We all go through experiences like falling in love, heartbreak, and failed relationships. Even Hollywood celebrities are not immune to these emotional ups and downs. One such actress is Gwyneth Paltrow, who once shared heartbreakingly honest details about her past relationship difficulties.
The Oscar-winning actress was involved in a number of high-profile relationships while she was in the public eye, including her 10-year marriage to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. Paltrow and Martin met backstage in October 2002, and they later married in December 2003. She was expecting a child when they tied the knot. In March 2014, the former couple announced their separation after ten years of marriage.
But did you know that she was also engaged to Brad Pitt, which ended in 1997, before starting another nasty romance with Ben Affleck from 1997 to 2000?
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Gwyneth Paltrow was brutally honest about her failed relationships
During his previous interview with Sofia Amoruso on the channel Girlboss podcastsGwyneth Paltrow opens up about her personal life. The 51-year-old Oscar winner admitted during the conversation that she did not have a full personal life. She also talked about her failures and how they helped her become the person she is today.
iron Man star told Amoruso that:
“I’ve ruined so many relationships. I’m actually a pretty good friend, a good sister, daughter and mother, but I’m potentially the most vulnerable and the screwed up romantic piece of the pie.”
Chris Martin and Paltrow split after ten years of marriage, with the latter admitting that maintaining healthy connections in the present takes effort (Girlboss podcasts):
“It took a lot of work for me to get to a place where I could have good romantic relationships.”
The actress, who is currently married to Brad Falchuk, the man behind blockbusters such as Rejoicing And American Horror Storysaid she believes success comes from “relationships that function really well”:
“I think that without quality relationships you will not become a successful person. So, if you don’t have a good relationship with your partner, your children, your best friends, then it’s really hard to claim success.”
The mother of two went into more detail about the lessons she’s learned over the years, especially from her mistakes (Girlboss podcasts):
“In my case, all the lessons, no matter how painful, were related to my unwillingness to become who I am. Climbing into a hole is exactly the opposite of a lesson.”
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Gwyneth Paltrow explained why her relationship with Brad Pitt didn’t work out
One thing you can count on from Gwyneth Paltrow and Call her dad The podcast on Spotify is a ton of hot gossip streamed with virtually no filter. The Primetime Emmy Award-winning actress also didn’t let us down as she spoke about her previous, famous personal life in an in-depth interview.
Brad Pitt and Paltrow met while filming Se7en and dated 1994–1997. Now, several more years later, she remembered the place of his proposal and lamented the loss of his words when she told the owner Alex Cooper from Call her dad podcasts:
“I wish I could remember exactly what he said, but he proposed, it was fantastic, I was delighted. We talked about it, but at that moment I was surprised, I remember that.”
Paltrow said she wasn’t ready for marriage, so they called off their engagement. She later claimed that since it was her first public relationship with a famous person, it taught her the importance of keeping her personal life private:
“He knew what he wanted, he was willing to do it, and I was kind of all over the place.”
But in the end, she realized that this was a learning opportunity for her, a chance to take a step back and evaluate her emotional state (Call her dad podcasts):
“I had a lot to do, looking back. In many ways, I only started to fully come into my own when I was 40.”
She continued by saying that she has “nice problem” and that’s why she thought their breakup was further proof that she wasn’t living up to people’s expectations:
“I didn’t even understand how to listen to my instincts and act on what was right for me.”
Paltrow met producer Brad Falchuk in 2010 while working on the film. Rejoicing established, and they began dating in 2014. The couple announced their relationship to the public in April 2015 and later got married in September 2018.
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Source – Call Her Daddy; Girlboss