Is Their Marriage Fake?

Coldplay front man Chris Martin loves to tell jokes, but this one might get him in trouble with wife Gwyneth Paltrow.

Singer Chris Martin recently joked on the Ellen DeGeneres Show that his wife Gwyneth Paltrow is actually his "beard," adding speculation about his sexual orientation. He was on the talk show to promote his latest studio offering, Mylo Xyloto, with bandmate Jonny Buckland.

While Martin, who has been married to the Oscar-winning actress since 2003, has recently gushed about his wife by saying he feels like he's "won the lottery" by marrying her, threw everyone off guard with the comments he made on the show. "She's been a great beard for me," Martin joked during his appearance on DeGeneres' show.

"It's not really a real relationship?" DeGeneres then asked. "She just pretends that she's your wife?"

"Yeah it's hard to believe," Martin continued joking, adding that men like him sometimes have a difficult time meeting people.

"I think a lot of people like me and Jonny join bands because we were really not doing so well," he explained.

"With women?" DeGeneres asked.

"With anyone!" Martin said.

Buckland then added, "I think the longest relationship we've had is together."

His wife Paltrow, meanwhile chose other words to describe their relationship, even stating that while they've seen rocky episodes during their marriage, her husband Martin is a "musical genius" and that he is a "great father" to the couple's two children, Apple, 7, and Moses, 5.

After allegations were made that it had been years since Paltrow and Martin had sexual relations, Paltrow quipped on her Twitter account, "Who do I have to bang to get an advance copy of the new @coldplay album? I mean, really."

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Comments on "Chris Martin says Gwyneth Paltrow his "beard""

BJMartin October 29, 2011 | 7:28 PM

I want to say I love both Chris and Gwyneth. I also appreciate the JOY and FUN I see when Chris is with Jonny. Everything I've seen about Chris with Gwyneth shows him to be a dutiful and caring father, but there doesn't seem to be any JOY I was there. married, dutifully, and faithful, but still my joy was with my BEST friend. He finally chose his girlfriend to keep his family money. If I were to advise Chris and Jonny, it would be this: Keep it pure, keep it honest, and always offer choices to those who love you. There doesn't need to be eithe or or, but ow can we make what we ahve work. Gwyneth, keep your eyes open and don't SETTLE, you have a man who is honest and fair, I would suggest you make things work in a way you can accept No one goes to a grocery store and requests a haircut. Everyone one of you has open eyes and open hearts. I wold enjjoy everything each has to offer and mak each life better for it EVERYONE I know is rooting for all of you, we hope happiness has found you

Cynthia October 27, 2011 | 8:32 AM

I cant say i would be shocked? Many arranged domestic partnerships exist especially in a time when the economy is what is it is not uncommon to have your ex now b your roomie. Or whatever your own personal spin or twist or cicumstance is. maybe his timing was off if it was a joke. They know how they play amongst themselves. Kudos on the breeding for evolution. Your children will be amazing!

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