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Gwyneth Paltrow would like to remind you she also dated Ben Affleck

Amidst the hurricane that has been Bennifer 2.0, there are a lot of celebrities who have been linked in some ways to either one of the couple, now is the time for the "Goop" founder to raise her hand

By Miguel Robles

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck

Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck (AP)

Apparently Bennifer 2.0 is more than just shocking news. It seems to be somewhat of a black hole in some forme, with its own strong force, sucking all the people involved with the couple to its center. First, it was Diddy who entered the scene by posting a throwback photo of him while dating Jennifer Lopez back in the 2000s. And now, it's Gwyneth Paltrow who is making her own claims about it.

Although, this time in a very different way, but no less shady than the others. Gwyneth, who dated the actor in the late 1990s, has been pulled into the hurricane byan unexpected source. It's unclear if it was Gwyneth herself, or a bold social media manager who went on to the Goop's official Instagram account, and shared a throwback picture of Paltrow and Affleck, while they were together.

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The aforementioned image was taken during a fashion show, and it shows Gwyneth rolling her eyes as Affleck leans in close to whisper something in her ear. Suffice to say, the image is perfect for making a meme. And so it became one, as Gwyneth Paltrow was labeled as “gemini szn”, while Affleck was dubbed “Mercury in retrograde,” and the account went on to caption the image as “Tis the season.”

In any case, Gwyneth being Gwyneth, appeared on the comments section of the post when she wrote in what seemed to be a very embarrassed tone: “Oh my god you guys.” Of course, not a lot of people went on to buy her innocent comment, and started wondering if the “Shakespeare in Love” actress decided to join the Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez games on social media.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck were first introduced at a dinner hosted by the infamous movie producer Harvey Weinstein; the couple dated on-and-off from 1997 to 2000, and even worked together in two films: “Shakespeare in Love” and “Bounce”, both films produced by Weinstein company Miramax.

Following their breakup, Affleck went on to fall for Jennifer Lopez, and Gwyneth did so for another musician, Chris Martin, the lead singer of the britpop band Coldplay. She shares two children with him, Moses and Apple. Whilst Affleck, eventually married Jennifer Garner, with whom he shares three children.

Over time, Gwyneth has made several comments about her past relationship with Affleck; ultimately coming to the conclusion that she and Affleck had a “very different sort of value system,” which eventually ended up separating them. However, she said they have somehow managed to stay friends after all these years.

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When Paltrow visited “The Howard Stern Show,” back in 2018, she went on about their past relationship. “I think there's certain boyfriends where you are trying to work stuff out, right? Like, you're trying to heal certain stuff from your childhood and he was very much a lesson in that way,” the actress said.

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