WIN AN OSCAR, LOSE A HUSBAND? by Elizabeth Searle
A week ago, a tearful Sandra Bullock gazed at her hubby– the ominously named Jesse James– from the Oscar podium. Then rumors alleged that James cheated on Bullock with Michelle ‘Bombshell’ McGee, a ‘tatoo model.’ Jesse has now issued a public apology. Bullock first fueled the fire by abruptly cancelling her appearance at the London Premiere of BLIND SIDE for ‘unforeseen personal reasons.’
But if this whole sordid story turns out true, is it really so ‘unforseen?’ After all, this same week last year’s Oscar winner Kate Winslet announced her separation from longtime husband/director Sam Mendes. Other Best Actresses from recent years lost husbands shortly after winning Oscars.
Take Hillary Swank. She famously forgot to thank devoted hubby Chad Lowe in her first Oscar acceptance speech. Within a year after winning her second Oscar and effusively thanking Lowe, at last, the two were history.
Then there was the history-making win of gorgeous Halle Berry. Berry spoke of her husband ‘holding her up’ during her euphoric speech. But he ‘let her down’ big-time after her win, publically admitting to being a ‘sex addict’ before he and Berry split for good.
The actresses who’ve avoided this curse tend to be the least Hollywoodized: majestic Brit. Helen Mirran and determinedly down-to-earth Frances McDormand. No wonder Meryl Streep has kept losing in recent times– can that be the secret to her longstanding marriage?
Given Hollywood’s high divorce-rate in general, it could be sheer coincidence. But given the oversized egos in all realms of show biz, including the spouse beat, I’m guessing it’s hard for those beaming super-supportive spouses to share the spotlight with a certain nude gold guy. WDYT? PS: Thanks to LIVVY for alerting us to the PEOPLE report that Sandra Bullock ‘left her home’…And to LITOTES for an LOL Tiger cartoon…Plus, thanks ANTISTAR for sending in Jesse’s apology statement…
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