The actors reflect on their time together throughout the conversation, which is centred upon Pitt’s Goop-approved cashmere line. Paltrow, who got engaged to Pitt in 1996, recounts a particular experience with her father, Bruce Paltrow, who loved Pitt dearly.
In honour of Father’s Day, the actress inquires about the late director’s particular relationship with the Bullet Train actor.
“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. What impact did he have on you? Why did you love him, even though we didn’t get married, unfortunately?” Gwyneth asks Brad. After Pitt makes a joke about “everything working out,” Paltrow responds with a witty retort. “Yes, it does. I finally found the Brad I was supposed to marry. It just took me 20 years,” she said referring to her husband, Brad Falchuk.
Pitt says there are no harsh feelings between them and that they still share a great relationship. He says, “And it’s nice to have you as a buddy now and I do love you.” To this Paltrow replied, “I love you so much.” Paltrow said that they broke up at a young age. She said, “I was such a kid, I was 22 when we met. It’s taken me until 40 to get my head out of my a**. You can’t make that decision when you’re 22 years old, you know? I think I was a kid and I wasn’t ready, and he was too good for me.”
Paltrow and Pitt began dating in 1994 when they met on the set of Seven. The couple was engaged in 1996, however, they never married and split up in 1997. Paltrow later married Coldplay vocalist Chris Martin, whom she married from 2003 until 2016. They have two kids together. In 2018, the actress married Falchuk. On the other hand, Pitt was previously married to Jennifer Aniston from 2000 to 2005, and then to Angelina Jolie from 2014 until 2019. He and Angelina Jolie have six children together.