Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow’s split has been the subject of much discussion, for the surprising nature of it and the term “conscious uncoupling” the pair used to describe their decision to separate after 10-years of marriage and two children, a term we haven’t heard before.
Many initially blamed Paltrow and her strange diet habits for the conflict in the relationship and up until now the Coldplay frontman was mum about the whole situation, except for what was being said through his music.
In a recent interview, Chris comes clean and shares the fact that some of his emotional issues may have contributed to his marriage falling apart:
“Ever since our band came out, we have been a very polarizing group because we do a certain thing very well. About two years ago I was a mess really because I can’t enjoy the thing that we are good at and I can’t enjoy the great things around me because I’m burdened by this. I’ve got to not blame anyone else and make some changes.”
Martin goes on to say he had a “realization” that he needed to grow up and face his skeletons, which he discusses openly with Radio 1.
“If you can’t open yourself up, you can’t appreciate the wonder inside. So you can be with someone very wonderful, but because of your own issues you cannot let that be celebrated in the right way.”
“What changed for me was – I don’t want to go through life being scared of it, being scared of love, being scared of rejection, being scared of failure.”
Chris Martin readily admits that his shortcoming regarding his marriage were mostly due to his incapability to “let love in” and he uses Colplay’s latest album, Ghost Stories to channel those feelings.
The 38-year-old British rocker says that he hasn’t been “completely vulnerable” at times, which in turn has caused problems:
“If you don’t let love really in then you can’t really give it back. So what Ghost Story means to me is like you’ve got to open yourself up to love and if you really do, of course it will be painful at times, but then it will be great at some point.”
Chris Martin says that he is just like everyone else, in that he faces challenges and it is important not to run from those situations, but face them.
“Life throws these colorful challenges at you; what we decided to do on Ghost Stories was to really be honest about it and say, this is what’s been happening.” Martin says in the hopes that it will all be alright in the end.