Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin’s divorce will not be public, gauche or peasanty


Over the weekend, some UK papers were trying to play it like Chris Martin is super-committed to making his marriage work. Ha. A source told The Mirror: “Chris still loves Gwyneth and would still like the marriage to survive. He hopes they might be able to rediscover what they had years ago and would love to rebuild their relationship back to what it once was.” Homeboy, please. Now, if “sources” were trying to convince me that Chris liked the arrangement that he and Gwyneth had where he could bang other women and Gwyneth just had to live with it (and she was banging other people too), then we might be on to something. I’ve been asking myself this for a week: why NOW? What was the “breaking point” between them? If you told me that it was Gwyneth who finally decided that she couldn’t live the “open marriage” lifestyle anymore, then I wouldn’t be surprised.

Now, all that being said, I do think those quotes from the UK underline a certain point: both Gwyneth and Chris want to come out of this marriage looking like the “good one.” Both want to come out with the public sympathy, and both want to make it seem like they really gave it their all and tried to work out their differences. How this whole mess plays out in the media – especially now that major outlets are confirming the Alexa Chung rumors – will be interesting to see in the coming weeks and months. But what about the money? Don’t be gauche, darling.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin will end their marriage amicably … in large part because they’ve each done things during the marriage they DON’T want ending up in legal docs.

Sources close to the former couple tell TMZ … this is NOT a separation. They are definitely getting divorced. But both are concerned about serious PR damage if the divorce turns ugly, and they don’t want to open the door to media reports about them straying from the marriage as well as other issues.

The concern … even if the case doesn’t go to trial … any allegation put down in legal docs could end up getting leaked … and both Gwyneth and Chris agree … that’s the worst case scenario for both of them.

The soon-to-be-exes even spent the weekend together … with friends … in the Bahamas — more proof this is gonna be totally civil.

We’re told the divorce will be relatively quick and there are no apparent conflicts. They will not fight over money and they won’t fight over custody.

[From TMZ]

But who will custody of the publicists?!?! No, I imagine this is true – Gwyneth and Chris will figure out some equitable solution to their real estate, financial holdings and custody of their children, and it will probably look a lot like what they’ve already been doing for the past few years. Gwyneth will keep the American properties, Chris will keep the UK property, Gwyneth will have primary custody but Chris will be involved and he’ll get to spend time with Apple and Moses when he’s not touring. But! All of that has nothing to do with the leaks (controlled or otherwise) and public jockeying for sympathy.


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  1. aquarius64 says:

    Uh, too late. When Paltrow made that “conscious uncoupling” statement on her blog, she made the divorce public, grist for the gossip mill (thanks to ordered damage control statements from publicists), and a punch line for comics due to the pretentiousness of the announcement.

    OT – Why does everyone call Paltrow “Goop”?

    • FLORC says:

      That’s the name of her business/brand. She’s Goop and what she does is Goopey.

    • Ag says:

      It’s the name of her website. 🙂

    • LadySlippers says:

      Her website is called Goop.

      My question is what’s behind the Goop name itself.

      • Eva says:

        It’s her nickname I think, she gave an interview about it some time ago.

        ETA. Q: Why the name GOOP?
        A: It is a nickname, like my name is G.P., so that is really where it came from. And I wanted it to be a word that means nothing and could mean anything.

      • Liberty says:

        In 2009 she told USA Today that it was a nickname based on her initials G.P. And she wanted a word that could mean nothing or could mean anything.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Thank you Eva & Liberté!

    • doofus says:

      I’d guess the “G” and “P” are for her initials…are the “OO” a middle name or did it just “fill” the space between the consonants?

    • deliwich says:

      Along with suffering from ongoing foot in mouth disease, Paltrow has other issues like being a great big phoney hypocrite. Let’s leave aside the obvious, that her split and impending ‘divorce,’ is the most press Fishstick Paltrowich has ever had in her life – take a look at what she said about Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston back in 2005:

      “It would have been a lot easier on Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston now if they had not talked to the press about each other and everything to begin with,” Paltrow says in this week’s Time magazine, currently on newsstands.

      The 32-year-old actress went through heavy tabloid coverage herself when she dated Pitt in the nineties. She and Pitt broke off their engagement in 1997.

      “I learned my lesson at 24,” Paltrow says of the public relationship.

      Paltrow, now married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, values her privacy. The couple have a 1-year-old daughter, Apple.

