Gwyneth Paltrow’s mom thinks Goop should have stayed & worked it out with Chris


Have you read this week’s Goop-letter? It’s called “One Bird, Three Meals,” which sounds like p0rn, but she’s just talking about chicken. Anyway, Gwyneth Paltrow did a postscript: “CM and I in deep gratitude for the support of so many.” I would imagine that only Gwyneth’s A-list friends are supporting her, and even then… it’s questionable. We might be surprised by how many people come down on Team Alexa Chung. Anyway, there are some assorted pieces of news/gossip from the past few days, so let’s get to it:

*According to the UK gossips, Gwyneth is “ready to have another boyfriend… She’s very much about having fun.” Methinks she’s already had several boyfriends while still married, but sure, for argument’s sake, let’s say that she’s “ready” to have an official boyfriend. I think she’s going to wait a bit. I really do. Even though we all know that her marriage has been bad for a while, Gwyneth probably thinks it’s terribly gauche not to “mourn” the marriage for a certain amount of time.

*Page Six says that Gwyneth and Chris plan to live in separate wings of the same Malibu mansion while they are consciously uncoupling. A source says: “The place actually includes two totally separate living spaces under one roof so Paltrow and Martin can live together – apart – during their divorce.” That will last about a month… and then he’ll probably move out, I would think.

*Us Weekly says that Blythe Danner, Goop’s mom, was and is very fond of Chris and she doesn’t know why her insufferable daughter has to get a divorce. A source tells Us Weekly that Blythe is “really upset. She loves Chris. She begged Gwyneth not to end it, that he’s a good man. But Gwyneth had to do what she felt was best.”

Last thing: I’ve seen some sites trying to guesstimate as to Chris and Gwyneth’s net worth and how they’ll split their assets. I would think that they probably didn’t have a pre-nup (so gauche), and I’m assuming Gwyneth will file for divorce in California. I’ve been thinking for a while now that most of Gwyneth and Chris’s assets are tied up in real estate, from London to the Hamptons to Manhattan to two properties in California. Gwyneth will likely keep the New York properties (the apartment was hers to begin with) and…? Beyond that, I have no idea. Will Chris live in that gauche London mansion all by himself?



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  1. Sullivan says:

    They probably will have a reasonably amicable divorce. It seems both of them were ready to let go.

    If you held a gun to my head and made me pick a team, I’d pick Team Apple & Moses.

    • chaser says:


      • Sammy says:

        The daily star is reporting that Chris is threatening to sue Us magazine because they will reveal on Wednesday that he had an affair with an A list actress in their circle. Kate Hudson?

      • mimifarrow says:

        I could be totally wrong, but I’m not buying the Kate rumors. This sounds douchey as hell (and I’ve mentioned it on previous Kate threads), but I’ve got insider access and haven’t heard anything that supports she was hooking up with Chris.

        Also, that header photo is everything.

      • Liv says:

        @mimifarrow, do tell! 🙂 You have access to Kate’s camp, not Gwyneth’s, right?

      • mimifarrow says:

        @Liv, yep Kate’s and that’s all I can write without exposing my source (that I think I’ve exposed before in a waaaaay back thread, oops). Usually I hear immediately when sh-t’s about to go down. 😀

      • Liv says:

        Haha, I can understand that. So hopefully you’re around in the next threads about Kate! 😉

      • JWQ says:

        In what World Kate Hudson is an A-lister?

      • Dommy Dearest says:

        I loved Kate in How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days. That movie I can still watch and laugh. I read a blind that was revealed to be about Kate and Chris. How she had her eyes set on her next rocker baby daddy. I didn’t buy it, she doesn’t seem like the person to jump all in that mess.

  2. The Original G says:

    Remember after the Met Ball when Goop was dissing how boring the event was? It seemed a bit unprovoked. In hind site, was that her way of dissing Alexa and the fashion world Chris was becoming exposed to through his infatuation with with her? I thought it odd he would attend the Met Ball, when he rarely seemed to attend any events with her?

    • mia girl says:

      Interesting point, especially since Anna Wintour once called Alexa Chung a “phenomenon” and they have shared plenty of runway front rows together. It did seem odd Goop would diss Wintour, but this actually makes sense.

      And maybe the Vanity Fair piece had the goods on Martin more so than Goop. Seems like he and Chung were a pretty open secret in those circles.

      • Liv says:

        I believe they both were involved with other people. But I assume Gwyneth will wait before she publicly steps out with another man until Chris is seen with someone, so that the public can’t blame her for their separation.

