We've already discussed her conscious uncoupling at length, but what the hell is she going to do after all of that subsides? Gwyneth Paltrow will take a break from acting and will focus on raising her kids. That sounds both appropriate for a "conscious uncoupling" and for what the collective conscious would call A BREAK-UP.
Apparently, Gwyn planned on taking this break before she publicly announced on GOOP that she and Chris Martin would be separating — sorry, consciously uncoupling (let's keep the discourse running!). She only lets herself do one movie a year — and with all of the other stuff she has to be (you know, a mom, the GOOP guru, and now a consciously uncoupled person, or as we call it, a single woman), spending more time on set is just too difficult. What's interesting to note, however, is that this tidbit of information — that she's taking time off to focus on her kids, Moses and Apple (who ranks very highly on my list of celebrity baby names, for the record) — is actually something that came to light prior to the announcement of their SEPARATION. (I'm saying it! SEPARATION.)
Could this mean that the separation-split-conscious-uncoupling-whatever-you-want-to-call-it was something that had been coming? Or could the two be completely mutually exclusive? Regardless, Gwyn will certainly be privy to some "me" time (well, "mommy and me" time), which is certainly critical when getting over a BREAKUP (same for conscious uncoupling!).
But this really seems like it's about her kids. She said in a not particularly surprising statement, that being on set is an incredible challenge when it comes to parenting. Her words:
I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening. When you're shooting a movie, they're [movie executives] like, "We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks" and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it's not like being on set.
So being a mom is her number one post-split plan. Number two? Likely drinking a green juice. That, or educating us with large, organic words on how to take time off from our jobs in order to be at peace...or something.