Chris Martin is allegedly stalling signing his divorce papers from Gwyneth Paltrow as he’s not ready to let her go.
The two shocked the showbiz world when they announced they were "consciously uncoupling" in March 2014 after 10 years of marriage. Gwyneth filed for a divorce the following year, but the legal proceedings are yet to take place.
“Of course, Chris has had time to respond, it’s been nine months,” a source noted to Britain’s Grazia magazine. “You can have a baby in that time. The truth is that Chris stalling on signing documents is very much a calculated move to stop Gwyneth remarrying. He’s just not ready to let her go.”
Chris, 39, and Gwyneth, 43, have remained close since parting ways romantically, and share children Apple, 11, and Moses, nine, together.
Both appear to have moved on with the love lives too; Chris started dating Jennifer Lawrence not long after his marriage ended, and has also been linked to Alexa Chung and Kylie Minogue. It’s thought he’s currently dating English actress Annabelle Wallis.
Gwyneth has had a steady relationship with TV producer Brad Falchuk since splitting with Chris, and reports have suggested the Glee co-creator is ready to pop the question to Oscar-winner Gwyneth when her divorce is finalised.
However, this may not be music to Coldplay frontman Chris’ ear, as it was reportedly agreed that neither he nor Gwyneth would remarry until their children were older.
“Gwyneth and Chris still share everything, and she’s openly spoken to him about the idea of her marrying – and even having children with – Brad,” the insider commented. “The problem with Chris is he never quite knows what he wants. He doesn’t seriously want to get back with Gwyneth, but he also isn’t ready to see her settles down with anyone else.”