Chris Martin - Chris Martin: 'Gwyneth Is My Beard'
Chris Martin has joked his wife Gwyneth Paltrow is only married to him to help him hide his sexuality.
Chris Martin has joked his wife Gwyneth Paltrow is his "beard".
The Coldplay front-man - who has long been reluctant to talk about his relationship with the Oscar-winning actress, with who he has children Apple, seven and Moses, five - admitted he does not like to discuss Gwyneth while on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' but joked he is secretly gay and uses her as his "beard", a term used where a woman pretends to be married to a man because he is hiding his sexuality.
Ellen said: "You have had a great relationship and two precious kids. And we love Gwyneth. She's been here many times," to which British-born Chris responded: "She's been a great beard for me now, for 10 years."
Ellen added: "Is that right? It's not really a real relationship?" and Chris responded: "Yes, it's hard to believe."
Chris - who lives in London with Gwyneth - recently admitted he felt like he had won the lottery when he got with his now-wife.
He said: "It's a big leap? What, from being a loser to going out with an Oscar winner? It's a giant leap. Let's face it, it's like winning the lottery."