Gwyneth Paltrow opens up about Brad Pitt break-up: "I f****d up"

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Gwyneth Paltrow dated fellow actor Brad Pitt in the Nineties – and now she’s opening up about what went wrong. 

It can be easy to forget that even celebrities aren’t immune from the same trials and tribulations as the rest of us.

And Gwyneth Paltrow is a great example of that. Owner of wellness brand Goop, Paltrow’s life seems pretty charmed – exotic beauty regime, vaginal rejuvenation and all. 

But things aren’t always as they seem. During a recent appearance on Girlboss Radio, Paltrow was asked whether she had ever “f****d up a relationship and had to fix it”. 

“Oh my god! I’ve f****d up so many relationships, so many,” she replied. 

“I’m at my most vulnerable and f****d up in a romantic relationship,” she continued. “I’m actually a pretty good friend and a good sister and a daughter and a mother but I am at my potentially most vulnerable and f****d up in the romantic slice of the pie.”

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

“So Brad Pitt, if you’re listening. I f****d that up, Brad.” 

The pair dated between 1995 and 1997

Paltrow and Pitt dated for two years in the mid-Nineties after starring together in the film Se7en.

It’s not the first time Paltrow has opened up about their relationship: in an interview with Howard Stern on SiriusXM, she said she “fell in love with him” but that she “wasn’t ready”.

“He was too good for me,” she said.

Paltrow has gone on somewhat of a personal journey over the last few years – and it seems that much of that has related to her past behaviour. In 2016, Paltrow told Harpers Bazaar  that she learned an important lesson from her own father, Bruce, after winning an Oscar for her role in Shakespeare in Love. 

I think I was very much believing my own hype, which how could you not?” she said. “I was sitting with my dad, feeling great about my life and everything that was happening, and he was like, ‘You know, you’re getting a little weird…You’re kind of an asshole.’”

“It turned out to be basically the best thing that ever happened to me,” she continued. “It’s the difference between someone who loves you more than anything in the world giving you criticism and getting it from some bitter stranger on the Internet.”

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