Renée Zellweger Is Staying On The East Coast After Her Breakup From Bradley! Exclusive

Thu, March 24, 2011 3:00pm EDT by 1 Comment, Getty Images, Getty Images

A friend of Renee’s tells the actress is trying to stay out of the spotlight while she gets over her split from Bradley Cooper

Originally, Renée Zellweger moved to New York from Los Angeles to be with her now-ex-boyfriend Bradley Cooper, but an insider tells the 41-year-old actress is NOT planning to return to Tinseltown, despite breaking it off with Bradley earlier this month.

“At this point, I think Renee is going to stay on the East Coast,” the source tells us. “She moved there because of Bradley. She was helping him through his family drama. But now they are broken up and I think she’s still going to be out there. It’s easier to live anonymously in New York than LA. The paparazzi hound her in LA and right now she’s just trying to stay out of the spotlight.”

After meeting on the set of Case 39, Renee and Bradley, 36, dated quietly for more than a year and a half before reps confirmed their split March 18. When Bradley’s dad died January 15, Renee even skipped the Golden Globes to be with him and his mom.

Most recently, Renee was spotted book shopping on the Upper East Side in New York City. Earlier that week, she was also seen hanging out with Sandra Bullock. We hope she finds the privacy she’s looking for on the East Coast!

Kirstin Benson