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'It's not her, it's me' - Chris Martin blames his own issues for Gwyneth split

Published 28/04/2014 | 08:00

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10:  Musician Chris Martin speaks onstage at the 29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on April 10, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Chris Martin gives an interview to BBC Radio One this evening where he talks candidly about his marriage ending.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin split last month
CULVER CITY, CA - JANUARY 28:  Singer/Songwriter Chris Martin (L) and actress Gwyneth Paltrow attend Hollywood Stands Up To Cancer Event with contributors American Cancer Society and Bristol Myers Squibb hosted by Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon and the Entertainment Industry Foundation on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Culver City, California.  (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Entertainment Industry Foundation)
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow together in January this year.

Singer is taking responsibility for the end of his marriage to Gwyneth Paltrow, saying he was 'scared of love'

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The couple ended their marriage of 11 years last month, announcing the split via her Goop website.

At the time, Gwyneth and Chris insisted their split was not acrimonious, and now Chris is opening up about what went wrong.

“I wouldn’t use the word ’breakdown’ — this was more a realisation about trying to grow up, basically,” he told Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, in an interview to be broadcast this evening. 

“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 can’t let that be celebrated in the right way.”

The singer goes on to explain how he hadn’t been in a good place for a few years now. According to Chris, his personal fears got in the way of his happiness.

“What changed for me was that I don’t want to go through life being scared of it, being scared of love, being scared of rejection, being scared of failure,” he said. “Ever since our band came out, we have been a very polarising 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.”

During the one hour chat, due to air tonight at 7pm, Chris said: "I'm saying One Direction are brilliant. I'm not kidding."


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