GWYNETH PALTROW and CHRIS MARTIN's marriage is rumoured to be over after five years together.
The couple are said to be forcing themselves to spend Cristmas together at their Londond home in a bid to save their marriage for the sake of their two children, APPLE and MOSES.
Gwyneth has been spotted partying in the US with pal MADONNA, while Chris tours the UK with his band Coldplay, prompting rumours their five year marriage is in trouble.
But pals have denied their marriage is on the rocks and according to Gwynnie's chum chef MARIO BATALI, the coupe couldn't be happier.
Batali, who shot a TV cookery show with the actress in Spain this summer, insists there's no truth to the rumours.
He says: "Not true. I see them all the time. I don't think they're having problems."
Batali adds the pair's kids Apple and Moses help to keep their marriage strong.
He says, "If you meet their kids, their kids are cool. And their kids have the fascination with new and open-eyed experiences. They're delightful. Which means they're being taken care of at home by their parents. That's the key.
They're really stay-at-home parents in a way that only rock stars and Academy Award winning actors can be. They've got a time to choose when they work, and they don't have to work all the time."