Chris Martin: Splitting from Gwyneth Paltrow Caused a ‘Year of Depression’

The Coldplay frontman opened up about starting over after ending his marriage with Gwyneth Paltrow.

Speaking with The Sunday Times, Chris Martin admitted that he still struggles with the end of his marriage, although the two “consciously uncoupled” two years ago.

“I still wake up down a lot of days,” he said. “But now I feel like I’ve been given the tools to turn it around.”

The relationship ending took a serious toll on the musician and he began exploring enlightening works to help him cope; one of which was a poem titled “The Guest House.”

“That one Rumi poem changes everything,” Martin said. “It says that even when you’re unhappy, it’s good for you. It took me a year to get it. A year of depression and all that.”

The divorce has also given Martin the chance to really assess his life and start over. “You can come at it very aggressively and blame and blame,” he said. “Or you can put yourself in the garage, so to speak. Take yourself apart and clean off the bits. Reassemble.”

Since ending his relationship with Paltrow, the singer has dated actress Jennifer Lawrence, and most recently model Annabelle Wallis, clearly attempting to move forward while maintaining his family.

“It’s always out there in the media, but I have a very wonderful separation-divorce. It’s a divorce but it’s a weird one,” he said. “It’s funny. I don’t think about that word very often — divorce. I don’t see it that way. I see it more like you meet someone, you have some time together and things just move through … I’ve lived a lot of life since then.”