Gwyneth Paltrow has broken down describing her fears of a man who is on trial for stalking the actress.

Paltrow cried briefly when a prosecutor asked her if she was afraid of Dante Soiu and worried for her children.

The actress had a pained expression on her face for several moments while describing her feelings about Soiu, who sent Paltrow 66 messages professing his love and desire to marry her between 2009 and 2015.

Paltrow previously testified against Soiu in 2000 in a case that ended with him being found not guilty by reason of insanity and sent to a mental institution.

The 43-year-old Oscar winner had remained composed throughout most of her testimony, but the question about fears for her children caused Paltrow to break down. She quickly regained her composure and went on to say she was afraid of Soiu, who over the years has sent a variety of messages, ranging from religious to pornographic.

One of his recent packages included clothes he wanted the actress to wear.

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