Gwyneth Paltrow's Husband Chris Martin Takes Blame for Split, but He Really Didn't Need To
The latest Goop news is actually Chris Martin news. Gwenyth Paltrow's former partner, Coldplay frontman and melancholy dude Chris Martin, has taken the blame for the infamous "conscious uncoupling." In an interview with BBC1, Martin spilled his sad, British guts, saying "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 on Monday.
It's a cold world out there. Some might say it was all yellow. But why is Martin taking the blame for the split? Sure, maybe he was harrowed by dark, deep-seated personal issues during his 10 year marriage to Goop, and we don't want to speculate and pin the blame on her here, but it definitely appears like Martin is falling on his sword and abdicating Goop of all the responsibility. Maybe he wanted to feed his kids some Cup of Noodles after a long day of recording heartbreaking lullabies.
In all honesty, though, Martin seems like a stand-up chap for taking the blame for the conscious uncoupling. He totally didn't have to. The world would have been positively pleased as punch to continue to point the finger at Paltrow, because, well, it's just so easy to, isn't it? Martin went on to say in his interview:
I wouldn’t use the word breakdown — this was more a realization 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.
So apparently Goop is ultra-wonderful, and Martin just couldn't fix himself to appreciate her enough.
Looking pretty good, Martin; looking PRETTY selfless and reflective right now. In the same interview, Martin mentioned oh-so casually that Coldplay's new album, Ghost Stories, deals with his haunted relationship issues. Not a bad way to come out looking like the wounded martyr AND promote your newest album.The saddest part about Sad Chris Martin, though, is that he seems genuinely remorseful about his behavior, and really does believe he's to blame for the uncoupling that was ever-so conscious. Maybe he really is a catch.