Gwyneth Paltrow opens up about relationship with ex Brad Pitt
The two began dating in 1994 after meeting on the set of ‘Seven’.
Gwyneth Paltrow is getting candid about relationship with ex-fiancé Brad Pitt.
The actress, 50, opened up about the pair’s romance, which lasted from 1994 to 1997. They first met on the set of ‘Seven’ but ultimately called off their engagement in 1997.
Paltrow was invited on the latest episode of the ‘Call Her Daddy’ podcast which aired on Tuesday. There she was asked intimate questions about her previous relationship.
Recalling how the connection between the two actors was instant, Paltrow said it was “major, major love at first sight” when they met initially on set. “It was crazy,” she added before discussing the details of their engagement.
Engaged in Argentina
“One night we were on the balcony of this house we were renting in this little town in Argentina,” she recalled of Pitt, 59, proposing. “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. I must have been 24.”
However, the pair never made it down the aisle and just six months after getting engaged in Argentina, they called it quits. According to Paltrow, she just didn’t feel ready to get married.
“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. And I had such a pleasing issue. I didn’t really even understand how to listen to my instincts and act from that place for what was right for me. I was always trying to adjudicate what was right for everyone else.”
She continued, “When I look back I really was a kid, really more than most 22, 24 years old I meet now. I really had not explored who I was, what was important to me, what my boundaries were.”
But Paltrow said she was “totally heartbroken when we broke up.”
“It was the right thing at that time, but it was really hard,” she added. “There were a number of things that had happened, he was nine years older than me so he was far more … he knew what he wanted, he was ready to do it and I was kind of all over the place, so it was really one of those difficult things, where I felt like, ‘Oh my God, not only am I not ready, I’m not living up to the standards again.’ It was a familiar refrain I felt about myself.”
Despite their breakup, the pair has maintained a close friendship. “He’s a great guy,” Paltrow continued. “He’s wonderful, I really like him a lot.”