      • janie says:

        Does it really matter if he’s seeing someone? Looks like Gwen crossed that line a few times in the marriage. Who cares? Gwen’s no fool, she’s living in LA to get as much as she can in a settlement. This is probably the best thing for this whole family.

    • Bridget says:

      There’s no way that Alexa Chung > Goop in thr fashion world. Goop may be insufferable, but she’s had incredibly longstanding relationships with some of the most major designers out there. Goop has better fashion access than Alexa Chung will ever have (and lets get real, all Chung will wear is some old lady dress anyhow).

      The passive aggressive stuff about the Met Ball is weird, but I thought it was because of the lame theme last year, and the fact that it wasn’t the greatest guest list.

  3. poppy says:

    she owned the townhouse in the west village, then sold it after they were married -then bought the chichi tribeca loft together?
    i think the 2 LA homes were for her, for the divorce, he had no intention of ever living there.

  4. NewWester says:

    The more I read about Gwyneth and Chris getting a divorce I have a difficult time believing it will be that simple and “friendly”. If they have no prenup, this divorce will get nasty quickly once one of them finds out how much they will have to hand over.

    • Sammy says:

      What’s interesting is that this marriage was over since last August but GP pushed to work it out until after their 10 year wedding anniversary while also deciding to move back to Cali. I think as amicable as it is now GP loves being wealthy and will ask for a 50/50. He definitely made the bulk of the money these past few years.

      • Steef says:

        I’m not sure that it is necessarily true that CM made the lion’s share of the dosh. I read (now don’t ask me where) that they are worth about $140M each. So maybe they will just draw a line down the middle.

  5. Alexandra says:

    “It’s called “One Bird, Three Meals,” which sounds like p0rn”


  6. Kiddo says:

    If it’s true that her mother leaked her disapproval of the conscious uncoupling, that’s crappy, and a window into the genesis of Gwyneth’s insecurities, IMO.

    • Sullivan says:


    • CC says:

      +1 I’d be pissed if my mom publicly sided with my ex or made me seem like the “unreasonable” one.

      She may say her peace in private, but these aren’t private persons, Her mom should have kept her mouth shut.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I agree. I was so scared to tell my parents about my divorce, because they are very traditional. They never questioned my decision for one minute and supported me 100%. It meant so much to me, and I needed it. Had my mother sided with my ex, it would have really, really hurt.

      • Birdix says:

        The opposite happened to a friend –her parents, also traditional, decided the divorce must have been for her lack of trying or some other willful failure on her part. It was so damaging to her to feel unsupported and underestimated, and caused a lasting rift. Who knows what the dynamic is between goop and Blythe, but remember her calling her grandmother a c u next Tuesday after trying to poison her relationship with her mother? Hopefully this is a misinterpretation of Blythe wishing that her daughter wouldn’t have to go through something as painful as a divorce.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        So sorry for your friend. You already feel vulnerable, like you failed, and it would hurt so much to have people you loved question your decision as if you would just do something like that lightly. I hope she’s ok now, in spite of her disappointing parents.

    • Lori says:

      Or she got her mom to plant that info so people won’t think G was left for a younger, thinner woman.

      • Rachel says:

        Brilliant Lori. I don’t think Blythe would do that– but I bet GP’s camp would leak that Blythe did say that to make it appear that G had the upper hand when she did not….

    • JennaR says:

      I kind of doubt that her mother purposefully put out negative information about her. A big part of Gwyneth’s sense of entitlement comes from her parents. From their interviews, it basically seems like they convinced her that she poops gold!

    • mercy says:

      I can believe it. Her mother stayed with her father despite his philandering. Who leaked the info to Us is another story. I don’t believe that’s Blythe’s style. And I would think she is happy have her grandkids closer.

    • Delta Juliet says:

      When I left my husband (8 years ago) my parents were initially very supportive. But after 6 months of him begging them to help us get back together they really put on the pressure to get back together and made my living situation extremely uncomfortable. As a result and feeling I had no other options, I moved back in with our then-2 year old son. My husband is an emotional and verbal abuser and let me tell you, it’s hard to leave once. It’s even harder to leave again when you feel you have no support. Getting back together with him is the biggest regret of my life.
      I can’t stand G but it must really suck if this is true. If you aren’t married to the person, if you don’t live with them, you don’t know.

