Happy 6th Birthday Moses Martin!

Name: Moses Bruce Anthony Martin

Parents: Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin

Date of Birth: April 8 2006

Siblings: Big sister Apple, 7


  • Moses was born in New York City at Mount Sinai Hospital
  • He was born via scheduled c-section (rumor has it Gwyneth was in labor with Apple for 3 days and didn’t want to go through it again so she opted for a c-section with Moses)
  • His first name was explained as the song titled Moses that Chris wrote for Gwyneth before their wedding
  • His middle names are believed to honor of his grandfathers Bruce and Anthony (Bruce is Gwyneth’s dad and Anthony is Chris’ dad) but this is unconfirmed
  • The family sometimes call him his Yiddish name Moishe
  • His father is the lead singer of the band Coldplay
  • Moses has chummed around with famous friends Rocco, David and Mercy (Madonna‘s kiddos) and Ed Burns and Christy Turlington’s children Grace and Finn
  • Moses typically splits his time between his homes in New York City and London, England (where his dad is from) but often heads over to visit his maternal grandmother actress Blythe Danner in Los Angeles, Calif.


“Well, I think he’s the man to live up to it! When we were pregnant with Apple, if she was a boy, she would’ve been named Moses. We just always had the name…Moses to me is just such an amazing name. Plus, he was born on the holiest Sabbath of the year, which is the Saturday before Passover. And he was born at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York…And it was my father’s Hebrew name.” – Gwyneth on her reasoning behind naming her son Moses.

“My son has decided sleep is just not for him, really, so I don’t sleep…he just talks and goes back to sleep but I wake up and then I can’t go back to sleep. I need so much caffeine at this point in my life.” – Gwyneth on her son’s sleeping habits.

“No McDonald’s. Never. Over my dead body!” – Gwyneth on her fast food philosophy.

“I’ve learned so much from being a mom about the kind of person I want to be, the kind of woman I want to be. Motherhood has taught me mindfulness. If you just parent on instinct, you’ll screw your kid up for life. You have to be so mindful.” – Gwyneth on motherhood.

“It’s made it more focused and you have a purpose. I like what it does. Just the idea of having to work hard so your kids are okay.” – papa Chris on fatherhood.

“Looking at Moses makes me want to have another one, he is sooo gorgeous!” – Gwyneth on her handsome son.

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  1. Anonymous

    God, she is insufferable.

  2. Anonymous

    Being born on the holiest Sabbath of the year is hardly a big deal when she scheduled the C-section for that day.

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