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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s Two Kids: All About Apple and Moses

by Tasha Mayberry


The “Speed of Sound” rocker and the “Shakespeare in Love” actress have two children from their 13-year marriage: Apple, 20, and Moses, 18. After marrying in 2003, the couple announced their “conscious uncoupling” in 2014 and officially divorced in 2016. They aimed to co-parent amicably and maintain a healthy family life for their son and daughter. “In a way, my relationship with Chris is better [now]. So, I do think that it can be done,” Paltrow told Drew Barrymore in 2020. “I really wanted my kids to not be traumatized if it were possible. Chris and I committed to putting them first, and that’s harder than it looks.” The parents have upheld their family togetherness as intended. Paltrow even included Martin and their two children on her honeymoon when she married “Glee” co-creator Brad Falchuk in 2018. In March 2023, during Paltrow’s Utah ski accident trial, Apple and Moses’ depositions were read aloud in court. Both kids “didn’t see” the actual collision. “I noticed she looked a bit shocked, and I asked what had happened, and she said, ‘This A-hole ran into me. He ran right into my back,'” Apple’s statement read. “I never see her really shaken up like that. She was very clearly visibly upset, and she had some sort of pain.

Apple Martin, 20

Apple Blythe Alison Martin was born on May 14, 2004, in London, and her unique name made international headlines. When Apple was only months old, Paltrow explained the name choice during an interview with Oprah, saying, “Basically it was because, when we were first pregnant, her daddy said one day, if it’s a girl I think her name should be Apple, and it just sounded so sweet and it conjures 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 then she was born and it became an international outrage, which I found surprising because there are people named Rose or Lily or Ivy or June or lots of pretty nouns.” In January 2020, Martin shared how he once embarrassed Apple at her first job. “My daughter works in a clothing store. I went to surprise her, well not surprise her, I just went to see her. And I thought I better buy something, so I took a T-shirt from the rack and I lined up in the queue. She was at the check-out and there were two check-outs,” he explained on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” When Apple saw her dad in line, she mouthed “Dad, get out,” clearly embarrassed by her dad’s visit to the store. “And I felt terrible so I moved to the other line, just holding my T-shirt, really scared of my daughter.

Moses Martin, 18

Martin and Paltrow welcomed their second child, Moses Bruce Paltrow Martin, on April 8, 2006, at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. At just 4 years old, Moses was jokingly rumored to be betrothed to Tim McGraw’s 9-year-old daughter when the two families became close while filming “Country Strong.” Back in June 2020, Paltrow appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” via Zoom. Moses, then 14, happened to pop in and say hello to host Jimmy Fallon during his mom’s interview. When Fallon asked Moses how he was dealing with everything, he said, “Yeah, I’m doing all that I can, trying to stay happy by finding whatever is entertaining.” The host also asked Moses if he was still interested in music, to which Moses replied, “I’m really into music. … Right now I’d say I’m playing guitar the most; it used to be piano for a while, and now I’m doing guitar lessons again.” He popped up on Paltrow’s Instagram again two months later when the actress shared snaps from a family trip to Italy. In March 2024, Paltrow opened up to “The Sunday Times” about how she feels about Moses leaving for college in the fall, which will make her an empty nester. “On the one hand, incredible sadness. A deep sense of impending grief. On the other hand, this is exactly what should be happening,” she said. “Your kids are supposed to be, you know, young adults who can achieve and cope and make connections and be resilient. That’s exactly what you want. And that means they leave the house.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's Relationship Timeline

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin were married for more than 10 years before they famously announced they were “consciously uncoupling” in 2014. The pair first met in 2002 while hanging backstage at one of Martin’s Coldplay concerts. They began dating and tied the knot a year later. Over the course of their decade-long marriage, Paltrow and Martin welcomed two children, Apple and Moses. While the Goop founder and Coldplay frontman may no longer be married, the two have remained close friends. “I think Chris and I were meant to be together and have our kids,” Paltrow said in 2019. “But our relationship is much better like this: friends and co-parents and family.” In fact, after the “Avengers” star got remarried in 2018 to TV writer and producer Brad Falchuk, Martin — who’s been dating actress Dakota Johnson since 2017 — joined them for a big family honeymoon over Christmas. “My new husband and his children, my children, my ex-husband,” Paltrow explained. “It was a very modern honeymoon.” From their first backstage meeting to their enduring post-split friendship, here’s everything to know about Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s relationship.