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Chris Martin and his band Coldplay stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss their new album Mylo Xyloto ... and their personal relationships.

When asked about wife Gwyneth Paltrow, Martin's conversation with Ellen went as follows:

    Ellen: You don’t talk about Gwyneth a lot?

    Chris: No.

    Ellen: But you have a great relationship and two precious kids. And we love Gwyneth. She’s been here many times.

    Chris: She’s been a great beard for me now, for 10 years.

    Ellen: Is that right? It’s not really a real relationship? She just pretends that she’s your wife.

    Chris: Yeah, it’s hard to believe."

Nothing like a good sense of humor!