Gwyneth Paltrow Spills the Tea on Why She Rejected Leonardo DiCaprio's Advances: 'He Tried Back in the Day'
Gwyneth Paltrow recently divulged that she once turned down Hollywood heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio due to his playboy image. The 50-year-old Goop founder made the revelation during an appearance on Alexandra Cooper's "Call Her Daddy" podcast, where she discussed some of her past romantic encounters with A-list stars.
When asked about DiCaprio, Paltrow admitted she had never been involved with the actor, saying, "Nope, never made out with Leo. He tried back in the day. But he was already like, you know, he was very loose with the goods from when he was 19." DiCaprio is known for his penchant for dating women under 25, having ended his long-term relationship with Camila Morrone just months after her 25th birthday.
Rumors of a romance with 28-year-old supermodel Gigi Hadid have swirled around DiCaprio since they were spotted together in September 2022, but the pair have yet to confirm their relationship status. They did, however, attend the same Met Gala afterparty on May 1.
While Paltrow denied any romantic involvement with DiCaprio or her Mortdecai co-star Johnny Depp, she candidly discussed her relationships with Ben Affleck and Brad Pitt. When asked to compare their kissing abilities, the actress found it difficult to choose, praising both for being "good kissers." Paltrow described her connection with Pitt as a "major chemistry, love of your life" kind of romance, while she labeled Affleck as "technically excellent."
When playing "F**k, Marry, Kill" with her exes, including former husband Chris Martin, Paltrow chose to remarry Martin, sleep with Pitt, and, unfortunately, "kill" Affleck. She justified her choices by explaining that although Affleck made her laugh more than Pitt, the latter was more romantic.
Paltrow and Pitt were engaged between 1996 and 1997, and she began dating Affleck shortly after their split. Paltrow and Affleck had an on-and-off relationship until 2000. Affleck later dated Jennifer Lopez and married Jennifer Garner before rekindling his romance with Lopez.