Man, it's hard to keep up. It seems that while they're enjoying dating a bit of 'hot young' strange, they're keen to cobble the marriage back together in a year.

The estranged couple - who officially announced that they intended on splitting very differently to any other couple back in March, yaddah, yaddah, - have been growing increasingly close, etc, etc, so have reportedly given themselves 12 months to see if they can get their relationship back on track.

A source told Grazia: "It's going really well. Things are better between them than they have been in years, and the channels of communication are well and truly open. They've still got a long way to go, but they've decided they've got too much to lose not to give it another shot. The way things are looking, their story won't end with the conscious uncoupling." We weren't going to say it, but someone was bound to.

In order to help repair their marriage, the couple - who have children Apple, 10, and Moses, eight, together - have hired 'heart healer' Blaire Allison, who also describes herself as a "spiritual teacher, marriage and family therapist, love expert, visionary, awakened warrior and enlightened master." Totally Chris's idea, so.

The source added: "It seems Gwyneth and Chris called in Blaire during their recent family retreat [to The Hamptons]. She's known for devising a tailor-made intensive heart-healing programme to help overcome stumbling blocks and repair old wounds. It includes techniques including intuitive heart-healing sessions, spiritual healing, prayer and meditation."

And, one would assume, a hefty price tag. But whatever works, yeah?