Chris Martin "At Ease," Not Wearing Wedding Ring at First Post-Split Public Event

Celebrity News Apr. 11, 2014 AT 8:45AM
Chris Martin at the Rock 'n Roll hall of fame induction Chris Martin was not wearing his wedding ring but seemed to be in good spirits at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 10, his first event since splitting from Gwyneth Paltrow Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Rock on! Chris Martin was in great spirits at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Thursday, April 10, his first public event since he and Gwyneth Paltrow announced their "conscious uncoupling" more than two weeks ago.

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The Coldplay frontman, 37, was on hand to honor Hall of Fame inductee Peter Gabriel, and with the exception of his missing wedding ring, there were no signs that he had recently gone through a separation. "I couldn't be more thrilled to be here," Martin said in his speech.

"Chris Martin was smiling and made several jokes when he introduced Peter Gabriel," an onlooker tells Us Weekly of the "Paradise" singer, who wore a white T-shirt and a black leather jacket. "He seemed very much at ease and didn't seem affected by the split."

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The recently separated musician spoke in "glowing terms" about Gabriel, the eyewitness adds. He later joined the "In Your Eyes" singer onstage to perform "Washing of the Water."

Earlier in the day, Martin was photographed out and about in New York for the first time since he and estranged wife Paltrow, 41, returned from their family vacation to the Bahamas with kids Apple, 9, and Moses, 8. He was not wearing his ring.

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"It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate," the couple said in a statement on March 25. "We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate."

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