Gwyneth Paltrow is among the leading names in the entertainment industry, with many successful films under her name. She is a true boss lady with numerous accolades including Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Primetime Emmy Awards. Talking about her personal life, the actress is presently married to Brad Falchuk since 2018. She met Falchuk on the sets of her show Glee in 2010. While her dating life has been an open book for the media and fan following, very few people know that Iron Man fame dated Ben Affleck.
Gwyneth Paltrow met her ex-boyfriend Ben Affleck on the sets of their first movie together, Shakespeare In Love. The couple dated for almost three years, from 1997 to 2000. After the breakup, Paltrow married Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, and Ben Affleck started dating Jennifer Lopez. Paltrow and Affleck remained on good terms after their split.
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Gwyneth Paltrow Was Against Ex-Lover Ben Affleck Playing Lead Role In Shakespeare In Love
Shakespeare in Love was released in 1998, which was not only a box office success but also appreciated by critics. Paltrow also received her first Oscar award for best actress for the movie. As per reports, A Perfect Murder actress was dating Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice actor Ben Affleck. The producer of the movie, Miramax, wanted to take advantage of their rocking chemistry and wished to cast him as Shakespeare.
Paltrow shared in an interview with Variety,
“At the last minute, Harvey wanted Ben Affleck to take over and play Shakespeare. I said, ‘No, you can’t do that. You have to have an English person.’”
The actor ended up playing the role of Ned Alleyn in the movie.
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Gwyneth Paltrow reveals reason for not marrying Ben Affleck
On Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show, Paltrow opened up on her breakup with Bounce co-actor Ben Affleck. The actress shared,
“He was not in a good place in his life to have a girlfriend,”
Paltrow added that her friends and parents supported her decision to break up with the actor. Stern also asked her about a comment Paltrow had earlier made about her ex,
“He’d be better off dating a Scores stripper.”
Paltrow laughed at her statement and said it was true at the time.
The actress further opened up on Ben Affleck’s marriage with Jennifer Garner after dating Paltrow. Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle fame said,
“Not only is she beautiful [but] she is so warm and, she cooks and is so into her kids. And she’s hilarious . . . I had a girl’s dinner before the summer and she came over. She’s my neighbor. I really like her a lot.”
In one of her Q and A sessions on Instagram, Paltrow shared that she is happy about Affleck’s marriage with Garner.
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Source- Movie Web