When a woman calls a man the dreamiest in the world, you already know she is head over heels in love.
Gwyneth Paltrow not only thinks Brad Falchuck in the dreamiest man alive, she believes he is hotter than Ben Affleck, Chris Martin, and even Brad Pitt.
Paltrow said in May during a talk in the Howard Stein show that “He’s better looking than all of them. They’re all very handsome men. But I’m partial.”
More interesting is the part where Gwyneth didn’t wonder even for z millisecond if she should play a little more with other guys in the bachelor’s market before getting engaged to Brad in 2017.
Brad feels the same way about Gwyneth, and it is evident from the birthday message he wrote for her on Instagram last year, “This is the most beautiful woman of all time and today is her birthday. We are all so lucky that she came into the world (but no one is luckier than me). Happy Birthday, Love.
“PS – this is pretty much the most #Gwyneth pic I could find – it has pizza, red wine, her phone and that f–king perfect smile.”
As Paltrow turns 46 years of age today, we are hoping that the romantic of a man would do something spectacular for her to mark the day.
When the duo finally ties the knot, it would be marriage number two for them after Paltrow has done plenty of soulmate search.
The soon to be bride told Stern about an article she had read on New York Times titled “Why you would marry the wrong person” which talked about how many people get married into the same unresolved issues from their childhood because for better or worse, these people search and fall for something familiar in their new partner.
What Gwyneth learnt from the read is that, to break the chain “you have to take a really cold, hard look at yourself and your patterns and identify the patterns you want to break.”
For the past 10years, the actress has been in search for answers to a lot of life’s questions and has been trying to discover ways to better herself.
Paltrow has worked hard to establish her feet in the entrepreneurial soil with the creation of Goop. Her brand has grown at an encouraging rate and expanded into a lifestyle and wellness business with boutiques, a podcast, beauty and furniture collection, and even has a publishing arm.
The strong mother, wife to be, and businesswoman has gained much confidence both in the boardroom and outside.
In August last year, the businesswoman on the Girlboss Radio podcast that “I’m actually a pretty good friend, and a good sister and daughter and mother, but I’m at my potentially most vulnerable and f–ked up in the romantic slice of the pie. So it’s taken me a lot of work to get to the place where I have a good romantic relationship.”
Back in 2003, the Goop boss told Diane Sawyer of ABC News about her split from Brad Pitt that “My kind of internal stuff really tripped up that whole relationship. And I felt really responsible, and also like I was the architect of my own misery…I just made a big mess out of it.”
She also mentioned to Howard Stern in 2015, “It’s taken me until 40 to get my head out of my ass. You can’t make that decision when you’re 22 years old…I wasn’t ready, and he was too good for me.”
In October last year, Gwyneth joined the list of women who accused producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. She earlier mentioned to New York times that she was in a relationship with actor Brad Pitt at the time of the sexual harassment, and her then boyfriend made sure to warn Harvey never to lay a finger on her again or else he’d get a result he never expected.
The actress told Sawyer that “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,”
Gwyneth was genuinely in love with Chris Martin, the father of her two kids. But the relationship started during a period in her life where she felt empty, lost, and incomplete despite the love around her. She met her ex-husband in a Cold-play concert which she attended with her friends while still grieving the demise of her father Bruce Paltrow who passed away in 2002 after a battle with cancer.
The couple seemed pretty ok as they welcomed their daughter named Apple and their son named Moses while they stayed in London away from all the flashing lights of Hollywood. However, with time the couple began to realise the issues they were having was kind of different and more significant than what other married people deal with.
“Sometimes it’s hard being with someone for a long time,” Gwynth shared in 2011 with Elle “We go through periods that aren’t all rosy. I always say, life is long and you never know what’s going to happen.” The mother of two added, “If, God forbid, we were ever not to be together, I respect him so much as the father of my children. Like, I made such a good choice. He’s such a good dad.”
In 2013 the couple announced via the Goop website that they were getting officially separated.
The business mogul admitted to Stern in May that “I was so disappointed for it not to work out. I don’t come from divorce, all my best friends from high school are still married…on so many levels I felt disappointed.”
Gwyneth wasn’t done working on herself when she fell in love with the present love of her life, but things were alot easier because she has known him since 2010 when she first starred on the series called Glee.
Even though she just got a divorce, she was thinking about going into a new relationship because she wasn’t ready. But when she eventually got back on Glee in 2014, it was time for her to finally give love a chance.
“When you’re going through a divorce and you think about going out with somebody, it’s a weird thing,” she recalled. “So I don’t think it’s the same as being 23 and running into someone at a coffee shop. It’s just different. You have kids, you have divorce—it’s just a lot of stuff.”
