Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have remained close for their children REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino/Johannes Eisele

Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly wants former husband Chris Martin to walk her down the aisle. The Iron Man actress might tie the knot soon with boyfriend Brad Falchuk.

A source told Closer magazine: "Gwyneth and Chris have stayed close since the split, and Gwyneth thinks it would be ideal for Chris to give her away."

"She said it would be the perfect show of how close they still are and her continued respect for him as the father of her children," the inisder added.

The source continued: "She also believes it would be very special for her children to see how united her and Chris still are."

Previously, Paltrow had opened up about her relationship with Martin. While speaking during a Cannes Lions discussion with Stephen Sakur, she said: "My children know that we're in a loving family. And I adore their father even though we're not in a romantic relationship."

"I'm very proud of us for the way that - as anyone who has been divorced knows - we have had to put aside an awful lot to stay a family for the sake of the children. Sometimes it's quite tough on a personal level," she added.

Meanwhile, Martin revealed to The Sunday Times, how the two handled their crumbling marriage. He said: "It's always out there in the media, but I have a very wonderful separation-divorce. It's a divorce, but it's a weird one. You can come at it very aggressively and blame and blame. Or you can put yourself in the garage, so to speak. Take yourself apart and clean off the bits. Reassemble."