  7. d b says:

    I kind of agree with Blythe — they already lead separate lives, get along well enough. Unless one of them plans to remarry, why divorce now? (rhetorical question. It’s so GP doesn’t have to keep up the pretence of being together. As though anyone cares about appearances but her)

    • Gen says:

      Maybe it’s so he doesn’t have to put-up with the pretense of them still being together. Maybe he’s ready to move-on and not have to worry about being publicly linked to someone else? Just saying.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I’m not sure I agree about staying together if you’re unhappy and don’t think you will ever have the bond needed for a good marriage. I think that would be very lonely. One of the greatest gifts my parents gave me was their own very equal and loving marriage. I always knew how deeply they loved each other. I think it would be sad for both parents and the children to stay married to someone who no longer loved you just to avoid the truth. Kids are smarter than you think and they pick up on a lot.

      • db says:

        Oh I’m not suggesting they pretend for the sake of the children at all — it’s just that if GP and CM are getting along reasonably well, are already leading separate lives, I don’t see any need to *rush* to divorce. They can just remain separated. That’s not as uncommon as one might think, and there can even be things to recommend that approach — at least until one or the other party wants/needs a divorce. Just my opinion 🙂

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Ok, it wouldn’t work for me, but to each their own.

    • magpie says:

      Yeah they were already living seperately under the same roof, doesn’t sound like much of a change except now they can be out in the open with others. I think he has a gf (maybe Chung) who was tired of the situation.

  8. The Original G says:

    It’s so much easier for peasants to get divorced. They hardly have enough assets to merit arguing over when the split.

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      LOL! Perfect imitation. (And I honestly think it’s possible she might eventually say something like this, too…)

    • Delta Juliet says:

      Yeah, in my case, we would be arguing over debts lol

  9. Roberta says:

    I’ve walked past “that gauche London mansion” several times, it looks like Fort Knox. I understand why they added the secure gate etc., but I don’t understand why they bought a property opening onto the street. Unless it’s to do with the school nearby of course.

    • Bucky says:

      Yeah, my friend’s parents live right around the corner from Chez Paltrow-Martin, and it’s not the kind of neighborhood where you put up something big and conspicuous.

  10. dread pirate cuervo says:

    I don’t think Goop is ready to have an official boyfriend. I think she’ll wait at least a year, maybe two. Future boyfriend will be a billionaire, not a celebrity. I don’t think she’s all about “having fun” right now & I’d guess she’s more upset by the split than he is. She wants to win the good PR in the divorce (which I think she is). I’ve never had much of an opinion on Chris Martin, but now I think he’s a douche. I think Alexa Chung is a starf*cker & nothing more. & if it comes out that Kate Hudson was banging Martin, I think Kate’s career is over.

    • Jaded says:

      Agree – and Kate’s career has been over for some time – she “rom-commed” everyone to death.

      • The Original G says:

        Kate’s career isn’t over because she banged CM. It’s over because she’s aging out of her rom-com niche without the talent to bet out more substantial actresses in better parts/films.

    • Stormsmama says:

      Thank you Dread Pirate. !!!

      I am sad that people hate G enough to actually be team Alexa. serious? Even if you hate G Alexa is a starfucker with a married man. And he’s a married father of 2 kids under age 10. Wtf????

      Also if Kate H was ducking CM then I will no longer love her. Goldie she is not.

      • Tania says:

        In retrospect I think that those photos in People last weekend of Kate with Matt and her kid were there in anticipation of this break up. She knew it was going down and was trying to preventatively save face. What? Me? No I’m a Mom!

      • ol cranky says:

        If they’ve been privately separated for a year (and privately probably so Paltrow could keep up her façade of regal perfection) and Martin’s relationship with Chung didn’t start until they agreed to start consciously uncoupling, there is no reason to have a problem with Chung getting involved with Martin. It basically sounds like they agreed they were not a couple except for appearances sake and that Martin decided it was time to completely end the relationship because he had moved on. Unless you and your partner are working on trying to save your marriage during your trial separation, the point to separating is deciding whether you want to stay in the relationship or if you want to move on.

      • Anne says:

        I am not Gwyneth fan. I find her comments regarding working moms absolutely out of place and reality. But I would never prize the third party involved (let’s say Alexa Chung) just because I dislike the wronged party.

        You don’t mess up with a married man. It’s just wrong. CM is a douche so is Alexa.

      • Eh–I think both of them are idiots. But I can’t feel any sympathy for Gwyneth, if the reason that she got mad at CM for screwing around with Kate Bosworth was because the Bos is in the public eye–he was cheating anyway–and so was she. I guess she could be mad that he reneged on their agreement—if they even had a ‘no public girlfriend/boyfriend’ agreement–but still…in the long run, she’s mad because he’s embarrassing her (even though the same thing would’ve happened with a nobody), not because he’s actually with someone else.

        I don’t know why two people would get married if they just want side pieces…..I guess we know that Goop really IS royalty….at least she got hers while she was at it.

