Wednesday 18 September 2019

Chris Martin still 'totally besotted' with estranged wife Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin in happier times.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin in happier times.
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow.
The conscious uncouple: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
Chris Martin says he is still good friends with ex Gwyneth Paltrow
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow with their children

Independent.ie Newdesk and Agencies

Chris Martin is reportedly still "totally besotted" with Gwyneth Paltrow.

The estranged couple announced they were parting ways in March after ten years of marriage, labelling their split a "conscious uncoupling" on a blog post on Gwyneth's lifestyle website Goop.

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow.

However the pair have remained close, co-raising their two children Apple and Moses. Last month Chris, 37, was spotted at Gwyneth's Goop pop-up store event in Dallas, and reports suggest they'll spend what would have been their 11th wedding anniversary together on December 5.

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The conscious uncouple: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
The conscious uncouple: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

"Chris is totally besotted with Gwyneth, and that has never changed. She instigated the split, but never definitively told him that they would not be together again, just that they needed to try living more separate lives and see what happened," a source divulged to British magazine Grazia.

"The whole 'conscious uncoupling' thing felt like a halfway house between being married and splitting completely and , ironically, it's since they've been technically living apart that they've come to realise how closely they depend on each other."

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow with their children
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow with their children

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Since the pair formally parted, they have both been linked romantically to other people. Chris is said to have dated Hollywood starlet Jennifer Lawrence, while Gwyneth was linked to Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk.

Chris Martin says he is still good friends with ex Gwyneth Paltrow
Chris Martin says he is still good friends with ex Gwyneth Paltrow

However, a source close to the two A-listers divulged Gwyneth, 42, has never been opposed to a reconciliation.

"Gwyneth has been playing the long game. For a while things on their marriage weren't great, but by 'consciously uncoupling' - rather than splitting - Gwyneth ensured that they would remain part of each other's lives. The door has always been left open for them to get back together," the second insider revealed.

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