Chris Martin is focusing on music to help him overcome the breakdown of his marriage to Gwyneth Paltrow.
The couple announced it was separating in March (14) after more than 10 years of marriage, but have remained in close contact for the sake of its children, Apple and Moses.
Martin has now revealed he has been using music to help pull him through the rough patch.
In an interview with BBC Radio 2, he explains, "You can choose your paths in life, I find, when you get to a point where you're like 'I could either jump off a bridge or I could try and turn this around'. "I'm sure lots of people have that in much harder instances. You just find the right tools. I feel so grateful. Especially over the last couple of years, music has been alchemising."
"Going through something difficult in your life, music for me is always a friend and something that helps you to figure things out. That's always what I'm doing in the middle of the night."
A representative for Gwyneth Paltrow is adamant the actress is not rekindling her relationship with estranged husband Chris Martin despite numerous sightings of the two stars together since their split. The Oscar winner announced in March (14) that she and Coldplay frontman Martin had broken up, cryptically referring to the split as a "conscious uncoupling".
Since then the two stars, who are parents to 10-year-old daughter Apple and son Moses, eight, have been spotted out dining together on at least four occasions, sparking speculation they are working to revive their romance - but a rep for Paltrow has now spoken out to pour cold water on the gossip.
The spokeswoman says, "You will many times see them together, as they are raising two children. I don't know why that is surprising since they were very clear when they announced their break-up that they were still very much a family, just not a couple."
An overzealous Gwyneth Paltrow fan has been ordered to stay away from the actress and her estranged husband Chris Martin for the next three years.
The Iron Man star obtained a temporary restraining order against Nickolaos Gavrilis in April (14), amid allegations he had attempted to gain access to the former couple's U.S. and U.K. homes on numerous occasions, most recently trying to enter its Los Angeles pad on 4 April (14).
The case returned to a Los Angeles court earlier this week (begs12May14), when the protection order was made permanent, banning Gavrilis from going anywhere near Paltrow and Martin until 2017. Interestingly, papers obtained by TMZ.com list Martin as an "additional protected person", with a handwritten note beside his name stating he "lives w/ (with) petitioner".
The stars, parents to kids Apple and Moses, announced their "conscious uncoupling" in March (14) after 10 years of marriage.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin appear to be moving forward with their marriage split by clearing out their North London home. The Hollywood actress and Coldplay rocker announced plans to "consciously uncouple" in March (14) after 10 years of marriage, and they are believed to be moving on with their separate lives by leaving their multi-million dollar marital home in the British capital.
Removal vans were spotted outside the property on Friday (25Apr14), and workers were seen carrying out various items including boxes of clothing and guitar cases.
On the same day, Paltrow was spotted in Los Angeles, where she is reportedly planning to relocate after living in London for the duration of the marriage. It has been speculated that Martin will continue to live in the U.K.
Martin is currently on tour with the British band and they performed in Cologne, Germany on Friday.
The former couple is parents to two children, Apple, nine, and son Moses, seven.
Gwyneth Paltrow has been granted a temporary restraining order against a man who has allegedly tried to gain access to both her U.S. and U.K. homes. The Iron Man star's petition against Nickolaos Gavrilis was accepted last Friday (18Apr14), and orders him to stay at least 100 yards away from Paltrow, her estranged husband Chris Martin and their two children, Apple and Moses.
According to legal documents obtained by E! News, Gavrilis most recently attempted to enter the actress' home in Los Angeles on 4 April (14).
In the papers, her security director Tony Abbott stated that he also made his way into her London residence in 2012 after claiming he had a "business appointment" with Paltrow.
It is alleged he made another attempt at the same property in 2013, but was denied access.
A hearing will be held in Los Angeles on 12 May (14) to determine whether to make the restraining order permanent.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin reunited on Sunday (06Apr14) to attend Robert Downey, Jr.'s birthday party as a family, weeks after going public with their "conscious uncoupling". They were joined by son Moses, eight, and daughter Apple, nine, as they helped Paltrow's Iron Man co-star celebrate his 49th birthday at his Los Angeles home, and eyewitnesses insist the pair looked like any other married couple, despite recently announcing its split.
A source tells People.com, "They were lovey-dovey and playful. They were with the kids, they held hands and laughed and joked as a family.
"It was not the typical picture of a divorce. If the reports had not come out, you would think, 'Wow, they are a perfect couple.'
"Gwyneth was in such good spirits. She had her hair pulled back in a ponytail and she looked amazing."
Paltrow and Martin revealed they were ending their 10-year marriage late last month (Mar14), but insisted they would continue to co-parent and put their kids first.
The statement was published on the actress' Goop.com lifestyle website while the former couple was on vacation in the Bahamas with its children.
