Chris Martin got over his divorce by reading poetry, not by banging J-Law


Chris Martin is often referred to as “notoriously private.” Is he though? He’s not shy about promoting his music, he gives interviews regularly, and he was married to an Oscar-winning movie star. Of course, he never wanted to be photographed with Gwyneth Paltrow, which isn’t the same thing as being “private.” Chris went on to have an on-and-off relationship with Jennifer Lawrence for about a year, and now he’s with actress Annabelle Wallis. Chris and Annabelle have been photographed all over the place looking loved up. Anyway, Chris is saying words about how “low” he felt following his split with Gwyneth and how he got back on track.

Notoriously private singer Chris Martin has spoken out about life after his split from ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow during an Australian radio appearance, saying he’s never felt happier. Talking on 2DayFM’s debut Rove & Sam show on Monday, Nov. 9, the Coldplay frontman admitted he’d been feeling pretty low prior to his separation from Paltrow, but that he’s definitely got his life back in order now.

“A few years ago I was in a low place in my life and was feeling kind of down and confused,” the 38-year-old father of two admitted. “Some friends gave me a book called Man’s Search for Meaning, and a poem called The Guest House by an Afghanistani poet, teacher, and those two things started me off on this whole journey that’s ended up a few years later now where I just feel so happy to be alive.”

Being uncharacteristically candid, he continued, “That may sound a little simple but I suddenly feel very grateful for all these things in my life, I just feel happy to be alive and if it’s coming across then that’s because it’s real.”

[From Us Weekly]

Maybe this makes me cynical, but I rolled my eyes. He’s a privileged white dude/rock star who consciously uncoupled and immediately started banging someone much younger. I don’t doubt that the divorce was difficult on him, but I’m thinking that he got over feeling “low” by banging J-Law more than “reading poetry.”

Speaking of, many believe that Coldplay’s newly-released song “Adventure of a Lifetime” is totally about bangin’ J-Law. Sample lyrics: “I feel my heart beating/Oh, you make me feel/Like I’m alive again/Alive again.” I dunno, it doesn’t sound like he’s singing about Afghani poetry? Sounds like he’s singing about putting his rock star P in a 25-year-old’s V. Also: this song is bad.

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  1. Crumpet says:

    B*tch please.

    • Mia4s says:

      Come on now, he’s being honest! “Reading poetry” is what the kids are calling it these days. And by “it” I mean ” banging multiple chicks”. 😉

      Oh and Martin? You haven’t had a good song in years.

  2. Loulou says:

    Bahahah. The last paragraph. Kaiser, you crack me up.

  3. CORA says:

    Lol CB, the article says he was feeling low and miserable BEFORE he separated, not after —

    “the Coldplay frontman admitted he’d been feeling pretty low PRIOR to his separation from Paltrow”

    Uh oh.

    Is Stephen Huvane (Paltrow’s flack) gonna make Martin issue one of those Brad Pitt style apologies, to swear up and down his ex-wife had nothing to do with his feeling miserable and not happy while he was with her, like he did for Aniston?

    Nah. Paltrow’s not nearly as insecure as Aniston, I don’t think. She doesn’t need it, may not even care. If she does, she’s doing a reasonably good job of looking like she doesn’t.

    Then again, she’s a much better actress. Who wants to be known as a sad sack anyway?

    She’s certainly not pushing a forlorn, sad, ‘please love me and hate him,’ woman scorned narrative.

    Which would never work because women aren’t flocking to Paltrow to feel sorry for her. They may even hate her more than him. Lol

  4. QQ says:

    So so difficult, moving on to younger pastures, continuing to be rich af and not losing any quantifiable time with his kids, this poor dear heart, I got over his divorce by pointing and cackling, also by loling at all the songs where he can’t do the high notes

  5. Esteph says:

    Thank you Kaiser! You hit the nail on the head!

    “dunno, it doesn’t sound like he’s singing about Afghani poetry? Sounds like he’s singing about putting his rock star P in a 25-year-old’s V.”

  6. Falula says:

    Let’s just say it was a little bit of both.

  7. mimif says:

    More miracle whip
    Vanilla marshmallow and
    White bread sandwich ugh

  8. Nev says:

    No no and no. Where did his hotness go?!!!!!!

  9. Triple Cardinal says:

    Yup. And I wonder what J-Law is singing these days.

    • Mac says:

      I believe JenL. is still hurt. I have no idea what the attraction was, for her, but she still seems to be trying to prove something.

      • Dana says:

        she seems pretty happy in this press tour for the hunger games, looks like she is having fun with her friends. now, him doing all these staged PDA outings with his new gf is ott.

  10. GingerCrunch says:

    This CLOWN…

  11. Allie says:

    I haven’t heard the song yet, but from the lyrics that were provided, how is that related to JLaw? It could be anything. I love you guys, but man, when this website hates a celeb, they really are harsh. I like Coldplay, and I don’t think this interview was too bad. He wasn’t saying his life was the worst in the world (like Justin bieber did, which many of you backed him up). He was just saying he felt like shit in a marriage that was ending, and he felt better reading poetry. Oh, the crime.

    • Leah says:

      Don’t think its hate he’s just being called out on his shit.Theres no form that he especially gets hate from this site. He got of pretty lightly when they divorced.Most of the negativity was directed at Paltrow. She got a lot worse than he ever did.
      Seems like people have clocked on to him being a bit of a hypocrite A) he’s a 40 year old man who rebounded with a 25 year old and B) he acted like he was so incredibly private when he was with women more famous than him but as soon as he got with a lesser known actress hes dancing down the street in front of the paparazzi. He wants to come of as thoughtful,intelligent and sensitive but i don’t see his behaviour as any different than Leo, Bradley cooper and the rest of those cliched middle aged hollywood men.

