Gwyneth: Mom's the Word

She's an Oscar winner among the Hollywood elite, but what Gwyneth Paltrow really values is something stardom can't provide. "My mother and father taught me that family is the most important thing," she has said. Now, as she's about to start her own, check out photos of the actress and learn more about her family values. By Lucy Maher and Serena Kappes

Affleckted

Next for Paltrow was Ben Affleck. They began dating in early 1998, and though Affleck called Paltrow the "woman that I love," PEOPLE reported that year, she stayed mum, telling London's Daily Mail six months later that she "would prefer to keep that relationship private." The pair (at the 1999 SAG Awards) called it quits but remained friends.