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Gwyneth Paltrow Says Leonardo DiCaprio Hit on Her—And Reveals Why She Turned Him Down

During a recent podcast episode, Paltrow said "he tried back in the day."

Hollywood A-lister Gwyneth Paltrow shot to fame in the 90s, starring in the 1996 adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma, as well as Shakespeare in Love (1998), which earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress. But aside from shining on the screen, Paltrow was also quite the catch, dating heartthrobs such as Ben Affleck and Brad Pitt. Her relationships with both actors are common knowledge, but Paltrow recently revealed that Leonardo DiCaprio also vied for her attention at one point. Read on to find out what the actor had to say about DiCaprio's advances—and why she turned him down.

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Paltrow revealed details on the Call Her Daddy podcast.

Paltrow dished on her "dating roster" during a recent episode of the Call Her Daddy podcast, hosted by Alex Cooper. During the episode, Cooper inquired about Paltrow's relationships, including those that didn't make the tabloids.

"You've got great exes, like you can't really go wrong, you know what I mean?" Cooper joked, to which Paltrow replied, "And those are just the ones you know about."

From there, Cooper asked the actor if she would be "willing to maybe drop a name" of someone surprising that she'd kissed in the past. Paltrow said she didn't think she could reveal a specific name—or names.

But Cooper pressed on, specifically asking about a kiss with DiCaprio.

Paltrow never kissed the Titanic star.

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Digging for additional details, Cooper asked, "What about a little Leo action?"

But Paltrow was clear with her response, "No, never made out with Leo," referencing DiCaprio—but it wasn't for his lack of trying.

"He tried back in the day," Paltrow continued, adding that she turned him down because "he was very loose with the goods from when he was 19."

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She denied kissing two other actors as well.

Bradley Cooper

Cooper continued to ask about other Hollywood hunks, including Johnny Depp and Bradley Cooper. Paltrow said she did a movie with Depp, but they never smooched, and that she didn't even known Bradley Cooper.

Paltrow remained tight-lipped, however, the star said she would tell Cooper about one of her past suitors off the record.

She also compared Pitt and Affleck.

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Paltrow, who also founded the popular lifestyle brand Goop, has been married to TV director, writer, and producer Brad Falchuk since 2018. However, the Call Her Daddy podcast is known for pushing the envelope, and Cooper didn't hold back when interviewing Paltrow about her former flames.

Paltrow and Pitt were together for roughly three years after working together in the thriller Se7en (1995). They got engaged in December 1996, but broke up a few months later. Paltrow then dated Affleck, whom she met on the set of Shakespeare in Love. During the podcast, Cooper introduced a "Brad or Ben" game, asking Paltrow different questions about the 90s heartthrobs, including who had better style and who was a better kisser.

When it comes to style, Paltrow leaned toward Pitt, who was also more romantic in her opinion. Affleck, on the other hand, was more likely to make her laugh, but also the boyfriend she was more likely to get in an argument with. Neither was "high maintenance" or very vain," and when it comes to acting chops, Paltrow said "they're both great," but Pitt was the better performer.

In terms of kissing, Paltrow couldn't choose when Cooper asked. "Let me think, gosh, I have to remember so far back," Paltrow said. "They were both good kissers."

Abby Reinhard
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