December 27th, 2010
09:14 AM ET
Most women would be thrilled to be romanced by hunks like Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck, but Gwyneth Paltrow says something didn't quite seem right when she dated the duo in the '90s.
"It was strange to be part of a public couple," the 38-year-old "Country Strong" star told E! in a recent TV special.
Paltrow and Pitt, who were engaged to be married, ended their two-year relationship in 1997. She then moved on to Affleck, but the couple called it quits in 1999. Both love affairs were closely tracked by the media. Not surprisingly, Paltrow has taken a more low-key approach in her relationship with husband Chris Martin, rarely appearing with the Coldplay singer in public or speaking about him in interviews.
The Oscar winner does, however, open up about her two children in the E! special, particularly the post-partum depression she suffered after the 2006 birth of their son Moses.
"You don't want anybody to know that you're depressed or crying all the time, " she said of her struggle. "There's this shame that we bring to it and it's incredibly debilitating and scary and you just don't feel like yourself."
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