Gwyneth Paltrow Dishes on What Pal Mario Batali Thinks About Exes Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck
Gwyneth Paltrow has a long list of A-list exes, but some were more popular with pals than others.
While co-hosting a Goop and Cadillac “Road to Table” dinner with longtime friend Mario Batali at his latest new New York City restaurant, La Sirena, the actress and Goop founder told the crowd that the renowned chef has some opinions on her past romances.
“He was just teasing me about every boyfriend I brought to [Batali’s restaurant] Babbo over the years,” she said, according to Vanity Fair. “He liked Brad Pitt, if you want to know. Didn’t like Ben Affleck that much.”
The 43-year-old mother of two seemingly offered no feedback on ex-husband Chris Martin, whose separation famously coined the term “conscious uncoupling” in 2014, or producer Brad Falchuk, whom Paltrow has been linked to recently.
However, Paltrow stays friendly with the father of her children, even supporting him as Coldplay took the stage in Scotland last month. The duo finalized their divorce just last week.
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Pitt and Paltrow dated for 2 ½ years, even getting engaged before breaking up in 1997.
Paltrow dated Affleck in the late ’90s after meeting at a party hosted by studio executive Harvey Weinstein. Last year, she told Howard Stern that although dating Affleck was fun, her parents, like Batali, did not approve.
“He’s super intelligent and really, really talented and he’s funny,” she said of Affleck. “But he wasn’t in a good place in his life to have a girlfriend.”