- Category : Celebrity - Family
- Type : PE
- Profile : 5/2 - Heretical / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (22,35)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Dedication 1
In October 2002, Paltrow met Chris Martin of the British rock group Coldplay backstage three weeks after the death of her father, Bruce Paltrow. They married on December 5, 2003, in a ceremony at a hotel in Southern California. The couple have two children together: Apple Blythe Alison Martin (b. 2004) and Moses Bruce Anthony Martin (b. 2006) Paltrow explained Apple's very unusual first name on Oprah, saying: "It sounded so sweet and it conjured such a lovely picture for me – you know, apples are so sweet and they're wholesome and it's biblical – and I just thought it sounded so lovely and … clean! And I just thought, 'Perfect!'." She explained her son's first name came from the song, titled "Moses", that her husband wrote for her before their wedding.
Paltrow's belief of raising her children has been criticised by some journalists. Paltrow stated that she will only allow her children to watch television shows in French or Spanish and that she would never let them watch English cartoons. Paltrow stated that when she goes to Paris she buys their cartoons there.