We were shocked to learn that Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin ended their relationship after just four months, but a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Chris’ ex, Gwyneth Paltrow, had a lot to do with Jennifer’s heartbreaking decision to end things.
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin went through a lot together during their four-month courtship, such as a nude photo scandal and juggling hectic schedules, but it was Chris’ ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow who became the biggest hurdle for the couple, and ultimately, the reason for their breakup.
Chris Martin & Jennifer Lawrence Break Up — Gwyneth Paltrow To Blame For Split
“Jennifer just couldn’t compete and didn’t want to. Chris is clearly not over Gwyneth and his main priority is his kids. Jennifer really respects him, but she wants a man of her own. And Chris has been spending lots of time with Gwyneth and their kids lately. It was just a bit too much for Jen. She doesn’t want to be second to anyone. You can’t blame her,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
We can certainly understand the way Jennifer feels. It’s likely not easy coming into a family like that, especially when Chris, 37, and Gwyneth’s “unconscious uncoupling” is so fresh.
Following the end of Gwyneth, 41, and Chris’ marriage in March 2010, she reportedly “[drew] up a rota to balance his time living life as a bachelor and seeing Jennifer with honoring their many family commitments,” a source told Grazia UK in September.
“Gwyneth still has a lot of control over him, which isn’t exactly desirable to prospective girlfriends,” the source said. “The way things are at the moment, no sane person would want to be an accessory to their conscience uncoupling.”
Clearly, Jennifer, 24, couldn’t take the heat. And we don’t blame her!
Chris Martin & Jennifer Lawrence Split
Despite understanding Jennifer’s feelings, we’re very sad to hear about this split.
Since getting together in June, Jennifer and Chris shared an exciting connection!
Jennifer often supported Chris at his Coldyplay concerts, and in early October, they attended the Kings of Leon concert together and showed off how happy they were by flaunting some steamy PDA!
Breakups are always hard, so we hope Chris and Jennifer find what makes them happy in the near future.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you shocked Chris and Jennifer broke up? Tell us how you feel!
— Written by Chris Rogers, Reporting by Sandra Clark