Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have renewed their relationship Charley Gallay/Getty Images

Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her estranged husband Chris Martin have apparently become closer than ever before. The credit to their renewed friendship reportedly is due to their respective partners.

In March 2014, the Shakespeare In Love actress posted a message titled "Conscious Uncoupling" on her lifestyle website, Goop, announcing that she and the 37-year-old Coldplay frontman were separating, after ten years of marriage. Following the split, Paltrow started dating Glee and American Horror Story co-creator Brad Falchuk and Martin was romantically linked to Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence. However, he is now dating Peaky Blinders actress Annabelle Wallis.

"Chris and Gwyneth are getting on like a house on fire but it has raised issues," a source told Grazia magazine. "In the early days of the split it wasn't all roses and chocolates. In fact, throughout the Jennifer Lawrence saga it seemed Gwyneth didn't view it as an 'appropriate arrangement'. To say things are different now would be a huge understatement. They're both settled with their new partners, and that's given them the chance to repair their relationship."

"They're closer than before," the insider added. "Even when they were loved up it was a sparky relationship because they've both got the same combination of naked ambition and an unrealistic romantic streak, which mix about as well as nitro-glycerine."

"Without the pressure of being love's young dream they can get back to just having fun together like it was at the beginning. They're doing stuff they barely did when they were married, like playing music. Gwyneth has written lyrics for Coldplay and even sings on the new album," the source continued.

Meanwhile, Paltrow had previously admitted that she wished giving a second chance to her marriage with Martin. She told Harper's Bazaar UK: "There are times when I think it would have been better if we had stayed married, which is always what your children want. But we have been able to solidify this friendship, so that we're really close."