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Chris Martin on Gwyneth Paltrow: 'I have a very wonderful separation-divorce'

The Denver Broncos aren't the only ones who rocked Super Bowl 50 and walked off the field feeling great Sunday. Coldplay's members also made their mark with a colorful halftime show.

In honor of their big night, the band's frontman, Chris Martin, opened up to Rolling Stone about Beyoncé, his ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow and what keeps him inspired.

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It turns out Beyoncé, who performed in Coldplay's halftime show along with Bruno Mars, once offered Martin some much-needed constructive criticism, which he smartly embraced.

Martin played the singer a new song he had written, but she wasn't loving it. So, Martin said, "In the sweetest possible way: She told me, 'I really like you— but this is awful.'"

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While Beyoncé was simply offering helpful advice, Martin is familiar with those people who just aren't fans and enjoy flaunting it.

"I had a couple of years in the mid-2000s where it was really confusing to me," he said of people's jokes about Coldplay. "Why is our band sometimes a punch line?"

But Martin doesn't let negativity get him down. Instead, he reaps inspiration from a beloved movie.

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"Rocky IV has the most awesome training sequence of all time," he said. "I think it triggers the young boy in me who saw it and was like, "Wow if you wanna do something, just f---ing lift logs!"

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Martin also changed his diet and is no longer a vegetarian. His new guidelines? "If Rocky eats it, I do, too."

Finally, Martin talked to Rolling Stone about Paltrow and their kids.

Paltrow and Martin famously made headlines when they announced their decision to partake in "conscious uncoupling." Despite the split, Martin said they remain friends.

He said, "I have a very wonderful separation-divorce."

But Martin doesn't particularly like the word "divorce": "I don't think about that word very often."

"I don't see it that way. I see it as more like you meet someone, you have some time together and things just move through."

And things are moving with his kids, too, as he keeps learning new things from them.

Apple, 11, and Moses, 9, showed their dad Silento's "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)," and Martin admitted his own moves could use some improvement.

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"I'm not sure if I can whip, but I can nae nae with the best of them," he said.

We wouldn't have minded seeing that in Coldplay's halftime show!

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