Chris Martin Says He's in a Better Place After Divorce From Gwyneth Paltrow

Can you believe it's been a year since Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin infamously consciously uncoupled? Both seemed to have moved on, but the Coldplay frontman recently opened up about the divorce, laying down some truth about surviving the whole nasty ordeal.

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The "Amazing Day" singer did an interview with Australia's 2DayFM's Rove and Sam recently, and shared that he'd been at a low point near the end of his decade-long marriage to Paltrow. He confessed, "A few years ago I was in a kind of low place in my life and I was feeling kind of down and confused about everything."

He said that he's found perspective and contentment through a few different sources, including a book, Man's Search for Meaning, and a poem called The Guest House by an Afghan poet.

Those two things started me off on this whole journey where I just feel so happy to be alive ... That may sound a little simple but I suddenly feel very grateful to be alive. If it's coming across then that's great to hear.

Dude, I totally get it. Perspective can come from almost anywhere after a divorce, and it's a necessary trek. Martin and Paltrow were together for over 10 years, and they have two kids together -- daughter Apple and son Moses.

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They've seemingly managed to stay friends through the split, but that doesn't mean it still doesn't suck to split with the person you thought you'd be with forever.

And, duh, of course he was unhappy at the end of his marriage ... that's why they decided to end it. The comedian divorce guru Louis C.K. famously said that "no good marriage has ever ended in divorce."

I'm glad that Chris and Gwynnie seem to be getting on with life. Just because you go through a crappy stage doesn't mean you have to stay stuck there forever.

 

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