Gwinnie, the gift that keeps on giving.
Actress and Goop maven Gwyneth Paltrow is talking again, this time about sex addiction and infidelity, neither of which she’d consider deal breakers in a marriage.
In a recent interview with Jordan Riefe of Refinery 29, a fashion website, Paltrow was asked whether she could handle a partner’s sex addiction and, implicitly, his cheating ways.
Married for 10 years to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, Paltrow acknowledged that such a revelation would be hard to take 20 years into a marriage, and then added: “It would definitely make things harder, but I believe that if there’s authenticity and honesty right off the bat, things will be okay.”
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Readers alternately felt the actress was conversational and diplomatic (“I would like to think that I would be forgiving and/or forgiven, but I can’t give an honest answer as I haven’t really experienced that,” she elaborated on her views toward cheating). But the Goop-haters were also out in full force: “She’s so open minded that she’ll allow her husband to sleep around yet she’s disgusted by someone who eats cup o’ soup,” wrote another reader.
In June, Paltrow told Glamour UK that she never hounds her rock-star husband, or asks anything of him, really: “I never place demands on him because I think he’s a really talented man and he’s putting something good into the world.”
That followed some spicy advice doled out this past spring on the Chelsea Lately show. Chelsea Handler recounted Paltrow encouraging a woman to fellate her husband after he enraged her: “The woman was saying, ‘I got into a big fight with my husband and I got home and I wanted to scream and yell,’ and Gwyneth was like, ‘Whatever you’re doing just do the opposite, just go at him with love.’”
Long story short, Chris Martin is a lucky boy.