Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow are “still great mates”

chris martin

Chris Martin’s dad Anthony says the Coldplay singer and estranged wife Gwyneth Paltrow are “still great mates” despite splitting this week.

The Coldplay frontman’s father Anthony Martin, 72, insists his son and Hollywood spouse – who announced their separation on Tuesday – remain close, but he admits their split is “sad” for his grandchildren Apple, nine, and Moses, seven.

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “If you are married you know you have good days and bad days. We all have our ups and downs.

“It is sad because there are our two grandchildren. But it is all very amicable between them.”

The dad-of-five said the news is “sad and upsetting”, but is “proud” of his son Chris, 37, and daughter-in-law Gwyneth, 41.

He added: “I am very proud of what they have achieved in their lives.”

Anthony’s own marriage to Chris’ mother Alison, 60, ended three years ago, leaving the singer – who is incredibly close to his father – devastated.

Chris and Gwyneth called time on their 11-year marriage earlier this week after working on their troubled relationship for “well over a year”.

The ‘Iron Man 3’ actress is expected to live with their kids in Los Angeles, while Chris will shuttle between London and the US.

It’s thought things got so bad between the couple last year that Chris moved out of the couple’s £7 million London home to live in a small studio flat owned by Coldplay bandmate Guy Berryman.

Connect with us

Latest Stories

Watch: Jose Chameleone turns philosophical in new single

In a run up to his highly anticipated “Legend” concert set to be held

Gilad Millo waxes lyrical in ode to Nairobi

Hot off his collaboration with Grammy Award winner Miri Ben-Ari, Israeli

Ruby Rose slams Katy Perry, praises Nicki Minaj

Ruby Rose has hit out at Katy Perry's new track 'Swish Swish', dubbing

Hugh Jackman won’t star as Wolverine in Deadpool movie

Hugh Jackman has ruled out starring as metal claw-bearing mutant Wolverine

Kanye West hires ‘magician’ to help him disappear

Hip-hop star Chance the Rapper has revealed working with Kanye was "insanity"

Rock

Nothing But Thieves don’t want rock star image

Nothing But Thieves are keen to defeat the rock star image by carving

Kanye to be joined by Chris Martin, 2 Chainz at Glastonbury?

Kanye West will reportedly be joined by Chris Martin and 2 Chainz during

Florence + the Machine replace Foo Fighters at Glastonbury

Florence + the Machine have replaced Foo Fighters as Friday's (26.06.15)

Blur’s Alex James loves ‘smoking hot’ Taylor Swift

Blur's Alex James thinks Taylor Swift is "smoking hot" and admits he has

Slipknot’s Mick Thomson stabbed in head by brother

Slipknot's Mick Thomson has been rushed to hospital after his brother

Hollywood

Hugh Jackman won’t star as Wolverine in Deadpool movie

Hugh Jackman has ruled out starring as metal claw-bearing mutant Wolverine

Vin Diesel explains his love of social media

Hollywood star Vin Diesel believes social media has helped to change the

Watch Leonardo Dicaprio’s “Before the Flood” Full Documentary

8months after winning his long-awaited Oscar honored for his work in The

Wolverine 3 named Logan

Hugh Jackman has shared a poster of the upcoming third Wolverine movie,

Ben Affleck’s Batman year and a half away

Ben Affleck’s standalone ‘Batman’ movie – which he writes, directs