Chris Martin is now consciously coupling ... with meat, and he's doing it whenever the hell he wants ... now that Gwyneth Paltrow is out of the picture.
Coldplay's front man dropped the meat bomb on BBC Radio ... when the host asked him about his long held title as one of the world's sexiest vegetarians.
Chris revealed it's no longer true because he does eat meat, but only things he believes he can kill himself, and as a result his choices are kinda limited. You gotta hear Chris explain what's definitely NOT on the menu.
As for why he WAS on the vegetarian train -- Chris didn't exactly blame Gwyneth, but instead said he did it because his daughter Apple does it.