Chris Martin Opens Up on Split from Gwyneth Paltrow
For the first time since Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their split in March this year, the Coldplay star has opened up about what actually went wrong with their marriage. While he didn't mentione Gwyn's name at all, in an interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe, Chris revealed, "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."
He continued, "I wouldn’t use the word breakdown, this was more a realisation about trying to grow up basically. 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."
Even as Gwyneth recently stopped wearing her wedding ring, Chris continued, "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."
Chris added, "I think in life everyone needs to be broken in some way. I think everyone in their life goes through challenges, whether it’s love or money, kids, or illness... You have to really not run away from that stuff."