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Martin, Paltrow Have a Girl

Couple "over the moon" over Apple

May 17, 2004 12:00 AM ET

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin's wife, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, gave birth to a baby girl, Apple Blythe Alison Martin, on Friday in a London hospital.

The child weighed nine pounds, eleven ounces. "We are 900 miles over the moon," Martin said in a statement. Coldplay further celebrated the arrival of Apple by putting a video on their Web site (coldplay.com) that can be downloaded for a week. The clip features the wig-clad group performing as the Nappies, with Martin rapping a pledge to "clean up all the poo and the sick."

Paltrow, 31, and Martin, 26, were wed in a private ceremony in Santa Barbara, California, in December. That same month the two announced that Paltrow was expecting.

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