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Gwyneth and Coldplay and Moses

Just to add a couple of things to the whole Gwyneth Paltrow bit that I wrote about yesterday.

She was engaged to Brad Pitt a thousand of years ago (I suggested to her that she break it off and, wisely, she did). And she also had kind of a serious relationship with Ben Affleck (Ben seems to have trouble “landing” the big fish he catches). But in 2003, she married Chris Martin of Coldplay. Five months later, they had a daughter, Apple (I know—kind of quick, huh).

Why Apple? “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!’”


Two years later, they had a second child, a boy named Moses (I like that!).

Why Moses? Well, says Gwyneth, “Moses” was the title of a song that her husband wrote for her just before their wedding. Sort of his wedding gift to her. So Moses-the-baby was like her gift back to him.

Cute. Sort of. (What if Martin had titled the song “Dick Cheney”?)

Anyway, here’s the YouTube video of Coldplay’s “Moses”—just in case you’re curious about the lyrics and such.

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