Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly not very popular with her neighbours

2014-04-02 14:33
Gwyneth Paltrow
Los Angeles - Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have reportedly been branded the "neighbours from hell".

Residents living beside the former couple, who announced their separation last Tuesday after 10 years of marriage, have accused them of violating zoning laws by installing a nine-foot black gate outside their $10m mansion in Brentwood, California and are demanding they remove it immediately.

Locals first filed a complaint about the gate with the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety last year and are allegedly planning to sue the duo if they don't take action, according to gossip website

Neighbours also claim that their house has looked like a "building site" since they purchased it in 2012.

One resident said: "There was always work being done at the house. I only got annoyed when the workmen would illegally park in my driveway and they hadn't even spoken to me about it."

Another insider said the Iron Man 3 star is "not popular" in the area because she has never made the effort to get to know people.

But neighbour Hilda McGonigle added: "We used to see Chris walking the dogs. He was a really nice guy. He was the one with the talent; she was the one just writing cookbooks. To some people, their issues might get on people's nerves, but I personally didn't care. I didn't have much time for her, but I liked him." publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.