Gwyneth Paltrow may have outdone herself in the name of ridiculous quotes. If she’s not opining the virtues of bathtubs in the middle of one’s bedroom, she’s shilling for overpriced trinkets in her newsletter. She’s a cut above, stuck up, out of touch with reality. She gives a HORRIBLE interview. There’s pretty much not been a single interview this whole year where she comes off well. In her least-offensive interviews, she comes across as sanctimonious and pious.
And, according to the word of GOOP, another thing that flies in her world are extra-marital affairs. Because GOOPS have their own, skewed moral code when it comes to sleeping around outside of a ruined marriage. Asked about cheating, in the context of her new movie, Contagion, where she plays a cheating spouse, Paltrow says she has many cheater friends and she still loves and respects them despite their flaws.
“I am a great romantic… but I also think you can be a romantic and a realist,” she admits. “Life is complicated and long and I know people that I respect and admire and look up to who have had extra-marital affairs. It’s like we’re flawed; we’re human beings and sometimes you make choices that other people are going to judge. That’s their problem but I think that the more I live my life, the more I learn not to judge people for what they do. I think we’re all trying our best but life is complicated.”
“I’m lucky; I have a wonderful, blessed life. I have two fantastically delightful children and a very nice husband, so… knock on wood.” – via The Daily Mail.
She’s been married to Chris Martin for seven years and they have two children together. According to her logic, were Martin cheating this whole time it would probably be okay, because he’s “flawed” and because “romantic-realists” expect their spouses to step out.
Why even bother getting married? Are some people that damaged and needy for company they’ll tolerate cheating just so they have someone with whom to partner in the long-term?