Gwyneth Paltrow ‘always bragged that she has Chris wrapped around her finger’


Here are some photos of Gwyneth Paltrow out in NYC last night. She attended a show of The Country House, which features her mom, Blythe Danner. Goop’s ensemble is a Monique Lhuillier Fall 2014 two-piece. You like? I do not. I don’t mind Gwyneth in black, and I’m ambivalent about tube-tops (so dated, but whatever). But the whole ensemble is just… blah. The lace at the bottom is tacky to me. Meanwhile, the neverending saga of Gwyneth, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin continues. What does it all mean?!?!?!

So much for an amicable split! Ever since Chris Martin has consciously re-coupled with girlfriend Jennifer Lawrence, his estranged wife Gwyneth Paltrow has been scrambling to keep the Hunger Games actress away from their kids, has learned. In fact, according to one source she’s even banned Martin from mentioning her in front of them!

“Gwyneth is doing everything possible to make sure Chris’ girlfriend, Jennifer isn’t mentioned in front of Apple and Moses,” a source told Radar. “She doesn’t want them upset by Chris’ ‘younger lady friend,’ which is how Gwyneth refers to Jen. Explicitly instructed by Gwyneth, Chris has been told not to discuss his girlfriend in front of the kids.”

Furthermore, the source said, “Gwyneth has told Chris she absolutely does not want any of Jen’s personal items left behind at Chris’ house, that the kids might come across.”

Over the weekend, Paltrow celebrated her 42nd birthday, at her Brentwood mansion, and as previously reported, Martin was in attendance. But tensions have grown between the two, as Martin told his former wife of ten years, that his new relationship was getting serious.

“Gwyneth was absolutely stunned when Chris told her he wants to introduce the kids to Jennifer,” the source previously revealed. “It won’t be happening right away, Chris wants to make sure this relationship is going to just fizzle out before taking such a big step. But he sees this relationship going the distance. This has been a huge blow to Gwyn’s ego because she has always bragged that she has Chris wrapped around her finger.”

Indeed, Paltrow and Lawrence almost had a very awkward run-in as she was picking up their kids from Martin’s house as the young starlet was spotted on the same road, just minutes apart.

[From Radar]

Nothing says “Gwyneth Paltrow is down with the kidz” like referring to Jennifer Lawrence as Chris’s “younger lady friend”! I doubt Gwyneth is calling J-Law that because Gwyneth doesn’t want to be reminded of Jennifer’s youth. Goop probably calls J-Law “the whippersnapper” or “that girl” or “the farty one.” Regarding Gwyneth’s recent monogrammed panties – in which Gwyneth is still using her married-lady initials – a source tells Radar: “It seems like Gwyneth is trying very hard to show the world that she is still Mrs. Chris Martin. Why would anyone want to buy monogrammed underwear with her initials on it? It’s creepy and weird.” So creepy. Much Weird. Very Goop.

As for this week’s Goop-letter… you can read it here. Have you ever read Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink? Gladwell posits that “gut decisions” are often better, long-term, than carefully considered, well-planned decisions. He says that if more people trusted their intuition and refused to second-guess their first instinct, the world would be a much different/better place. That’s sort of what Gwyneth’s Goop-letter is about, only she made the concept really touchy-feely and New Age-y. Vox did a take-down of the subject here. I often think Gwyneth could do with fewer intuitionists, healers, and New Age types in her life.



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  1. BlueeJay says:

    Forget about Chris and Jen what about who Gwen is with? Come on tabloids get us some dirt on this. As well so tired of the tabloids always trying to make the woman in a split look pathetic.

    • Candy Love says:

      She with that Brad guy I do believe he has something to do with Glee and the Tabs already all over that.

    • bettyrose says:

      Thank you! Impressions of Goop aside, the pathetic woman narrative is so outdated. And Goop may not be my type, butI’m sure she’s having no trouble finding boy toys to entertain her.

    • Suzen says:

      I agree 100%. Was just thinking gah, he’s throwing a ‘girl’ half her age into the situation, would be upsetting to me also. I’d feel so old, being traded in for a younger model. Girl needs to step up her love life and show 40(somethings) rock too.

  2. Pandy says:

    Yeah, monogrammed panties are weird. Unless you’re at camp.

    • Algernon says:

      I spent my childhood summers at camp and still to this day monogram my towels and underwear. I’m still friends with a couple girls from camp, and we send each other monogrammed items for Christmas every year. I actually bought the Goop panties (with their initials, though) for their presents this year.

      • Suzen says:

        Yeah I actually think its cute. She probably did too. Everything gets so scrutinized, not everything has some nefarious motivation behind it.

