I've never really understood why Gwyneth Paltrow gets so much hate. Okay, her faux-semi-British accent is kind of annoying, but hey, she's married to a Brit and spends a lot of time in London. And, yeah, GOOP is head-scratchy with its ludicrously overpriced white T-shirts and laughably unrealistic mom tips, but Gwynnie isn't the first one to present a lifestyle that most women couldn't realistically ever do. On the whole, Gwyneth is pretty tolerable. She doesn't run around racking up DUIs and crotch shots, and she's intelligent, well-spoken, and has actual talent. So why all the hate? Could it be -- jealousy? Well, yeah. It could. And probably is. At 40 years old, Gwyn looks amazing. (Look at those buff arms!) And she's incredibly stylish. And she's got one of the most long-lasting celebrity marriages around. That's why these latest comments of hers about her marriage have me going ... Gulp. Could Gwyn and hubby Chris Martin be on the rocks?
Gwyneth recently told InStyle magazine that she's pretty much done having babies because she's "old." Er, if this is what old looks like, then give me a dose of old, stat! But she also opened up about her decade-long marriage to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. Asked what was the toughest part about her marriage, she said:
Probably our artistic temperaments together. Artists are sensitive; there are ups and downs, mood-wise. Musicians need a certain gravitas and focus in order to write.
Okay, so it's not like she said, "I can't stand looking at him, hate being in the room same together, avoid sex at all costs, and fantasize daily about him dying in some freak accident." No, she said none of this. (Though it would be crazy if she did, right?)
However, celebrities almost never say anything negative about their spouses in the press -- at least, not while they're still married. That's why we're always so SHOCKED when celebrities get divorced. They're either gushing about how faaaaabulous and perrrrrfect their spouses are -- or they say nothing.
And this isn't the first time I've heard Gwyneth wax less than ecstatic about being married. I forget which magazine it was, but I recall her saying that "being married for a long time is hard." She also confessed to asking her father the secret of her parents' long marriage and him telling her, "Your mother and I never wanted to get divorced at the same time," which I thought was AWESOME marriage advice. Nor did Gwyn and Chris spend their ninth anniversary together -- she was in Dubai working and he was doing whatever rock star dads do.
So are she and Chris going through a rough patch? Or was Gwyneth just being more honest than your average celeb? Perhaps following the demise of Heidi and Seal and something happening (I forget what) with Kristen and Rob, I'm just primed for celeb couples who seem to have it all falling apart. I would be shocked if Gwyneth and Chris called it quits. But not that shocked.
Do you think Gwyneth and Chris are on the rocks?
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