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Chris Martin’s “conscious uncoupling” from Gwyneth Paltrow has us a little puzzled. At first, we were bummed to see such a gorgeous couple go their separate ways, but recently, they were spotted looking “lovey-dovey” at Robert Downey Jr.’s birthday party. So what’s really going on?

The Coldplay frontman has finally broken his silence about their breakup for the first time in an interview with BBC Radio 1 — and while he’s not quite as open about what’s going on behind closed doors as we’d like him to be, he does offer a little insight into what went wrong.

“This was more a realization about trying to grow up, basically,” Chris explained. “If you can’t open yourself up, you can’t appreciate the wonder inside. So you can be with someone very wonderful, but because of your own issues you cannot let that be celebrated in the right way.”

We’re beginning to understand. So what Chris is saying is that he was having his own problems, which led to him not being able to appreciate his marriage to Gwyneth, which eventually led to their relationship deteriorating? Ugh, why does he have to be so vague?

“About two years ago, I was a mess, really, because I can’t enjoy the thing that [Coldplay is] good at, and I can’t enjoy the great things around me because I’m burned by this,” Chris added, and we’re assuming by “this” he means his marital issues. “I’ve got not to blame anyone else and make some changes.”

Starting with a separation from Gwyneth, it sounds like.

As sad as we are to see their relationship end, if it makes Chris and Gwyneth happier people, we’re all for it. To “conscious uncoupling!”

Source: BBC Radio 1 via E! News