  3. Eve says:

    Don’t these type of arrogant ex wives (and ex husbands) with control issues have that same opinion about their ex spouses, people like that like the idea of using their kids to maintain the control that they still are Queen B. in their ex spouses new life for the “sake of their family life”. I am a big believer from my own experience that people like that need to be put in their new place before they get a chance to stick their nose into their exes lives.

    • Angie says:

      But there’s something to be said for not introducing the kids to a confusing new reality too soon, and it seems that both Martin and Lawrence are each other’s rebound romances. Typically they don’t last long, although there are always exceptions. Better to wait to upset your kids’ households with someone new until it’s clear that that someone is going to stick around.

      • Eve says:

        No I completely agree about both parties waiting to introduce a new partner to the kids until it starts to become serious, my first comment was not about introducing new partner into a relationship early but was about how some exes still try to pull the strings and throw their weight around on various issues even years later after the break up because of their continues insecurities and need to maintain control and unfortunately people like that keep using their kids I order to create a high and mighty position and the feel of keeping their ex spouses “wrapped around their little finger”.

    • Louisa says:

      When you have kids with someone then you will always be in their life, whether the new partner(s) like it or not. And I have to say if some new girlfriend my ex was dating wanted to “put me in my place” because I was looking out for my son then we would have a problem.

      That being said, I think in this case, it’s typical “cat fight” tabloid BS.

      • Eve says:

        Louisa, there is a difference between you as a parent just looking after the best interest of your son if there is a genuine reason for it and trusting your ex partner to hopefully do the same and then just thinking that like some people do, like my ex, that you still have some superficial controlling power to like to think and disrespectful brag that you can still “wrap your ex around your finger” when you feel like it, those type of people are the ones that destroy the harmony of exes getting along and respecting each other for the sake of their children. I have zero respect for people like that and their high and mighty excuses for “doing it for the kids” when it’s just a personal competition to them first.

      • Marny says:

        Eve do you actually believe this story? Chris threw her a party 4 days ago but tensions between them are high?? Total BS.

    • Nikki says:

      Agree, Eve; I’ve seen that sometimes.

  4. Arlene says:

    I don’t believe this for a second, it’s the usual war between the women guff the tabloids need to push sales.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree. The tabloids didn’t get the big nasty divorce blow out they were hoping from with Gwenyth and Chris, so now it has to be a battle between her and the new girlfriend. I’m no fan of the Goopster, but I’m just not buying this at all.

  5. Jaderu says:

    I have made a vow to say something nice about Goop.
    The billboards behind her look very clean and well lit.
    That counts right?

    PS Radar again. *sigh* Their wicked ex wife malarky is boring.

  6. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    GP may be able to wrap Chris Martin around her finger and now she should try that trick with her hair – geesh it is so flat that Peter MacKay might mistake it for a place to land.

  7. Mrs. Wellen Melon says:

    Two words for Ms. Paltrow-Martin: pixie cut. Your current hair distracts from your face and not in a good way. Pixie cut.

    Change it up, gurl. Show the young’uns how glamour is done.

    • Sarah says:

      Except that Jennifer Lawrence got a pixie cut last year, so I doubt that G would get one now.

      • Algernon says:

        Plus Goop was one of the famous pixie cuts of the 1990s. It was her and Winona Ryder. God I loved that haircut on her, but I doubt she’d go back to it. She’d roll her eyes and say, “it’s so 20 years ago.”

      • mia girl says:

        Ahhh, remember when she and Brad Pitt had matching haircuts. Memories…

      • Luciana says:

        @algernon best haircuts ever. So much nostalgia.

    • Dolce crema says:

      I miss 90s goop!

      • Vendreamer says:

        No, no, no!! She meant she could wrap Chris around Jennifer Lawrence’s finger! I loathe this uppity, Hollywood, no talent bitch!

  8. SpankFD says:

    Horrendous makeup. Poorly fit/designed outfit. Lousy posture. Is anyone else getting a self-destructive vibe off Goop lately? Doesn’t she seem more tightly wound/delusional than usual? Who intervenes in these cases? How to you persuade someone to ‘let go’ before she see breaks?

    • Hmmm says:

      I think she looks amazing, all the Goop bashing gets boring … and yes desperate. I am sure she gives a flying fig about Chris Martin’s PR side piece.

    • Vendreamer says:

      Bitch has no talent, an uneducated mouth, where nothing but shit comes out of it. I despise this bitch, and happy that Chris got out!

  9. QQ says:

    This could be a pic from the late 90s early 2000s no?? Looks like her face is refreshe somehow (or is it makeup cause she usually has been having the worst over tanned leather face!)

