"He was not in a good place in his life to have a girlfriend," the. "I think that when you're in your twenties, you can get swept up in [good looks]," she noted of being with her hunky exes.
"When you're a kid, you tend to be more shallow and you're also immature, so you think that being with a good looking person validates yourself in some kind of way.
Hope this gets better known as it hits the video stores and movie channels and a lot of other people get to enjoy it as much as I did.
Gwyneth Paltrow set the record straight on her illustrious romantic past, reflecting back on her relationships with Ben Affleck and Brad Pitt: "I wasn't ready," she said of being engaged to Pitt in her early 20s.
It's not true." Unlike Pitt, Paltrow's parents knew that Affleck was not the right fit for her.
"I think they appreciated how he's super intelligent and he's really talented and funny," she said of her dad and famous mom Blythe Danner.
"I definitely fell in love with him," she recalled of Angelina Jolie's now-husband, 51. You can't make that decision when you're 22 years old...
I wasn't ready, and he was too good for me." To sum it up, she said: "I didn't know what I was doing." Despite the painful breakup — which Paltrow confessed affected her for five years in a 2003 interview with Diane Sawyer — the A-listers still remain on good terms.
On Ben Affleck and Strippers: Stern asked whether Paltrow and Affleck were on bitter terms because she reportedly once said that he "would be better off dating a Scores stripper." To which she replied, "Well, that was true at the time. On Sex Tapes With Brad Pitt: Paltrow joked that she and her former fiancé never made a sex tape, sharing, "Do you know what's so sad? And on a serious note, about her former flame, the blond beauty confessed that her father "was devastated when we broke up," explaining, "My father loved him like a son."4. Stern applauded Paltrow for telling her famous pal that more oral sex would result in fewer fights in her relationships.
But he's settled down and his wife is awesome." She also added that "he wasn't in a good place in his life to have a girlfriend," and explained that she was "more shallow" in her twenties when it came to picking her suitors. On Girls' Night With Jennifer Garner: Paltrow continued to gush about Affleck's wife, saying, "Now only is she beautiful but she's so warm, she cooks, and she's so into her kids and she's great. The Oscar winner added, "I had a girls' dinner and she came over. Is that [our relationship] was before the days of videos on your phones so we had nothing! On Chris Martin's Child-Naming Skills: Despite getting a ton of flak for naming her first child Apple, Paltrow pointed the finger at her ex for coming up with the unique moniker all on his own. Paltrow clarified, "You don't have to always fight. Show him that he's a man, and it's a good thing energetically to do." Stern interjected that "a lot of guys are insecure" when it comes to dating such well-known, powerful women.
The only regret she has from their breakup is using the now-infamous term "conscious uncoupling" to describe their separation in a Goop newsletter last March.
actress stopped by Howard Stern's Sirius XM radio show this morning and let loose about a variety of topics like Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck, strippers and, um, oral sex.
"If I see him, we're friendly," Paltrow told Stern on Wednesday.