There's been a lot of talk about the "conscious uncoupling" of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin in recent weeks, but none of it has come from Chris himself.
Chris finally opened up about his highly publicized separation during a recent BBC radio interview, speaking honestly about the heartbreak he's experienced and his efforts to stay on friendly terms with the mother of his two children.
"Everyone in their lives goes through challenges," said the Coldplay singer when asked about his marriage. "Whether it's love or money or kids or illness. There have been a lot of false headlines recently, but this would be a real one."
Chris did not address rumors that he cheated with Alexa Chung or that he and Gwyneth participated in an open marriage in which both parties were free to pursue romantic relationships outside of their relationship.
While Gwyneth announced that she was separating from her husband of eleven years via her GOOP website back in March, Martin has kept quiet on the subject until now.
Rumors about the cause of the split have run rampant in the month since, with both Chris and Gwyneth being publicly accused of infidelity.
Though Chris' BBC interview won't be available in its entirety until Monday, it's believed that this is Martin's attempt to set the record straight, put false reports to rest and move on from what is believed to be an increasingly messy separation.
Check out clips from Chris' interview above.
I've learned more about myself being married than anything else. I hate to say, "We've got it worked out," because you never know what's going to happen, but we laugh, we're good friends, we like to do the same stuff.Gwyneth Paltrow
It's hard being married. You go through great times, you go through terrible times. We're the same as any couple.Gwyneth Paltrow
I definitely have to coax things out of him when we talk. You know, he's British, so it's a different lexicon totally. But you have to communicate. Otherwise there's no relationship.Gwyneth Paltrow
We've gone through some terrible times where it's been really, really hard, but I've sort of come through those times with a much deeper understanding of myself. And we're still married. We worked through it. I think it's easier to get divorced. But I think the more you keep at it, the more you end up seeing the value in it. But man, sometimes it is not easy.Gwyneth Paltrow
Sometimes it's hard being with someone for a long time. We go through periods that aren't all rosy. I always say, life is long and you never know what's going to happen.Gwyneth Paltrow
I'm a very grounded, homey person and Chris is a very mad scientist, genius songwriter. So I never say, "Where are you? You should be home by now." I never place demands on him.Gwyneth Paltrow
When two people throw in the towel at the same time, then you break up, but if one person's saying, 'come on, we can do this,' you carry on."Gwyneth Paltrow