    • nobody says:

      I don’t think CM is the only guilty party here. See the blind items that are revealed about this couple. Goop has cheated on CM for a very long time (that’s also the reason why she was mad at VF and thrying to boycot them). I think it’s only fair that CM has extramarital relationships too!

      • MCraw says:

        There’s something really wrong about this kind of thinking.

        And the ones up thread saying so what if he was w Alexa, they were separated, she cheated too, etc. Separated does not mean broken up or divorced. If one party did something wrong and the other party starts in on it too, that doesn’t make it right or fair. It’s just gross behavior on both parts.

    • Emily C. says:

      I don’t think she’s “winning” the divorce at all. She’s been cheating with at least one married man. The ex-wife (not ex when Goop cheated with the guy) of one of them hasn’t been seen or heard from in a very long time.

  11. Miss M says:

    I feel for Apple and Moses.

    I am a Goop apologist and I do think she tried to work things out (cheating on both sides and all). Her behavior in the past year shows a woman who is trying to get attention. CM may be a good person, but I wonder why he was always cold to her in public. He seemed super uptight about things.

    I also think she deserves half of their assets because she practically stopped her career to dedicate herself to the family.

    I can’t even start with this Alexa Chung chick. I can’t stand women who get involved with married men (even if the marriage is failing), especially there are children involved.

    ps: I am sound a bit vapid now, but what shocks me is pretty women falling for CM.

    • Hazel says:

      If the old rumours are correct, back in the day Gwyneth was involved with Viggo Mortensen and John Hannah who were both married. It just sounds like karma to me.

      As for CM, I’ve seen him live and he’s surprisingly charismatic, even sexy on stage.

      • mimifarrow says:

        The Viggo rumor hurts me on a very deep level. Bad, bad Viggo. 😉

      • Em says:

        I have seen him on stage too. I don’t find him sexy at all. I suspect people find his talent and power sexy. The guy couldn’t get a gf before his band blew up. GB is the hot one in Coldplay and cm is not ageing well. Viggo was not married when they shot that movie. Don’t know about Hannah he isn’t very famous. I think the whole point is getting involved with any man or woman with young children is a bad idea. Also if cm cheats on gp who is to say he won’t cheat on Chung? He sounds like he has had numerous women during the marriage.

      • LadyZenArcher says:

        I don’t think Viggo was married. If memory serves, he married once in the late 80s and was divorced by the the time he did finished The Prophecy. I may be wrong.

      • Nina W says:

        Viggo was married to Exene Cervenka from 1987-1998 (dates from Wikipedia), I remember because I was a huge fan of X in the eighties (Exene’s band).

      • @Nina W
        I also read that they were separated shortly after their son was born–like only a few years into the marriage, but didn’t divorce until years later….I wonder why.

        And yeah–Viggo has that reputation of going after married women. If memory serves correct, he was with a married woman (a ‘civilian’) shortly after he did ‘A Dangerous Method’…I’m wondering if she was separated or left her husband for him, or something along those lines, because they were pap’d together–which isn’t something that I would want to do if I was still supposedly married.

  12. Damaris says:

    Should I believe these Alexa Chung rumors? If so, that’s awful. Reportedly, Goop has cheated, too, but still.

    And I really, really feel for Apple and Moses. Ten years is a long time (in Hollywood). I hope the separation doesn’t affect them incredibly.

  13. Jaded says:

    It’s bound to be tough on the kids despite them using obnoxious terms like “conscious uncoupling” (almost as offensive as “cosmetic procedure” which means having needles stuck in your face or bits cut out).

  14. Bridget says:

    If the rumors about Alexa Chung are true, it sounds an awful lot like Chris Martin was the one who wanted ‘out’ of the marriage. It may not have even been Gwyneth’s choice whether or not to try to fight for the marriage.

    • Miss M says:

      I don’t think it was her choice either. I think she was hanging in there for as long as she could. I know she has a past o cheating her partners, but she may have cheated on Chris after he cheated on her. I think she suffered quite a lot during her postpartum depression and methinks Chris May not have been there to support her fully. But what do I know?

    • kibbles says:

      I agree that Gwyneth does not seem like the type who is eager to get a divorce. Despite her snobbery and horrible personality, I think she really tried to make the marriage last for as long as possible. If it had been her choice, she probably would have remained in an open marriage with Chris. She thew in the towel probably because Chris finally wanted to move on and there was an escalation of rumours and evidence that point to their marriage being open for quite some time. Maybe keeping up a facade became too much work and both felt that the truth about their marriage was about to be exposed, if not in Vanity Fair, then in another magazine or tabloid. It makes sense that she wanted to officially end the relationship on her terms rather than be embarrassed by a reporter with the goods on her marital secrets.

