still… her? Really?



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  1. Kiddo says:

    Meh. I think the relationship was probably already dead on arrival (with Gwyneth) when he started kicking it with her, if the stories are true. She’s gorgeous.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Lainey posted a item pretty much confirming this rumor this morning.

      She blasts her readers for thinking that she would ever call Kate Bosworth a “Fashion It Girl”. Lol!

    • ctkat1 says:

      Yup. Their statement flat out said that over the past year they lived separately for part of the time. I’m not naïve enough to say that all of their (alleged) extra-marital affairs took place during this time, but I can believe that he struck up a thing with Alexa when they were separated, ended it when he and Goop decided to give it one last try (seemed to be around New Years- mid March), and realized that his feelings for Alexa were stronger than his desire to try with his wife.

  2. Sasha says:

    Alexa is a beauty. I have to admit I love her style!

    • Paige says:

      Agree Sasha, Alexa is Beautiful and has great taste…no pity for obnoxious goop..feel bad for apple and orange though.

      • someone says:

        I just wanted to respond to your comment to tell you that i actually just burst into laughter at “apple and orange”. that was just way too funny. thank you for that!

      • Sugar1 says:

        @ paige for the 1st ever i can say i almost spit my soda on my screen over “apple & orange” except i didn’t have any soda but if i had i would’t be typing i’d be wiping

    • David99 says:

      He did trade up.

    • Tatjana says:

      She is really beautiful. And her personality is really cool, she was one of the better presenters of Popworld ( Simon Amstell was the best, of course).
      But then again, I also really like Goop. And Chris.

    • CKS says:

      Hmmm, I don’t know why, but she reminds me of my cross-eyed cat.

  3. GlimmerBunny says:

    I think she’s WAY too pretty for him. Goop too btw.

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      That applies to most guys in bands and their girlfriends.

    • Tatjana says:

      I find him really attractive. Less now than before when he was all dorky and cute, but still attractive.

    • Penny says:

      Thank u glimmer bunny. Ever since they got together I was always thinking it was a mismatch looks wise. I don’t find Martin attractive no matter how hard I squint my eyes. Although Goop has unremarkable features, someone she ends up attractive IMO. Her bod is proving sexy with age (Back in the day I thought less about her 6 o’clock frame, but now I think it’s rather fashionable). I want her to pair up with a hottie like Brad & Ben. Perhaps she saw them as bad playboys who weren’t good marriage/family material but in in the aftermath of her break up with both the two have both become family men leading her to question her judgment. You can have it all – a hottie to take home and pop out babies with!!! I believe in the American dream again!!!

  4. Jem says:

    Um.. her knees in that last photo. Oh, my. Maybe Alexa’s a fan of Goopy’s advice… Didn’t Goopy have some advice at some point about pleasuring your man when you’re angry with him – – ? Or something?

    Just sayin’.

  5. MonicaQ says:

    He looks like a whippet (the dog) in that picture of him walking with a suit.

  6. Sarah says:

    Definitely looks like a step up for Chris.

    • Tapioca says:

      Oscar-winning, multi-millionaire actress to bobble-head clothes hanger is an upgrade?

      Heck, when your job title is “fashionista” it’s a sure sign your “journalism” and “TV presenting” aren’t going so well, eh Alexa?

      • Minu umrani says:


      • FLORC says:

        Yes. She seems of little real substance and needs to date him. If she isn’t attached to anothers star (designers/rock stars/big names) she has ittle to nothing going for her.
        She needs him more than he needs her.
        And no matter how bad a man or woman claims their marriage is or how seperated they are you don’t touch them until the papers are signed. Especially where kids are involved.

      • danielle says:

        I don’t get why Alexa is a big thing. She’s a Hipster Stacy kiebler.

      • mercy says:

        I was surprised to see the rumoured ‘other woman’ showered with so much praise, tbh. That doesn’t seem to happen much around here. Even if you can’t stand GOOP, I don’t see much to cheer about here. I wouldn’t deem a TV presenter / fashionista / rock star girlfriend best known for her clothes, famous friends, and being extremely skinny, and now a rumoured relationship with a married guy with kids, an “upgrade.”

      • Kiddo says:

        @mercy, There are rumored men on Goop’s part too. So likely they were both were having extraneous relationships.

      • bobbisue says:

        Agreed. I’ve tried to like her. And, now I think less of her as annoying as GOOP is.

      • FLORC says:

        Doesn’t dismiss blame from Alexa’s actions.

      • BackstageBitchy says:

        @Danielle- Comment of the day “I don’t get why Alexa is a big thing. She’s a Hipster Stacy kiebler.
        ” Cracking up. Better clothes, tho!

    • stinky says:

      so agree.
      i love snarkin as much as the next sister, but lets at least be honest.

    • chaser says:

      Yeah no. Not a step up at all.

      Alexa comes across far more vapid then gwynney ever has.

