Oscar® Curse Strikes Sandra Bullock
Has Sandra Bullock been hit with an Oscar® curse?
She's the latest in a long line of Best Actress winners who've suffered heartbreak in their romantic lives right after taking home an Oscar®.
Whoopi Goldberg, a Best Supporting Actress winner, spoke about it on The View, saying, "I've broken up with so many people. Is it the Oscar®?"
After Sandra's gushing speeches during awards season, who would have thought there was trouble between her and husband Jesse James?
"I love you so much and you are really hot. I want you so much," said Bullock at the SAG™ Awards.
So is there an Oscar® curse? Eight of the last 12 Best Actress winners have split with their significant others after taking home Oscar® gold.
Mike Fleeman of People magazine said, "It's bittersweet. This is what Sandra has been working for her whole life. We were all cheering for her to win this Oscar®, only to have her suffer the same fate. It is heartbreaking."
Just this week, last year's Best Actress winner Kate Winslet revealed she and her husband Sam Mendes are divorcing.
In 2006 Reese Witherspoon won for Walk the Line, nine months later she divorced Ryan Phillipe.
And ten months after Hilary Swank won her second Oscar® in 2005, she split from husband Chad Lowe.
Charlize Theron won in 2004 for Monster. Longtime boyfriend Stuart Townsend came with her. Last month they split after nine years together.
In 2002 Halle Berry won for Monster's Ball. Less than three years later she split from husband Eric Benet.
And barely three months after she won her Oscar® for Erin Brockovich, Julia Roberts broke up with boyfriend Benjamin Bratt.
"We're seeing the pitfalls of success, more than anything," said Fleeman.
Even with with all the talk about an Oscar® love curse, no one could have imagined that America's Sweetheart could have her heart broken just two weeks after the greatest moment of her life.