Gwyneth Paltrow was reportedly dumped by Brad Falchuk via text message.

The 'Glee' co-creator recently ended his romance with the 42-year-old actress after almost one year of dating, but she was left ''blindsided and angry'' because he didn't break the news to her face-to-face.

A source told OK! magazine: ''Brad ended it a couple of weeks ago but didn't have the guts to do it in person. He's still attracted to her, but her bossing him around was too emasculating.''

Brad was the first person the blonde beauty dated seriously following her split from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin in March 2014 after nine years of marriage.

The British singer, who has daughter Apple, 11, and son Moses, nine, with the 'Iron Man' star, is also rumoured to be newly single after ending his relationship with 24-year-old actress Jennifer Lawrence because it ''ran its course''.

A source previously confirmed their split, saying: ''Jen has been working non-stop and they never saw each other.''

News of their break-up came as a surprise, as sources recently claimed she had formed a close bond with his children.

One friend said: ''Jen's completely won Apple and Moses over. Chris has been joking that they only come over to see Jen ...

''Apple's completely in awe of Jen, who's been incredible with them both. They adore her.''