Have Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin ‘consciously recoupled’ after 3 months?


Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin might be reconciling. They might already be reconciled. As we already know, Chris hasn’t even moved out of their homes in LA, Malibu or London. They are still living together for the most part, although they’ve both been traveling so maybe they’re not in the same house at the same time for the most part. But The Daily Mirror had a lengthy piece over the weekend about how “friends” say they’re pretty much back together now:

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have put their ­divorce plans on ice – just three months after declaring they were ­“consciously uncoupling”. Friends believe announcing the split to the world took the heat off their 10-year marriage – and made the superstar pair realise what they were risking.

One friend said: “It’s true they had problems but in the weirdest way this ‘conscious uncoupling’ situation has relieved the pressure on them. Gwyneth had ground rules about not immediately dating, respecting each other, keeping things happy for their two children and communicating throughout but it seems to have acted as a wake-up call. Chris still lives with her, they are amazingly lovey-dovey together and she still wears her wedding ring. They may have consciously uncoupled a few months ago – but they seem to be recoupling now. No one will be surprised if they get back together.”

One friend even compared Gwyneth, 41, and Chris, 37, to legendary Hollywood couple Liz Taylor and Richard Burton and their famous can’t-live-with-can’t-live-­without relationship.

The pal said: “There’s definitely something of Burton and Taylor in them. But Chris and Gwyn did things in a very different way. There was a lot of talking, a lot of analysis – probably too much – and when they decided to call it a day, actually what they’d done was clear the air and given each other an exit route. I think both of them saw it – and then looked at what they have.”

[From The Mirror]

Liz & Dick? Are you kidding me?!?! Gwyneth WISHES. Elizabeth Taylor lived and loved passionately, wrecklessly, dangerously. Richard Burton was a genius tortured by alcoholism. Please, DO NOT compare Gwyneth “Juice Fast” Paltrow and Chris “Shall I Write A Dirge About This?” Martin to Taylor-Burton.

Anyway, the going theory is that Chris fell for Alexa Chung while he was married, Gwyneth couldn’t handle it so that’s why they split. Chris went to be with Alexa and Alexa might not be AS interested anymore, so that’s why Chris went back to Gwyneth. Because his mistress probably dumped him. Still, I imagine Gwyneth will be extra insufferable if she and Chris are really back together.


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  1. LadyMacbeth ex Hiddles F. says:

    If he is back with her, he deserves whatever comes his way from his ex wife… So no more whiney Chris, please! He had his chance to flee lol

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:


  3. QQ says:

    The Liz and Dick of Elevator Music and antiseptic settings…MAYBE!..I doubt he’s back with her as Happy and engaging as is is being all of the sudden

  4. maria says:


  5. mkyarwood says:

    Meh, it seems more likely that they made this public separation statement so they could date around and still live together/be friends.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      And get a little attention.

    • Kimbob says:

      What a good observation, & I think you may be right. I do think Vanity Fair played into this, as well, somehow. I don’t think they’d have done this w/out some type of outside pressure.

  6. lovescamaro says:

    So, it’s all publicity stunt then?

    • Bobbiesue says:

      That’s what I have felt from the beginning. Particularly, because of the hounding rumors of her affairs and the non-stop disdain for Chris putting up with her. It’s like, it gave the public what they needed…her comeuppance. But really, they’re still a couple at the end of the day.

      • anne says:

        PR stunt yes you guys are right on but it is all on her for HER IMAGE. He agreed to it to get away, but she is livid as is not going in her favor (his obvious happiness, lack of public sympathy for her phony lying self she expected LOL, and fact he has broken her rules already). She is vile and will drag this out forever but again he is happy and liviing the life we all deserve when getting out of a horrible relationship that has stolen our joy from life. NOT PR on his part, PR was last few years of even minimal pretense which finallly made him to sick to continue as kids were catching on – HE loves them and loves life WITHOUT Gwyneth. Will never go back.

  7. Jayna says:

    It never seemed like they were apart, except for their probably open marriage this past year as they were having problems. They vacationed together after the announcement.

    I am disappointed in Chris. Not because he and Gwyneth are together. They have kids. I find it funny all the haters that hate him goiing back to her in any form and yet many of those are the ones who bash people for divorcing and not trying for the kids. I am disappointed in him because it seems like they have an arrangement that is working for them and no plans to divorce. That announcement seemed to be all about coming at exactly the time his album is getting ready to drop and so to promote his album which is about a breakup and heartbreak. They probably really only completely split for like two weeks, if at all completely. No need for an announcement .