      • Emily C. says:

        I think she tried to get the marriage to last as long as possible because of her snobbery and terrible personality. Anything that could possibly tarnish the image of her as the most perfect human being to ever have existed must not happen. Hence “conscious uncoupling”.

    • Em says:

      I actually disagree. He might have wanted out too but I think she pulled the plug. By all accounts he has had many affairs before Chung so I don’t believe that Chung is the big love that broke it down just seems like this is his way and goop was finally over it whereas in the past shr was trying to hold it together.

      • DM is running stories that Goop is the one who wanted to be a playa i.e. she wants to date, while Chris is the one who didn’t want to separate…..not sure which one to believe.

      • mercy says:

        Chris moving to L.A. makes me think he was OK with the way things were going. Maybe they both were, until Gwyneth discovered that fooling around was more fun than trying to keep it together while he did his thing. Maybe the rumours about her with other men were too much for his ego to take, and she got tired of trying to evade the likes of Vanity Fair.

  15. Dotty says:

    Isn’t there some rule in CA about divorcing someone after 10 years of marriage….the payout is larger? I think I remembered reading that somewhere during someone else’s impending breakup. Don’t know if that applies to marriages without a prenup, or any other details, but it makes the move to CA suspicious for both location and timing.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      In some cases, I think the payout is larger…I seem to remember that Tom Cruise dumped Nicole Kidman just before their ten year anniversary, because their pre-nup awarded Nicole a larger payout if they stayed married ten years or longer…

      • Birdix says:

        Not necessarily more money, but the power to amend the amount of spousal support for a much longer period if circumstances change.

    • Nina W says:

      This ten year marriage thing is being misunderstood all over the place. California has a no fault divorce law and equal division of marital assets as the standard and then issues of child and spousal support are decided. It is spousal support where the ten year law thing can kick in, if your marriage lasted longer than ten years you MAY be on the hook to provide more spousal support for a longer time, perhaps indefinitely. If the marriage didn’t last that long you might not have to pay as much spousal support in the long term. I very much doubt that this will have any effect on the Paltrow-Martin divorce. This law is supposed to protect spouses who have stayed at home or given up their careers for the sake of their spouse or family from being completely screwed over in the event of divorce after a long term marriage.

  16. idk says:

    Must be so hard having to split up millions of dollars, oh the horror.

  17. Other Renee says:

    I’ve been feeling sorry for Apple since those idiots named her Apple.

  18. Ginger says:

    While I have been reading about their “conscious uncoupling” I have been thinking about how rotten divorce really is and that they have no clue. Well, they are about to find out how much it sucks. Even though I am happily remarried to my second husband, I still have to deal with the aftermath of my first marriage due to having a child together. I am very fortunate that after our ugly divorce my ex and I can now co parent peacefully. BUT one parent usually gives up more than the other in regards to custody and sharing time with the children. They are about to find out how much that hurts. In this respect I can see how Gwyneth’s Mom might try to convince her daughter to work things out. But if my Mom had taken my ex husbands “side” (she didn’t for many reasons) in the divorce that would have stung. I hope they can keep the children’s needs first and foremost during the divorce rather than the assets.

    • Lindy says:

      I feel like I should comment on Goop and CM but what I actually want to do is ask you, Ginger, how you and your ex got to peaceful co-parenting from ugly divorce. I am in the middle of a helluva an ugly divorce and am wondering how, once it’s resolved, my ex and I will *ever* manage that. It’s what I desperately want for the sake of my little one, who is only 4, but thus far my ex has pushed things out as far as possible and made it drag on and on. I have no idea how we will get along. I wish he grasped that peaceful co-parenting is best for our kid. Sigh.

      But as far as Goop and CM go, I wonder if massive amts of money make the whole thing easier? You can throw cash at lawyers to resolve everything, not have to do much communicating yourself etc.

      • LadySlippers says:


        {{HUGS}} as you go through your ugly divorce. They do suck. A lot. Luckily they don’t last forever. (‘And this too shall pass’ is one of my favourite biblical quotes)

        I wish I could tell you all ugly divorces end up in a good place but, as I’m sure you know, they all don’t. Hopefully, for your child, you and your soon-to-be ex can find *some* common ground.

        Good luck and try and keep your wits about you.

