Blythe Danner 'begged' daughter Gwyneth Paltrow to stay with Chris Martin

Gwyneth Paltrow's mother Blythe Danner reportedly 'begged' the actress not to split from her husband Chris Martin.

According to a source close to 71-year-old, Blythe supported her daughter's decision but has been left saddened by the couple's separation after growing close to Chris during their decade-long marriage.

"[Blythe's] really upset," a source told Us Weekly. "She loves Chris and she begged Gwyneth not to end it, that he's a good man. But Gwyneth had to do what she felt was best."

Gwyneth and her mother Blythe Danner

Gwyneth, 41, has previously spoken about how Blythe's union with her father Bruce Paltrow helped her understand marriage.

The mother-of-two recalls how she once asked Bruce "How did you and Mom stay married for 33 years?" to which he replied, "Well, we never wanted to get divorced at the same time."  

"I think that's what happens," added Gwyneth. "'When two people throw in the towel at the same time, then you break up, but if one person's saying, 'Come on, we can do this,' you carry on."

Gwyneth's parents Blythe and Bruce Paltrow were married for 33 years until his death

News of Blythe's reaction to Gwyneth and Chris' split comes as the Coldplay frontman's father said he was "proud" of that the couple had achieved in their lives.

Chris Martin's dad 'proud' of son after Gwyneth Paltrow split, but feels 'sad' for children

"It is sad because there are our two grandchildren," the 72-year-old told the Daily Mirror in reference to his granddaughter Apple and grandson Moses. "But it is all very amicable between them,"

In the days following the annoannouncement of their separation on Tuesday Gwyneth and Chris have received a host of supportive messages from their fans.

Gwyneth Paltrow will take a break from acting after split from Chris Martin

On Friday morning the actress posted a chicken recipe on her GOOP blog, in recognition of Mother’s Day this weekend in the UK, and mention she and her British estranged spouse were thankful for how the public has handled the news so far.

Under the recipe Gwyneth added in a line lower down reading: "P.S. CM and I in deep gratitude for the support of so many."

Cameron Diaz on Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's 'very brave' split

After more than 10 years married Chris and Gwyneth decided to call it quits, confessing they had tried for a year to make it work on her GOOP website.

Gwyneth and Chris split: 25 other shocking star break-ups