    Sell those CDs, Chris. Who would have thought you were this desperate to do promo this way.

    • captain says:

      I agree with you that they have an arrangement and have been having it for a long time, ever since he moved into the neighboring haus. That was years ago. They have arranged some kind of connection, so that the kids could move freely between both buildings
      But this particular rumour seems to me orchestrated by Gwyn herself. It is quite possible that Alexa does not want to be a mistress of a guy who has an open marriage with his wife. Some women have enough self respect )), and Alexa seems like one of them. So he is making it official. I think Gwyneth wants to break their relationship with her PR games. Not because she loves him, but out of spite and jelousy.

  8. Original Lee says:

    I wish celebrities would stop comparing themselves to Elizabeth Taylor, Marylin Monroe, Jackie Kennedy, etc.

    • Nicolette says:

      +1. It’s enough already. These were iconic people and I doubt Gwyneth or any of the others will ever be considered iconic outside of their own minds.

    • Sullivan says:

      I can’t understand why anyone would want to compare their relationship to Liz and Dick’s. That was a dysfunctional relationship between two alcoholics. Their physical brawls and vitriolic shouting matches are legendary. That’s the kind of love I can do without.

  9. lucy2 says:

    I got the impression that they had an “arrangement” but only came clean about it publicly once Vanity Fair caught wind of it (and then backed down when she begged to announce it herself). They never seemed lovey dovey together, maybe they are more like friends and are comfortable as a family that way.

    • Stoner says:

      This is the most concise and mature comment I think I’ve ever read about this situation.


    • That’s kinda what I think–that once the air cleared, and real life happened, they kinda felt like they couldn’t be together in the ‘traditional’ way, so they went their separate ways. But didn’t divorce or anything.

    • Isadora says:

      If it works out for both of them (as friends) I think that’s a really good way to handle things, tbh. The kids have a family and the adults are free to have a love life. So nobody is miserable.

  10. poppy says:

    they’ve already been pretend living together/married for many years.
    even though the story sounds fake, gwynsufferable saying no immediate dating sounds about right for her.

  11. Fran says:

    What’s with Gwyneth’s hairline? Looks like it was drawn on.

  12. Darkladi says:

    I’m happy for her kids & worried about la Paltrow’s ability to STFU while they “recouple”

    • Lauren says:

      I like them together. Alexa is more annoying than Gwyneth (and much less talented) – maybe Chris has awakened to what he is losing. I guess they have both cheated during the marriage, but amazingly are still civil and kind to each other.
      Don’t care if this is a PR stunt, i hope their family will stay together.

  13. Kate2 says:

    I’m going to get killed for this but I really like that picture of the two of them on the banner.

    She and I are exactly the same age and I think she looks great. I know, I know, I’m sorry, I can’t help it. I know she’s insufferable but I’m not talking about her personality. But when you get to be my age and you’re feeling like you’re over the hill and unattractive, to see someone who looks (in my opinion) a good 10 years younger than she is, it gives me hope that I still have some good years left. Sorry, I know its superficial. Just how I feel.

    I will say, however, that the over-yellowing in her hair has inspired me to warn my stylist that we’re going for a more honey/California blonde with some light streaks in my next appointment. He’s game 😉

    • FingerBinger says:

      They do look good in that first picture. I’ve always thought they looked like brother and sister though.

    • Jayna says:

      Gwyneth has a nice body, great legs, and is still pretty. But an up-close photo of her not photoshopped shows her age usuallly. She looks 40-sh to me Not a bad 40s at all, just not someone a decade younger. Maybe a few pounds on her would make her face seem younger or a better hairstyle than flat-ironing your hair to death and leaving it so damaged. I think Gwyneth looks fresher and younger anyway with her hair fuller and her natural waves showing, not flat and usually behind her ears.

      But I agree, I like the photo of them too.

      • Kate2 says:

        Maybe 10 years is stretching it, but I don’t think she looks older than 35. Just my opinion. And yes, flat-ironing your hair makes you look older, you’re right on that. Any hairdresser will tell you that. I’ll do it once in a while to give me a sleeker look but I’ll run my fingers through it to keep it off my face and add a little volume.

