Chris ‘asks Alexa for time’

Chris Martin has reportedly been showering Alexa Chung with gifts.

The Coldplay frontman has been linked to the British TV star since his marriage to Gwyneth Paltrow ended earlier this year. His representative has insisted they aren’t dating, although it’s thought they are enjoying spending time together.

However, Chris has been seen spending time with actress Gwyneth lately, which is said to have caused Alexa some concern. He is said to be desperate not to lose Alexa from his life, but also wants to remain on good terms with his ex for the sake of their son and daughter.

“Alexa met him at his friend’s flat. Chris asked Alexa to give him time to detach himself from the marriage,” a source told British magazine Heat of a reported meet-up between the pair. “He’s trying to be really thoughtful and bought her some gifts, including a vintage emerald ring, a Versace clutch bag she’d been talking about on their last date and a signed Courtney Love album – one of her favorite singers. He would love her to wait for him and said that he needed time – and that he had to put his children first.”

There have been reports that Gwyneth isn’t quite ready to let Chris go yet. While they aren’t together anymore she apparently doesn’t want to lose him from her life completely, which is said to be one of the reasons they are still living together.

“He would really like to see if things could work between them but needs time to sort things with Gwyneth. But Alexa’s not sure she wants to be involved any longer,” the insider said.

Alexa and Chris were reported to be planning a vacation together later this year, but it’s thought that is no longer on the cards.

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