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Chris Martin: Gwyneth Paltrow Is The Only Serious Relationship I've Ever Had

USMagazine, Friday, October 14, 2011, 4:31pm (PDT)
  • Chris Martin isn't about to take Gwyneth Paltrow for granted.

    The 34-year-old feels really lucky to be married to the GOOP Goddess, and not just because she's the only serious romance he's ever had.

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    In an interview with "CBS Sunday Morning," Anthony Mason asked Martin if it was true that he'd only had "one serious relationship."

    "[That's] right," the Coldplay frontman said. "I'm in it." 

    When Mason pointed out that Martin's lack of serious girlfriends in the past was "pretty unusual" and told him he'd made "quite a leap," the musician quipped: "It's a big leap? What, from being a loser, to going out with an Oscar winner?"

    VIDEO: Gwyneth says she's "a lush!"

    He laughingly continued: "It's a giant leap. Let's face it: it's like winning the lottery."

    Martin and Paltrow, who said "I do" in 2003, are parents to Moses, 5, and Apple, 7. 

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    So how has being a father changed Martin's professional life? "It's made it more focused," he said. "And you have a purpose. I like what it does. Just the idea of having to work hard so your kids are okay."

    Anthony Mason's full interview with Coldplay and Chris Martin airs Oct. 16 at 9 a.m. EST on CBS Sunday Morning.

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