Camera coy couple Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow are plotting a rare photo opportunity together following fresh speculation about their marriage.
The Coldplay star and his Hollywood wife are reportedly planning to break their irritating pact of being photographed separately at all times to put on a defiant show of unity on the red carpets at the Grammy Awards on February 8. The publicity plan coincides with a fresh denial from Martin who insists his marriage is not in tatters. 'I'm trying to think of when the last bit of bad news was' said the singer. 'Well there hasn't been anything for a while. I'm supposed to be getting divorced but those things aren't happening so don't really count as bad news.'
Martin's fight back comes after his Coldplay lads were nominated for a staggering seven gongs at the event. Even his own mother-in-law, actress Blythe Danner, has stepped forward to defend her daughter's marriage and the absence of public sightings.
'They don't take pictures together if they can avoid it. It's a strategy. They don't want the pandemonium', said Danner.
Earlier this month the spotlight was again cast on the aloof couple after Gwyneth spent time partying in Miami keeping a watchful eye on good chum Madonna's friend, Alex Rodriguez. But Paltrow, 36, has been keen to show she is the ever supportive spouse, attending all of Coldplay's recent shows at London's 02 Arena.
And while Gwyn may have been proud of her man's performances, Martin says he is unhappy at his band's stage shows. The down beat 31-year-old told Radio One: 'I would give them a 3 out of 10, that's good for me!'