      “Our marriage is between us,” she says. “If we decide to continue being together or not, it’s our business.”

      So! Hmmm…she’s gone from, ‘why would I ever go anywhere with my husband in public, and our marriage is no one’s business and between us,’ TO actually publicizing her split on her own blog and trying to coin (read, steal) new age-y bullschite terms to describe it (‘conscious uncoupling’) – YET, back in 2005, she gets so annoyed at all the nonstop talk/speculation about Brad’s romantic life in the press, she lashes out. Almost trying to imply there’d be no interest if only THEY hadn’t kept talking about themselves.

      Yeah riiiiight, the media so needed ‘encouragement,’ from Brad Pitt himself to cover his personal relationships, because if anyone knows how disinterested the press typically was in Brad Pitt’s love life, it would be Paltrow – a woman who got largely famous first, for being HIS girlfriend.

      Yet here she was telling Pitt and Aniston they should have shut up, and here she is TODAY, announcing her own personal beeswax on a blog w/ a bullhorn.

      LMAO She’s such a cowpattie. Ugh.

      • mercy says:

        Lol oops, Goop. I think her relationship with Chris was more more private than her one with Brad, or Brad’s with Jen, at the time she made that comment. I don’t remember GP and CM talking about each other much, until things went south and the media picked up on trouble in their marriage. There was no way she was going to remain completely silent on the issue when it looked like a break up was inevitable. She wasn’t going to let Vanity Fair or anyone else be the first to break the news, accompanied by sordid details. I think she more or less started laying the groundwork for this announcement once she got wind of the VF exposé.

      • littleoldme says:

        I remember this too! Talk about retribution. I noticed everyone is responding to her grandiose “conscious uncoupling” comment. I’m flipping out about the part when she said they’ve been “private” about their marriage. Yes, in the beginning they weren’t photographed together but…

        1. She declared her love for Chris on national TV via the Cheslea Lately show.
        2. She publicly shared how she resolves arguments in her marriage with BJ’s (TMI!)
        3. She gave marital advice several times in interviews.
        4. She very publicly announced her divorce on a public blog.

        Her marriage was “private”? All the backlash could have avoided with a simple and humble statement about their upcoming divorce. I mean other celebrity couples who separate don’t get this type of backlash. She creates it – maybe it’s deliberate.

      • rachel says:

        they certainly got off the tracks at some point. he may be as out of touch as she is but her interviews and blog opens her up for judgement. It’s a bit ridiculous and preachy to “enlighten” the world instead of focusing on your own crap. She certainly is no guru of anything.

      • Amy says:

        “Fishstick Paltrowich” hehehehehe 😀

    • JJ says:

      “The Goops”

      by Gillette Burgess

      The Goops they lick their fingers
      And the Goops they lick their knives:
      They spill their froth on the tablecloth
      Oh, they lead disgusting lives!
      The Goops they talk while eating,
      And loud and fast they chew;
      And that is why I’m glad that I
      Am not a Goop, are you?

  2. LadyMTL says:

    Yeah, I don’t see this devolving into an acrimonious divorce if for no other reason than it would be “too tacky”, lol. I’m sure they both want to come out smelling like roses, who wants to be labelled as the bad guy or girl?

    • Eva says:

      Isn’t she repped by Stephen Huvane? Give it time, I’d bet money that they start throwing mud at CM soon.

      • *rubs hands together in glee*

        I’m itching for some new gossip…ah, Goop. The gift that keeps on giving.

      • deliwich says:

        I hope Chris Martin is smarter than he looks, and doesn’t fall for this probably Huvane inspired: ‘ Oh, look at us on our tropical isle all lovey (shades of Pitt/Aniston Anguilla) we’re such loyal besties who love each other – now remember, Chris my unconsciously uncoupled one, don’t get a high profile girlfriend too soon after we split, or, I mean EVER — and I’ll try not to be your worst nightmare, love uncoupled Fishyth.’

      • Annaloo. says:

        I don’t think they are divorcing. I think they are crying wolf– a huge PR wolf.