  14. magpie says:

    I think the whole thing was a PR stunt. The cheating rumors were coming out so they did the whole thing for dammage control. I think they were fine with their open marriage, and still are. I don’t think they want to go through the hassle of dividing up all that money and property. Now we’re going to get all these reconciliation stories. gag me.

    • abby says:

      Stunt or not, no one will give a damn anymore.
      And that would not be a problem except that Paltrow obviously wants to be relevant.

      And after Paltrow’s epic recent foot-in-mouth moments about how difficult her life is and that being trolled is similar to warfare, yeah, she has really alienated alot of people who may have been in her corner. She certainly did herself no favors.

      As for Chris, well, yeah, I suspect that many will begin to see him as being just as calculating as Paltrow and that perhaps the entire thing was timed to promote his album. (I’m not sure I buy that but it certainly is suspect).

      Anyway, if they were sincerely in trouble and managed to salvage the marriage – and address their issues – then good for them.
      But somehow I feel that is wishful thinking and something else is afoot.

    • Dio says:

      Reports are that he is in Japan performing & Alexa Chung flew to Japan shortly thereafter….
      Another report this weekend said no way are they getting back together.

      • Dio says:

        This just keeps her in the press.

      • JJ says:

        I think it’s just the press wanting to make a buck from them. Goop’s PR person denied they are getting back together. Alexa Chung was on her way to Tokyo on the same day Chris Martin flew over there. Stupid gossip, purely based on speculation.

    • Bobbiesue says:

      I 1000% agree. I thought it from the beginning. Blah.

  15. Mal says:

    Gwyneth honestly has terrible posture with that hunched back, rounded shoulders thing she’s got going on. Straighten your back and pull back your shoulders Goopy! Doesn’t Tracy Anderson (her tiny troll doll fitness guru) make her do shoulder and back exercises??

  16. Ag says:

    C*nt and Dick, more like it.

  17. BooBooLaRue says:

    why did I read “consciously ‘recoiling'”?

  18. Megan says:

    An acquaintance of mine who lives in Missoula, MT saw Gwyneth and her children sans Chris at a restaurant there on Father’s Day. Make of that what you will!

    • Bobbiesue says:

      Someone up thread said Coldplay is now in Japan performing.

    • lrm says:

      how random. I used to live in Missoula, when Andie McDowell lived there with her little kids [pre divorce from their dad-I waited on her in a restaurant I worked at in my younger years-she’s stunningly beautiful and extremely gracious/polite and not pretentious at all. Also used to run into her at the health food store and other places]-but celebs don’t usually vacation in missoula just for the fun of it-though will land there prior to rafting, visiting national parks, etc…or maybe goopy has friends/relatives in missoula.

  19. Grant says:

    Sorry, but… Gwyneth > Alexa

  20. LAK says:

    AS IF……

  21. Peachy says:

    Liz and Dick!?! They are Legends who had “Furious Love”! Gloop and PeeWee are two try-hards that have “Imperious Nub”!

  22. anne says:

    He is DONE with her and never been happier. Only playing along with her PR and doing best for kids. It is really mostly her, her demands on him are insane (as is she) but he will do ANYTHING to get her out of his life, including this pre-planned image control of hers. He has wanted out for years and she will drag it out forever, but he and his heart are GONE and thrilled it is obvious! He has his self esteem she robbed him of of for a decade back. Thank God he finally got away from her. He did it finally because it was affecting kids, and he has more time and control with them – that is all he cares about. Her caring is about oh – herself and her image, and money. Kids are blessed to have him and we are blessed to have someone who has been in misery for years reclaim their life and happiness – an inspiration and a joy to us all. Expect this GOOP POOP PR for a long time and DO not believe it. He is long gone baby and Gwyneth is history (to everyone except herself!)

  23. Word Girl says:

    I hope that they both do what’s best for them. Depression is a b!tch, and it’s hard for a llot of folks that haven’t gone through it to relate. I believe Gwyneth made statements that may have made her appear to be “insufferable” because she was or probably is ( I hope n0t) going through her own personal hell at the time. A lot of the reactions to her comments were disturbing because folks blew her comments way out of proportion to the point that what they spewed at her was just pure unjustified vitriol. I hope Gwynnie gets better.