Gwyneth Paltrow Helping Madonna Following Split

Gwyneth Paltrow attends the premiere of ‘Two Lovers,’ London October 20, 2008 Gwyneth Paltrow attends the premiere of ‘Two Lovers,’ London October 20, 2008

Gwyneth Paltrow is helping her friend Madonna through breakup of her marriage.

The actress told reporters that she’s supporting the pop star following Wednesday’s announcement that she’s separated from filmmaker-husband Guy Ritchie.

“She’s a very good friend. I’m supporting her in all the ways that I can. I’m just there for her. I speak to her a lot,” Paltrow said as she attended the premiere of her film “Two Lovers” at London’s Film Festival.

Like Madonna, Paltrow — who’s married to Coldplay singer Chris Martin — lives partly in London.

Madonna and Ritchie, who were married at a Scottish castle in December 2000, have two children: Rocco, 8, and David Banda, 3, who was adopted in Malawi in 2006. Madonna also has a 12-year-old daughter, Lourdes, from a previous relationship.

Madonna’s publicist said Sunday that details of a divorce settlement are yet to be finalized, dismissing reports that the couple had agreed to a custody arrangement for the couple’s children.

The couple own homes in London, Los Angeles and New York, and a 1,200-acre retreat in Wiltshire, England.

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