  7. lower-case deb says:

    she looks a bit like Kiera Knightley?
    i swear i can see some similarities in their facial structure, and not just because they’re similarly thin and have similar hairstyle (my friends thought i’m halucinating)

  8. Lori says:

    I just can’t muster any sympathy for GOOP. None.

    • Pandy says:

      I can’t muster any sympathy either. She’s shoved her perfect life down our throats for so many years and is now reaping the snickers. LOVE the cheeseburger comment although it doesn’t indicate an affair to me – just indicates that Gwyneth is laughed at. Re Alexa – I read an interview with her in Flare magazine last summer and she seems like a cool chick so good for him if true. I thought it was Kate Bosworth he was supposed to have had a fling with?

      • Chrissy says:

        That was allegedly in 2009.

      • Bucky says:

        Years ago. And it was more cheating and Kate being clingy, according to the tabs, than a real affair.

        When I read Lainey’s first hint the other day, about Chris falling for a woman “even thinner than Gwyneth,” I was like, “Eh, could be old Bosworth popping back up.” But then she called her a legit fashion girl, and I know Lainey side-eyes the shit out of Kate Bosworth, so then I figured it was Alexa. And then she just came out and said it.

    • Carolyn says:

      Neither can I. Maybe Chris got tired of not being allowed to eat McDonalds?

      If a couple is that unhappy that they want to divorce (especially if they have side-pieces) it’s better for the children that they’re not together.

  9. Theoriginalkitten says:

    Guess I’m the only one that doesn’t get the hype about this chick.

    • MonicaQ says:

      I didn’t even know who she was before this.

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      Me neither, her fame is a complete mysterium to me.

    • Delta Juliet says:

      Nope. I don’t get it either. I’m tired of the whole “famous for being famous” thing.

      • Chrissy says:

        I’m tired of it too. Being known for your boyfriends
        and wearing expensive clothing is not a valid
        accomplishment/career IMO!

    • Talie says:

      She just looks really malnourished to me…

    • Heather says:

      Me either! I am honestly shocked to read that anyone thinks she is pretty or that she is prettier than Gwyneth. I do not get why Chris would go from Gwyneth to this chick, she just screams “I’m stuck perpetually acting like a 19 year old wanna be who thinks she is cool and rock n’ roll.” Uhm, you’re 30…

      And I totally do not get why any man would be attracted to someone with so obvious an eating disorder. And everyone shades Gwyneth for her exercise and eating obsession should be shouting in the comments right now – because Chris is just trading one woman with body focus issues in for another one with much more SERIOUS body/eating issues.

      • bobbisue says:

        I followed her on Instagram and then she posted a picture where people just railed on her thinness and legs being sickly small. She was wearing like cut-off jean overall shorts or something which did sort of infantilize her. She was so upset at the backlash she deleted the picture and took a break after that. I felt bad for her but, I will say, after all the interviews I’ve read there’s not a lot going on there.

    • Anna says:

      I never got the hype/praise/worship either lol

  10. Lizzie says:

    Didn’t this Alexa Chung character date Ian Watkins for awhile? It’s a horrible thing to bring up, I know, but that’s the only thing I know about her.

    • Tatjana says:

      Wasn’t that Fearne Cotton?

    • Adrien says:

      Ian Watkins of Lostphropets or Ian H. Watkins of Steps? He he. I’m a fan of Steps when I was a kid, I can’t help it.

      • Lizzie says:

        I think it was Alexa Chung AND Fearne Cotton. I’m not holding it against her or anything, it’s just the only time I’ve heard of her.

        And Ian Watkins from lostprophets, I don’t even know what Steps is. I’m so out of the loop!

    • Mrs. Darcy says:

      Yes they both dated him, albeit briefly. Ian Watkins is a former rock star (of Lost Prophets) and HORRIFIC child molester. Ian H. Watkins is a former boybander (well U.K. band Steps also had girls, they had these weird mixed teenybopper bands here, before my time but still find it amusing) who had his name sullied/huge twitter abuse due to U.S. press when they misidentified him as the molester.

  11. paola says:

    I can’t stand women who pursue married men. It’s something I really despise and I always wish for karma to even things out.

    • Greata says:


    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      well she lost Alex Turner so karma was already working beforehand

    • Luca26 says:

      I’m not in support of affairs at all but why does the woman always get the blame? Chris Martin cheated before he was with her and so did Goop. No one in this situation was innocent or blameless and the marraige was open so though I don’t find her a paragon of virtue she didn’t wreck anything that wasn’t very broken. Everyone seems equally cr**py on this one.

      • paola says:

        I’m not saying he’s not a cheating scumbag but if this is true she always knew he was married. To me if somebody is married is absolutely off my dating list.

      • HH says:

        +1 to everything you said. Numerous sources say they were both allowed to play field and were definitely doing so.

