The golden couple of Hollywood startled their admirers when they separated six months after announcing their engagement.
Even though Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt broke up years ago, she still cherishes her memories of them, especially when it comes to the clothes she wore at the time. On February 2, the Oscar winner and founder of Goop posted a video tour of her "storage facility," a lovely walk-in closet packed with stunning vintage designer clothing.
In the video, she admitted that she still owns one piece of clothes from her relationship with Pitt in the 1990s: a white Calvin Klein dress with floral embroidery. She recalled their date night at the 1996 New York City premiere of The Pallbearer, saying, "I think I wore [it] to a premiere when I was going out with Brad Pitt," adding, "It's giving that very '90s 'I don't give a f---k [attitude]." The couple even sported matching sunglasses, with small oval frames and beautiful blonde accents. Pitt opted for a white t-shirt, mid-rise slacks, and a pastel-striped sweater vest over his own outfit.
When they first met on the film set of the movie Seven in 1994, Paltrow, then 50, and Pitt, then 59, started dating. In December 1996, after the couple had been dating for two years, Pitt proposed when they were on set in Argentina filming Seven Years in Tibet.
Unfortunately, the golden couple of Hollywood startled their admirers when they separated six months after announcing their engagement. Later, the actress shared that the break-up with Pitt, which occurred in 1997, "changed her permanently" and affected her for a very long period, in an interview with Diane Sawyer. "I was very upset for a long, long time about it. I just felt really bad about myself for a long, long time. But 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," she said.
The two have become close friends now. Pitt recently even praises the business Paltrow has built. "I love what Gwyneth [Paltrow]'s done [with Goop]," he told British Vogue. "She is still a really dear friend, and she has built this empire. She has always had that in her as a curator, and it's been a lovely creative outlet for her. In fact, come to think about it, she was probably the first one who got me to even wash my face twice a day… maybe."
Paltrow recently revealed that she doesn't have bad blood with any of her exes, and is friends with almost all of them. "I really believe in conscious uncoupling," she wrote in a Q&A session with her fans on Goop. "When you spend meaningful time with someone, it's nice to have it morph into friendship. I don't want to have bad blood with anyone, ever (if I can help it.)"
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