Chris Martin: I battled depression after divorcing Gwyneth Paltrow

  • PTI, London
  • Updated: Mar 22, 2016 10:55 IST
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s ‘conscious uncoupling’ left him depressed for one year. (AP)

Coldplay singer Chris Martin has given an insight into the state of his mind following his split from actress Gwyneth Paltrow, admitting he experienced “a year of depression”. The Paradise singer separated from the actress in 2014 after almost 10 years of marriage but they have remained close friends. “I still wake up down a lot of days. But now I feel like I’ve been given the tools to turn it around,” he said.

Speaking for the first time about the split, Chris Martin explained it was “weird”, reports “It’s always out there in the media, but I have a very wonderful separation-divorce. I’ve lived a lot since then. It’s a divorce, but it’s a weird one,” Martin was quoted as saying by The Sunday Times Magazine.

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The pair share daughter Apple, 15, and nine-year-old son Moses. Martin, 39, said that soon after splitting, they decided to focus on their family instead of trying to place blame.

“You can come at it very aggressively and blame and blame. Or you can put yourself in the garage, so to speak. Take yourself apart and clean off the bits. Reassemble,” he said, while adding that he read literature to get him through tough times.

Persian poet Rumi’s work, The Guest house, also inspired his recovery. He added: “That one Rumi poem changes everything. It says that even when you’re unhappy, it’s good for you. It took me a year to get it. A year of depression and all that.”

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