Gwyneth Paltrow Is Passive Aggressive About Chris Martin's New Girlfriend

In typical GOOP fashion, of course.

Gwyneth and JLaw
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Gwyneth Paltrow was never one to be the scheming, jealous ex-wife—the queen of GOOP (opens in new tab) is far too much a fan of the no-fuss display (think: conscious uncoupling) for that sort of behavior. So when she found out about the rumor mill concerning the conscious coupling of ex-husband and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin with one of the most beloved stars in the nation—nay, the world—Jennifer Lawrence, we'd expect nothing less than gracious—if slightly condescending—comments in typical Gwyneth fashion.

And that's exactly what Gwynnie dealt out when she found out about Martin's new romance, sources tell US Weekly (opens in new tab). The source says that Gwyneth only wants happiness for her former husband, and thinks that of all the potential step-moms for Apple and Moses, JLaw isn't too bad a choice. "Her take is, 'Hey, he could do worse,'" the source says. Worse than the most down-to-earth, sweet, and goofy—but still super talented—star in Hollywod. Yeah, he could do A LOT worse.

Diana Pearl
Diana Pearl

I'm an Associate Editor at the Business of Fashion, where I edit and write stories about the fashion and beauty industries. Previously, I was the brand editor at Adweek, where I was the lead editor for Adweek's brand and retail coverage. Before my switch to business journalism, I was a writer/reporter at PEOPLE.com, where I wrote news posts, galleries and articles for PEOPLE magazine's website. My work has been published on TheAtlantic.com, ELLE.com, MarieClaire.com, PEOPLE.com, GoodHousekeeping.com and in Every Day with Rachael Ray. It has been syndicated by Cosmopolitan.com, TIME.com, TravelandLeisure.com and GoodHousekeeping.com, among other publications. Previously, I've worked at VOGUE.com, ELLE.com, and MarieClaire.com.