      • Sam says:

        I’m sorry but how is he a hypocrit??? How do you know that he was the one hiding he and jlaw’s relationship and NOT HER!!!!! Jlaw and Nicholas Hoult broke up because they didn’t like paps following them around and she is very private. Also he may not talk about it explicitly but the hard time he’s talking about is the depression he suffered during the mylo tour, there was also talk that he was addicted to sleeping pills, something he aluded to during his Stern interview.

      • Leah says:

        Um no…Martin acted the same with Paltrow i.e he refused to be photographed with his own WIFE of over a decade.
        She even said in an interview that he had banned her from talking about her in interviews. So yeah we know its was him. There are tons of pics of Hoult and Lawrence and hardly a single one of her with Martin, that tells its own story. Both Lawrence and Paltrow had no problem being papped with their boyfriends prior to this guy so the MO was clearly his.

      • Jayna says:

        I think he’s so public with the new girlfriend because Jennifer dumped him, and he’s acting out, going to show her how happy he is That’s just my guess.

      • grace says:

        l agree with you.

    • belle de jour says:

      At this point, I’m not sure what or how the guy could have answered private questions about something deeply personal without almost any response setting him up for easy ridicule and assumptions – especially considering who his former wife was.

      Even HE may be unsure about what the truth is at this point, but is saying something as he’s still trying to figure things out. It’s possible for anyone who has taken their marriage or partnership seriously to have their entire world turned upside down & inside out… Who knows? It could have been both poetry and going out with a PYT that was part of that ongoing process of getting out of a horrible place and into a better one. I’m sure it was hundreds of things, big and small, added up, tried or just considered, kept or rejected.

      I get how incredibly easy it is to poke fun at a wealthy white male celebrity/artist whose ‘struggles’ may be framed differently than those of someone who’s not. But if you read this of what he said – ““That may sound a little simple but I suddenly feel very grateful for all these things in my life, I just feel happy to be alive and if it’s coming across then that’s because it’s real.” – to me, it sounds wise and real and earned (and yes, even humbled) after going through a huge shift and learning some hard lessons and seeking some meaning in a different way than he had before.

      • Tee says:

        Meh! Wealthy black celebrites is poked fun at too. When Kanye or Beyoncé says pretensious things voila , No difference. Why do you make it about race anyway?

      • belle de jour says:

        Not so much about race, Tee, but about the stereotypical ‘tick off all the boxes’ top of the usual privileged status pole.

        I also mentioned ‘male,’ by the way. And ‘wealthy.’ And ‘celebrity.’ And ‘artist.’

        So I was referring to this person – you know, the person this post was specifically about – in particular.

  12. Mark says:

    ‘ He’s a privileged white dude’

    Yeah because rich white men can’t be said, remember robin williams?

  13. Granger says:

    Those photos of him with his new girlfriend are BIZARRE. In the one where they’re kissing, he has his arms hanging limply at his sides, while she’s gripping his face between her hands the way an unhappy kid who’s being dropped off at daycare hangs onto her mom for dear life. I know it’s only one shot of that particular smooch, but it gives me the creeps. Also, the dancing in the street? Wha…?

  14. KB says:

    I’d be tempted to tweak that headline. “Chris Martin got over being married to Gwyneth Paltrow for 47 years* by reading poetry.”

    Much better. 😉

    * Gwyneth years

  15. Leah says:

    He looks like how i imagine tom hiddleston will look in 10 years, minus the really bad clothes.

  16. Jaded says:

    Why does he always have wringing wet pits????? That’s a sure-fire lady boner killer.

    • Katenotkatie says:

      I was JUST going to comment the same. Wasn’t there a story about how Dame Goop swears off antiperspirant because cancer or whatever bs she pays her “doctors” to tell her? She probably made him stop using it too. Yikes.

      • Tee says:

        Why must it be her fault that he has wet patches too? Geez the need to blame women for a mans flaws is strong in other women. The guy was ecologically conscious way before he even dated her. He’s a yoga, fairtrade, Eco man, has been since he was very young. It’s probably one of the reasons they were suited in the first place Imo

  17. Biby says:

    Does people look up to see who wrote the song? Chris didn’t write this song so he is not singing about poetry or banging Jlaw. Do some research people.

  18. Nick says:

    The “Guest House”, is an extremely famous poem by Rumi, a Persian Sufi, not an Afghan. Just sayin, keep your mystic literature straight.

  19. Bread and Circuses says:

    I think he feels so much better because he’s eating healthy food now instead of subsisting on a closet-anorexic’s idea of a “cleansing” diet.

  20. perplexed says:

    For some reason I thought the Chris Martin/Jennifer Lawrence relationship was fake.

  21. kibbles says:

    I have always found him to be so unattractive. I just don’t understand how women who have a lot of options (like JLaw) would want to hit that. But I can see that JLaw definitely has a type.

  22. Jayna says:

    Such a disappointing single. I expected a really inspired new single.

    BUT who cares!!

    Seal 7 is out, reunited with his musical soulmate, producer Trevor Horn (I bow down), from his early music. It’s an aural journey, so sonically beautiful musically mixed with the husky warm vocals of Seal. It was a year delayed. I could cry hearing Seal musically invigorated after his boring Commitment album with David Foster.

    His heartbreak over Heidi is very raw and revealing in lyrics in songs he wrote after the split and then his journey back to the light again just makes for a beautiful album. The music soars.

    Daylight Saving

    Half a Heart.

    • Jayna says:

      I forgot to add, I’m glad this album ended up really delayed for really up to a year and a half and so not all written after the breakup. Because as he moved on, sexy Seal comes out on the album reminiscent of Seal IV and System.