Paltrow Lends Ear, Support to Material Divorcee-to-Be

'I'm just here' for Madonna, Gwen says
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2008 10:46 AM CDT
Madonna appears on stage at Toronto's Air Canada Centre as part of her North American tour Oct. 18, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Madonna's marriage may be over, but at least she can lean on pal Gwyneth Paltrow. At a London premiere yesterday, Paltrow called Madge a “dear friend,” Us Magazine reports. “I’m supporting her in all (the) ways that I can,” she said said of the singer, who announced her split from British director Guy Ritchie last week after 7 years of marriage.

“I speak to her a lot,” Paltrow said of Madonna, currently on tour. “I'm just here for her. I'm just here on the other end of the phone, really.”