Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals Real Reason She Canceled Brad Pitt Wedding
Before Brad Pitt married Jennifer Aniston, divorced her, and moved on with Angelina Jolie, he was almost hitched to Gwyneth Paltrow. Can we give Brad Pitt a medal for dating the biggest female stars of his time?
Well, Gwyneth Paltrow is now revealing that she was “heartbroken” when she split from Brad Pitt, even though she was the one who called off the marriage, because it was “love at first sight.”
Gwyneth Paltrow – Reflects On Brad Pitt Split: “Totally Heartbroken”
Gwyneth Paltrow just candidly opened up about a time of her life when a decision she made changed everything for her.
Appearing on this week’s episode of “Call Her Daddy” podcast, Paltrow talked about her old flame, Brad Pitt, and why she turned down walking the aisle with him.
Paltrow recalled that their connection, which lasted from 1994 to 1997, was an instant one, calling it a “major, major love at first sight” when they met on the set of crime thriller “Seven.” “It was crazy,” she added, recounting the romantic way Pitt proposed to her in Argentina, December 1996, after two years of dating.
“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.”
Unfortunately, six months into their engagement, Paltrow became uncertain about actually getting married to Pitt and respectfully withdrew before the two ever made it down the aisle.
“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 told host Alex Cooper.
Gwyneth Paltrow – Recalls Being Heartbroken Following Split From Brad Pitt
Paltrow went on to note that she did what was right for her at the time, saying “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.”
However good the decision had been for her, she was still “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 the split, the two have remained good friends over the years. “He’s a great guy,” she continued. “He’s wonderful, I really like him a lot.”
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