      • Luca26 says:

        @Paola I agree and think most posters would never go with a married man. But I’m not quite sure what makes her any worse than Goop who by many reports was sleeping with married men also and openly having affairs. As was Chris. She was just the ‘hot potato’ so to speak who was there at the end of the marraige. Chris also might be sleeping with Kate Hudson.
        What I’m trying to say is pretty much everyone in this pile of mess is equally to blame and to single out Alexa seems a bit sexist.

      • paola says:

        i agree but since the post was talking about Alexa as the reason of the separation i was just concentrating on her! 🙂
        Kate Hudson with Chris Martin? wow that is really f-ked up!

      • FLORC says:

        Blame goes both ways. This thread is about her so she’s the topic at hand and gets more blame.

        Shame on Chris (and gwyneth) for steping outside their marriage. But bigger shame on Alexa for pursuing a married man or letting a married man pursue her.

        Wrote this before reading yours. +1 to you!

      • Luca26 says:

        @ Florc you had me until you said ‘bigger’ shame. I don’t get that. Chris &Goop made the vows and neither one was very interested in honoring them or even cared if the other stepped out. She isn’t innocent but it isn’t her responsibility to dictate a grown man’s actions. In this case she very clearly is just filling a slot that’s been occupied by others.

        I think we can agree to disagree on this one


      • mercy says:

        If the rumours are true, low grades for everyone involved.

      • FLORC says:

        We can agree to disagree, but let me give it 1 more shot.

        Chris may have felt he was caught in something and trying to escape. Or that his wife was drifting away and he needed to replace that void. Either way shame on him. Why I say bigger shame to Alexa is she knew he was married with young children. And she still pursued. She wasn’t trying to fill a void or feel less trapped. She wanted to sleep with a married man. The married party shouldn’t have strayed. The unmarried party doesn’t need to (what’s the word…) be so accepting/an accomplice? You know what I mean.

        Of course, this is all alleged at this point.

      • mena says:

        FLORC, I agree with you. Alexa may not have broken any vows, but hooking up with a man she knows is married man with kids clearly shows she doesn’t respect those vows anyway.

    • nicegirl says:

      ITA, I think going after married folks is out of line.

    • bobbisue says:

      Is the thinking “oh, they’re pursuing me so there are problems in the marriage so this is fine”? I don’t get it at all.
      My ex came sniffing back around years after we dated (me divorced–he “happily” married) insinuating, asking for risque photos, telling me his wife new the “S” in his tattoo was for me and I cut off all communication. My heart just broke for her and I don’t know her.

    • Vanessa says:

      I agree with you. But in this case, they may of had an open-marriage. Is it still wrong to go after a married person if their spouse is ok with seeing/sleeping with other people?

      • bobbisue says:

        That’s a good question but I don’t believe for a minute they started out having an open relationship. He was GAGA over her and seemed utterly in love like a puppy for years. They have may have relaxed the rules after things started to get more difficult. That said, 2 questions still remain with me…1) what is the allure for someone like Alexa to get caught up in the vicissitudes of an “open” marriage? And 2) the whole concept of an open marriage with two very high profile celebrities is dangerous as they’re going to be under a microscope. People are paying attention.

      • FLORC says:


        The open marriage rumor was early on with these 2, but disproven. And usually an open marriage has rules. Like you can’t just go and sleep with whoever. The other spouse has to ok it. This just seems less likely because they were still intimate during those rumors (baby#2).

  12. Greata says:

    Chris Martin always strikes me as being a bit too precious. Alexa is welcome to him.

    • whateveryouwantittobe says:

      Yeah, I agree about the precious thing. For some reason I have always remembered this interview he did on a late night TV show here in NZ right at the beginning of their popularity. The presenter said something like, “what do you think of starfuckers?”. Chris: “Umm, excuse me?”, “What do you think of starfuckers?”. And Chris pretty much flipped his hair and was all, oh my goodness would you use that language with the Queen Mother?

      It gave me the impression he had no sense of humour and was a bit hoity toity for a “rockstar”. Saying that, I’m sure he’s perfectly nice and it was a long time ago but it does make sense that he married goopy.

  13. Sarah says:

    so the proof is that a girlfiend of her made a joke thousands of other people did on that day?

  14. Sullivan says:

    Geez… get uncoupled first, consciously or unconsciously, then go on wholesome milkshake dates.

    This is not going to be a popular opinion, but I think Chris will end up missing GOOP and his family life with her.

    • Greata says:

      I sooo agree.

    • Suze says:

      I think he’ll definitely miss the family aspect of it. He wouldn’t be human if he didn’t.

      But – and this is the major cynic in me talking – he can recreate it easily. I think the odds are high that he’ll end up with a new, younger, skinny girlfriendwife (maybe Chung, or someone like her), have more kids, and live in London. Whenever his first family visits, we’ll be treated to articles proclaiming how easily and happily he blended his old life with the new.

      • starrywonder says:

        Yep. In this instance I do feel for Goop since she is 40 which in Hollyweird is too old to have a career unless you are a Meryl, Sandra, Kate, etc. She is not a name actress anymore since she gave up acting to be a mom and wife. There are no more Iron Man movies coming out just RDJ doing Avengers so if she’s lucky she will get to be in those here and there.

