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Paltrow bemoans life in Britain
Gwyneth Paltrow
Paltrow spoke about life in London as an 'expat'
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has told Americans of her moans about British life in a women's magazine this month.

Paltrow says she finds the UK's streets are dirty, the weather cold and its customer services "rubbish" in an interview with Marie Claire US edition.

The Oscar-winning actress lives in London with husband Chris Martin of Coldplay and their daughter Apple.

The actress once complained that British men never asked her out. She married Martin in 2003.

In the article, Paltrow describes being an expat living across the Pond to her fellow Americans and warns "Bring a raincoat, definitely ... or at Least a little umbrella that can fit in your bag, because it always does rain."

She said Martin thought she was "way too obsessed with cleanliness and germs".

The star added: "I'm just like 'The street is filthy, could we take off our shoes before we come into the house'.

In the article, which is not included in the UK's edition of the magazine, Paltrow admits that after years of finding Britain "cold and depressing" she has grown to like it.

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