        The timing of everything all of a sudden rings suspicious to me. TV appearances galore, a trip where all seems like it’s always been. Was it only a 20 minute phone call to Graydon carter asking him to spare her children & family? It’s doubtful someone like him of a publishing empire would fold like that so ea$ily. Those pics of her kissing Donovan Leitch on the lips? Even as a peck, how many of you married women kiss your exes on the lips like that, or would be ok with your spouse lipkissing like that? Plus, it was telling that there was no reaction from her kids in their pics. This seems to be their way, you’d think. Maybe Apple and Moses are used to this behavior. Play photo assumption of press pics of Hudson and Paltrow from 2013, the body language is not comfortable.

        Look, I wouldn’t be surprised if they are attempting to go whole hog to escape public scrutiny about their affairs by declaring that they are separating. Nothing seems to have changed in their lifestyle, and I think those kids are already accustomed to a very separate lifestyle btw their parents. G&C strike me as they types to get off on having a secret from the unwashed masses, I think this is a huge PR coup to let them go on and keep their lives and have their affairs without public judgment bc they are under the umbrella of being “separated”. It’s very brilliant, and if Huvane was behind this, he is fricking GENIUS. They are everywhere, and no one is judging them for going out of their marriage, they are condemning them for the phrase “conscious uncoupling.”

        Somewhere Gwyneth is cackling smugly and superiorly into a tea made from imported twee precious something, she and her special stuckup snowflake husband would totally revel in something like this.

        And I never noticed this before, but WHY is there a category for GOOP amongst the site’s menu bar??

      • @Analoo
        Probably just because Goop’s been in the news a TON because of her ‘concious uncoupling’… she’s a hot topic..we’re all migrating to her posts, aren’t we?

        And yeah–I actually wouldn’t be surprised, if Goop and Chris were just f’ing with us.

    • V4Real says:

      They have too much dirt on each other and that’s why I believe it will not be a messy divorce.

      As for UK saying that Chris wanted to try and make it work, I doubt that. Run Chris Run.

      Someone tweeted a joke that said. “I bet Guy Ritchie is siting in a dark bar somewhere with a raised glass saying, It feels good doesn’t it Chris.

      • MonicaQ says:

        This. They can napalm one another’s career so they just won’t fire first.

      • miriam says:

        I think – career-wise – it would be Paltrow that would have more to lose than Martin. She’s getting older and her acting career isn’t exactly thriving – does anyone even care that she’s in the Iron Man films? So very soon all she has left is the lifestyle business – which people find abhorrent enough as it is.

        But then again, I think Gwyneth doesn’t really give a crap what anyone else thinks. She’ll probably just become even more dismissive and out of touch if their public image skews in favour of Chris. In fact, it already seems to be going that way.

    • abby says:

      I’d have to agree with deliwich. Huvane is Paltrow’s rep and this is seriously bringing shades of Aniston/Pitt. The “final trip” to some tropical locale before the announcement? The entire “friendly, amicable” facade? I would not be surprised if they had a private divorce/sealed documents and a Rent-A-Judge like Aniston/Pitt. Notice, beyond the fate of Plan B the details of the Aniston/Pitt settlement/divorce proceedings are not public, IIRC. I think Paltrow will follow a similar route.

      And who knows, they could be punking us but I doubt that. Paltrow maybe but I don’t see Chris going along with something so absurd. I could be wrong but he strikes me as having little patience for that kind of nonsense.

  3. Tatjana says:

    They look so lovely in the firts picture. Yellow looks good on her ( :sings And it was all yellow:)

    I like both of them and I don’t think the divorce will be some huge drama.

    • Eleanor Zissou says:

      I love that song.
      As someone said, I think they both have dirt on eachother so they will try to end it quietly.

    • CatJ says:

      And Donovan Leitch Sr. had a song called “Mellow Yellow”.

  4. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I hope for their children’s sake that this is true, but I also could see a leak about one of them, followed by a retaliatory leak by the other. I agree that they both are trying to position themselves as the “good guy.” We’ll see.

    • FLORC says:

      If nothing else you can bet Goop will play this right if only so she can lecture us peasants on how to divorce your partner the proper way. Appearances are everything.

      • paola says:

        I’m sure even frigid stepford wife Goop will get the bitch out eventually. I can see this getting very nasty. Especially if she wants to keep the kids in LA and he wants them to spend time ‘at home’ in London.

      • V4Real says:

        I could be wrong but I’m guessing it will end amicably, Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes Style. Rumor has it that they have too much dirt on each other that they don’t want exposed to the public.

