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Chris Martin confesses he was ‘very homophobic’ when he was younger as worried about being gay

Chris used be taunted by ‘hardcore’ kids (Picture: Getty)

Coldplay’s Chris Martin admitted he was ‘very homophobic’ as a young teen at an all-boys’ boarding school.

The Yellow singer had a hard time fitting in as a pupil and went through a ‘terrible turmoil’ at the thought that there was a chance he could be gay.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, the 42-year-old explained: ‘When I went to boarding school I walked a bit funny and I bounced a bit, and I was also very homophobic because I was like, “If I’m gay, I’m completely f***** for eternity” and I was a kid discovering sexuality.

‘”Maybe I’m gay, maybe I’m this, maybe I’m that, I can’t be this” so I was terrified and then I walked a bit funny and I was in a boarding school with a bunch of quite hardcore kids who were also gone for their thing and, for a few years, they would very much say, “You’re definitely gay,” in quite a full-on manner, quite aggressively telling me that and it was weird for me for a few years.’

Chris isn’t gay, but discovering his sexuality as a boy going through puberty while being taunted by cruel kids confused him for a long time.

He recalled thinking to himself at the time: ‘”I don’t know [if I’m gay] and even if I am, I can’t be because it’s wrong… If I am, I can’t be.”’

Gwyneth and Chris share two children together (Picture: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Entertainment Industry Foundation)

As he grew older, he focused on his music, and his worries about his sexuality went away.

‘About 15-and-a-half, I don’t know what happened, I was like, “Yeah, so what?” and then it all just stopped overnight. It was very interesting,’ the singer added.

‘[I had] a bit more exposure to the world, thinking, “A lot of my heroes are gay,” or whatever. Whatever they are, it doesn’t really matter.’

The chart-topper was married to Gwyneth Paltrow between 2003 and 2016, and shares two children with her, Apple, 15, and Moses, 13.

He has also been linked to Jennifer Lawrence, Kylie Minogue and Dua Lipa but is now dating Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson.

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