Gwyneth Paltrow reveals how pal Mario Batali really felt about exes Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck
Gwyneth Paltrow has apparently frequented one of Mario Batali's restaurants with a number of her high-profile boyfriends over the years.
The A-list actress hosted an intimate dinner at the renowned chef's new Manhattan eatery, La Sirena, and the banter among friends proved to be quite telling. According to Vanity Fair senior writer, Josh Duboff, who was at the dinner party, Paltrow spoke about her 18-year friendship with Batali, and noted that he'd met quite a few of her exes.
"He was just teasing me about every boyfriend I brought to [Batali's restaurant] Babbo over the years," she quipped. "He liked Brad Pitt, if you want to know. Didn't like Ben Affleck that much."
Aside from exposing Batali's preferences in her boyfriends, Paltrow also admitted to binge watching some pretty creepy TV shows, including the Netflix series, Marcella, and The Night Manager, which recently earned Taylor Swift's boyfriend, Tom Hiddleston, an Emmy nomination.
"I love murder shows," she told Duboff. "Now I'm watching The Night Of on HBO -- have you seen this? It's another murder show. It's about this Pakistani kid in Queens, and he gets caught up in this murder, and it's amazing."
The mother of two further reiterated, "I love a murder show. Murder. Murder's my thing. I don't know why! It's so creepy."
Paltrow also cracked a cheeky joke while playing hostess. Duboff noted that after Batali went over the courses he made for the evening, the Oscar winner quipped, "So, now that we all want to have sex with our food, based on [Batali's] description..."
The 43-year-old actress -- who officially divorced Chris Martin last week -- doesn't just reserve talking about her exes for dinner conversation. In 2015, she got pretty candid when talking about Pitt on Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show. "I didn't think about it at the time, but I'm sure it did help with my career," she admitted. "I definitely fell in love with him. He was so gorgeous, and sweet -- I mean, he was Brad Pitt, you know?"
However, when it comes to Affleck, Paltrow looked back on their three-year relationship with a little less affection. Check out what she had to say about the actor: