Chris Martin didn’t wear his ring last night in Brooklyn. This is big news, for some reason, I guess because Gwyneth Paltrow has been stepping out all over LA whilst wearing her wedding ring. Chris went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony to induct Peter Gabriel. According to witnesses, Chris was in great spirits, smiling and joking and seeming “at ease.” You can see some photos of Chris at the event here.
I’ve been trying to figure out the consciously uncoupled nonsense for a few weeks now, and just when I think I’ve gotten a handle on what’s really going on, Radar or Page Six comes up with some new wrinkle that makes me question my theories. My take is still that both Chris and Gwyneth were fooling around and their marriage had been “on the rocks” and “open” for years now. I also think Gwyneth wants to be seen as sympathetic in the public eye and that perhaps she simply went along with the open marriage thing because Chris was chronically unfaithful. But for his part, Chris seems to be handling his own press and “image” rather well, probably because most of us will believe the worst about Goop no matter what. Anyway, add this wrinkle to all the other stories:
Manipulative much? Ever since Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin made their “conscious uncoupling” announcement, the Academy Award-winning actress has been boasting to pals that she STILL has the Coldplay frontman wrapped around her finger, RadarOnline.com has been told. What’s more, the controversial GOOP founder believes that if she wanted him back, the British-born rocker would take her back, no questions asked!
A source close to the split said: “Gwyneth might think that, but Chris just isn’t having it. He is over being treated like a second fiddle. Everything in their marriage was ALWAYS all about Gwyneth.”
Complicating matters for the 41-year-old mother-of-two, her swaggering has made it back to Martin!
“He is just fed up with Gwyneth’s childish antics,” noted the insider. “Yes, they did attend mutual friend Robert Downey Jr.‘s birthday party over the weekend, but trust me, it was more Gwyneth hanging all over Chris! She only makes these grand gestures in public. Behind closed doors, she is as cold as ice! It’s all a game to Gwyneth. She is deliberately putting out a message that all she has to do is snap her fingers and Chris will come running back. But in reality, it is not true.”
“Chris is telling friends that Gwyneth was so self-involved that she believed she was more evolved than Chris and that she could better emotionally handle juggling out of marriage relationships with other men.”
Meanwhile, Martin is “looking forward to getting back out on the road with Coldplay,” to promote their upcoming album, Ghost Stories.
“The band intends on embarking on a world tour in support of the album, which could see them on the road for at least the next nine months,” said one insider.
“The timing couldn’t be better for Chris to get out of Los Angeles. The plan is for the band to perform for two-three weeks at a time, with at least a two week break, so he can spend time with his children,” Apple, 9, and Moses, 7.
I think Gwyneth probably does believe Chris (and every other man) is in love with her and if she DEIGNED to allow him back into her bed, he would come running. But yeah… I think Chris is over it. I think he’s been over it for some time. But Gwyneth is over it too. I don’t understand why we still have to fight over which one isn’t moving on or whatever – they’re both ready to end this marriage and rebrand themselves. Notice the little advertisement for Coldplay’s new album too.
Also, Coldplay’s new video for “Magic” is terrible.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.