Sometimes, it seems that maintaining a good relationship with someone after breaking up with them is an impossible task. But Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow prove that it’s possible. 25 years ago, this Hollywood couple broke up, but it didn’t stop them from staying friendly with each other.
We at Impresionante are sincerely happy for people who try to keep healthy relationships with their ex-partners, so we want to tell you Brad and Gwyneth’s story.
Paltrow and Pitt started dating in 1994.
Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow met on the set of the thriller Se7en, where they played husband and wife. When they finished working on the film, Pitt and Paltrow announced they were in a relationship. The couple spent a lot of time together. Gwyneth even went with Brad to Argentina to be near him while he was busy filming Seven Years in Tibet.
With his new girlfriend, Pitt was like a knight in a shining armor. Brad Pitt was one of the few celebrities that believed women’s stories about harassment at the time. When Gwyneth told her boyfriend about Weinstein making a pass at her in a hotel room, Brad Pitt stood up to Weinstein.
2 years after the start of their relationship, they got engaged.
During the 53rd Golden Globe ceremony, Brad Pitt was awarded with Best Supporting Actor for 12 Monkeys. The actor gave a moving acceptance speech where he thanked his girlfriend, “especially the love of my life, my angel, Gwyneth Paltrow.”
Later, no one was surprised that Pitt proposed to his girlfriend just 2 years after the start of their relationship.
Pitt was even able to charm Gwyneth’s father, Bruce Paltrow. In one of her recent interviews, she talked about how her father liked Brad. “I’ll never forget when we were engaged, and he came to me one day, his eyes full of tears, and he said, ’You know, I never really realized what they mean when they say you’re gaining a son. Like, I’m gaining a son.’ ”
Paltrow thought she was too young, which is why they broke up.
In 1997, they announced that their engagement was terminated. Many years later, Paltrow explained her decision, “I was such a kid, I was 22 when we met. 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.” And she also added that her father “was devastated.”
But they are still friends.
In June 2022, Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow gave an interview together, where they remembered their past, and talked about how their lives worked out. The actress joked, “I finally found the Brad I was supposed to marry. It just took me 20 years.” She married producer Bradley Falchuk in 2018.
And Pitt said that he loved Gwyneth and was happy to be a good friend of hers, “It’s lovely to have you as a friend now.”
Now, Gwyneth Paltrow is happy with Bradley Falchuk. “I am really lucky I married Brad. There is just something about us together. We’ve been able to build on all the stuff we’ve gone through in life and create something really amazing. And I’m grateful for our chemistry. That can get you through some tough spots!”
Brad Pitt doesn’t talk about his present relationships. He seems to be more focused on his career and making his fans happy with new movies.
Relationships can end in different ways, but it’s great when people who break up are able to remain friends and support each other. Do you have good relationships with your exes?
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