    Also LOL cause look at that limp flat straw hair and contrast with that blowout bar “illustration” with flowing glossy healthy looking bouncy hair!! Like..No

    • Chris says:

      Hahaha…. You know, she may be onto something. This year, instead of a picture for my family Christmas card, I’m going to get an “illustration” done. I’m going to be soooo hot!!! With long, flowing, bouncy hair…

      • QQ says:

        LOL Leht dew eet!!!

        IN MY ILLUSTRATION: My hair will be like Halle Berry’s OG cut, and Im gonna look super slim and clear skinned..Both my dog will be chubby and well TONS Of sparkles

  10. maybeiamcrazy says:

    Am I too naive for thinking that everything is well between Martin and Paltrow? Yeah, J.Law’s youth might sting a bit but last I heard that she had a man who was/is married so maybe it benefits her that Martin Lawrence attracts all the attention. I don’t know why but I feel like they wouldn’t break the news without talking it all through.

  11. Cuddles La Rue says:

    Ugh. I can’t believe she could have anyone wrapped around her finger. GP seems as much fun as a colonoscopy.

  12. Flounder says:

    I don’t think it’s unreasonable that an ex doesn’t want their former partner parading a new flame around their kids this early on in the relationship.

    I don’t care for her, but let’s not kick someone when they’re down.

    • MoxyLady007 says:

      Exactly. They aren’t even divorced yet. Let the kids get used to the idea of mom and dad being separated before introducing a new girl friend or boy friend. It’s really basic good parenting. But of course because it might come from Goop, it’s controlling and horrible.

      Or it’s just being clear about what you think is in the best interests of your children.

    • anne_000 says:

      I can understand not bringing in new boyfriends/girlfriends into the kids’ lives until things are truly serious but I don’t agree (if it’s true) with Gwen thinking she has the right to forbid Chris from having any personal items of JL’s at HIS home. That’s gone too far, imo.

  13. Kiddo says:

    That outfit is awful. She has a decent shape, but the skirt and top makes her look widest in the midsection. The lace doesn’t work on it. Try a side part or waves, anything different with the hair. It’s so Joni Mitchell, circa 1970-something.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Yeah, ever since all that bush talk she’s been rocking sort of a 70s Greenwich vibe to me. Especially in those pics with Jessica Seinfeld.

      I’m over the sheer inserts/panels. Overdone.

  14. Heat says:

    How old is Apple? I’m guessing she’s old enough to know what Google is. And, if she hasn’t Googled her parents, I’ll bet at least one of her friends have. I find it highly doubtful that the kids do not know about JLaw.
    It would be pretty dumb for Goop to try to withhold the information; the kids are only going to think their parents are lying to them.
    What’s worse: knowing that your uncoupled parents are moving on with their lives, trying to find happiness? or knowing that your uncoupled parents are lying to you?

    • aenflex says:

      Meeting and spending time is not the same thing as being aware of the existence of someone.

  15. Nancy says:

    I wonder if the kids have met Brad Falchuk.

  16. FingerBinger says:

    I don’t see a problem with Gwyneth not wanting her kids to meet JLaw just yet. She’s making sure Chris is not bringing a person into her kid’s lives who might not be around a year from now.

    • Jezi says:

      I agree with you. I’m not a Gwen fan to say the least but if my husband and I separate I would hope he wouldn’t introduce a new girlfriend into the mix right away. The kids have to deal with the split first and come to terms with their parents never getting back together. Let them process that and if the new relationship can last at least 6 months I would say introduce the kids.

    • Someonestolemyname says:


  17. aenflex says:

    I sort of believe the wrapped around the finger thing. If I had children her kids’ age, I wouldn’t want them meeting any of my boyfriends or their father’s girlfriends after only two months. At least not in any serious context. So can’t blame her there.

  18. lily says:

    My intuition tells me that those monogrammed panties are going to get Goop busted one day.

  19. annaloo. says:

    I don’t like a red lip with an oily face.

  20. Courtney says:

    Have they even filed for divorce yet? She’s still the wife, not the ex.

  21. Embee says:

    I would hope that both Chris and Gwyneth are on-board with not introducing new love interests to their young children so soon into the separation. The children need time to process that mommy and daddy are no longer together. If Jennifer Lawrence is going to be a part of his life for awhile he would certainly be well-served not to conflate his children’s pain over the divorce with his next love interest.

    If Gwyneth does, indeed, have to remind him of this, well then it is a good thing one of them has her head on straight. And if she’s a little squigged out about the other woman’s stuff at the house I get it. It’s not necessarily reasonable but you know, she doesn’t have to be. She can be a little petty and vindictive about not wanting extra toothbrushes/panties at her ex’s place. She’s human.

    Her outfit is very of the moment and she looks fantastic but I don’t like the lace, either. Agree that a pixie cut would be great, but so would a long bob…just above the shoulders.

  22. Adrien says:

    I’m suddenly craving for Chicken Finger Wraps.