        Her finding that guy that will be on her level of fame right now I can’t think of any guy that is single that has her level of name fame….hmm. I bet if she does step out with someone it’s going to be non-actor but connected to showbiz type guy.

      • Eve says:

        I agree with Suze, he will miss being around his kids full time until his adjust like many parents going through a separation, but I too think he will be much happier when he meets someone that matches with his personality more and settles down in London and has new wife and more kids, just like Guy Ritchie.

        When Guy Ritchie was with Madonna he always looked miserable and serious, however, since he met his new wife and had a family with her he always looks happy and in love with them in pictures. Weren’t Madonna and Gwyneth friends for years and shared similar lifestyle and health believes?

      • Etheldreda says:


        ”In this instance I do feel for Goop since she is 40 which in Hollyweird is too old to have a career unless you are a Meryl, Sandra, Kate, etc.”

        Or Naomi, or Rachel, or Nicole….. Contrary to what is often said, there are quite a few 40-something actresses in Hollywood. I don’t see why Goop couldn’t have been one of them – she’s extremely well-connected and imho is actually quite talented – but she did drop the ball on her acting career when she got married. If she were prepared to change tack – maybe take on a few interesting ‘indie’ roles to get herself back into the swing of things and change her ‘it girl’ image – I don’t think she’d have trouble getting back into Hollywood.

      • starrywonder says:

        @Etheldreda agreed about if she took on some indie roles or something with some meat in it. I remember reading that Lainey said that she would have been the perfect person to play the Gone Girl role and after reading the book yeah she would have been. I think that she is focusing more on her Goop blog and all of that nonsense with her “supporting leading lady” career. Shame too.

      • Mrs. Darcy says:

        I think where Gwyneth is not top shelf in Hollywood, in her age group (and being only a few yrs younger this is so depressing to even discuss), she could bounce back to the near the top of the pile without too much hoopla. Are there some great 40something actresses? Sure, but many of them have f***ed their faces up almost beyond recognition. Nicole Kidman’s last few films have tanked, largely in my opinion because she can hardly move her face and her rubber lips are terrifying. No amount of talent can overcome botox overload. Gwyneth has kept her work subtle, she still looks mostly like we remember her. Who is her main comp for dramatic roles – Jennifer Connelly, amazing but tends to stick to uber dark dramas, Renee Z. perhaps though she has messed up her face too, Cameron D. MAYBE for mainstream – I would love to see these two duke it out for a rom com. Naomi Watts & Blanchett are what I see Gwyneth aiming/associating herself with in her mind, she might have to aim lower to start though.
        Or you know she could just do a juice cleanse and get even skinnier and start a fashion line or something. The world is her oyster really, why do I care?!

    • Juliette says:

      I think he’s always been vaguely bitter in his personality, and without Goop and the family, he will be more openly antagonistic and sour.

    • Delta Juliet says:

      They usually do!

    • Heather says:

      Definitely agree!

    • FLORC says:

      Yes he will. You can’t just cut ties with someone you’ve spent years with and built a family with.

      If anything he’ll miss it so bad he’ll try to replace her with randoms and maybe even try to settle down with them. He’ll just be filling a void initially with women who are using him for association *coughchung*.

    • mena says:

      Aww, I feel like a black-hearted cynic here, but part of me thinks Chris might miss being able to blame Gwyneth for everything.

      When they were married, the media seemed to portray Chris as the poor put-upon guy, married to a control freak snob. Between the two, Gwyneth was more likely to be made to look bad. Now that Chris is single, can’t really play that angle anymore.

      They did have a cute little family, though.

    • gogoGorilla says:

      Eh, I don’t know. Perhaps it’s not a popular opinion, but marriages are not always happy and the people who leave them are not always sad to say good-bye. I’m sure he’ll miss his kids, but doesn’t he tour some large part of the year anyway? So perhaps not too much will change on that score.

    • Emily C. says:

      What family life? The part where she was cheating on him at least as much as he was cheating on her? The part where she’s the kind of woman who cuts in front of a schoolbus while riding a moped with her daughter? The part where his wife’s either exercising or “cleansing”? Or maybe the part where she’s the kind of woman to uproot her kids after 10 years because she wants a bigger divorce settlement?

      • FLORC says:

        That’s a lot of assumptions. She does all those things, but all the time? No. She has been seen at family outings with her kids. She is a mother. Ignoring facts and altering truth does make for better gossip though.

    • Carolyn says:

      I don’t think he’ll miss GOOP. He’ll find a new woman and life after G will be just fine. They weren’t soulmates. Most open marriages implode eventually anyway.

      • Lauren says:

        My brother has an open marriage, and I recently was notified that he has a seven year old son with a fling he has long forgotten. The fling came to my workplace and told me. I was so upset that I started crying at work. I feel so badly for this child that my brother has discarded. Open marriages do not work and cause irreparable damage to everyone -including the children. Gwyneth is offensive and snooty, but she is very talented. Alexa is a so called It Girl….Obsurd.

