Saturday 31 January 2015

Chris Martin breaks silence on the 'beautiful pain' of Gwyneth Paltrow split

Published 08/08/2014 | 07:55

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their separation earlier this year
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their separation earlier this year
Who gets the blame? Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow.
The conscious uncouple: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

Chris Martin has opened up about his split from Gwyneth Paltrow.

The Coldplay frontman made veiled references to his marriage breakdown in a new interview on Thursday.

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow.

And while Chris, who has two children with Glee actress Gwyneth, did not refer to the break-up directly, he did appear to hint at the emotional turmoil he went through at the time.

“There’s a phrase, which was written by a singer Leonard Cohen, which is ‘The crack is where the light comes in,’” Chris told America’s Z100 radio host Elvis Duran.

The conscious uncouple: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
The conscious uncouple: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

“So, sometimes you have to go through something painful or breakage to see the beauty of things.”

Chris and Gwyneth announced their split in March after ten years of marriage.

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow with their children
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow with their children

However, the pair sparked rumours of a reconciliation when they were seen at various public events over the summer months.

Chris later insisted that he and Gwyneth have not decided to give their relationship another go, but instead are remaining friends for the sake of their children Apple, ten, and Moses, eight.

Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow

"We are very close. We are not together. But we're, you know, that's the truth and that's it,” Chris said during an interview on radio show Valentine in the Morning. “There's a lot of love. No scandal, I'm afraid. I wish I could give you scandal."

Gwyneth announced the split on her lifestyle website Goop in a post entitled “Conscious Uncoupling”.

“It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate,” she wrote. “We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate. We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been.”

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