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Gwyneth Paltrow gives birth to baby Moses

Another unique name for 2nd child of actress and husband Chris Martin
/ Source: Reuters

Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow gave birth over the weekend to her second child with British rock star husband Chris Martin, a son the couple has named Moses, a family spokeswoman said Monday.

Mother and baby are both “100 percent” healthy, but the celebrity couple, who maintain homes in London and New York, were disclosing no further details about the arrival of their new son, spokeswoman Emily Yomtovian said.

Martin, wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt, was seen walking into Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan on Monday afternoon, striding briskly past a group of photographers without making a comment.

Paltrow, 33, and Martin, 29, whose British rock band Coldplay recorded a song called “Moses,” have a daughter named Apple Blythe Alison Martin, who turns 2 next month. Her first name drew considerable attention when she was born. Paltrow has said her husband thought of the name.

“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,” the actress said in 2004 on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

Paltrow, who won an Academy Award as best actress for her role in the 1998 film “Shakespeare in Love,” married Martin, Coldplay’s lead singer, in a secret ceremony in southern California in December 2003.

The two met backstage at a Coldplay concert in 2002, five years after the end of Paltrow’s high-profile romance with one-time fiance Brad Pitt. She also once dated actor Ben Affleck.

The song “Moses,” for which Martin shares songwriting credits, appears on the “Live 2003” Coldplay album celebrating the band’s worldwide tour in support of its chart-topping sophomore release, “A Rush of Blood to the Head.”