CHRIS AND GWYNETH START A FAMILY

The couple's first baby is due next summer...

COLDPLAY singer CHRIS MARTIN is to become a father.

The singer and his actress girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow have announced they are “pleased to confirm” that their first child will be born next summer. The pair have been together for approximately a year.

Coldplay are currently working on their third album, which is due either late 2004 or early 2005.