Chris Martin opens up about 'conscious uncoupling'

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Chris Martin Opens Up About 'Conscious Uncoupling'

He didn't say her name outright, but it definitely sounded like Coldplay frontman Chris Martin was talking about Gwyneth Paltrow in this BBC Radio1 interview Monday.
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In this composite image a comparison has been made between Gwyneth Paltrow (L) and Chris Martin. ***LEFT IMAGE*** VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 03: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the 'Contagion' premiere during the 68th Venice Film Festival at Palazzo del Cinema on September 3, 2011 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Lancia) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 30: Chris Martin of Coldplay performs at the DatchForum on September 30, 2008 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin attend the 3rd annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala benefiting J/P HRO presented by Giorgio Armani at Montage Beverly Hills on January 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin attend the 3rd annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala benefiting J/P HRO presented by Giorgio Armani at Montage Beverly Hills on January 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization)
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)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 23: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow walks with her boyfriend musician Chris Martin of Coldplay February 23, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Magnani/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 30: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are seen at LAX on December 30, 2002 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 23: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow walks with her boyfriend musician Chris Martin of Coldplay February 23, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Magnani/Getty Images)
KAUAI, HI - MAY 01: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are seen on May 01, 2002 in Kauai, Hawaii. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
KAUAI, HI - MAY 01: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are seen on May 01, 2002 in Kauai, Hawaii. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
KAUAI, HI - MAY 01: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are seen on May 01, 2003 in Kauai, Hawaii. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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He told the BBC, "If you don't open yourself up, then you can't appreciate the wonder outside ... so, you can be with someone very wonderful, and, because of your own issues ... you can not let that be celebrated in the right way."

The singer also took issue with the term "breakdown," saying the pair's so-called "conscious uncoupling" was "more about growing up."

The conversation was meant to focus on Martin's new album, and he did bring it back to that, telling Radio1: "Life throws these colorful challenges at you ... what we decided to do on 'Ghost Stories' was to really be honest about it and say, this is what's been happening."

Of the band's lead single, 'Magic,' he said, "It's just saying – ultimately - there is magic between two people no matter what anyone else thinks."

He might not have come out and said it, but the interview had several outlets concluding Martin was essentially taking full blame for the celebrity breakup.

Paltrow and Martin announced their split on the actress' lifestyle site Goop last month, after more than a decade of marriage. The joint statement read:

"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."

Paltrow and Martin married in December 2003, and have two children -- Apple, nine, and Moses, eight.
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