Gwyneth Paltrow is having a rough start to spring. She and husband Chris Martin announced their "conscious uncoupling” just a couple of weeks ago, and now we’ve heard Gwyneth’s grandmother has passed away.
Dorothy W. Paltrow, Gwyneth paternal grandmother, died in Palm Beach, Florida, on March 31, 2014, according to an obituary posting in The Palm Beach Post. Dorothy’s son and Gwyneth’s father, Bruce, died in October 2002 from oral cancer while celebrating Gwyneth’s 30th birthday in Italy.
Specific details about Dorothy’s passing aren’t included in the obituary, and Gwyneth has yet to publicly address the sad news. The already highly private actress has been keeping a particularly low profile since she and Chris announced their split after more than a decade of marriage.
The couple were so determined to stay out of the spotlight, they actually took a vacation together immediately after announcing their breakup, taking along their two children, daughter Apple and son Moses. Gwyneth just recently shared a photo from the trip, making it her first tweet since the uncoupling news.
“No line on the horizon #exumas,” she wrote April 6.
Our thoughts go out to Gwyneth and her family as they say goodbye to Dorothy.