Gwyneth Paltrow to Live as "Recluse" For Six Months Following Chris Martin Split

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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has vowed to live as a "recluse" for the next six months following her split from husband Chris Martin, according to a new report.

The 41-year-old is determined to stay out of the public eye for at least half a year as she comes to terms with the inevitable, but still painful conscious uncoupling.

The star, who was pictured embracing former boyfriend Donovan Leitch months before her separation, is considering pulling out of any acting and promotional work.

Her focus is helping her children, Apple, 9, and 7, seven, deal with the situation.

A source said that Gwyneth has been "rocked," in particular, by the fact that "her friendships with men are being cited as possible causes for their split."

As a result, ''She has told her people she wants to retreat from any public life for six months and live as a recluse. Her focus is her kids as they face the trauma."

The children "heading back to school with all the headlines" is certainly a concern, and you can't blame Paltrow for wanting to dial back the exposure.

On the flip side, you have to wonder why she invited so much of it with the statement announcing their separation on Gwyneth's website GOOP this week.

The Coldplay frontman, who's been linked to Alexa Chung, was reportedly "really miffed" with Gwyneth because he didn't want to make this so public.

They're united on at least one front, though. Chris Martin, 37, has imposed a ban on all questions about his personal life in forthcoming interviews.

We like the same stuff.

I've learned more about myself being married than anything else. I hate to say, "We've got it worked out," because you never know what's going to happen, but we laugh, we're good friends, we like to do the same stuff.

I've learned more about myself being married than anything else. I hate to say, "We've got it worked out," because you never know what's...

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I've learned more about myself being married than anything else. I hate to say, "We've got it worked out," because you never know what's going to happen, but we laugh, we're good friends, we like to do the same stuff.

Gwyneth Paltrow

It's hard being married. You go through great times, you go through terrible times. We're the same as any couple.

Gwyneth Paltrow