Speaking with BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright in the Afternoon, Martin said he’s not following a vegetarian diet anymore after separating from Paltrow, and is now eating meat. When asked if he was still a vegetarian, Martin said “not really,” and that he’s now eating animal products.
“I was a vegetarian for quite a long time and then for various reasons I changed,” he explained. “My daughter’s a vegetarian since she was born, so I keep getting tempted to go back. I don’t eat very much meat.”
Wanting to know more about his eating habits, Wright kept on asking for more information, so Martin elaborated. “I felt like you should only eat something that you’d be able to kill… You know, could you kill a fish? I wouldn’t like it, but I probably could, so I’ll eat fish. But a giraffe…”
The Coldplay front man was quick to (correctly) realize, however, that his words would make it to the tabloids, so he put a stop to the conversation. “I don’t know why on earth we’re talking about this. I’ve gotta stop talking — this will be some kind of headline.”
Martin’s famous ex is notorious for following a clean and meat-free diet and for years people speculated Paltrow controlled Martin’s eating practices as well. However, now that he’s single again, it seems the rocker has cut ties with the strict eating rules and gone back to his old ways.
Paltrow has been an advocate for vegetarian eating for years and has not eaten any meat for two decades.