08/10/2011 00:28 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Chris Martin: 'I Do Not Force My Kids To Listen To Coldplay!'

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow PA

Coldplay's Chris Martin has given fans a glimpse into his family life and revealed he does not make his kids - or anyone in his family listen to his music!

Speaking to USA Today, Chris - who is husband of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and dad to Apple, seven, and Moses, five, says that fatherhood has had an effect on his creativity.

He said: "It made me more focused on not wasting time on anything I don't think is worth wasting time on, so that's affected my editing process...You don't want to spend months and months doing something and have it turn out terrible. You want your kids to be proud, basically. So it gives you extra drive."

Claiming that Apple and Moses are fans of Katy Perry, Jay-Z and Kanye West, Chris said that his own music was not forced upon his children: "I don't make them listen to it. No one in our family has to listen to it."

Hmm, given that the family reportedly advertised for a nanny who would give Apple and Moses tuition in Spanish, French, Latin and Ancient Greek, as well as little sailing and tennis lessons, it could be argued there's probably not an awful lot of time left for them to kick back and listen to music anyway...

(And let's hope Gwynnie doesn't force her 'lifestyle website' Goop upon them, either...)

Is it important to you, like Chris, that your kids are proud of what you do and achieve?