      • deliwich says:

        The only way it won’t end amicably, is if he starts dating someone famous, younger, prettier and with a hotter career (not such a mean feat) – like say, her kids new stepmom ends up being Kristen Stewart or Emma Watson or something. LMAO Actually that would be hilarious if it was Kstew, people wouldn’t know who to hate more and Gwyn might actually get less hate for once in her life and make a few fans.

  5. LadySlippers says:

    Gosh, they seem to have an enormous number of ‘sources’ as every paper puts out the same thing only with the particular paper’s inside sources being named.

    Me suspicious of all these ‘so called’ sources. Especially with the competing ones.

  6. Loopy says:

    I like Coldplay’s music but these two as a couple have always bored me senseless.

    • Lauren says:

      Their bizarre uncoupling divorce is much more fascinating than their icy private marriage. I doubt either Chris or Goop will be more fulfilled with a new partner. They both seem like freedom seekers whom bore easily. This all feels very contrived and manufactured. I still wanna see the scandalous VF takedown published. There is a lot of ugliness being concealed with clever PR. Chris and Gwyneth looked so in love when Apple was born-this pathetic charade is very sad.

  7. Tania says:

    I think he’s a fool to not realize that she moved the family to California so she could get the most out of a divorce. It was planned.

    • The Original G says:

      Bingo. Years of pre-planning here.

    • Jem says:

      I think the term is “micro-stage-managed”. I’m betting he wanted out awhile ago, and she’s the one whose been dragging this mess out.

  8. paola says:

    We’ll see about that.

    On a very shallow note.. isn’t a bit ironic that they’re separating and their son is called Moses??

  9. Sarah says:

    i also think they are both too worried about dirt leaking. she could loose more because she has been so self righteous all the time and people love it when those people fall. but Chris already had to endure a lot of backlash for her being the Yoko Ono of Coldplay. that band doesnt fit to an image of someone screwing around on his wife and children.

    chris also is very private so i dont see him leaking any stuff. Gwyneth would no doubt but then someone could take her to the cleaners so she will shut up, too.

    • V4Real says:

      Remember that house he wanted to buy for his band and Goop shut it down. People are saying that was a sign of things to come. I heard that they also slept in seperate bedrooms.

      • paola says:

        I wouldn’t sleep with her either. The friction of her bones rubbing together might start a fire at any moment. Not safe. 🙂

      • V4Real says:


      • Hiddles forever says:

        Lol Paola!!

      • bobbisue says:

        Not to mention the gaseous emanations from endless cleanses and high fiber greens. She probably stink-bombed him out of the room!

        Plus, if you have 7-10 bedrooms for 4 people you might as well get your use out of every damn California King Tempurpedic there is in there house…just sayin’

    • Em says:

      They both have much too loose. Chris is incredibly self righteous too. People here focus on goop because they hate her but please Chris is mr self righteous too with the gaffa tape campaigns, walking out of interviews in a rage because someone asked him an “unworthy “question. Hell he even got into fights with paparazzo Kanye style. His ego is massive.

      • Eleanor Zissou says:

        I think that he walked out of an interview because he’s really awkward. I don’t remeber any rage.
        I also don’t think Coldplay are that self righteous, I mean the do campaigns and stuff, but they’re nowhere near U2 level.

      • V4Real says:

        “I mean the do campaigns and stuff, but they’re nowhere near U2 level.”

        Sorry that just struck a chord with me. I don’t like Bono, he’s self rightoues. I even hate his speech that he gave at one of those award shows where it seemed as if he was bragging that he knew Mandela personaly.
        Though I did laugh when he shunned P. Diidy when U2 went on stage to accept their award. Diddy tried to give him a hug and Bono sort of put his hand out in a keep away from me motion.

      • Dee says:

        Elanor. Chris has gotten physical with paps on more than one occasion once it was because the pap mentioned brad Pitt. Homeboy defo has problems controlling his temper. If he wasnt so “worthy” and white you all be calling him a thug like you did with Kanye.

  10. pa says:

    I would like to see Goop with pitt again. Only way that we can have Angie back as an actress. He ruined her career.

    • V4Real says:

      No, just no.

    • Angelina’s getting Oscar buzz for a film that she directed, that hasn’t even come out yet. Brad just won his first Oscar, producing. I’d say they’ve both done wonders for each other’s careers.

      • Eleanor Zissou says:

        How can a movie get Oscar buzz if it’s not out yet?

