Gwyneth ‘still counts on Chris’

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly still wants Chris Martin “by her side”.

The 41-year-old actress and Coldplay singer announced their “conscious uncoupling” in March. Since then Chris is rumored to have grown close to British fashionista Alexa Chung and they were spotted out together in New York recently.

Although Chris has denied the pair are dating, Gwyneth reportedly doesn’t like her estranged husband spending more time with Alexa.

“Chris and Alexa have been growing really close – they text a lot and meet up when they can,” a source told British magazine Closer. “Alexa’s told him she’s there for him as a friend but, last week, Gwyneth told Chris she wants him by her side.”

The separated couple were spotted out together at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont restaurant last month. It is thought their regular meetings are also to benefit their children Apple, eight, and Moses, six.

“Gwyneth’s struggling to see Chris as a free agent and doesn’t want him moving on so soon,” the source added. “They’ve agreed to spend at least one weekend a month together for the sake of their kids, she still wants him in her life.”

While Gwyneth has remained quiet about their split, Chris has been more vocal on the reasons behind it. During an interview with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe the musician opened up about the end of their 11 year marriage and appeared to take the blame.

“I wouldn’t use the word ’breakdown’ – this was more a realization about trying to grow up, basically,” he explained.

“If you can’t open yourself up, you can’t appreciate the wonder inside. So you can be with someone very wonderful but because of your own issues, you can’t let that be celebrated in the right way.”

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