“I’ve fu*ked up so many relationships”: Gwyneth Paltrow Got Brutally Honest After Failed Romance With Brad Pitt and Chris Martin

“I've fu*ked up so many relationships”: Gwyneth Paltrow Got Brutally Honest After Failed Romance With Brad Pitt and Chris Martin
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We all go through experiences like falling in love, experiencing heartbreak, and having failed relationships. Even Hollywood celebrities are not immune to these emotional ups and downs. One such actress is Gwyneth Paltrow, who once shared some harrowingly candid details about her own past relationship struggles.

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The Oscar-winning actress has been involved in a number of high-profile relationships while she has been in the public eye, including her 10-year marriage to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. Paltrow and Martin had a backstage encounter in October 2002, and they later married in December 2003. She was expecting their child when they tied the knot. In March 2014, the former couple announced their separation after ten years of marriage. 

Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow

But did you know that she was also engaged to Brad Pitt, which ended in 1997, before starting another sour romance with Ben Affleck from 1997 to 2000?

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Gwyneth Paltrow Was Brutally Honest About Her Failed Relationships

During her previous interview with Sophia Amoruso on the Girlboss podcast, Gwyneth Paltrow was frank about her love life. The 51-year-old Oscar winner acknowledged during the conversation that she did not lead a fulfilling love life. She also talked about her failures and how they have helped make her the person she is today.

The Iron Man star informed Amoruso that: 

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“I’ve f*cked up so many relationships. I’m actually a pretty good friend, and a good sister and daughter and mother, but I’m at my potentially most vulnerable and f*cked up in the romantic slice of the pie.”

Gwyneth Paltrow Was Brutally Honest About Her Failed Relationships
Gwyneth Paltrow Was Brutally Honest About Her Failed Relationships

Chris Martin and Paltrow split up after ten years of marriage, and the latter acknowledged that maintaining healthy connections in the present has required effort (Girlboss podcast):

“It’s taken me a lot of work to get to the place where I have a good romantic relationship.”

The actress, who is presently married to Brad Falchuk, the man behind such blockbusters as Glee and American Horror Story, said she believed success came from “relationships that function really well”:

“I think without relationships of quality, you are not 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.”

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

The mother of two went into further detail about the lessons she has learned over the years, particularly through her mistakes (Girlboss podcast):

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“In my case, all of the lessons, as painful as some of them have been, have been about my lack of willingness to step into who I am. Going into a hole is exactly the opposite of the lesson.”

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Gwyneth Paltrow Explained Why Relationship With Brad Pitt Failed

One thing you can count on from Gwyneth Paltrow and the Call Her Daddy podcast on Spotify is a ton of hot gossip dripped with almost no filter. The Primetime Emmy Award-winning actress did not let us down either, opening up in a detailed interview about her prior, well-known love life.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt
Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt and Paltrow met while filming Se7en and dated from 1994 to 1997. Now, after a few more years, she remembered the location of his proposal and lamented the loss of his words as she told host Alex Cooper of Call Her Daddy podcast:

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“I wish I remembered exactly what he said, but he proposed, it was fantastic, I was thrilled. We had talked about it, but I was surprised in the moment, I remember that.”

Paltrow claimed that she was not ready for marriage, so they called off their engagement. She later alleged that because it was her first public relationship with a famous person, it had taught her the importance of keeping her love life private:

“He knew what he wanted, he was ready to do it and I was kind of all over the place.”

Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow
Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow

But eventually, she understood that this was a teaching opportunity for her, a chance to take a step back and assess her emotional state (Call Her Daddy podcast):

“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.”

She continued by saying that she had a “pleasing problem”, and that is why she thought their breakup was yet more proof that she was not living up to people’s expectations:

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“I didn’t really even understand how to listen to my instincts and act from that place for what was right for me.”

Gwyneth Paltrow with her husband Brad Falchuk
Gwyneth Paltrow with her husband Brad Falchuk

Paltrow met producer Brad Falchuk in 2010 while working on the Glee set, and they started dating in 2014. The couple made their relationship known to the public in April 2015 and later got married in September 2018.

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Source- Call Her Daddy; Girlboss

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