Last week, Chris Martin spoke about his split from Gwyneth Paltrow in a candid interview with the BBC radio.
The full transcript of the interview - released today - reveals a surprising twist to the "conscious uncoupling" saga, as Chris apparently feels his own emotional issues caused his marriage to fail:
"About two years ago I was a mess," Chris says in the interview. "Really because I was unable to enjoy the things we are good at it and I can't enjoy the great things around me because I am burdened by this."
When Chris says "we," it's unclear if he's referring to his bandmates or his wife, but Coldplay hasn't broken up, so we think it's safe to say that "burden" he's talking about is Gwyneth.
Though he seems to accept at least partial blame for the separation, Chris still has yet to address rumors that he cheated with Alexa Chung and that he and Paltrow enjoyed an "open marriage" in which both parties were free to pursue other romantic relationships.
All of that may come out in divorce court, as the once amicable split between Martin and Paltrow is rumored to be getting messy.
Check out some clues that these two were doomed from the start in the gallery below.
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