It’s time for the weekly edict from the sacred mouth of GOOPY. Promoting Contagion, which premiered at the Venice film festival, Gwyneth Paltrow said she can ‘respect and admire’ those who cheat on their partners. ‘I am a great romantic… but I also think you can be a romantic and a realist,’ she admits, elaborating because she plays a cheating spouse in the movie. ‘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.’ Of her seven year marriage, which produced two kids, she said, ‘I’m lucky; I have a wonderful, blessed life. I have two fantastically delightful children and a very nice husband, so… knock on wood.’ Five photos of Paltrow arriving at the Placido de Casino for the 68th Venice Film Festival September 3.