  23. eileen says:

    Sorry GOOP, I recently went through this. You can’t control when your ex introduces your kids to the new girlfriend.
    My ex rushed though ALL of it and of course it was a mistake and he sees that now….but at the time, the need to rebound is too strong to think about anything else. Guys just want replace what they had and don’t like to be alone.
    The courts frowned on it, but the judge gave me some great advice. Instead of fighting it and wasting my money trying to legally stop it, just be the best I can be on my end and a soft place to fall when the kids struggle with it and everything works itself out. She was right. He woke up and realized this girl was rushing everything because of insecurity and he dropped her.
    I doubt JLaw is doing that, but if Chris wants her to meet the kids, there’s not much you can to about it. If you try to fight it, it looks like your some bitter scorned ex and it will effect the kids more than a girlfriend will.
    Just my experience on it anyway! Hey everyone!

  24. Alexis says:

    First of all I don’t take anything written from Radar or Daily Fail as truth to anything. They make up crap all the time. The JLaw moving in with Chris rumor was already proven false. And Paltrow isn’t the ex they haven’t filed any papers for separation or divorce. I’m thinking they consciously recouple again soon? I mean for a divorced couple we see them out together more than anyone. I mean Chris threw Paltrow a birthday party.
    Anyways clearly we are going for “women fighting” story which I doubt. I believe Jen would cut and run if all this crap was true. She likes the uncomplicated and if this is casual (or fake) I don’t see her trying to fight with the WIFE over anything. Seems the tabs are cooling off this relationship which is interesting too…just in time for promotion. 😉

    Also did anyone see that the new X-Men will feature the relationship between Jen and Nick’s characters? I’m thinking they hook back up on the movie set for a short while…again.

  25. DenG says:

    This very wealthy woman with impeccable taste in everything has Bad Hair. Is there any explanation or defense other than she liiiikes it? Carry on, wispy dyed one. She’s channeling Peggy Lipton from 40+ years ago.

  26. Nev says:

    She looks amazing.

    • Anony says:

      I really liked the lace part of the dress. Am I tacky? Lol I would wear that skirt but with a different top.

  27. Byte Me says:

    It’s way past time that Gwyneth change that boring hairstyle.

  28. yep. says:

    You would think with all her money, she would have fabulous hair for these events. Its a shame, really.

  29. Luciana says:

    In her defense, her hair doesn’t look bad. Hair isn’t her best feature. The only time her hair was really amazing was back in the 90s when she rocked the pixie cut.

    As for the Radar story, pure dog poop. Stop vilifying this woman!

  30. Santolina says:

    Sorry, no sympathy for a woman who cheats with a married man. Could be she’s hittin’ the french fries hard, these days. She looks a bit oily and bloated, and although black is way too severe on her it covers up a multitude of sins.

  31. Aurelia says:

    Snort, snort, I guess fish sticks goop has forgotten those photos of her from 2013 at a baseball game out on a date with her ex boyfriend Donovan Leitch kissing up a storm! And whats more her children were sitting right beside them. I guess she thought that was ok. What a hypocrite.

    Here is the link:

    And no, the pash display was not just some “old friends” having a single little peck. The kissing went on and on.

  32. tasha says:

    I think you’re meant to get your own initials not hers…

    Also divorce is difficult on kids (especially those old enough to fully understand) so if she doesn’t want them to meet Chris’ new gf I’m in her side. It’s still a very new relationship and yes, JLaw is very young so who knows how long it will last. Having come from a broken home I know that meeting your parents new partners is very tough and I think it’s sensible to make sure it is serious before getting the kids involved.

    I’m not usually a fan of Gwyneth but I feel sorry for her that her husband is now with someone half her age and beloved by the public. That’s got to be rough.

  33. SnarkGirl says:

    She always looks so constipated in her photos.

  34. Veronica says:

    I don’t mind the outfit, but I would have preferred to see it lined all the way down. I agree with another poster that I hope she considers cutting her hair in the next few years. I loved the short cut she sported in the 90s.

    As for Martin Lawrence, I’m sure a lot of this inflated by media, but you gotta wonder what it feels like to have you whole media image defined by your ex-husband’s new relationship. Can’t imagine it’s easy for anyone.

  35. Dalovelee says:

    That’s what I wonder about Gwyneth, the Martin Lawrence romance would have been less sensational if GP went about her business and let things play out..eventually Martin Lawrence would fade out due to career and age factor..but now she looks ridiculous letting her own pr team portray her as still having a hold on him. What’s going to happen when another starlet or worse for GP some younger model from Victoria Secret captures his eye. At least Jennifer is low key but if some high profile model latches onto him, she’ll look like a bitter ex trying to keep him under her thumb.