Stars, they’re just like us! And there’s no hint of sarcasm when we say that in this instance. Why? Because Chris Martin just shared a story about his daughter and it’s shockingly relatable. The Coldplay frontman shared the story during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Martin revealed that his daughter, Apple, recently got a job working at a clothing store, and we have a few major things to unpack here.
One, Apple Martin is a teenager now and we officially feel so old. Two, Chris Martin and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter works in a clothing store — See, we told you this was relatable. Also, Martin’s desire to visit his daughter on the job.
“Do [your kids] think you’re cool?” DeGeneres asked the musician. “My daughter works at a clothing store, this is her first job, actually. She’s about to be 16 and I’m so proud of her,” Martin gushed. “She’s, you know, making her way in the world.”
Like most proud papas, Martin wanted to see his daughter at work firsthand. “I went to surprise her…not to surprise her, I went to see,” he shared. “And I thought ‘I better buy something’, so I took a T-shirt from the rack and I lined up in the queue. She was at the checkout.”
As a parent, I find this terribly sweet But let’s be real: If I imagine myself as a teen, I can pretty easily understand how Apple probably felt about the surprise visit. Because no matter how famous he may be, he is still…well, her dad.
When Apple caught sight of her dad, she did what most teenagers would do in this situation: She frantically mouthed “Dad! Get out!” in her father’s direction. “I felt terrible and I moved to the other line,” Martin shared. “I paid for the T-shirt and I’d bought her some fudge…so I said to [her co-worker] ‘can you just give this to my daughter?’ And as I was leaving she shouted ‘I love you, Dad!'”
So, so sweet…and we’ll say it just one more time, relatable.