Have you read her new interview? There’s a lot of insight in this interview. And it makes me love her again, still, as much as I’ve ever loved her. Because this is who Gwyneth is. Always.
"I am a great romantic - but I also think you can be a romantic and a realist. 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 really 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...” Then she adds, laughing: "Knock on wood."
Who might she be referring to?
You already know. SHE already knows. And she’s already rationalised it. In her mind: a few mistakes should not define a marriage. In her circle: you look at the bigger picture. You swallow the humiliation - which is just so common anyway, isn’t it? especially considering her next quote: "If death by virus was a punishment for extra-marital affairs there would only be three dudes left in this world right now", and this speaks to how much she’s seen it, lived around it, in it, has acclimated to it - and you look at everything on the line, the security, the status, the lifestyle, and you do what they’ve always done: you put your pearls on and you show your best face.
I have always said she’s been bred to it. For it. And there she is, the Gwyneth we have known forever, following the only playbook she understands. Click here for more from Gwyneth’s interview in Venice.
And attached - Gwyneth in pink, out in Venice the other day with Stephen Huvane, her publicist.
Photos from Flynetonline.com