      • FLORC says:

        That’s awful Lauren. Although she shouldn’t have come to your place of business.
        Open relationships in general never really work out imo. There might be a rare case where it does, but that’s 1 in a million.

  15. eliza says:

    I may not be a fan of Paltrow’s but I sure have no respect for women or men who cheat or the people who knowingly involve themselves with others when they are married.

    Maybe their marriage was over, maybe it wasn’t. It is still sleazy and makes no hero of Chung in my eyes.

    Could never stand her when she was on MTV some years back.

    • starrywonder says:

      Oh I think Alexa sucks to be sure but from all of the Lainey hints Goop and Chris had an open marriage. Going back to the archives when that bust up with Goop and Kate Botsworth happened she hinted that it’s not the first or last time but it was the first with a non-civilian (i.e. regular not actress) which was what ticked Goop off and had Kate cut off from everyone after that. Frankly I can’t muster sympathy for Goop in this since she apparently has been cheating just as long as Chris has but had better sense to not be out in the open about it.

      I really wish Madonna would go there about why she and Goop and Tracey do not associate anymore. Dang you VF you should have went for her!

      • eliza says:

        Well I am commenting based on this particular story. I don’t know about the stories from Lainey as I do not read the site.

        I am not a Paltrow fan but I think even less of Chung.

      • Andrea says:

        Goop seems too uptight for open marriage, but maybe I am TOTALLY wrong.

      • starrywonder says:

        It’s fine just since the article referenced Lainey and her blinds I brought them up. Not saying that cheating is fine but to me I don’t get why either one of them married if they were going to go the “open” marriage route. It’s dumb.

  16. Karen says:

    I heard Alexa’s book was awful, I’ve watched a few interviews of hers and she’s kinda charming. Eh, I can’t decide if I like her or not.

    But I don’t like Chris, that’s for sure. Everyone hates on Gwyneth but he doesn’t seem like a prize to me either. The girl should go for someone else, who needs all that baggage?

  17. Sisi says:

    is she the woman who covers red carpet events while acting completely bored?

  18. Ag says:

    my first reaction was “who?” and then i read “For those who don’t know, Alexa is a British Fashion Girl/rock star girlfriend and sometime fashion/pop-culture journalist.” haha. thanks!

    • blue marie says:

      that sounds like a fancy way of saying groupie.

      • Juliette says:

        Ahem, we prefer the term Band-Aid.

        Kidding, she’s a groupie. And Chris probably need to be doted on like that, with his “artistic temperament,” he definitely requires a lot of attention.

  19. blue marie says:

    I don’t get Alexa Chung, what does she do?

  20. Juliette says:

    I saw Alexa Chung in the East Village last year. She’s SCARY thin in person. I think she’s one of those girls who photographs well in clothes because of how thin she is, but to see her in person is jarring. I’m really not trying to body shame, and I have no problem with thin women, but Alexa’s thinness was the first thing I noticed. BEFORE I realized who she was. Like, I saw these legs – the legs of a person who had been deprived of food for years – and then I realized she was carrying a very expensive purse, and then I looked at her face and realized who she was. I will say, she was laughing with her friends and seemed to be quite goofy. I could see Chris Martin finding her goofy attitude quite appealing after being with someone as composed/repressed as Gwyneth.

    But Lauren Santo Domingo can suck it. She’s as anorexic as they come, trying to shade anyone for eating healthy when you are a walking advertisement for bulimia.

    • Alexis says:

      Just googled Lauren…whoa. Goop looks healthy compared to her.

    • Talie says:

      LSD is a trip — totally has a new life thanks to her husband’s family’s money. That woman lives the life.

    • Anna says:

      I don’t think it was “shade” for eating healthy, I think it was more about him doing whatever he wants even if it’s completely against what she likes…
      and also to show that while Goop is so heartbroken Chris doesn’t care..

      • Hannah says:

        @ Anna. Massive fail on her part though. Chris is actually the ” stuck up” vegetarian. Gwyneth eats meat. She just gets into all these diets and looking at Lauren Santa Domingo she clearly diets hardcore.

    • I googled LSD too. Her unusual face reminds me of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, but she is so, so thin in some of those pics. I cringe when I see some of these women in magazines; I cannot imagine what they must look like in real life. So unhealthy. And yeah, after seeing those pics, I find her tweet pretty ironic.

    • Becks says:

      Juliette, I have seen Gwyneth in person and she is also sooo skinny. I saw her in Malibu and even in her white jeans she looked freakishly skinny and tall! So, Chris definitely has a type!

  21. Granger says:

    Uh… yeah, that tweet from Alexa’s friend speaks volumes to me. Amazingly catty.

  22. Hannah says:

    Alexa is Alex turner of artic monkeys ex gf . Chris is also rumoured to have had an affair with Kate Hudson engaged to muse matt Bellamy.
    Is he going after the wives and ex’es of the competition?

