Gwyneth Paltrow denies affairs with lawyer and billionaire, as her marriage crumbles
Published 26/03/2014 | 14:20
Gwyneth Paltrow’s split from Chris Martin comes after she was forced to deny cheating on him with lawyer Kevin Yorn and Elle Macpherson’s billionaire husband
Gwyneth Paltrow’s split from Chris Martin follows rumours – all denied - that she had affairs with lawyer Kevin Yorn and Elle Macpherson’s billionaire husband Jeffrey Soffer.
The claim about Yorn was made last month on Whisper, a “secret-sharing” app that allows people to post anonymous rumours.
“Gwyneth Paltrow is cheating on Chris Martin with entertainment lawyer Kevin Yorn (you heard it here first),” the message read.
Paltrow’s publicist denied the claim, dismissing it as “100 per cent false” and “clearly a fabricated story with no credibility at all”.
He then issued a detailed denial to the Defamer website, saying: “The only time Gwyneth has even recently seen Kevin Yorn (who she knows only casually through business contacts) was on a flight from NY-LA. Gwyneth was flying with her assistant and the CEO of [her lifestyle website] Goop and Kevin coincidentally was also in the first class section
“I cannot be more clear with you when I say she is NOT having an affair with Kevin Yorn and I will be notifying her attorneys as well.”
Yorn is a partner at Los Angeles law firm Morris Yorn Barnes Levin Krintzman Rubenstein & Kohner.
His clients include Scarlett Johansson, Elle DeGeneres and Zoe Saldana, and he was included in The Hollywood Reporter’s recent list of “Power Lawyers”.
His siblings are also involved in the entertainment business: one brother, Rick, is agent to Leonardo DiCaprio and Justin Timberlake; another, Pete, is a singer-songwriter.
Yorn is not the first man rumoured to be romantically involved with Paltrow.
In October, it was reported that Vanity Fair was investigating Paltrow’s friendship with Miami billionaire Jeffrey Soffer, who recently married London-based model Elle Macpherson.
Vanity Fair dropped its profile piece after Paltrow sent a mass email to her celebrity friends telling them to end all dealings with the magazine.
Explaining the decision, Vanity Fair’s editor Graydon Carter wrote a teasing article last month which was mischievously titled ‘The Paltrow Affair’.
Carter referred to “accusations of serial infidelity – which the actress vehemently denied. One recurring name in this area of scholarship was a man whose wife is well within Paltrow’s London social circle. So that must have been awkward.”
The Whisper rumour surfaced shortly afterwards.
Whisper’s editor-in-chief, Neetzan Zimmerman, stood by his source.
Paltrow and Martin announced yesterday via her Goop website that they were separating after 10 years of marriage, having spent the past year trying to make the relationship work.
"It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate," the couple wrote, adding that they planned to "consciously uncouple" and "co-parent" their children Apple, nine, and Moses, seven.