Wednesday 16 October 2019

Gwyneth Paltrow's grandmother passes away

Gwyneth Paltrow’s grandmother has passed. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Gwyneth Paltrow’s grandmother has passed. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Gwyneth Paltrow’s grandmother has passed away.

The Palm Beach Post first reported Dorothy W. Paltrow, the mother of Gwyneth’s father, late director Bruce Paltrow, died on March 31.

An obituary subsequently published by the New York Times indicates Dorothy lived in Palm Beach, Florida after relocating from Great Neck, New York.

She is survived by two children, five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, according to the newspaper.

The family is expected to hold a private memorial.

News of Dorothy’s death comes shortly after Gwyneth announced her separation from her husband of more than ten years, Chris Martin.

The actress and the Coldplay frontman tied the knot in 2003 and have daughter Apple, nine, and son Moses, seven, together.

The former couple insisted the split was amicable, and reportedly jetted to the Caribbean for a family vacation while news of their so-called “conscious uncoupling” dominated headlines.

Gwyneth returned to Twitter on Sunday, sharing a photo of the clear blue waters surrounding the Bahamas.

“No line on the horizon #exumas,” she wrote.

In a new post on her lifestyle website GOOP, where she initially announced the split, Gwyneth thanked those who have wished her family well.

“CM and I in deep gratitude for the support of so many,” she wrote in a PostScript to a recipe for chicken soup, including a heart emoticon.

Chris’ father has also insisted Gwyneth would always be part of their family.

“If you are married you know you have good days and bad days,” Anthony Martin previously told UK newspaper The Mirror. “We all have our ups and downs. It is sad because there are our two grandchildren. But it is all very amicable between them.”

Gwyneth has yet to comment on her grandmother’s passing.

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