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Last Updated: Tuesday, 30 August 2005, 11:53 GMT 12:53 UK
Paltrow speaks on Pitt break-up
Gwyneth Paltrow with daughter Apple
Paltrow and her daughter Apple were at the Live 8 concert in London
Actor Brad Pitt and his estranged wife Jennifer Aniston should have kept their personal life private, his ex-fiancee Gwyneth Paltrow has said.

"It would be a lot easier on Brad and Jennifer now had they not talked to the press about each other to begin with," the actress told Time magazine.

Paltrow and Pitt ended their engagement in 1997. The 32-year-old Oscar-winner later married Coldplay's Chris Martin.

Pitt and Aniston were married in 2000 but are currently divorcing.

"I learned my lesson at 24," said Paltrow, adding that she and her husband did not discuss their marriage with the press.

"When I presented at the Oscars last year, everyone would say to me 'Where's your husband? Is there trouble in the marriage?' And I was like, 'Why on earth would I bring my husband?'


"Our marriage is between us. If we decide to continue being together or not, it's our business."

Paltrow has not always been so reticent, however. In 2003 she spoke about her relationship with Martin on BBC One's Parkinson programme.

She hinted that she wanted to marry Martin, but was waiting for him to propose to her.

And in 2000 she discussed her separation from Pitt in an interview with Vanity Fair.

"When we split up, something changed permanently in me," she said.

"My heart sort of broke that day and it will never be the same."

The actress is currently promoting her new film Proof, which screens at the Venice and Toronto film festivals ahead of its US release on 16 September.

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