Gwyneth Paltrow says she’s ‘stayed in touch over the years’ with ex-fiancé Brad Pitt.
The 50-year-old actress, speaking with Entertainment Tonight Tuesday, told the outlet about reviving her friendship with Pitt after they broke off their engagement in 1997 after a three-year relationship.
‘When we first broke up, we weren’t friends for a while and then we sort of found our way back, probably about 18 or 19 years ago, something like that, and then just kind of stayed in touch over the years,’ Paltrow told the outlet.
The latest: Gwyneth Paltrow, 50, says she’s ‘stayed in touch over the years’ with ex-fiancé Brad Pitt, 58. She was snapped at a promotional event for the brand Copper Fit in Santa Monica, California on Wednesday
The Shakespeare in Love star made clear she holds Pitt, 58, in high regard.
‘I adore him,’ Paltrow said. ‘He’s an amazing person, and he’s a great entrepreneur, and such a creative, and such a good person. I really love him. I’m a big fan. ‘
The Goop founder earlier this year conducted a Q&A with the A-list actor on her website.
The Oscar-winning actress said that she’s never caught flak from her husband Brad Falchuk for staying in touch with her ex, describing her spouse as ‘the least judgmental, most secure man in our relationship.’
Paltrow said of Pitt (pictured in August): ‘He’s an amazing person, and he’s a great entrepreneur, and such a creative, and such a good person. I really love him. I’m a big fan ‘
Paltrow said she thinks husband Brad Falchuk, who she wed four years ago, ‘totally respects’ the friendship she and Pitt share
She said she thinks Falchuk, who she wed four years ago, ‘totally respects’ the friendship she and Pitt, who starred in the 1995 thriller Se7en together, share.
‘Probably one of the things that he likes about me is that I believe in conscious uncoupling,’ she said, ‘whether you’re uncoupling with a coworker, a spouse, a boyfriend, I really do believe that if you’ve invested in somebody – and of course there are exceptions – to amputate that relationship … maybe you’re not then fully letting the full lesson reveal itself and the healing happen.
‘So even though sometimes it can be uncomfortable, I think it’s nice to work through it and reconnect with the value that that person brought to your life.’
Paltrow said that she and Falchuk ‘have amazing chemistry and so that’s a great part of a foundation,’ adding, ‘My body feels really good when he’s around, so that’s just luck.
‘I think we have a great almost reverence for commitment and building, continuing to nourish a marriage. We’ve become very good communicators, and so that’s a very important part. ‘
Paltrow is mother to Apple, 18, and Moses, 16, with ex-husband Chris Martin, 45, while Falchuk is father to Isabella, 18, and Brody, 16, with ex-wife Suzanne Bukinik.
Paltrow and Falchuk were snapped in NYC at a 2019 event
The actor was married to Jennifer Aniston from 2000 to 2005 and then entered into a relationship with Angelina Jolie the same year.
The Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-stars married in 2014 and divorced in 2019 and share six children together; Maddox, 21, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 16, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 14.
But things have turned ugly since they split up in 2016.
Earlier this month, TMZ reported that Jolie had been embarking on a smear campaign against Pitt, which has taken an extreme toll on the children and has poisoned them against their father.
Their six children, according to sources close to Brad, are now all but estranged from Pitt.
Controversy: Earlier this month, TMZ reported that Angelina Jolie had been embarking on a smear campaign against Pitt, which has taken an extreme toll on the children and has poisoned them against their father
The actor has a ‘limited and strained relationship, because of her campaign of alienation,’ a source told the site.
Insiders pointed out that Angelina has been alleging for six years that her ex got physical with at least one of their children during a 2016 altercation on board a private jet. She also claimed Pitt poured beer on her during this altercation.
Pitt denied the accusations yet Jolie has continued to pursue the issue with authorities, urging them to prosecute him, according to TMZ.
An FBI investigation was conducted but did not move forward after they deemed the accusations insufficient. TMZ sources also claim an investigation was conducted by the Department Of Children & Family Services, but that too was closed due to a lack of evidence.
In addition, Angelina attempted to persuade a judge that Pitt was an unfit parent who should not be granted any custody of their children. Ultimately, after hearing evidence, the judge essentially shot down Jolie’s abuse claims by granting the exes 50/50 custody.
The Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-stars married in 2014 and divorced in 2019 and share six children together; Maddox, 21, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 16, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 14
She then attempted to make her private jet allegations public by filing what she believed was an anonymous freedom of information lawsuit against the FBI.
Earlier this month, Angelina went into great detail about the private jet incident when she filed legal documents over the winery she and Pitt own, Chateau Miraval.
In the explosive court documents, Jolie accused her ex-husband of having ‘choked’ one of their six children during a violent dispute on a private jet, hitting another in the face, and slamming the actress against a wall while grabbing her hair.
According to insiders, Angelina’s behavior indicates that all she wants is revenge against her ex.
Insiders claim Angelina has ‘won’ as she has allegedly poisoned their children against Pitt with the actor having zero, if any, relationship with the kids. According to sources, the entire family is the victim.
Sources also noted that Pitt has never said anything bad publicly about his ex out of respect for their children, however he is incredibly hurt by what he perceives to be a horrible attack on him.