Despite a brief engagement in 1996, however, the couple broke up and never made it down the aisle.As she focused more on her acting and movie roles, Paltrow began another high-profile relationship in 1997 with actor Ben Affleck.Heartbreaker: Gwyneth Paltrow - who split from husband Chris Martin on Tuesday - has previously admitted she broke Brad Pitt's (pictured in 1997) heart and was responsible for the end of their engagement And although Brad (now 50 and engaged to Angelina Jolie), was lusted after by women the world over, Gwyneth has since admitted that she broke his heart and was responsible for the end of their engagement.
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.
One year after meeting backstage at a 2002 New York City concert, the couple announced they were expecting their first child together.
They would get married two days later in an intimate ceremony near Santa Barbara, Calif.
A string of less popular films followed, including as Pepper Potts, opposite Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark.
The film got rave reviews and garnered the highest box office numbers of any film that Paltrow had previously played in, raking in over 0 million.