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Coldplay's Chris Martin still pals with ex-wife Paltrow

By Eleanor Bley Griffiths

Published 19/02/2016

Coldplay's Chris Martin
Coldplay's Chris Martin

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has said he and ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow have worked hard to remain friends “so there wouldn’t have to be any kind of battle”.

The couple separated in 2014 and divorced in 2015 after more than a decade of marriage, with Paltrow saying they had “consciously uncoupled”.

They have two children together, 11-year-old daughter Apple and nine-year-old son Moses.

Martin said: “If you have kids and they start reading about their parents not liking each other, that’s not good.”

He also said he avoided reading stories in the media about the split.

“Of course, village gossip, we all like to know what everyone’s up to... but once you start being in it you realise, well, this isn’t really based on any truth,” he said.

“Especially if you go through a big break-up, there’s no point reading about it.

“There’s just no good gonna come from it.”

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