Chris Martin is boning Rihanna (or Alexa Chung, depending on your sources)

Famed street musician Chris Martin is well-known for his silky pipes and extensive collection of epaulets, but were you aware he was once coupled with actress and karaoke singer Gwyneth Paltrow? It's true, Bing it. But, as your Bing results will surely reveal, the pair are no longer together. Married, yes. Coupled, no. Unconsciously uncoupled? Also no. But as the world's most perfect, organic, gluten-free divorce continues playing out on a world stage, fans of both Paltrow and Martin have observed with an unblinking gaze their lives post-split. So far their lives aren't much different to be honest: They live under the same roof and seem to still love their children. But it was only a matter of time until one or the other began to explore his or her romantic options and it appears Chris Martin MAY have made that first fateful stride.

According to TMZ, Chris Martin was recently spotted dining with none other than the common nemesis of Charlie Sheen and TLC, the sultry Barbadian siren Rihanna. But in a strange twist, the usually cavalier news organization presents this item with something approaching caution and refuse to opine whether Chris Martin and Rihanna's date was romantic or simply business. But TMZ does present each side of the argument in clear terms:

DATE: They are both single, dinner spot was RiRi's favorite place, they left separate via separate exits to avoid being spotted.

NOT A DATE: The two have collaborated before ("Princess of China"), paps know RiRi goes there a lot (so unless they were sending a message, they just didn't care about being seen).

So what do you think? Is Chris Martin finally capitalizing sexually on that terrible Rihanna duet he once slapped Coldplay's name onto, or were the two pals just really in the mood for some jalapeño poppers? Before you answer this very pressing question, please be advised that this story has a MEGA twist: Rihanna is not the only woman with whom Chris Martin has eaten food in the past week. According to e-rag Radar Online, Martin was also recently spotted dining in Malibu with an elegant scarecrow dressed in a Gwyneth Paltrow costume:

Sitting side-by-side at a table, Paltrow, 41, and Martin, 37, appear to be looking at something together on the actress’ iPhone while enjoying their meal.

A citizen paparazzo even managed to snap a pic of the family, though from the looks of it, this meal was a mere formality-of-human-hunger and was probably nowhere near as sexually charged as staring across a table into Rihanna's cool green gaze. Still though, please do not ever assume familiarity with Chris Martin's complicated heart. That heart is for Coldplay liner notes to know, and Coldplay liner notes alone.

Lovers In Japan

It’s the name of a Coldplay song off the album Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends. The first time I heard it I thought of Steve Winwood. But perspective is a gift. Because I’d rather listen to Lovers In Japan than the embarrassingly sh-tty Magic or A Sky Full Of Stars.

Anyway, Chris Martin arrived in Tokyo yesterday.

Alexa Chung flew out of Heathrow today. One of the photo agencies captioned these shots as follows:
“Alexa Chung is seen at London's Heathrow Airport to catch an outbound flight to Japan.”

Coincidence or conspiracy?

Maybe paps got it wrong.

And even if they didn’t, maybe it means nothing that they’d both be in Japan.

Maybe Chris Martin has a type. Alexa Chung and Gwyneth Paltrow are more alike than you think. Alexa’s younger so she just says it differently. But 15 years ago, G sounded very similar.

Sources : The Wire, LaineyGossip, TMZ, Radar Online