When they announced their split, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin stated they were “in many ways we are closer than we have ever been”. That certainly seemed to be the case as the pair were pictured together for the first time since announcing the end of their marriage of ten years.
Gywneth and Chris couldn’t have looked more relaxed and happy in each other’s company as they enjoyed dinner with friends in the Bahamas, where they have been on holiday since announcing their break-up.
At one point the actress, her face bare from make-up, dissolved into laughter while Chris – who sat next to her – smiled widely. The only clue as to their new relationship status was the absence of the pair’s wedding rings.
The separated couple – who stated “we will always be a family”, – took their children Apple and Moses away on holiday before breaking the news they’re no longer together.
They tried for a year “some of it together, some of it separated” to save their marriage, but ultimately decided “that while we love each other very much we will remain separate”.
Many theories have been offered by celebrity commentators as to why the couple have decided to split – and much has been made of a photograph which surfaced of Gwyneth giving her ex boyfriend Donovan Leitch a kiss at a baseball game.
But the 46-year-old actor, who is married and ahs a daughter, has said that the was nothing untoward behind the kiss – which happened six months ago.
“I was just saying goodbye to her. It was purely innocent,” he told the Mail On Sunday.
We were sitting in the owner’s box in front of 30,000 people with her two children right next to us. That isn’t exactly the setting for a secret liaison.
“But the telephoto picture turned it into more. But it’s her. Her life is constantly under surveillance.
The actor son of folk singer Donovan added: Gwyneth and I have always been close. I consider her to be one of my closest friends. We have tons of great friends in common.”