'Completely false': Gwyneth Paltrow angrily denies 'romantic relationship' with billionaire developer . . . but what else does Vanity Fair have?
Gwyneth Paltrow today denied any 'romantic relationship' with supermodel Elle Macpherson's billionaire husband Jeff Soffer - after it was claimed their friendship may be probed in an explosive new Vanity Fair article.
The magazine was said to be delving into rumours over her friendship with the property developer, according to Page Six, following a 2008 party in Miami during which they were seen looking close.
However, a spokesman for the Oscar winner told told MailOnline: 'It's completely false. 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.'
Despite this, MailOnline can also reveal Gwyneth's friendship with a formerly married literary agent, the subject of previously reported rumours, may also be explored by the magazine.
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Downcast: Gwyneth Paltrow keeps her head down as she emerges for the first time since Vanity Fair editor Graydon carter announced his intention to publish a potentially damning article about her
Denial: Gwyneth Paltrow has today denied any romantic relationship with Jeffrey Soffer. The pair are seen here at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Resort Grand Opening Gala, Miami Beach, Florida on November 14, 2008
Glowing: Gwyneth Paltrow poses as a grand bash to celebrate the re-opening of the Fontainebleau Miami hotel in November 2008
Close friends: Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson beam as they join billionaire Jeffrey Soffer at the reopening of his Miami hotel, the Fontainebleau, in November 2008
According to Page Six, researchers on the story by Vanity Fair contributing editor Vanessa Grigoriadis have been asking Miami society sources questions about Paltrow and Soffer, who recently married Aussie supermodel Elle Macpherson.
Soffer was reportedly 'closed off in a private section' with Gwyneth, clad in a little white dress, when she attended the lavish re-opening of his Miami hotel the Fontainebleau in 2008.
He then reportedly gave Gwyneth 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.
Billionaire real estate developer Soffer married Elle in August in an intimate ceremony in Fiji, and a source said: 'They wanted to keep the wedding a secret. They are very happy and head over heels in love.'
'It's completely false. 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'
The pair dated for two years before splitting in March 2012 and then rekindled their romance after Soffer was injured in a 2012 helicopter crash in the Bahamas.
Another topic that may be looked at by the magazine is the blonde star's friendship with a New York-based literary agent that dates back to at least 2008, The pair have worked together and last month, their friendship was mentioned in a Star magazine report.
In a piece about the Vanity Fair proposed article, the magazine noted: 'Star has been on the receiving end of Gwyneth’s wrath. Recently, a tipster reported that Gwyneth had carried on an affair with a literary figure, prompting Star to investigate the claim. We reached out to a former personal assistant of Gwyneth’s rumored lover, who was hesitant to provide information.
'It appears that the ex-assistant then contacted her former employer, who most likely informed Gwyneth or her representatives immediately, as Star received a threatening letter from the actress’ attorney – which did acknowledge that Gwyneth and the gentleman in question did know each other and had been to dinner together more than once – within hours of speaking with the ex-assistant.
'This preemptive strike could be regarded as highly unusual, as Star had not yet undertaken the formality of contacting Gwyneth’s publicist or agent (as we would for any subject of an investigation) to alert them to our upcoming feature and to ask for a comment. We do occasionally receive a legal letter AFTER making this standard “comment call” but to receive such a communication beforehand is almost unheard of.'
In the end, Star magazine did not publish the allegation, suggesting it lacked evidence.
Hollywood bound: Gwyneth Paltrow and husband Chris Martin recently moved to Los Angeles. They are seen here in Santa Monica in October 2012
Newlyweds: Aussie Supermodel Elle Macpherson and now-husband, billionaire property developer Jeffrey Soffer, go Christmas shopping during a trip to Aspen, Colorado, in December 2009. They married in Fiji in August
Canoodling couples: Elle Macpherson and Jeffrey Soffer cuddle up in the South of France in May, while Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin share a kiss in New York
Gwyneth has been married to Coldplay rocker Chris Martin since 2003 and last month gave surprising comments in an interview where she revealed she would like to be forgiving if Chris cheated, seeming to insinuate that she would be open-minded about infidelity.
She told Refinery29.com: 'I'm an extremely open-minded person, so I think if it was something I knew I was getting myself into, I wouldn't let it deter me from exploring the relationship.'
Starring in new movie, Thanks For Asking, which delves into sex addition, she added: 'No couple is the same, and as such, every couple takes on different challenges. I would like to think that I would be forgiving and/or forgiven.'
While in another interview, she added: 'I am a great romantic — but I also think you can be a romantic and a realist.
'Life is complicated and long and I know people that I respect and admire and look up to who have had extramarital affairs. It's like we're flawed — we're human beings and sometimes you make choices that other people are going to judge.
'That's their problem but I really think that the more I live my life the more I learn not to judge people for what they do.'
But she insisted her marriage to Chris was secure.
Trouble ahead: Gwyneth Paltrow, 41, arrives at LAX as she prepares for the publication of what is believed to be a highly controversial feature
The A-list treatment: Gwyneth whizzes through security checks with ease on Wednesday
Mother to Apple, eight, and Moses, seven, Gwyneth is said to be extremely protective of her personal life.
She was furious when she heard of the Vanity Fair report, and emailed pals, telling them: 'If you are asked for quotes or comments, please decline.'
However, VF editor in chief Graydon Carter this week told The Times of London, “We have a very good writer and it’ll run'
It is still as yet unknown as to when the article will be published in Vanity Fair and it is not suggested that Miss Grigoriadis has in fact unearthed any material to fuel speculation about Gwyneth's marriage - or to let alone suggest that she has ever cheated on her husband.
Solidarity: Trainer to the star Tracy Anderson, the best friend of Gwyneth Paltrow, will have nothing to do with a Vanity Fair article on the A list star. The pals are seen here together in Las Vegas in June
'She sort of forced my hand': Gwyneth Paltrow has sealed her own fate after taking her feud with Vanity Fair public, with editor Graydon Carter confirming the magazine will publish a damning profile on the actress - pictured in LA on September 16
Cutting ties: The star has featured on several Vanity Fair covers during her career - here in 2000, 2004 and 2011 (from left) - though she's no longer willing to work with the publication due to their harder edge
You can't please everyone: Graydon Carter, who has been at the helm of the publication since 1992, says, 'We wouldn't be doing our job if there wasn't a little bit of tension between Vanity Fair and its subjects'
'I recommend you all never do this magazine again': The mom-of-two, who is married to Coldplay's Chris Martin, reportedly warned her celebrity pals to steer clear of the mag after learning they were running a feature on her
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