  19. Evelyn too says:

    Chris Martin and Alexa Chung were outed on the Coldplaying fan discussion board ( back in August, 2013. A one time member posted one simple sentence, “Chris Martin is dating Alexa Chung.” Coldplaying members were outraged. For me I thought it seemed too random not to be true. The rabid Chris fans searched twitter and Instagram for pictures and information for any Chris and Alexa sightings. (It is really scary how his fans keep track of him and his family on a daily basis. They seem to know where he is all the time.) A member found the now infamous Twitter picture of the Chris and Alexa at Glastonbury back in June 2013. Also, there is a post on another site ( where people could post celeb spottings at Glastonbury there was a post on July 2, 2013 from from Poliwhirl – “Seen Alexa Chung and Chris Martin sat (sic) round a little fire just off the track about 4am sun morn.” When I read this, I remember thinking, this is not the behavior of a happily married man and father of two. (Apple and Moses was pictured at the festival with him.)

    I cannot imagine this infatuation with Alexa Chung to last very long now that they don’t have to meet undercover. Alexa Chung is a proud chain smoker, heavy drinker, and major party girl. Most of her ‘”best” friends are the under 25 British rock/royalty offspring (Pixie Geldof, Kelly Osbourne, Daisy Lowe, Cara Delavigne…) and Harry Styles. They don’t have jobs and/or live off their parent’s celebrity. Chung seems very immature and vapid. Sure she is a quick wit, but she also sounds like a nitwit. Can you imagine Chris Martin sitting in a private booth hanging with Kelly Osbourne?

    Chung’s life is well documented on social media and paps. Her split with Arctic Monkey’s Alex Turner (Like the Brad Pitt of indie bands) was mostly because Alexa was a control freak and Alex cheated. Sound familiar? In terms of lifestyle, it may be enticing to be with someone who is the polar opposite of your ex-wife on the surface, Chung’s real personality is equal to Gwyneth’s reputation. Chris seems to be a private person. He will be more exposed to the world if he goes public with Alexa than he ever was with Gwyneth. Life is going to be hell for Chris and his kids if this happens.

    This is were the “unconsciously uncoupling” is going to get ugly. One thing divorcing people consider is that you have no control over who your ex-spouse gets involved with. I cannot imagine that Gwyneth would allow Alexa around Apple and Moses. THIS is were the gossip is going to be good.


    I think Chris and Kate had a fling. There was a long period were Kate did not see Matt Bellamy (rumors he had a girlfriend). She totally evaded answering questions about him when she was on a publicity tour earlier in the year. Plus she was not wearing her engagement ring. I think this was the time Chris and her were becoming “friends”.

    What I THINK happened was Chris told Kate that he was falling for Alexa, and broke it off with her. Since Kate did not have Chris as a jumpoff, Kate decided to work on things with Matt. Hence the recent pap shots of Kate and Matt together on the beach and reports that they were going to couples therapy.

    The Chung connection could be brilliant marketing for the band’s new release. Coldplay fans were getting turned off by Gwyneth and musical tastes became more sophisticated. Chung has almost 1 million teenage followers on social media. Her affair with Chris will provide more exposure to Coldplay and in turn boost album sales.

    So all of the gossip COULD possibly be true.

    • Hiddlesgirl85 says:

      Brilliant! Thanks for all the info!

    • Rachel says:

      Yes, thank you for this great post. Sounds spot on.

    • Breakin2 says:

      Love most of your perspective, but really – pointing to her instagram photos and suggesting she’d be a bad step-mummy because she lounges by a pool and has skinned knees? Oh my.

      I happen to adore Alexa and don’t think she’s vapid at all. Gwyneth on the other hand…

  20. Liz says:

    Chung is too skinny and at times has looked emaciated. Chris also had an affair with Kate Bosworth who throughout her “career” has shown signs of an eating disorder. Gwyneth, even with all her issues about food, at least looks healthy thin. It seems Chris is into rigid women with severely restricted (unhealthy!) dierary habits. Blogs don’t usually emphasize or even point out that he’s a vegetarian. Why?

    • Emily C. says:

      Being vegetarian is not an eating disorder. I’ve known plenty of happily fat vegetarians.

      • Nina W says:

        I know a lot of unhealthy vegetarians, giving up meat does not necessarily mean people are making good food choices.

  21. Claire says:

    I used to think Alexa Chung was very pretty. I guess she still is but that girl must look scary in real life. She was slim but now she is sick looking. It’s scary that she would be considered sexy – I would be surprised she had any energy. As for banging Kate Hudson – that is worse for me. I just cannot stand her, she is insufferable. I bet she is a major bitch, but does the whole ‘I am carefree and awesome’ façade. I can’t imagine her with Chris – she would be more more than him. I actually always found Chris to be quite charming.

