Gwyneth Paltrow appears to throw shade at A-list exes Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck and Chris Martin as she brands romance with director Brad Falchuk her 'first adult relationship'

  • Gwyneth Paltrow has described her romance with Brad Falchuk as first adult one
  • The actress admitted either she or the men she was with had intimacy problems
  •  Said she finally feels emotionally challenged after years of 'broken' romances

She announced her engagement in to film writer and director Brad Falchuk in January of this year, after three years of dating. 

And Gwyneth Paltrow has now described their romance as her 'first adult relationship', despite previously dating A-listers Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck, and being married to Chris Martin for over a decade.

The American Sliding Doors actress, 45, made the confession during a discussion on how to keep the spark alive in a marriage, and admitted she had a problem with intimacy before meeting her current fiance.

Gwyneth Paltrow has described her romance with fiance Brad Falchuk as her 'first adult relationship', despite dating Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck, and being married to Chris Martin

Gwyneth Paltrow has described her romance with fiance Brad Falchuk as her 'first adult relationship', despite dating Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck, and being married to Chris Martin

Speaking to the Sunday Times Style magazine, Gwyneth told how she was surrounded by friends in strong marriages, and admitted to feeling like a 'failure' when she divorced Coldplay star Chris. 

The actress also said she felt as though the relationship sector was the only area she didn't do well at, describing it as 'broken' and admitting that she would either be the one chasing, or in fear of committing. 

'It took me a while to reframe that divorce isn't a failure,' she said. 

'In the past I've been in relationships with men who had intimacy issues so I could be like "I'm fine I'm ready to do this" and let myself think that he's the one with the problem. Some of the relationships were designed to keep me out of intimacy.'

Gwyn announced her split from singer Chris Martin, who she shares children Apple and Moses with, in 2014 after over a decade of marriage

Gwyn announced her split from singer Chris Martin, who she shares children Apple and Moses with, in 2014 after over a decade of marriage

And she went on to admit that her relationship with fiance Brad Falchuk felt like her first 'adult' relationship.  

She concluded: 'For the first time I feel like I'm in an adult relationship that is sometimes uncomfortable, because he sort of demands a certain level of intimacy and communication that I haven't been held to before.'

Actress Gwyneth first came to prominence at the age of 24 as the fiancé of Brad Pitt, her Seven co-star and nineties heartthrob.

And although Brad Pitt 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.

Gwyneth first came to prominence at the age of 24 as the fiancé of Brad Pitt, her Seven co-star and nineties heartthrob

Gwyneth first came to prominence at the age of 24 as the fiancé of Brad Pitt, her Seven co-star and nineties heartthrob

Gwyneth moved on to Ben Affleck, enjoying an on-off union with him that lasted until 2000

Gwyneth moved on to Ben Affleck, enjoying an on-off union with him that lasted until 2000

The couple were together from 1994 until 1997, and were so close that at one stage they even had matching hairstyles, and soon became tabloid fodder.

Following her ill-fated relationship with Pitt, Gwyneth moved on to Ben Affleck, enjoying an on-off union with him that lasted until 2000.  

And her next long term relationship was with Coldplay front-man Chris Martin, who she met in October 2002.

The duo married in a secret ceremony in Mexico in December 2003, before welcoming children Apple and Moses. 

However they announced their shock split in 2014, and consciously uncoupled before she met film director Brad Falchuk later that year.

She announced her engagement in to film writer and director Brad Falchuk in January of this year, after three years of dating

She announced her engagement in to film writer and director Brad Falchuk in January of this year, after three years of dating

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Gwyneth Paltrow calls romance with Brad Falchuk 'adult relationship'

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