      • Pre release clips–at that Vegas thing…..a ton of movies get it…I remember when Tarantino screened 7 minutes of Django Unchained at Cannes (I think) like nine months before it came out–everyone was screaming Oscar! and It’s amazeballs!

        Angelina’s film is an inspirational film, about a living legend….she’s already shown herself to be a good director…you do the math…

      • daisy says:

        Oscar buzz from film clips. How freaking ridiculous.

    • hmmmmmmmmm says:

      Oh and break up another family in the process?
      Angelina is making the films she wants to make. Unbroken has gotten good early buzz for example.

    • sweetlyn says:

      Brad didn’t ruin her career she decided not to work as much as before because she has focused on becoming a director. Brad has supported her all the way! And her career couldn’t be better now. She is soaring as a director and I bet unbroken is going to open bigger doors for her. Try again! And I bet Brad could care less about Gwen now.

    • epiphany says:

      If rumors can be believed, Goop cheated on Brad a number of times, and allegedly, with a particular studio executive ( read the production credits and you’ll figure out who it is – yeeech!) in order to obtain the lead in ‘Shakespeare in Love.’ Brad found out, and that’s when he ended it. Brad apparently detests her now, so your wish isn’t likely to come true.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Epiphany, who wrote: “If rumors can be believed, Goop cheated on Brad a number of times, and allegedly, with a particular studio executive ( read the production credits and you’ll figure out who it is – yeeech!) in order to obtain the lead in ‘Shakespeare in Love.’ Brad found out, and that’s when he ended it.”

        Yep. It all came to a head when she started banging Ben Affleck. Brad and Goop had a HUGE blow out fight about it (when she allegedly owned up to her other lovers, too). And yes, Brad ended it … old fashioned, Southern man that he was and is.

        Goop left and flew to New York City where Winona Ryder, who was dating Matt Damon at the time, let Goop bunk with her. I still remember seeing pictures of Winona and Goop out partying the very next weekend after the split. Goop looked happy as hell, but Brad was devastated. He seemed to be truly, deeply in love with her.

        Goop admitted being the cause of the break with Brad Pitt in an old interview with Diane Sawyer circa 2003 or 2004:

      • pa says:

        Does Pitt still love her?

      • I’d say that he still cares about her, in a friendly way–I remember a PEOPLE article, right after Goop had Apple….they were *somewhere* (maybe a house party), and Goop had Apple with her, and Brad held her, and made small talk with Goop. I can’t remember which article it was….

        But I doubt that he still loves her, if she cheated on him with multiple dudes–but Brad doesn’t seem to be someone who holds grudges. Not to say that he’ll act like nothing happened–but you’ll notice that he and Angelina are friendly with Johnny Lee Miller and Billy Bob, but aren’t friendly with any of Brad’s exes.

      • Ennie says:

        Well, gp Was still mentioning Brad’s mom not long ago, with praise, and she still mentions him. What I heard him say in interviews is that he moves on and doesn’t look back.
        So there.

      • V4Real says:

        “Does Pitt still love her? ”

        Yeah, like he loves a boil on his ass. 🙂

    • Xas says:

      Actually pa, it was the opposite way. Brad HELPED Angelina a lot in her career. When both started the relationship, Angelina was in a series of professional mistakes -Alexander, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Ironically with GOOP), the film with Edward Burns, Razzie consecutive noms-. Brad Pitt produced her film “A Mighty Heart” which bring her a new respect for an actress -After her glorious early years 1997-2000- and next encouraging to make Changeling. She returned to the Oscars for that film. Next, she made Salt, which was a box office success. Now, Brad supported as a director.

  11. db says:

    I hope they both have the good grace to clam up and just proceed with whatever they’re going to do. It’s interesting to me that GP established residency in LA, because I would have assumed that *she* is the higher earner, over time. And she personally is not entitled to CM holdings prior to their marriage, which I think are considerable. Whatever. I can see the kids with GP for the school year and summering with CM.

  12. Liberty says:

    “…as well as other issues.”

    Their philosophical struggle over carbs?

  13. The Original G says:

    Isn’t this over yet? Yawn

    So, they’re kind of living together and kind of doing own thing? Nothing has changed with them, then. It seems like this has been their “arrangement” for many years.

    Someone must have a serious side-piece to upset the apple cart. I believe Goop planned to do this for some time and that why she moved to Cali. but “something” happened her to make them press the button. And they’re both going out of their way to continue to keep up appearances.

