Last week, it was reported that Gwyneth Paltrow was feuding with Vanity Fair over the magazine's plans to publish a tell-all about the actress.
Paltrow had warned friends not to talk to Vanity Fair after discovering the magazine was planning to run a story about her. “If you are asked for quotes or comments, please decline,” she wrote in an e-mail to friends. Vanity Fair editor in chief Graydon Carter this week told The Times of London, “We have a very good writer and it’ll run.”
But what exactly Gwyneth Paltrow was afraid of from Vanity Fair?
According to the New York Post, sources exclusively tell Page Six the glossy magazine might be digging deep into her “friendship” with handsome Miami billionaire Jeff Soffer - Elle Macpherson's husband.
According to The Post, researchers on the story by top Vanity Fair writer Vanessa Grigoriadis have been asking Miami society sources questions about Paltrow and Soffer, who is considered Miami royalty and recently recently married Elle Macpherson.
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One said, “Vanity Fair is asking if Gwyneth had an affair with Jeff back in 2008 when he reopened the Fontainebleau. He flew her in for the party, and she stayed at his house.” Paltrow has been married to Coldplay rocker Chris Martin since 2003. They have two kids, Moses and Apple.
Paltrow — who wore a revealing little white dress to the resort’s reopening — sparked speculation about her relationship with Soffer after she attended a Victoria’s Secret party there and “remained closed off in a private section with Soffer,” The Post reported at the time.
Soffer reportedly gave Paltrow a private tour of the hotel, whisking her away in his Bentley, and the following day, she joined him on his yacht with Kate Hudson.
The Post also reported at the time that Martin and Paltrow had been on the rocks for months. Her rep explained back then, “Jeff Soffer is a friend of Gwyneth.” Neither Paltrow’s nor Soffer’s reps got back to Page Six on Thursday.
Other topics said to be included in the Vanity Fair piece are Paltrow's epic falling out with ex-best friend Madonna, her Goop transformation and her casting-couch experiences. She told Elle, “When I was starting out, someone suggested that we finish a meeting in the bedroom. I left. I was pretty shocked.”
After not getting back to us yesterday, a spokesman for Paltrow angrily denied she had a “romantic relationship” with billionaire Jeff Soffer.
“Jeff is a longtime friend of Gwyneth’s and there was no romantic relationship with him at all, He flew many of his friends to Miami that weekend – not just Gwyneth.”