Paltrow Marriage OK Says Her Mom

Gwyneth Paltrow

Mother of Gwyneth says the couple is fine, just camera shy.

You know things have to be getting bad in the rumor mill when you mother has to come out in your defense. Starpulse reports that Blythe Danner, acclaimed actress and mother of Gwyneth Paltrow, has come out to defend her daughter against rumors that her marriage is falling apart. Danner says the rumors stem from the fact that the couple refuses to be photographed together, telling, “They don't take pictures together if they can avoid it. It's a strategy. They don't want the pandemonium. They're staying in England for the New Year, then coming here (to New York).”

Rumors have been swirling of drama between Gwyneth and her rocker husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, and were starting to strengthen after Gwyneth was seen partying and siding with Madonna during her divorce here in the U.S. while her husband tours with his band in the U.K.

I do not purport to know what it must be like to be rich and famous, but there has to a lot of stress about having to prove to a voracious, news-loving public that your marriage is just fine. This is a notoriously private couple, who are so publicity averse that they married in Santa Barbara with absolutely no guests. They are rarely (if ever) photographed together. Is everyone suddenly freaking out because Madonna got divorced, now Gwyneth is getting a divorce?

Having some amount of privacy as a couple is your right and if people want to spread rumors that there are problems based on appearances, there is little you can really do about it other than gently deny and move on with your life. As long as the two of you know that everything is ok, that is really all that matters.

Then again, I was totally wrong about David Duchovny and Tea Leoni, so the whole thing could be falling apart and I wouldn’t be the wiser. For the couple’s sake, I hope everything is fine.