Gwyneth Paltrow is a rock for Chris as parents' divorce

Friday February 4, 2011

Gwyneth Paltrow has been comforting husband Chris Martin after his parents decided to end their 30-year marriage.

The Coldplay frontman is said to be 'devastated' by the news, and his actress wife, 38, has been an "emotional rock" as he tries to come to terms with the situation.

According to the Mirror, Chris' mother Alison, 57, has moved out of the Devon family house.

His 69-year-old father Anthony – a millionaire retired accountant – is now in a new relationship.

The Grade 2 listed Georgina mansion they shared – home to the family, including Chris and his four siblings since 1978 – is reportedly on the market.

"Chris has always been extremely close to his father, while some of his sisters have had very strong relationships with their mother," a source told the newspaper.

"But watching his parents split has been heartbreaking for him, and he's desperate to stay close and in regular contact with both of them."

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