Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals the Surprising Reason It Never Worked With Brad Pitt

Gwyneth PaltrowRemember back in the 90s when Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt were the It Couple in Hollywood? Of course that's before he and Jennifer Aniston became the Golden Couple, and long before Angelina Jolie became his wife and the mother of his children. Anyway, Gwyn just revealed the real reason it never worked out with her and Brad -- or Ben Affleck for that matter.


The Mortdecai actress stopped by Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show on Wednesday, January 14, and took a trip down the memory lane of her ex-loves.

The 42-year-old mother of two was engaged to Pitt in the early 90s after the pair starred in Seven together. They were together for three years before ultimately calling it quits.

"I definitely fell in love with him," she remembered. "He was so gorgeous and sweet. I mean, he was Brad Pitt!"

Even her family adored him -- she confessed that her father Bruce Paltrow saw him as a son. "My father was devastated," she confessed. "I was such a kid, I was 22 when we met. It's taken me until 40 to get my head out of my ass. You can't make that decision when you're 22 years old ... I wasn't ready, and he was too good for me ... I didn't know what I was doing."

Whoa!I wonder if she has any regrets? Probably not, since she ended up with her kids Apple and Moses, and most mothers wouldn't change anything that led to them having their children. Even so, that's cool she can admit years later that maybe she was the reason things didn't work out.

She wasn't quite so kind to another one of her famous exes -- Ben Affleck.

"He was not in a good place in his life to have a girlfriend," she dished on Jennifer Garner's now-husband. She even confessed that her parents didn't like him nearly as much as they liked Brad, or maybe even at all! "I think they appreciated how he's super intelligent and he's really talented and funny," she said of her dad and mom Blythe Danner. "They loved him, but they were okay with us not being together."

Ultimately, she said that she was attracted to them for the wrong reasons. "I think that when you're in your twenties, you can get swept up in [good looks]," she confessed. "When you're a kid, you tend to be more shallow and you're also immature, so you think that being with a good looking person validates yourself in some kind of way. It's not true."

Do you think Gwyneth Paltrow really feels like Brad Pitt was too good for her?


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