10.21.2008

Gwyneth Paltrow: I'm Supporting Madonna


LONDON — Gwyneth Paltrow is helping her friend Madonna through breakup of her marriage.



The actress told reporters that she's supporting the pop star following Wednesday's announcement that she's separated from filmmaker-husband Guy Ritchie.


"She's
a very good friend. I'm supporting her in all the ways that I can. I'm
just there for her. I speak to her a lot," Paltrow said as she attended
the premiere of her film "Two Lovers" at London's Film Festival.



Like Madonna, Paltrow _ who's married to Coldplay singer Chris Martin _ lives partly in London.



Madonna and Ritchie, who were married at a Scottish castle in
December 2000, have two children: Rocco, 8, and David Banda, 3, who was
adopted in Malawi in 2006. Madonna also has a 12-year-old daughter,
Lourdes, from a previous relationship.



Madonna's publicist said Sunday that details of a divorce settlement
are yet to be finalized, dismissing reports that the couple had agreed
to a custody arrangement for the couple's children.



The couple own homes in London, Los Angeles and New York, and a 1,200-acre retreat in Wiltshire, England.

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