"Sometimes I think I'm like the Hugh Grant character from Notting Hill," says Chris, referring to the hit film in which an ordinary guy weds a Hollywood superstar
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24 DECEMBER 2003
Gwyneth Paltrow's new husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, has spoken out for the first time about his marriage to the Hollywood actress, comparing his life to the film Notting Hill.

In the Hugh Grant-Julia Roberts comedy, a bookstore owner falls in love with a Tinseltown film star, and the unlikely couple live happily ever after. "Sometimes I think I'm like the Hugh Grant character from Notting Hill who runs the bookshop," Chris told British newspaper The Sun. "Just an ordinary bloke that has extraordinary things happen to him."

Chris says he and Gwyneth, who is pregnant with the couple's first child, plan to keep their private life low-key. "We're just normal people who want a normal life... I love the thought of having babies and I love being married," he says.

Though he tries to keep a low profile, the rock star has found himself in the headlines after a handful of alleged scuffles with paparazzi. "I feel very protective towards my wife… Sometimes I react, but I don't go round punching photographers," he explains.

And a public image of the A-list pair being the gloomiest couple in the celebrity world – paparazzi shots often show them separately, unsmiling or covering their faces – is far from the truth, says Chris. "Everyone says my wife and I are miserable but we're not," he says. "We're happy people."



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