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05th May 2023

Gwyneth Paltrow explains real reason she didn’t marry Brad Pitt

Kat O'Connor

Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt

“When I look back I was really a kid”

Gwyneth Paltrow has opened up about why she really called off her engagement to Brad Pitt.

The famous couple were engaged when Paltrow was only 24 years old, but called things off after she realised she wasn’t ready for marriage.

The actors went their separate ways in 1997, but Paltrow recently opened up about their relationship on the Call Her Daddy podcast.

She said, “In a lot of ways I didn’t really fully start to come into myself until I was like 40 years old. And I had such a pleasing issue. I didn’t even really understand how to listen to my instincts and act from that place like for what was right for me.”

Gwyneth Paltrow

The actress spent a lot of time trying to please everyone else rather than focusing on what she wanted.

She said she was “always sort of outsourcing that and not giving myself like the dignity of being close to myself.”

“When I look back, you know, I was really a kid – like really more so than a lot of 22 or 23 or 24 years olds I would meet now,” she said.

“I was totally heartbroken when we broke up, but it was just the right thing at that time. But it was really hard.”

The Iron Man star said she hadn’t explored who she really was.

She added that she hadn’t discovered what her boundaries were or found out who she truly was.

Paltrow married singer Chris Martin in 2003 but divorced in 2016. She later married producer Brad Falchuk in 2018.


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