Chris Martin is The Biggest One Direction Fangirl & He's Not Ashamed One Bit

Picture a One Direction fangirl. Do you have one in mind? Great! Did you picture Coldplay's lead singer? Because it turns out Chris Martin is a huge 1D fan, and he's not even joking. In a recent interview with BBC Radio, Martin took the blame for his conscious uncoupling from wife Gwyneth Paltrow, but he also admitted that he's a fan of the British boy band sensation. "I think One Direction are the biggest band in the world, their songs are great," he declared without shame. "I'm saying One Direction are brilliant and I'm not kidding. You know why? Because their songs are really good."

So which 1D member is Martin's fav? Just consider his reaction after he met Harry Styles and I think the answer is clear: "I was like this, 'I was pretty sure I was a straight guy before'—I was having a hot flush," Martin said.

But before you go blaming his guilty pleasure on some sort of post-breakup mid-life crisis, you should know that Martin's been a fan of the band since at least 2012 when he covered their song "What Makes You Beautiful" at a concert. Styles was actually in attendance at the show and and we bet Martin totally freaked out when he saw this tweet.

In this age of hipsterdom, it's nice that Martin still feels okay sharing his non-ironic love for the teen dream band. Plus, Martin as a fangirl is the best image my brain has had all day. Next time he performs on Saturday Night Live I hope they do another One Direction fans skit like Paul Rudd did last year.

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