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Is There an Oscar Curse?!?

By Sunny Chanel |

Is there an Oscar curse? For women who win the best actress award, it sure is starting to look that way!

Acclaimed actresses like Kate Winslet, Halle Berry, Hilary Swank and Reese Witherspoon were talented and lucky enough to bring home an Academy Award but then things weren’t so happy off stage, with their marriages breaking up not long after.

And the curse was really working its’ mojo in overdrive this week… There were two big breakups with Kate Winslet announced her divorce from Sam Mendes and the explosive news breaking that Sandra Bullock’s husband allegedly cheated.

For Sandra Bullock March 2010 will go down as the best of times and the worst of time.  Fresh off of winning her first Oscar she had to deal with the news that her beloved husband Jesse James supposedly had an affair with a heavily tattooed model and mom of two. Sandra has been extremely supportive of her Monster Garage host hubby, even helping raise his young daughter Sunny from his last marriage.

Kate Winslet won the  Oscar in 2009 for best actress for her work in The Reader. Her husband and father of her son Jack – the director Sam Mendes- are in the process of getting a divorce having separated earlier in the year. Although some reports say that Kate got ‘bored’ of the marriage, there is also some speculation that Sam was carrying on an affair with the actress Rebecca Hall but his rep has stated that the rumor is ,”Untrue and ridiculous.”

Let’s hope that all the kids in both of these star studded families will be able to cope with all the divorce/breakup drama.

Do you think there is an Oscar curse?

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Since 2007 Sunny Chanel has written thousands of pieces for Babble. She currently writes for Babble's celebrity, moms, and Disney voices sections and has her own blog aptly named Sunny Chanel. You can find Sunny on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and StumbleUpon. Read bio and latest posts → Read Sunny's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “Is There an Oscar Curse?!?

  1. [...] be laying the groundwork for a Bullock baby melted away and left something more sinister — the Oscar curse. At the same time news of 2008’s Best Actress announced that she and hubby Sam Mendes were [...]

  2. catherine says:

    Didn’t Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin break up shortly after she won Best Actress for LA Confidential?

    I don’t think it’s a curse, just more that huge success for one partner could really tip the balance of a relationship… why do I feel like this happens more to women who become more successful than their spouses, rather than the other way around? For example, Hilary Swank, Reese Witherspoon… Uma Thurman?

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