    • Lauren says:

      Chris is highly intelligent and I suspect a masterful manipulator. Everyone is vilifying Gwyneth because she is outspoken and snooty. Goop met her match with Chris, and when he began cheating on her, Goop was devastated. Goop is accustomed to having complete control in her world. Chris acts all lighthearted and humble, but I believe he desires to control everything in his life. I am still baffled why he desired Kate Bosworth, Alexa Chung or Kate Hudson. In Gwyneth ‘s defense ~ she is incredibly talented – look at her gene pool. She can act, dance, sing, model, and cook. Attentive mother.
      Chris is going to regret cheating on Gwyneth. He will never have a woman of her caliber – ever again . Wish them both well. Their children deserve the best.

    • Lauren says:

      Chris is highly intelligent and I suspect a masterful manipulator. Everyone is vilifying Gwyneth because she is outspoken and snooty. Goop met her match with Chris, and when he began cheating on her, Goop was devastated. Goop is accustomed to having complete control in her world. Chris acts all lighthearted and humble, but I believe he desires to control everything in his life. I am still baffled why he desired Kate Bosworth, Alexa Chung or Kate Hudson. In Gwyneth ‘s defense ~ she is incredibly talented – look at her gene pool. She can act, dance, sing, model, and cook. Attentive mother.
      Chris is going to regret cheating on Gwyneth. He will never have a woman of her caliber – ever again . Wish then both well. Their children deserve the best.

  22. LadyZenArcher says:

    I know everyone is looking for drama but I just don’t see this getting ugly. It sounds to me like they worked out all of the ugliness before coming to the decision to divorce/separate. A dramatic and ugly dovprce just sounds extremely gauche in Gwyneth’s world.

    However, is it just me or does she seem real quick to end it based on the fact she feels this is the best way to hide some dirty secrets? I really think she is going to become the new Demi Moore.

  23. frivolity says:

    Hmmm…. I am wondering who’s paying some of these commenters … I feel like I am reading lots of P.R. B.S. … Just sayin’

    • Emily C. says:

      The “poor woman who was cheated on” myth has a lot of play with a lot of women. See also: all the Brandi Glanville fans. If a woman is cheated on, far too many other women will see her as a saint, even if she was cheating plenty herself and with married men at that.

    • Mrs. Darcy says:

      Oh here we go…I’m sorry but the witch hunt paranoia of “p.r. paid” posts on gossip sites is becoming a real bugbear of mine. If someone is being ott effusive about a person, would it not be too obvious? Wouldn’t you be smarter about it? I’m not saying it’s not possible, I’m just bored of it now.

      I think, shock horror, people who had little previous sympathy for Gwyneth are maybe just being human and feel sorry for someone whose husband has done the dirty on her for years. Of course she is no innocent but in general it is perceived that he started it and did the major damage to the marriage before it deteriorated to (possible) duelling affairs. Of course there are those that are “team Alexa” and relishing smug Gwyneth’s hard times. But to presume those people are the natural truth tellers is kind of a sad indictment on human nature imo. Sure some celebs bring out passionate feelings of hatred from which some people feed and do not budge, but many CB commentors are able to be objective in most situations, except perhaps the most rabid of fans (and I include myself in both groups depending on the situation).

      I can laugh at Gwyneth, be deeply iirked by her ridiculous lifestyle advice for the 1% who it generally applies to, by her misguided belief that anyone wants to hear her sing, or god forbid rap, or try to be in any way hip, but I can also feel sympathy for her that her rock star husband is a cheating weasel despite the fact she gave him two beautiful kids and a perfect home with a pizza oven and everything. I jest, but I mean it.

      The early impression in all this of Gwyneth is a jetsetting husband stealer (which may be true, but guess what no marriages have ended or a peep been made by anyone in the know) was hammered home for quite a while by various gossips pre-split announcement and in all the Vanity Fair rumblings there was a lot of talk about nothing. I know Gwyneth’s fatwa was a BIG part of this, but the tone of it seemed kind of strange to me. Not saying it’s not true, but in light of Chris’s seeming multiple bits on the side, it seems like someone was setting out to smear her for damage control. One of Chris’s many blondes maybe? The unlikely lothario is the worst kind, these dumb women think they can tame him now, his ego/desire for strange was bigger than his love of his family, clearly, so why wouldn’t it be the same with a mere girlfirend? There is always going to be sympathy in some camps for a scorned woman, even a skinny, haughty one like Gwyneth.

