Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and husband Chris Martin have seemingly bounced back from earlier reports that their marriage had hit the rocks, but the glam Hollywood rock-and-roll couple just can’t shake rumors of discord.
The two are expected to spend the next several months apart as Gwyneth jump-starts her career with a couple of new films.
The stunning beauty, 37, put her career aside when she had children with Martin. But Apple is now five, and Moses is three. So she appears to believe the time is right to start working, again.
The move comes at a time when the couple is fighting off new rumors of infidelity by Martin. Just weeks ago the Coldplay frontman denied reports that he cheated on his wife with Hollywood starlet Kate Bosworth. Doesn’t seem like the best time to be apart, but Gwyneth seems determined to work.
“Gwyneth will be spending a lot of time away to focus on her new movies,” a source told London’s Daily Mail. “She goes to Berlin in the spring to make ‘The Danish Girl.’
“Before that, she will star in a small-budget independent musical set in America’s Deep South. She loves singing so it was a role she couldn’t turn down,” the source said.
Gwyneth is also committed to promoting “Iron Man 2″ with co-star Robert Downey Jr. But a spokesman insisted her new schedule ‘leaves plenty of time for her family.”
Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Mickey Rourke and Samuel L. Jackson co-star in the film. It’s scheduled to be released next year.
Gwyneth and Jennifer Aniston were in Morocco over the Thanksgiving Holiday with a bevy of other stars to attend the re-opening of Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakech. Gwyneth reportedly attended the gala without husband. Then again, they are rarelyphotographed together in public.
The lavish occasion appeared to be a welcome distraction for Gwyneth on what would have been her father’s birthday. Dad, Bruce Paltrow would have been 66. He passed away in 2002 following a battle with oral cancer, while he was in Rome, Italy celebrating his daughter’s 30th birthday.
Gwyneth marked the occasion by writing in her Goop.com newsletter: “I dedicate this Thanksgiving letter, on parental acceptance, to my father, who would have been 66 today. He was the greatest parent, friend, rabbi any girl could ever have asked for. Happy Birthday Bruce. And Happy Thanksgiving everybody.”
Here’s hoping this year is a good one for her as well.