Leave it to the lead singer of Coldplay to be so self-deprecating! A month after Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their ‘Conscious Uncoupling,’ Chris finally revealing the details on the surprising split. The father of two took the blame for ending the 10-year marriage in an interview with BBC Radio 1.
Chris Martin, 37, is apparently a man that knows how to admit when he’s wrong. The Coldplay singer broke his silence in an interview and gave juicy details about his not-so-private private life, most notably admitting that he is at fault for his breakup with wife Gwyneth Paltrow, 41, and that he has some personal issues he needs to work on.
Chris Martin Breaks Silence About Divorce With Gwyneth Paltrow
It seems that there was much more cause to Chris & Gwyneth’s separation than a lack of oral sex and a strict diet. According to Chris, he played a huge part in the tragic split. “I’ve got to not blame anyone else and make some changes,” he told BBC.
The singer-songwriter didn’t have any negative things to say about the breakup either. He didn’t even want to say that the marriage broke down and would rather accredit the breakup to his own maturity: “I wouldn’t use the word breakdown — this was more a realization about trying to grow up, basically.”
Rather than the rumors that spread about all of the causes, we now know that at the top of the list was actually Chris’s emotional ability to be a loving husband to Gwenyth. “If you can’t open yourself up, you can’t appreciate the wonder inside,” Chris admitted. “So you can be with someone very wonderful, but because of your own issues you cannot let that be celebrated in the right way.”
Chris Martin Speaks Out — ‘I Was A Mess’
Even though its likely much too late to salvage a relationship with Gwyneth, Chris is working on himself and he says that his new album, Ghost Stories, allowed him to be honest and get to the root of his issues. The couple had reportedly been secretly working through their problems for a while, so it’s no surprise that Chris’s issues had been a problem for years.
“About two years ago I was a mess, really, because I can’t enjoy the things that we are good at and I can’t enjoy the great things around me because I’m burdened by this,” he said in the British interview. “Up to a certain point in my life I wasn’t completely vulnerable and it caused some problems. If you don’t let love really in then you can’t really give it back.”
Well he might have had an issue with it in his marriage, but Chris definitely made himself vulnerable in the BBC interview. What do you think about his honesty, HollywoodLifers? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
— Kindra Bailey