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Here's a feat: taking what is likely the oldest, most well-known story in the world, and making a retelling feel inventive. Over the course of its two-and-a-half-hour runtime, Darren Aronofsky's Noah takes many forms — Tolkien-esque fantasy, trippy psychological thriller, merciless dissection of the dark points of abject faith — never feeling too rigidly confined to the parameters of the familiar tale that we've all experienced in the form of bedtime stories, religious education lessons, and vegetable-laden cartoons. As many forms as the parable has taken over the past few thousand years, Aronofsky manages to find a few new takes.
The director's thumbprint is branded boldly on Russell Crowe's Noah, a man who begins his journey as a simple pawn of God and evolves into a dimensional human as tortured as Natalie Portman's ballerina or Jared Leto's smack head. Noah's obsession and crisis: his faith. The peak of the righteous descendant of Seth (that's Adam and Eve's third son — the one who didn't die or bash his brother's head in with a rock), Noah is determined to carry out the heavenly mission imparted upon him via ambiguous, psychedelic visions. God wants him to do something — spoilers: build an ark — and he will do it. No matter what.
No matter what it means to his family, to his lineage, to his fellow man, to the world. He's going to do it. No matter what. The depths to which Aronofsky explores this simple concept — the nature of unmitigated devotion — makes what we all knew as a simplistic A-to-B children's story so gripping. While the throughline is not a far cry from the themes explored in his previous works, the application of his Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, and Black Swan ideas in this movie does not feel like a rehashing. Experiencing such modern, humane ideas in biblical epic is, in fact, a thrill-ride.
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Although Aronofsky accesses some highly guttural stuff inside of his title character, he lets whimsy and imagination take hold of the world outside of him. Jumping headfirst into the fantastical, the director lines his magical realm with rock monsters — "Watcher" angels encased in Earth-anchored prisons as punishment for their betrayal of God — and a variety of fauna that range in innovation from your traditional white dove to some kind of horned, scaled dog bastardization.
But the most winning elements of Noah, and easily the most surprising, come when Aronofsky goes cosmic. He jumps beyond the literal to send us coursing through eons to watch the creation of God's universe, matter exploding from oblivion, a line of creatures evolving (in earnest) into one another as the planet progresses to the point at which we meet our tortured seafarer. Aronofsky's imagination, his aptitude as a cinematic magician, peak (not just in terms of the film, but in terms of his career) in these scenes.
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With all this propped against the stark humanity of his story — not just in terms of Crowe's existential spiral, but in character beats like grandfather Methuselah's relationship with the youngsters, in little Ham's playful teasing of his new rock monster pet — Aronofsky manages something we never could have anticipated from Noah. It's scientific, cathartic, humane. Impressively, this age-old tale, here, is new. And beyond that feat, it's a pretty winning spin.
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Gwyneth Paltrow has broken her silence following her split from Chris Martin, telling fans she and the British rocker are stunned by the outpouring of support they have received. The Hollywood actress and the Coldplay frontman announced their split in a post on Paltrow's lifestyle website Goop.com on Tuesday (25Mar14), and on Friday (28Mar14) Paltrow took to the site again to thank well-wishers for their support.
Alongside a post about a chicken recipe, she writes, "P.S. CM (Chris Martin) and I in deep gratitude for the support of so many."
The couple revealed on Tuesday that they had decided to separate after years of working to save their marriage, but insisted they remain good friends and would be co-parenting their two children Apple, nine, and Moses, seven.
Paltrow and Martin married in 2003.
Chris Martin's father is adamant the Coldplay frontman is still "great mates" with his estranged wife Gwyneth Paltrow following the breakdown of their marriage. The Hollywood couple announced the split in a statement posted on the actress's website on Tuesday (25Mar14), revealing they had decided to separate after years of working to save their relationship.
Speaking about the break-up for the first time, Martin's father Anthony, insists he was sad to see the couple part ways as they have two children together - Apple, nine, and Moses, seven - but is glad the split was amicable.
He tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "(It was) sad and upsetting... (But they are) still great mates... If you are married you know you have good days and bad days. We all have our ups and downs. It's sad because there are our two grandchildren. But it is all very amicable between them."
Anthony adds of the couple's decision to use the phrase "conscious uncoupling" instead of "divorce" when announcing the news: "It's all in the statement - the expression that was used - conscious... I am proud of what they have achieved in their lives."
Martin and Paltrow married in 2003.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced the news of their marriage split while enjoying a sun-soaked family vacation together in the Bahamas, according to reports. The celebrity couple hit headlines on Tuesday (25Mar14) when a statement posted on Paltrow's Goop.com website confirmed they had parted ways after a decade of marriage.
It has now emerged the news broke while the stars reportedly enjoyed a luxury holiday together with their two children, Apple, nine, and Moses, seven, on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas.
A source tells Dailymail.co.uk, "Going away together may seem unusual but that's Gwyneth and Chris. Foremost they want the kids to see they mean business about remaining a family, and another... they want to miss the fallout... They're communicating again, they're having a glass of wine together and a laugh and were actually looking forward to the holiday."