The duo decided to take things one step at a time and not put it all out there that they were an item. Besides, Falchuks who had just got divorced at the time and wasn’t ready to rush into anything serious.
The duo also kept their engagement on the low. The proposal came a few months after the pair confirmed their relationship status in the “love and sex” issue of the Goop magazine they was released a few weeks after new year.
The couple said in a joint statement that “We feel incredibly lucky to have come together at this juncture in our lives, when our collective successes and failures can serve as building blocks for a healthy and happy relationship,”
About her intentions on tying the knot a second time, the actress told the publication that “Personally, at midlife, I have tried to accept how complex romantic love can be. I have decided to give it a go again, not only because I believe I have found the man I was meant to be with, but because I have accepted the soul-stretching, pattern-breaking opportunities that (terrifyingly) are made possible by intimacy.”
She continued that before Falchuk “I had two typical types of relationships,”
“One where I was constantly chasing and trying to win someone over, and one where I was put off by the person’s capacity for the relationship—and those relationships were very short-lived,” Gwyneth mentioned. And now, “for the first time, I feel like I’m in an adult relationship that is sometimes very uncomfortable—because he sort of demands a certain level of intimacy and communication that I haven’t been held to before.”
When she stared dating Brad Pitt, she was 32 so it wasn’t so young but he was a Hollywood sweetheart. Gwyn and Brad got deep into each other and got engaged towards the end of 1996, but things got sour the next summer and they split. Then in 1997, before they started filming Shakespeare in love, Gwyn met Ben Affleck.
While the actress was promoting the film titled Great expectations in 1998 she told Britain’s GMTV that “The record is, I’ve learned my lesson and I don’t really talk about that stuff anymore because, you know…I mean, you know, you think it’s harmless, and like, ‘oh, you know,’ and you can talk about it. But the truth is, it actually I think deleteriously affects the relationship—you know, when you talk about it and let the whole world in.”
When she was asked if she felt all the attention she and Brad for from the public played a role in breaking them up, she said that “Being a popular person a strain on any relationship when it’s so public. And we had an extra amount of pressure just because for some reason we seem to, I think, fulfill something for people.”
She included “It was great, and he’s great, he’s a lovely guy. And for us, the relationship didn’t work out and it’s fine, you know what I mean, but for the world it seems to be this huge deal, and it just kind of mystifies me because…they make such a drama out of it, and they print all these things that are untrue.”
She claimed she avoided reading the tabloid, laughing, but her friends made sure they kept her posted. “If it sells their papers and they want to write about it, let them.”
In a short time, the actress realised that Ben wasn’t the right man for her.
“Ben makes life tough for himself. He’s got a lot of complication, and you know, he really is a great guy. So I hope he sorts himself out. I just think we have a very different sort of value system,” Paltrow said after they broke up.
In May, Howard Stern asked the mother of two how she knew that Affleck wasn’t worth marrying.
“Well,” Paltrow paused, “you know, I think—it’s interesting, I think there are certain boyfriends where you are trying to work stuff out, right? Like you’re trying to heal certain stuff from your childhood, and he was very much a lesson in that way. Like he—I’m not sure, exactly, what I was trying to heal in that instance, but…he was, you know, it was specific.”
However, when Gwen started dating Chris Martin, she felt that was the end of her search for the right man. But when she figured he wasn’t the fairy tale prince, it was a difficult one for her.
Paltrow told Opera Winfrey in 2015 that “It was very challenging for me in terms of having to reassess what [getting divorced] said to me about me, these ideas that I had about that kind of failure, and how I could process through it and ultimately really embed myself with myself—and my real self couldn’t be married,”
“It was extremely challenging and not at all how I thought it would turn out,” she added. “Luckily my ex-husband is an incredibly good ex-husband, and he’s a great dad and he was able to do it with me in a really collaborative way, and there’s a whole piece of it that I ended up learning an amazing amount from. But it was that real acceptance that ‘this isn’t going to work out the way I had hoped, and what does that mean about who I am?'”
Dating a man like Falchuk who isn’t much of a famous person is the best thing that has happens to the actress asides giving birth to “the greatest kids of all time”.
Gwyn and Falchuk are hoping to officially get married this year but they are yet to fix a date. Paltrow told Howard “I think that there’s something really beautiful about marriage. And I think that Brad is somebody who is extremely—you know, he’s really intelligent and he’s very emotionally intelligent. I think he’s a really good person to try this with, you know, he’s very self-aware. He’s got a lot of emotional maturity.”
The couple are planning a small and intimate wedding ceremony and a source has told E! News that “The wedding planner is handling everything.
The actress ” really just wants to show up and is very relaxed about the whole thing.”
Also, an insider shared in a few months back that, “She’s extremely excited and can’t wait to make it official.”
Congratulations to the husband and wife to be!