  23. Alexis says:

    All these people in this scenario bug me #teamnobody

    I remember a few years ago when they tried to make Alexa happen here in the states. She had a very short-lived talk show on MTV. She was kind of likeable, but I couldn’t get past how annoying her voice is. Usually British accents are charming, but hers is abrasive and scratchy. I also find her “beauty” and style over-hyped.

    • Luca26 says:

      I too am #teamnobody

      They are all crappy. Goop was just a bit more stealth in keeping her affairs under wraps but she was messing with married men so she’s no victim.

    • mercy says:


    • bobbisue says:

      Love this comment. #teamnobody

      She’s a walking close hanger but she’s no Oxford grad. There are so many astonishingly beautiful, witty, educated Brits & she’s not one of them…try hard. Down grade

  24. Sixer says:

    Ok. Genuine question. I’ve read the extract but not the main article (I do try to avoid giving traffic to the Fail, thank you) – where are the British-y euphemisms? Am I so British that I can’t spot them?!

    • bobbisue says:

      I agree with you. DM had an article the other day using the word “noughties.” I had to look it up! And I grew up with a British dad in an English Commonwealth. There was nothing here that stumped me.

    • frisbeejada says:

      Nope, I couldn’t spot them either and was disappointed – I was quite looking forward to them!

  25. Hautie says:

    Gosh, I can recall when Brad Pitt dumped Gwyneth for cheating on him. And they were engaged at the time, too.

    Then Affleck couldn’t get rid of her. So I always saw that as karma pay back, for Affleck, for messing around with Goop… while Pitt was engaged to her. Yet, in the reality of it all… they both dodged a big ass bullet.

    It seems that she likes to wonder a bit… doesn’t she. So maybe Karma has come to visit her finally, if you think about. Now all her business is all over the tabloids. Her husbands jump-off has been named. And she hightailed it out of the country till it settles down.

    • starrywonder says:

      Yeah I remember when that happened too. I remember thinking she was a moron for cheating on Pitt with Affleck. Brad was devastated for a while over there. I remember thinking how happy I was he got with JA since he seemed happy again.

      • Luce says:

        I think it was Viggo Mortensen that she cheated on Brad Pitt with, not Ben Affleck. It was when she was shooting A Perfect Murder.

    • mercy says:

      Can you imagine if the Internet was around in a big way back then?

      • M.A.F. says:

        The internet was around, it just wasn’t like it is now.

        I knew she cheated on Pitt but I didn’t know it was with Affleck.

  26. bettyrose says:

    Is he straight? I ask because after marriage hell to an uptight bitch a lot of men would rebound with someone boisterous and full of life. His interest in rigid women just seems off to me. Now, choosing supermodels as your beards is just a page from the Hollywood playbook.

    • Hannah says:

      I think he is straight. But Alexa is just a younger version of goop. Painfully thin, obsessed with her looks,vain and preoccupied with collecting cool friends.
      At least goop had ( has?) a legit acting career.

  27. Murphy says:

    No the other woman was Gwyneth’s GIANT HEAD.

  28. HoustonGrl says:

    Affairs are bad, and while I do think some people are serial cheaters, in this case I think it was more of a “the marriage was already broken” type situation. Still, it’s wrong. I remember being so heartbroken about an imminent break up that I started dating someone throughout those blurred lines (before the official break-up, but after a separation). As you might guess, it all came crashing down around me!

  29. Nina says:

    I normally abhor women who have affairs with married men, but something about this doesn’t bug me too much. It seems that they both were out and about. I looked up some of this Alexa woman’s videos and she’s way too skinny and probably just as self absrbed as the goop, but i like her casual attitude and she has a charming funny way.

  30. Calcifer says:

    I do feel a bit for Gwyneth now. No matter how much a relationship isn’t working, in my experience it is very painful when a partner really falls in love with someone else. And Alexa may be a bit too skinny, she is very elegant and seems nice and relaxed as well… I would really mind if I were Goop.

  31. Marny says:

    Chris Martin is a vegetarian. Gwyneth paltrow is not. I don’t understand why people seem to pity him so much for having to put up with her diet choices. They both seem to be very conscious eaters.

  32. Marny says:

    And like Lauren Santo Domingo has ever had a cheeseburger & fries in her life! I think people who delight in other peoples pain are a$$holes.

    • eliza says:

      Exactly. The comment was immature and ridiculous for a Vogue editor to be making. Has she nothing better to do or is trolling her thing?

    • stinky says:

      (but now im checking myself)
      (cuz i AM a celebrity news junkie!)

  33. QQ says:

    LOL The Plot thickens… But not in a juicy way, more like …cooking Oatmeal?

  34. TG says:

    ‘Chris Martin is eating a bacon cheeseburger right now. With fries.’ Lauren Santo Domingo is my favorite person now. Please tell me she didn’t delete it afterwards. I can’t wait until Chris gives those kids a candy bar or fries and watch Goopy lose her sh*t. I like Alexa Chung. Will be interesting to see if they get together.

