Coldplay’s frontman is no doubt a good-looking dude, and he has lots of admirers both male and female.
But is Chris Martin gay? That’s the topic we’re interested in today. Let’s look at everything that’s known publicly about him to determine the facts.
Martin was “very homophobic” while struggling with his sexuality
Martin told Rolling Stone magazine that he struggled with his sexuality when he was a teenager. As a result of this, he was “very homophobic” and was “terrified of being gay.”
Martin attributes a lot of his struggles to religious beliefs he inherited. He believed that if he was gay, he was doomed for eternity. His homophobia was compounded by the fact that all of his classmates would tell him he was gay, making fun of the way he walked and his mannerisms.
As he grew up, he learned that some of his heroes (musicians like Sir Elton John) were gay, and he relaxed about it. At around 15 years old, he stopped believing in religion, and his homophobic views eased up.
Note: Martin isn’t the only world-famous musician who struggled with his sexuality as a teenager. See Ed Sheeran for more on that.
Is Chris Martin bisexual?
Chris Martin has only ever dated women, and as far as we’re aware, he’s never publicly confirmed any sexual encounters with men. However, he admits he struggled with his sexuality as a teenager. This is not evidence that he’s bisexual at all, but it does indicate he may have or previously have had tendencies.
Chris Martin dating history
Chris Martin has never been in a gay relationship. He has dated Natalie Imbruglia, Jennifer Lawrence, Annabelle Wallis, Dua Lipa, and he was previously married to Gwyneth Paltrow. He’s currently dating Dakota Johnson.
Here are some more details about Chris Martin’s most prominent public relationships:
Gwyneth Paltrow – The Conscious Uncoupling
Martin met Gwyneth Paltrow in 2002, and the couple got married in December of the same year. Throughout their marriage, they welcomed two children, Apple and Moses, and were often seen as the perfect Hollywood couple. However, in March 2014, they announced their separation, famously coining the term “conscious uncoupling” to describe their amicable split. The pair have remained friends and co-parents since their divorce was finalized in 2016.
Jennifer Lawrence – The Casual Romance
Following his separation from Gwyneth Paltrow, Martin was linked to actress Jennifer Lawrence in the summer of 2014. The two were spotted spending time together and attending events, but they managed to keep their relationship relatively low-key. It was reported that their romance was casual and they broke up after dating on and off for about a year.
Annabelle Wallis – The British Connection
In 2015, Chris Martin began dating British actress Annabelle Wallis, best known for her roles in “Peaky Blinders” and “The Mummy.” The couple kept their relationship fairly private, but they were spotted together on several occasions, including a trip to Paris, where they were seen dancing in the streets. Their relationship came to an end in 2017.
Dakota Johnson – Going Strong
Martin has been in a relationship with actress Dakota Johnson since 2017, and they have managed to maintain a steady and private relationship. While they have been relatively low-key, the couple has been spotted together on romantic getaways, attending events, and even sharing the stage at a Coldplay concert. They briefly split in 2019 but quickly reconciled, and are still together to this day.
Is Chris Martin an LGBTQ+ ally?
The Coldplay frontman has shown support for LGBTQ+ rights on multiple occasions. Some notable instances are:
Coldplay’s “True Love” music video, released in 2014, features two men dancing together, symbolizing a same-sex relationship. The video was seen as a message of support for LGBTQ+ rights and love in all forms.
In 2016, Martin and his band performed at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, where they featured the message “Believe in Love” and showcased the colors of the LGBTQ+ rainbow flag. This gesture was widely interpreted as a statement of support for the LGBTQ+ community.
In 2017, Martin dedicated the song “Everglow” to victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting during a Coldplay concert in Miami. The tragedy involved a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida, and Martin’s dedication was a show of support for the LGBTQ+ community.
Coldplay has also actively supported the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which works to end the stigma and discrimination against those affected by HIV/AIDS, including the LGBTQ+ community.
These instances demonstrate Chris Martin and Coldplay’s commitment to supporting LGBTQ+ rights and promoting love and acceptance for all.
So, is Chris Martin gay?
No, Chris Martin isn’t gay. He does say he struggled with his sexuality as a teen, mostly because of religious hangups and baggage, but he came through it and lives as a straight man. Everyone he’s ever dated is a member of the opposite sex. Chris Martin is straight.