Actor Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed her longtime friend Mario Batali “didn’t like” her former boyfriend and actor Ben Affleck. The 43-year-old actor said Batali wasn’t keen on the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice actor, who she dated in 2000, but did approve of actor Brad Pitt, who she was in a relationship with from and got engaged to, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Speaking at a dinner event at Batali’s restaurant Paltrow said, “He was just teasing me about every boyfriend I brought to Babbo (Batali’s restaurant) over the years. “He liked Brad Pitt, if you want to know. Didn’t like Ben Affleck that much,” she added.
Last year, she admitted that Afflleck “wasn’t in a good place” to date someone when they briefly went out. “He is super intelligent and really, really talented and he is funny. But he wasn’t in a good place in his life to have a girlfriend,” Paltrow said. Paltrow was married to Chris Martin for 13 years until “consciously uncoupling”.