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Thursday 24 July 2014

'My life is quiet and domestic' - Gwyneth Paltrow speaks out on her first public outing since marriage split

Aishling Phelan

Published 24/04/2014|09:54

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GLENDALE, CA - MARCH 11:  Gwyneth Paltrow attends An Evening With Chelsea Handler In Conversation with Gwyneth Paltrow at Alex Theatre on March 11, 2014 in Glendale, California.  (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
Paltrow (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow has made her first public appearance since her split from her rock star husband.

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She appeared at an event in Hong Kong to promote her lifestyle website Goop, which is reportedly millions in debt.

It marked the star’s first official public engagement since announcing her marriage break-up from Chris Martin at the end of last month.

The actress denied recent reports that Goop had lost up to $300,000 over the past few years and is $1.2 million in debt.

‘‘Those numbers are based on filings from a couple of years ago, so you shouldn't believe everything you read.

‘‘We're on the [verge] of a lot of changes at the website right now and we have some really exciting announcements coming up,’’ she said.

She posted a black and white picture of herself at the event, displaying a cheeky grin while standing next to a giant billboard. 

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Paltrow posts a photo of herself... with a photo of herself (Photo: Twitter/Gwyneth Paltrow)

According to the South China Morning Post, the starlet ‘‘wore a large diamond ring on her right hand but on her left hand there was no sign of her wedding band.’’

The A-lister donned a light coloured sleeveless blouse, mini-skirt and chic black boots for the appearance at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

She did not answer media questions about the end of her relationship at the event.

‘‘Gwyneth Paltrow will sign books for competition winners and meet the press, but the media has been ordered to keep cameras away,’’ a sign post read.

The movie star described her lifestyle as ‘‘quiet and domestic’’ and explained that she started the website for a creative outlet.

Mother to nine-year-old Apple and eight-year-old Moses, she said she wanted to take a step back from filming for a while, so she created the website.

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Emotionally uncoupled: Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow split up despite their joint career success

‘‘I really love my office job. I started Goop because I had a lot of creativity and I wasn't doing as many films,’’ she said.

Goop's CEO Seb Bishop, quit earlier this week citing the website's move in location from London to Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has been in London promoting the band’s latest record Ghost Stories, which is out on May 19.

He recently spoke about his marriage break-up on a Radio 1 interview with Zane Lowe, which airs next Monday.

“Everyone through their lives goes through challenges, whether it’s love, money or kids or illness,’’ he said.

Chris made his first major public appearance since announcing his and Gwyneth’s decision to “consciously uncouple” at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York City two weeks ago.

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