Almost one week after the actress announced her separation from hubby Chris Martin, Donovan Leitch, who dated Paltrow in the '90s, says there was nothing funny going on between them when they were supposedly snapped smooching six months ago.
"I was just saying goodbye to her. It was purely innocent," Leitch told The Daily Mail of the PDA pics. "We were sitting in the owner's box in front of 30,000 people with her two children right next to us. That isn't exactly the setting for a secret liaison."
Leitch added, "But the telephoto picture turned it into more. But it's her. Her life is constantly under surveillance. Gwyneth and I have always been close...I consider her to be one of my closest friends. We have tons of great friends in common."
Leitch's PDA clarification comes six days after Paltrow and her former Coldplay frontman hubby announced their split. They said in a statement, "It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate. We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate."
Over the weekend, Paltrow and Martin were spotted smiling and laughing together while out to dinner in the Bahamas. The duo, who are currently on vacation with their kids Apple and Moses, were also seen shopping, proving their separation is nothing but amicable.