  14. GeeMoney says:

    The divorce will not be handled publicly, but yet they announced it on a website. Whatever.

  15. mercy says:

    I think she’ll be probably be better off without him, and he’ll be worse off without her. She may be annoying and pretentious and take herself too seriously, but I do think she was committed to being a mother and wife (until she got tired of being neglected ), while the fame probably went to his head. He wasn’t as prepared to be famous as she was, and he spent long periods on the road with people fawning over him. He probably takes himself very seriously as well, but is more interested in trying to hide it because it’s not ‘cool’ in his world to acknowledge that. I suspect there’s a good bit of self-loathing going on with him and he saw things he didn’t like about himself in her, so it became all about her and escaping from her world. Now that that’s accomplished, he will have to deal witb himself. Or bury himself in work and the attentions of the likes of Alexa Chung. I doubt that relationship will go anywhere, but there’s plenty more of her around.

  16. kibbles says:

    They look fairly content from the photos I’ve seen of them in the Bahamas with their friends. Maybe this relationship was so over and done with a while ago and they’ve had years to work out their differences and prepare for the inevitability of divorce. I don’t think the divorce will have as much of an affect on them as it will on their children. Maybe Gwyneth and Chris would have felt more hurt if one or both were still in love, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. They both have had side pieces for a while. A divorce for them is simply making their separate lives official and dividing up the real estate they’ve accumulated. They will likely still enjoy each other’s company on their secluded beach homes and islands for the sake of their children. This is a Goop-style divorce. No drama.

    • epiphany says:

      The marriage was over years ago. They’re used to this living together-for-the-kids-but-doing-our-own-thing-lifestyle. It’s new to us, but not to them.

    • Annaloo. says:

      I just wrote a whole diatribe on this, but there’s something that’s making me think that business feels too much like they’ve always been. maybe Gwyn is keeping her marriage, but announcing a pseudo-split so no one side eyes her and CHris when they have their flings. Everything feels too orchestrated, and I doubt a 20 minute convo with Graydon Carter to soften his heart about her kids was all that was behind why they shuttled the VF story. For crying out loud, they are still taking trips together, living in the same house, albeit separate wings, and those kids are probably used to this sort of wacky split/co-parenting or whatever they call it. The life, so far, has not changed. I think Gwyneth & Chris would revel in the idea that they kept their family official status a secret from the public.

      • LadySlippers says:

        You know, what if this whole ‘divorce/ conscious uncoupling’ is a PR thing?

        I ask because several papers are claiming Chris wants to work this out? What if he needed this firestorm of media to help with the tour? I can see them getting back together because, they love each other so much, and this near divorce was averted because of said love.

      • mercy says:

        “maybe Gwyn is keeping her marriage, but announcing a pseudo-split so no one side eyes her and CHris when they have their flings. ”

        Maybe they’re trying to keep the family together and their relationship as parents intact as much as possible. I suppose they could have an open relationship, but the passion would still have to be there and I don’t get the sense that it is. They’re probably very different people than when they first fell in love, or they just learned more about each other.

        This scenario sounds more like something Robin Thicke and his wife would do. He keeps getting caught with his pants down, but they still seem to have a thing for each have other (or a habit, since they’ve been together since their teens.)

      • Annaloo. says:

        IT doesn’t matter, any of the reasons, bc the court of public attention is on them, and they are spinning the HECK out of it. Look at all these appearances, and record releases…. at the end of the day, these two are a multi-million dollar business and there are many that would protect that for those reasons alone…we forget that.

        Besides, hasn’t so much of Gwyneth’s life been about string-pulling and behind- the-scenes orchestrating? She’s not a transparent person, as much as she tries to project that. I think there are many moving cogs behind the curtain on this “separation”, and I suspect it’s fake as her hair color and humility.

  17. Lori says:

    I think this divorce is only happening because they got rumbled by Vanity Fair. G worked so hard to get people to not speak to Vanity Fair that I knew she had to be hiding something. She knows that the peasants would never understand her upperclass marriage, where they each have other lovers.

    • Heather says:

      I wonder about this too, Lori. The timing is sad. I think that the magazine and Graydon Carter should be ashamed of themselves. Were they aiming to break up a marriage and a family? is that really the role that the media should play in modern day lives?

