Happy 8th Birthday Apple Martin!

Name: Apple Blythe Alison Martin

Date of Birth: May 14, 2004

Parents: Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin

Siblings: Moses, 6


  • Apple was born in London, England
  • Her middle names were chosen in honor of her grandmothers; Blythe is her maternal grandmother’s name and Alison is her paternal grandmother’s name
  • Her godfathers are Johnny Buckland and Simon Pegg
  • Mama Gwyneth has stated that her daughter speaks with a dual accent; American and British. Apple speaks with an American accent when she’s asking Gwyneth for a snack, but switches to her British accent and calls Gwyneth “mummy” when friends are around


“Her daddy said if it’s a girl, I think her name should be Apple. It sounded so sweet and it conjured such a lovely picture for me – you know, apples are so sweet and they’re wholesome and it’s biblical – and I just thought it sounded so lovely and…clean! And I just thought, ‘Perfect!’ And then she was born, and it became an international outrage. Which I found surprising because there are people named Rose or Lily or Ivy or June…or lots of pretty nouns!” – Gwyneth on the reasoning behind her daughter’s unique name.

“We are 900 miles over the moon” – proud papa Chris on the birth of his first child.

“I’ve been saving my clothes for her since before she was born. I was like, I’ll bet you anything I’ll have a daughter, and she’ll be a really cool butch lesbian and be so above clothes, and I got a very clothes-obsessed child. So if she’s a lesbian, she’s a lipstick lesbian. She doesn’t like anything avant-garde at all. She likes anything that’s pretty, pretty, pretty or has a bow or a ruffle or is pink.” – Gwyneth on her daughter.

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  1. Anonymous

    When I first saw the headline I thought it said Apple Martini LOL

  2. Anonymous

    I never realized her name was almost Apple Martini until I saw that headline and thought it was Apple Martini!

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