      -paid for by me. I think I’ll buy myself a cookie! 😉

    • Lori says:

      I know right

    • Lauren says:

      Sorry for double post. I am Canadian and not in PR. Gwyneth will always have a career. .Her Mum is 71 and still acts. G. won an Oscar and is friends with very powerful folks in Hollywood. She vacations with Steven Spielberg and his family!
      Chris has been cheating on G. For years . He will make out in public with nobody Kate Bosworth, but refuses to walk the Red Carpet or attend award shows with Gwyneth. She was often looking sad because her husband was never around to support her. That is why I dislike Chris. Hypocritical and disloyal to the mother of his children. Apple and Moses can Google KB and view pics of their father openly cheating on their mother. Disgusting. I believe Gwyneth starting cheating because she was so damn lonely and humiliated.

  24. LAK says:

    He is the father of her grandchildren. Unless GOOP specifically bans Blythe from remaining friends with CM, I don’t see why she can’t maintain that friendship.

  25. GeeMoney says:

    Frankly, I’m sooooo tired of hearing about how so and so cheated on so and so in Hollywood and everyone making a big deal about it. The majority of them out there cheat – end of story. I mean, I don’t think it’s right, but the outrage over who did it with who is just downright annoying at this point in time.

    Anyhoo… no one should stay in a loveless or unhappy marriage just because. If either Gwyneth or Chris was truly unhappy, then the best thing for them would have been to break up. I get that her mom liked him and all… but if it wasn’t working, it wasn’t working.

    All and all, I hope that Gwyneth and Chris can find happiness with other people and co-parent their kids in a friendly way.

    • Caz says:

      Totally agree. People should stop projecting their own feelings about divorce _ these people live in a different reality than most of us. They were unhappy enough to divorce and have financial $ to easily move on. I don’t see the fuss.

    • Breakin2 says:

      YES. And, these two had an open marriage. OPEN, for a few years now.

  26. Dalovelee says:

    Affairs don’t matter to a judge in divorce. All that matters is the amount of money made during the course of that marriage and child support. They are both mega rich and need to split property and finances 50/50 to avoid ridiculous media attention. She’s got a successful career as does him. With two kids this should be civil and done. None of that Ashton/Demi drag out for years nonsense.

  27. Artsygirl says:

    too much use of “gauche” in this article.. Gauche and peasant is tiring already.. I am not a fan of GP but unless there is actual proof of her cheating then everything is just speculation – gossip. I wouldn’t feel bad if this is just one of those Hollywood marriages that lasted 1-2 years. But this couple were married for 10, so it is unfortunate and sad for everyone involved.

  28. J.Mo says:

    I should be Gwyneth’s pr person, I would have her snapped eating a cheeseburger with her kids so fast people would be wondering what bizarre hold Chris has had on her diet all these years.

  29. Ronnie says:

    All the daily mail sources for this divorce are spot on. Stay tuned.

  30. Deedee says:

    I think they had an understanding for several years. I remember reading that Chris bought an apartment or house or something like that which was located immediately adjacent to another of their homes In London, such that the appearance was that they were living together, but they were not really living together. Since then, Gwennie threw in her lot in everything, movies, singing career, TV, cook book, Goop sir, etc. like she was trying to compensate for something else. When they moved to Ca, everyone knew it was the death knell for the marriage. And in Blythe Danner really cared, why didn’t she move to London to be with her daughter?

  31. JLM says:

    I think this marriage was doomed from the start. She married him pretty quickly (well, she was pregnant so that was probably a driving force for her) and I feel like her father’s death did a number on her and made her want to get married and settle down – find comfort in someone, perhaps? Being devastated about losing your father is not a great reason to get married.

    And I can totally imagine Blythe thinking that Goop shouldn’t get a divorce just because of some cheating. Granted, sounds like both of them were cheating over the years, but wasn’t that rumor that Bruce, GP’s dad, ran around on Blythe for years? I can picture Blythe thinking Goop should just have a stiff upper lip and keep up the charade for appearance’s sake.

  32. mkyarwood says:

    Oh dear. I’ve always wondered about her and her mother’s relationship. If this was happening to me, no matter WHAT my mom thought about it, she’d have my back.

  33. anne says:

    Actually Blythe thinks Chris is too good to be treated so horridly by her daughter. Chris is the far better person and he and the kids are relieved and will be happier this way. Gwyneth must be furious as she had another “script” (literally) for Blythe to put out but Blythe put her foot down. I grew up in their neighborhood and believe me, her parents were, and Blythe is terrific and grounded. They helped her career through their friends yes. But it is not their fault at all she has turned out so awfully – they raised her right. She is just a b word, plain and simple. Chris is a good guy and he will be there for Blythe – more than for GOOP for sure 🙂 or Gwyneth will be for her mom.