      • Annaloo. says:

        No one had put a gun to Gwyneth or Chris’s heads to have their flings and affairs. I’d say Vanity Fair was only doing their job if they found something. It ultimately was G&C’s choices and actions to behave in unbecoming or scandalous ways. VF was not there to help them make those decisions.

      • leighsy says:

        I agree with Heather and if this is how low VF will stoop for easy stories, I am not renewing my subsciption….decorum needs to return to the press….Carter did not even need to mention the Paltrow conversation but it made an easy monthly editiorial…sigh…he is so hooked into the NY faux lifestyle…or even that an illusion?

      • Annaloo. says:

        I don’t know.. I think VF is the creature it is, which is a reporter of the Lifetyles of the rich and famous, as well as the infamous on slick 300 pt paper. I tend to disagree it was an easy story, especially since both Gwyneth and Chris are worth millions for so many people – it’s a big decision to do anything involving them. I don’t blame Carter for pursuing a story; I question his killing it – was he paid off? Promised something? After reading his editorial letter (coincidentally named “The Paltrow Affair”), I still feel there is a certain amount of responsibility G&C hold as public figures about their alleged secret adulterous indiscretions, I’m more intrigued why and how it was scratched.

  18. Jem says:

    Yeah, right. Bad press from a contentious divorce will hurt thier careers? Nah, I don’t see that. Neither of them are actually A-List/heavily in demand anymore; they are both over-the-hill in terms of thier fame. They have all the fans they are going to get, and none of this will change anything. Goopy for her own part will take whatever publicity she can get.

  19. poppy says:

    guess goop just wasn’t very talented at playing the skin flute.

    it has been a very quiet divorce, excluding the announcement (it’s been settled a long time already), and it will remain so.
    doubt he cares. he never kept his dalliances well hidden. he married her because she was pregnant. doesn’t seem his was extremely slutty behavior, just typical and expected.
    gwynsufferable does not want her dirty laundry aired. it makes it clear she’s trashy, hypocritical, and has zero credibility to be dispensing “advice” outside of wasting money.
    judgmental actress banging wealthy, married men vs rock star banging single, rail thin groupies. her secrets would definitely hurt her “brand”. his, not at all.
    appears goopster was a cheater before she was married and now a cheater while she was married. it does not jibe with her holier than thou posturing. it definitely underscores how insecure she has always been and how she needs validation outside herself -not the kind of person people want advice from.

    if it gets ugly i will be surprised and happy to enjoy the gossipy dirt.

    • Hannah says:

      @Poppy Chris is just as insufferable and whiny. His choice in women says it all really Kate bosworth and alexa chung. The only women thinner and more vapid than gwyneth.

      • poppy says:

        ITA, he’s as insufferable and whiny as she is but sleeping with bony airheads won’t hurt his reputation.
        he definitely has a type!

      • Dee says:

        Poppy chris martin Persued gwyneth she actually turned him down in the beginning so I don’t buy that he only married her because of the kids. He was also intimidated by her former more handsome boyfriends like brad Pitt. I think she is a delusional out of touch rich girl. But he is pretensious with an insecure ego. And the whole thing about lifestyle and such, he is a vegatarian yoga man. He is quite precious too so in some ways they are quite well suited. I just think he married when he wasn’t mature enough.He was a nerd who became a rock star and could get a the women that never had looked at him before. He hadn’t sowed his wild oats before that marriage.

  20. Jaded says:

    Goop is just as much a peasant as the real peasants, even moreso. Because for the sake of their children and marriage you’d think she and Chris would grow up and rein in the philandering, unlike the rank and file peons who I’m sure Goop thinks shag everything in their path. But she’s never been known for keeping on the straight and narrow in her relationships. Both massive egos and manipulators of the first order.

    I think this may get ugly – now that the divorce is imminent gloves are going to come off as more and more stuff gets leaked by people they have offended in the past. You can only keep up behaviour like that for so long before the house of cards comes tumbling down.

  21. Bananapants says:

    Goop rhymes with poop. You’re welcome.

  22. BooBooLaRue says:

    Please keep posting the pix where is looks imperious and snooty! I love them!

    • Jem says:

      “Imperious and snooty”?

      You just described every picture ever taken of Goop, ever.

      • Shiba says:

        So, what about the issue of US with Chris and Kate Hudson’s alleged affair due to come out tomorrow – did his lawyers stop it?

