hellomagazine.comHELLO! Online takes a look at some of the leading ladies who ended their romances after winning an Academy Award.
"I love you so much, and you're really hot," Sandra Bullock told husband of seven years Jesse James as she picked up the Best Actress Oscar for The Blind Side in 2010. It very quickly emerged that Jesse had had a string of affairs, most notably with Michelle 'Bombshell' McGee — and 47 days after Sandra's Oscars win, the marriage was over.
Three months after she was named Best Actress for Erin Brockovich in 2001, Julia Roberts ended her four year romance with Benjamin Bratt. The couple looked united as they walked the red carpet together, but in her long acceptance speech, Julia mentioned Benjamin in name only — perhaps a sign of what was to come.
In 2005, Hilary Swank picked up her second Best Actress Oscar for Million Dollar Baby — her first was for her performance in the 1998 film Heartwood. In her acceptance speech, she told Chad Lowe, "You are my everything", but by January she had announced her separation from her husband of eight years, citing his "substance abuse".
Accepting her Best Actress award for The Reader in 2009, Kate Winslet thanked her "wonderful husband and two beautiful children who let me do what I love and who love me just the way that I am." One year later, in the week after the 2010 Oscars, she announced the end of her nearly seven-year marriage to director Sam Mendes.
Halle Berry won the Best Actress trophy for Monster Ball in 2002, and in her acceptance speech thanked her husband of three years Eric Benet, "the joy of my life". But seven months after receiving the award, the actress announced her separation from the R&B singer.
Just months after thanking her "wonderful husband" during her 2006 Best Actress acceptance speech for Walk the Line, Reese Witherspoon filed for divorce from Ryan Phillippe. The couple, who had met at the actress' 21st birthday in 1997 and married in 1999, have two children together, Ava and Deacon.
Emma Thompson was named Best Actress in 1993 for her performance in Howard's End. Thanking everyone from the studio to her co-star Anthony Hopkins, the British star didn't mention her then-husband Kenneth Branagh. By October 1995, the couple, who had married in 1989, were divorced.