Fans (and various and sundry haters) were shocked when Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their separation via Gwyneth’s lifestyle website, goop, on March 25. Many sources have claimed that the two tried everything they could to get their marriage to work — and now People magazine are reporting that they also had an open relationship!
Despite all the hate aimed at Gwyneth Paltrow, 41, on the daily, you have to admit that she and Chris Martin, 37, seemed like they were living a pretty idyllic life. However, since their surprise split on March 25, sources close to the couple have been coming out of the woodwork, claiming that their relationship had been on the rocks for a while. Now sources are reporting that they were even in an open relationship, according to People! Read on for more about this new, shocking report.
Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin: Did An Open Relationship Cause Their Split?
“They have been on and off for many years,” a source told People. “The marriage was falling apart. It caused both of them tremendous pain, and they tried to fix it day after day.” Another source told the mag that “the writing was all over the walls. [They were] surprised that it took this long [for them to separate].”
The issue also addressed the various cheating rumors that have been following Gwyneth, from an alleged relationship with billionaire Jeffrey Soffer to Glee producer Brad Falchuk. However, a source told the mag that “if Chris was playing around, Gwyneth didn’t care. She’s never been jealous or territorial. Her philosophy is, ‘we’re both adults. We make our own choices.'”
Gwyneth Paltrow: ‘I Never Make [Chris Martin] Feel Hemmed In’
This reported laissez faire attitude about fidelity in their marriage seems to imply that Gwyneth & Chris did indeed seek intimacy outside of the marriage — with each other’s permission. Gwyneth herself even told People in 2013: “I totally accept [Chris]. I never make him feel hemmed in.”
Gwyneth has come under fire recently for claiming that being on set as an actress is more difficult for a mother than having an office job, which kind of put the spotlight on her inability to relate with the masses, as if her lifestyle website goop didn’t already make that abundantly clear. But hey, live and let live, we say. She’s not hurting anybody — she’s just like a beautiful, out-of-touch alien.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Did Gwyneth and Chris share an open relationship? Was their relationship going wrong the cause of their split, or were other factors in play? Let us know.
— Amanda Michelle Steiner