Martin Devastated By Parents’ Split

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February 3, 2011 | 4:00am EST

British rocker Chris Martin has been left heartbroken after his parents decided to end their 30-year marriage and sell the family home, according to U.K. reports.
The Coldplay singer’s mother Alison has left the marital home in Devon, west England to rent an apartment in London, while Martin’s father, Anthony, has reportedly started a new relationship.

The hitmaker, who is married to Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow, is said to be particularly upset because his parents have put the house where he spent his childhood on the market.

A source tells Britain’s Daily Mirror, “Chris has always been extremely close to his father, while some of his sisters have had very strong relationships with their mother.

“But watching his parents split has been heartbreaking for him, and he’s desperate to stay close and in regular contact with both of them.

“One of the most upsetting aspects of the break-up has been their decision to sell their family home. He was less than one year old when his parents moved in, and the house holds a lot of memories for him.”