Saturday, January 14, 2006

Another Fruit of Gwyneth's Womb!

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are expecting a second fruit of their loins. Or so we've been led to believe. After months of speculation, the Oscar winner apparently confirmed Thursday that she and her Coldplay frontman hubby are indeed in the family way once again.Following a Screen Actors Guild screening of her movie Proof in Los Angeles, moderator Lou Diamond Phillips introduced Paltrow as "a pregnant woman," and asked, "How far along are you?" "Far enough along to feel very cumbersome," Paltrow replied. On Friday, Patrow's rep, Stephen Huvane, confirmed the exchange to E! News, but claimed that she was not necessarily announcing her pregnancy. Huvane has been working hard not to confirm Paltrow's pregnancy since November, when the glossies first started their bump watch. In December, Entertainment Tonight quoted Paltrow's mom, actress Blythe Danner, saying she was going to become a grandmother again in the spring. "I hope there'll be more fruits and vegetables coming along since we're all pretty much vegetarians," she said, adding that the couple "are just sailing along beautifully." Paltrow and Martin, of course, are already the proud parents of Apple, who was born in May 2004. The couple swapped vows in a low-key ceremony in December 2003, shortly after announcing that Paltrow was pregnant for the first time. Unlike many of Hollywood's high-profile pairings, Paltrow and Martin prefer to fly under the radar as much as their fame allows. They rarely attend red carpet events together and carefully guard their privacy. "When I presented at the Oscars last year, everyone would say to me, 'Where's your husband? Is there trouble in the marriage?' " Paltrow said in an interview with Time magazine earlier this year. "And I was like, Why on earth would I bring my husband?" Though she is still very much a working actress, Paltrow's focus is directed more on her family these days. "I could not have fathomed working Apple's first year," she told Time. "I look at certain women, and I think, How do they just go and do films back to back to back?" Even so, the thesp will appear in several big-screen releases in the new year, including roles in the films Running with Scissors, based on the true story of an extremely dysfunctional family, and Infamous, about Truman Capote's investigation into the 1959 murders of a wealthy Kansas family. Paltrow also recently teamed with her close friend Mary Wigmore to make her directorial debut on the short film Dealbreakers, which has earned a berth at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Martin, meanwhile, is in the midst of a world tour in support of Coldplay's most recent album, the chart-topping X&Y. The globe-trotting band kicked off their tour In Dublin last June and will wrap it up in Perth, Australia in July 2006. Despite earning generally positive reviews from critics and racking up excellent sales for X&Y, Coldplay was completely shut out when nominations for the 48th Annual Grammy Awards were announced last month. Guess that's one more red carpet event the expectant parents can watch from the privacy of their own home.


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