As the calendar winds down on 2010, the world of entertainment is absolutely reeling from a year that has seen a number of celebrity couples who decided to call it quits.
Thanks to a pretty healthy number of divorces, several high profile celebrities are back on the market again. And in some cases, those celebrities were blindsided by the revelation of infidelity.
And in two cases, the so-called Oscar curse hit. In the past several years, celebrities who won Oscars were then awarded with their own divorce decrees, and this year was no different.
Kate Winslet – Sam Mendes: The actress who won the Oscar for Best Actress in “TheReader” announced in March that she was splitting from her husband of six years, Hollywood director Sam Mendes.
Sandra Bullock – Jesse James: Literally days after Sandra Bullock took home the Oscar for Best Actress in the movie “The Blind Side,” was blindsided herself by revelations of several incidents of unfaithfulness by her husband, Jesse James. Their divorce was finalized in June after five years of marriage.
Rachel Weisz – Darren Aronofsky: Celebrated British actress Rachel Weisz also fell victim to the Oscar curse. Weisz, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in “The Constant Gardener” in 2005, announced she was splitting with her partner of nine years, film director Darren Aronofsky. Although the couple wasn’t married, this certainly qualifies as a celebrated split-up.
Eva Longoria – Tony Parker: Fans of Desperate Housewives were shocked to learn on Nov. 17 that actress Eva Longoria had filed for divorce from her husband, NBA basketball star Tony Parker, after only three years. Seems that Parker was having an erotic text-message relationship with the wife of a former teammate, Erin Barry. Barry has since denied the allegations.
Courtney Cox – David Arquette: After 11 years of marriage, this celebrity couple announced that they were going through a “trial separation” in October. Cox, currently starring in “Cougar Town,” and actor David Arquette have one daughter, born in 2004.
Tiger Woods – Elin Nordegren: When Tiger Woods crashed his car into a fire hydrant just outside his home in Windemere, FL in November of last year, revelations of extra-marital affairs soon became instant hits on the internet. In August, the couple finalized their divorce, ending their marriage just short of six years.
Christina Aguilera – Jordan Bratman: Celebrity singer Christina Aguilera, who through her album sales has become of the most popular female entertainers in history, announced in October that she was splitting from her husband of nearly five years, music executive Jordan Bratman. Aguilera, who currently stars in the movie “Burlesque,” was shortly seen in the arms of a set worker from that movie.
There have been quite a few other divorces and splits as well, but the above is just a sampling of the type of year it was for Hollywood.
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