      • BooBooLaRue says:

        LOL I knew that after I wrote it, I love the one where her eyes are rolled up in the back of her head that gets posted a lot.

  23. Lynda says:

    Taken from a children’s series of books about Goops and Bad manners – feel free to google!
    I have one of the books and have wondered why this has not come to light and what happened to original author’s rights to the name!

    • Annaloo. says:

      Maybe Gwyneth is like her friend Beyoncé when it comes to ripping off and not crediting others? 🙂

    • idk says:

      I always wondered where the name “Goop” came from and what it meant. Maybe she asked for permission to use it or maybe the word was never copyrighted?

    • poppy says:

      goop is also a heavy duty hand cleaner.
      and an all purpose adhesive.
      and a roofing sealant.
      and a ben 10 character.
      and an organic healing balm.
      and a gunky glob like “toy” a la gak or slime.

      for some reason nobody had it trademarked for a lifestyle company.

  24. Muffy says:

    Have heard there may be a bundle of joy, Goopy’s or Alexa ‘s? This might get really interesting, more interesting than Goopy’s ever been!

    • Dee says:

      Alexa is painfully skinny don’t think she is pregnant plus she is pictured smoking.

    • Annaloo. says:

      Paltrow will ALWAYS lose the PR war when it comes to working moms, or anyone who works in general.

      Not to say she doesn’t work, but she is definitely ignorant of what things concern the general population.

    • Xas says:

      Thank God the good sense returns. GOOP will lose the war anyway.

  25. Dee says:

    Alexa hangs with early 20 something’s Harry styles, pixie geldof and Rita Ora. Is chris martin gonna be running around with the cool kids in clerkenwell and soho. Sounds like someone is having an early midlife crisis

  26. LaurieH says:

    I think their “consciouos uncoupling (geeesh) is mutual. I think both strayed. I think both grew tired of sneaking around. I think both were stressed about the constant threat of rumors becoming punlic fact (case in point, the Vanity Fair piece) and I think both were concerned about how it would affect their children and their respective careers/reputations. I think they decided to get out in front of it and just divorce. It was an odd couple anyway. I mean, I get the attraction. Chris is a rockstar, good looking, very talented and, most important to anglophile Gwyneth, he is British. Gwyneth is a glamorous, pretty, Oscar-winning Hollywood moviestar who dated Brad Pitt. With careers that are all about the optics, this relationship had no immediate downside (except for the typically short celebrity shelf life). I see no good guy or bad guy. Both, in their own way, are insufferable prigs.

  27. Family Law Paralegal says:

    “We’re told the divorce will be relatively quick and there are no apparent conflicts. They will not fight over money and they won’t fight over custody.”

    That’s what they ALL say.

  28. Casey says:


  29. Sakurau121 says:

    I don’t understand why everyone’s going on about this…. they’re getting a divorce. So do one in every three marriages in this continent.

  30. anne says:

    Chris is just so happy it is public and the charade is over. Now he is allowed more time and control over children who are very happy about it. PR is ALL Gwyneth and always has been – he doesn’t care – everyone who knows him loves him and total opposite with her. That’s enough for him. He gets angry when her big mouth upsets kids though which is something she constantly does – that’s it.

  31. Luna says:

    Am I the only one who believe they are (or used to be) genuinely in love with each other and wouldn’t let the divorce get messy cos they’re adults and they love their kids and they love each other?

    11 years is a long time to be together. And Fix You is such an emotional song. I just can’t see how CM could write that song without love for GP.

    If anything, I think GP is quite lucky, even though their marriage couldn’t last.

  32. LAK says:

    They seem to have lived separate lives for some years, this probably will be more of the same. They probably worked out the money long before any announcement so now they are chilled and relaxed and can go on holiday without ranccour.

  33. santana says:

    Open marriage is the only way to survive in Hollywood. Long marriages in Hollywood have all had some kind of arrangement: the most clear example of it is Sean Penn and Robin Wright’s marriage. Everybody in Hollywood knew they banged other people, Penn was not so discreet and Robin was very private.Penn has always been a d-bag but was crazy in love with Robin, he just liked to whore around and then come back to her, she had a long time affair with a Marin county wealthy man, and had numerous affairs with costars too. Even so the public image was that she was the suffering wife to his womanizer bad boy: it was not. This Penns story was just to illustrate that in Hollywood nothing is what it seems.

  34. LAK says:

    Going by this week’s people cover, i’m guessing no.