    • serena says:

      I’m with you. I would go insane if I’d have to eat super ‘healty’ Goop-style, so I can only imagine Chris enjoying the hell out of his french fries ‘In your face Gwyneth- mode’! I’m lolling at Lauren’s tweet right now.

    • mercy says:

      Somewhere Lauren and Alexa are feasting on their usual diet of coffee and cigarettes.

      • TG says:

        @Mercy – You are probably so right, but that Instagram comment was too funny. Also, dating someone who is skinny and may or may not eat much is different than dating someone who obsesses about thinness and their relationship to food 24/7 and constantly finding yet a new fad way of eating. That can be exhausting and sick. I wouldn’t find anyone attractive if I had to be around that all the time.

      • Leah says:

        Alexa is not naturally that skinny. She used to be much prettier when she dated Alex Turner. The last few years she doesn’t look very good because of the extreme weightloss. And the idea that Chris would want to eat cheeseburgers is hilarious. Gwyneth is more likely to do that. Chris is a very outspoken vegetarian. Quite preachy about it actually.

    • Violet says:

      Yep, I like LSD a lot. At least she is very involved with a great number of charities while running a successful fashion bussiness and does not make idiotic statements like Goop. And she is thin, but not looks malnourished like some other people are making her to be.

  35. serena says:

    So what? At least she isn’t the old same 20-something blonde girl. They’re both in their 30s so that’s fine. Also I bet she’s more fun than Goop -anyone is-.

    Good for him.

  36. SayWhat? says:

    Okay, I looked up Alexa Chung and I just don’t get it. She’s just okay looking, nothing special, really. Why all the hype about her?

  37. Liberty says:

    Alexa on BBC Breakfast in 2013 discussing her life as a “muse” with the hosts. Also, dating, and how the ones she dates are “boys” not “men.”


    ….and her way of presenting and work:


  38. ojulia123 says:

    Alexa drinks milkshakes!! Can you imagine how exotic that must seem to Chris? Girl does dairy. Wow. Dairy is for peasants, amiright, Goop?

    • mercy says:

      She doesn’t look like she indulges very often, tbh. I’m picturing some green healthy thing (followed by a cigarette, of course.)

    • anon33 says:

      If that woman ever drinks a milkshake, I’d imagine she pukes it right back up afterwards. Chick is WAY skinny to be drinking milkshakes on the regular…

  39. MSat says:

    She’s a boring, Elizabeth Hurley wanna-be; he’s a boring, Thom Yorke wanna-be. Kind of made for each other.

  40. Talie says:

    Lainey just confirmed it was Alexa. Wow.

    • magpie says:

      Yeah, Lainey is having a field day with this one and was quicker on the gun than anyone else.

      But always question gossip…is Lainey somehow protecting her G? She’s going a lot heavier on his indiscretions than hers.

      I so hope VF runs the juicy stuff now.

    • starrywonder says:

      Dang she did! I am going over to Lainey right now!

    • Artemis says:

      I think it’s interesting that Lainey is so crazy (more than usual, she’s going after Martin) about this split when the last year or two she has been saying over and over again how ‘fine’ they are. How there were a few bumps down the road (I suspect cheating + boredom) but that they are good now and that divorce is not what people like Goop do. The elite suck it up basically. Now she’s coming out with all these blinds and gossip smh, she knew next to nothing. I think her sources came clean after that VF disaster but it makes her look stupid too because clearly all those ‘fine’ years were a lie and she didn’t know until the cracks really started to show with Graydon Carter.

  41. minime says:

    hmm…she always comes across like a total bitch, so maybe he found the familiarity appealing?
    I would also have my serious doubts that this chick eats burgers frequently…”known for being thin, being fashion forward and for who she dates”. This is an accomplished lady indeed 😉 certainly easier to deal for his ego.

  42. mkyarwood says:

    He sure likes ’em bony.

  43. JudyK says:

    The ONLY time I ever found GOOP attractive was in the thriller she did w/ Michael Douglas (sorry, can’t remember the title).

    GOOP is all the same color–so blah to me, but I realize attractiveness is in the eye of the beholder, and in the Eye of this Beholder, Alexa Chung is LITERALLY drop-dead gorgeous.

    And I might be slightly swayed by the fact that I simply cannot stand the self-entitled Princess GOOP…she turns my stomach.

  44. Hannah says:

    Not a Gwyneth fan at all but I don’t get all these jokes about CM enjoying junk food now they’ve split – he is actually worse than her when it comes to all that stuff.

    Also I totally guessed it would have to be Alexa as she is skinniest girl about.

  45. The Original Mia says:

    If Goop was cheating and Chris was cheating as well what’s the huge deal? It’s been obvious they were over each other for the last year. This conscious uncoupling sounds like it was for the best. Chris can eat a burger and Goop can continue to be the pretentious twit she’s always been.

