Chris Martin is reportedly "embracing his freedom" following his split from Gwyneth Paltrow.

The Coldplay frontman and Hollywood actress announced their separation earlier this year, describing the move as a "conscious uncoupling". Since the news broke Chris has been spotted out enjoying time with British beauty Alexa Chung and Rihanna, with whom he collaborated on the track Princess of China in 2012.

While it is thought the former couple - who have children Apple and Moses together - are trying to work things out, Chris is said to be making the most of his new lifestyle.

"Chris seemed so broken by the split and rumours he begged Gwyneth not to end it, but now he appears to be embracing his freedom," an insider told British magazine Look. "He's realising he's free to do what he wants. And he's enjoying it. I don't think he sees the Rihanna or Alexa thing as anything serious, but it's exciting to spend time with other women. He can spend time with his wife, but also see other people and flirt. It's the best of both worlds."

Gwyneth and Chris tied the knot in December 2003 after meeting the previous year. The musician helped the 41-year-old actress come to terms with the loss of her father Bruce, who passed away in 2002 following complications from oral cancer and pneumonia.

They may currently be taking time out, but it is thought there's a chance the couple could reunite
"Chris and Gwyn still love each other and their family so much. It took them a year to split up because there are still so many feelings there, and I think if Gwyn asked Chris to come back, he would," the source added.