If only we all struggled with the same issues as celebrities. According to Star magazine, Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband, Chris Martin of Coldplay are arguing over which of their multi-million dollar homes to live in while they await the arrival of their next child. What a conundrum.
Gwyneth, who is due to give birth to her second child in April, wants to have the baby in Los Angeles. Said a source for Star, “that means Chris will have to clear his schedule and plan to be away from England."
Paltrow claims her reason for choosing LA as her baby’s birthplace is because that is where her mother, actress Blythe Danner lives. "Gwyneth is insisting that her mom be part of the birth process," says the source. Paltrow is so sure she is going to get her way that she has already moved into her mother’s Santa Monica home, bringing Chris and daughter Apple along for the ride.
But Gwyneth’s reasons for staying away from the UK during her third trimester may have more to do with her fear of British hospitals than being near her mother. When Paltrow’s friend Madonna gave birth to her son Rocco, she was quoted as saying that British hospitals are “old and Victorian.” In 2004 a source for Britain’s Daily Mail claimed the Material Girl had warned Gwyneth about the UK’s facilities before she gave birth to her first daughter, Apple. “Madonna told [Gwyneth] all these horror stories about how bad the English hospitals are,” the insider said.
And Gwyneth, who last year said that London was “cold and depressing,” may be looking to leave her UK home for good. Rumor has it she’s desperate to regain the fame she’s lost since becoming a mother. “She plans to stay in L.A. after the baby is born to get her career back in the fast lane," said Star’s source.