  46. Londerland says:

    Chris Martin and Alexa Chung?! Wow. That’s like oatmeal meets wallpaper paste. The beigest couple in the world. A beige black hole of blah.

    • Chloe says:

      Yeah it’s all very blah. Chris for all his worthy issues and intelligent image chooses really superficial women. But I guess alexa is non offensive and bland perfect for insecure musician types. Girl has major body issues though. She has become a stick figure in recent years, literally worryingly so.

  47. Trisha says:

    Chris Martin needs a real woman look at Brad Pitt finally found a doll with brains who is not always thinking about her looks!

  48. lunchcoma says:

    I’m not getting the “…her? Really?”

    Chris married Gwyneth Paltrow, who is annoying and pretentious and not as smart as she thinks she is. He’s been linked to Kate Hudson and Kate Bosworth, who both have some of those same traits.

    Why is it surprising that the next woman he’s involved with isn’t all that interesting, either?

    • SayWhat? says:

      “Not all that interesting” seems like a spicy way to describe her. She makes the rest look like Indiana Jones and the Avengers.

      That said, he isn’t all that exciting, either, so they could be well-suited.

  49. Violet says:

    Well I think she is a downgrade and I don’t even like Goop. But I think this is his type, superficial woman with little substance.

  50. moo says:

    I don’t find Alexa all that pretty. I also don’t know much about her!

  51. moo says:

    Ok I looked her up on YouTube. She definitely looks better on video and prob in person, too. She just looks more harsh in photos. Still too skinny though. She needs to get up to slim.

  52. Sorella says:

    Oh I’d rather the gossip be about him and Kate Hudson…I smell something fishy there too…and being she’s GP’s friend, it would make for better gossip…lol, I know mean…but this ALexa story is not interesting, on this side of the pond…probably bigger news in England…

  53. MeganDraper says:

    I was always like, who is Alexa Chung? Well to me, she was the final straw that broke up their marriage. I still don’t know what she does. Fashion??? Maybe in England, not the US.

  54. JaneS says:

    If true, he traded one pretentious nitwit for another. He clearly has a type lol.

    Pretentious and Whimsical (capital ‘W’ intended)? Line up here please. Mr Martin will be with you in just a moment. Maxi dresses, large brimmed hats and wavy beach curls… consider yourselves in.

  55. Moi says:

    Wasn’t Chris the vegan and teetotaler in the relationship? If he is eating that, he’s trying to be something he hasn’t been all these years? I.e., eating meat, drinking alcohol, not being married to Gwyneth. Wow but this girl and her friends must really dislike GP. I’m sensing midlife crisis tho on Chris’s part if this article is true.

  56. Mab says:

    All I know is I want that coat.

  57. clare du lune says:

    I have zero sympathy for Goop, feel bad for the kids(apple and orange-perfect!). I am not familiar with Alexa Chung but she is much prettier than Goop. I have always wondered why peep rave about Goop’s looks-to me she is just one more skinny bleached blonde with a meh face. Sometimes she looks better with stronger makeup but honestly….she is no beauty. At the end of the day it is her pretentious “better than you” vibe that sticks in my craw.

    As for any “man-stealing” that may or may not have gone on……I simply don’t give a rat’s a$$.

  58. Kori says:

    Just out of curiosity I googled and Lauren SD is married to either the uncle or brother of Tatiana SD, daughter in law of princess Caroline of Monaco.

  59. Camille (The Original) says:

    Well she’s gorgeous and to me Chris and Alexa make much, much more sense as a couple than him and GOOP EVER did. JMO

  60. Tarley says:

    Chris Martin is a 37 year old who never grew out of his uni / student days if you ask me, Alexa looks like ANY Uni girl on her day off.
    Perfect for each other.

  61. InvaderTak says:

    He looks like House: The Resident Years.

  62. truthful says:

    Even though Goop irks me to NO end, I do not think he traded up or upgraded in the least bit.

    I have never gotten the public’s interest in Alexa, I remember asking “who is she?” and “what does she do?” she seems attention whorey for no reason–there are so many of them out there.

    She is not that attractive to me, average brunette w/tricky eyes–shrug

    I am all for Chris eating a good cheeseburger though.

  63. Dalovelee says:

    This Alexa fashionista IT GIRL reminds me of Sienna Miller.
    All women who are not the wives are exciting to married men. Remember that ladies if you ever marry and your husband’s eye start to wander.
    Gwyneth devotes as much time to being stylish as she does to being a mom and career woman. Is she a snob. Yes! But no one is going to convince me this new lady is not one either. He’s a man and he’s excited because she’s new.

  64. Cotton Candy says:

    Men and women in committed relationships may have wandering eyes but it is up to them to keep their pants zipped.

  65. boo says:

    Does anyone remember when Goop called out Madonna when she divorced her husband Guy Richie? So, now the foot is on the other foot my dear, what now? Karma is a bitch.

  66. Anon says:

    David Beckham must have a thing for skinny, fashion conscious women too…