As Gwyneth Paltrow And Chris Martin Split, We Pay Homage To Her Most Famous Loves

26 March 2014 by

Yesterday Gwyneth Paltrow announced (in the most Goopy way possible) that she was spitting from her husband of 10 years, Chris Martin. How did she tell the world they were divorcing? With a blog post on her website Goop, bien sur. The internet responded with a flood of galleries of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's relationship history, but here at Grazia HQ we got to thinking about Gwyneth's former famous flames. We're sure you know by now that here at Grazia Daily we love a 90s flashback, so we have spent the morning pouring over pictures of two of the greatest Hollywood couples of all time. First up we have Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt (remember this blonde dream couple?) - then came Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck.

Forget Kimye, Brad and Gwyn were way ahead of the matchy matchy game [Getty]

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin might have been super private with a secret wedding and rare red carpet sightings, but back in the 90s Gwyneth was down with a PDA for the paparazzi. Struggle to remember a time before Brangelina? Well before Ange, Brad Pitt dated a long list of Hollywood starlets, including the lovely Gwyneth. At just 24 Gwyneth was engaged to her dreamy Seven co-star, Mr Pitt. With identikit long blonde locks, these two did matchy matchy red carpet appearances WAY before Kimye.

Brad and Gwyn were in the middle of a media circus as they were constantly hounded by paparazzi. They also had their own 'nude scandal,' as they sued after pictures of them sunbathing naked in St Barts were circulated. Turns out the couple that dresses together doesn't stay together, as they split (sorry consciously uncoupled) in 1997. Gwyneth has said that it took her five years to get over the relationship: 'I was very upset for a long, long time.' In an interview with Diane Sawyer Gwyneth said: 'My kind of internal stuff really tripped up that whole relationship. And I felt really responsible, and also like I was the architect of my own misery … I just made a big mess out of it.' She has also added: 'I'm so lucky that I spent time with Brad, somebody who was such a good person! Especially when I was, like, such a mess.'

Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow on Saturday Night Live in 2000 [Getty]

Gwyneth then moved onto another A lister - Ben Affleck. Remember when Gwyneth sobbed all over her Oscar in pink Ralph Lauren? Well Ben Affleck was her date that night, as the couple posed arm in arm down the red carpet. These two stayed together until 2000, but it turns out he just wasn't Goopy enough for Gwyneth, as she has said of the relationship: 'He's got a lot of complication, and you know, he really is a great guy. I just think we have a very different sort of value system.'

Gwyneth also had a relationship with actor Luke Wilson in 2002, shortly before her she started dating Chris Martin. The Royal Tenenbaum stars were spotted in their local Sainsbury's with plastic shopping bags, anoraks and hiking boots - so very Normcore!

See Gwyneth's most famous former loves in the gallery above...


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