Chris Martin On Marrying Gwyneth Paltrow: Like “Winning the Lottery”

It’s a love story fit for the ‘It Gets Better’ campaign.

Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin revealed  on “ CBS Sunday Morning” that his marriage to Gwyneth Paltrow is the only serious relationship he’s ever had.

“From being a loser to going out with an Oscar winner?” the musician admitted. “It’s a  giant leap.”

While the couple is notorious for keeping quiet about their personal life (this was the first time Martin has ever spoken publicly about his eight year marriage), he was uncharacteristically candid about his luck in landing  Paltrow.

“Let’s face it,” he said. “It’s like winning the lottery.”

Martin won that lottery when Paltrow visited backstage at one of his Coldplay concerts in 2002. One year later they married and have since had two kids, Apple and Moses.

But while Martin’s modesty about Paltrow is endearing, is their relationship really as rare as he seems to suggest?

TomKats and Brangelinas aside, Paltrow is just one of the many A-list celebrities with hubbies that like to remain low-key, and out of the spotlight:

Dolly Parton’s, husband, Carl Dean, who she met at a Nashville Laundromat in 1964, is well known only for avoiding the public eye.

Julia Roberts married Danny Modera, a cameraman she met in 2000 on the set of her film, “ The Mexican.”

Matt Damon, who recently  told People he feels sorry for his friends, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt who can’t go anywhere, met his wife, Luciana, while she was bartending  in Miami.

And there’s Oprah, and her long-term partner businessman Stedman Graham.

Unlike these other partners, as a front man in “Coldplay,”  Martin can’t completely avoid the public eye. Even so, he also prefers to lay low.

And despite her household fame, Gwyneth really is -after all-  just a girl, standing in front a boy, asking him to love her.