Gwyneth Paltrow is getting personal. The Oscar-winning actress is opening up about some of her most high-profile romances on an all-new episode of the Call Her Daddy podcast.
In the latest episode, posted on Tuesday, the 50-year-old Goop founder sat down with host Alex Cooper and dished on the A-listers she’s dated in the past — including Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck.
Recalling her ’90s romance with Pitt, she reflected on meeting the Oscar winner while filming Seven in 1995, calling it “major love at first sight. It was crazy.”
Their romance evolved quickly, and the pair ended up getting engaged. They broke things off in 1997 before ever tying the knot.
“I had a lot of development to do, looking back in hindsight. In a lot of ways, I didn’t really fully start to come into myself until I was 40 years old.” Paltrow shared. “And I had such a pleasing issue. I didn’t really even understand how to listen to my instincts and act from that place.”
That being said, Paltrow recalled that she was “totally heartbroken when we broke up.”
“It was the right thing at that time, but it was really hard,” she recalled, adding that she still has a fondness for 59-year-old Pitt. “He’s a great guy. He’s wonderful, I really like him a lot.”
Cooper wasn’t holding back when it came to grilling Paltrow, and even played a game of “Brad of Ben,” in which the actress was asked to compare her famous exes in a number of categories including, “Who are you more likely to get into an argument with?” and “Who is more romantic?” She was also asked, “Who is better in bed?”
Paltrow dated her Bounce co-star Affleck on and off from 1997 to 2000.
As it turns out, Paltrow said both Pitt and Affleck were good kissers, and when it came to who was better in bed, the choice was “really hard.”
“Brad was like the sort of major chemistry, love of your life, kind of, at the time, and then Ben was, like, technically excellent,” Paltrow said, struggling with the awkwardness of her candor.
Cooper also convinced her to play a game of “F**k, Marry, Kill” with her choices being — as one might guess — Affleck, Pitt and her ex-husband, Chris Martin.
When it comes to marrying, Paltrow said unequivocally she’d choose Martin, sweetly adding, “I would do that all again.”
As for who she’d take to bed one more time, Paltrow said, “I think Brad.” Which, obviously, left one more pairing. “Ben, yeah, God bless him,” Paltrow said with a laugh.
Paltrow was married to Martin from 2003 to 2016. She has since tied the knot with Brad Falchuk in 2018. Affleck married Jennifer Lopez in July 2022, and Pitt has gone on to high-profile marriages with Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie. He is currently seeing Ines de Ramon.
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