Is The “Oscar Curse” Real? Does Success = No Spouse?

February 25, 2012  |  

Call it superstition or just plain crazy but there is something to be said about the infamous “Oscar curse”.  The belief is that any woman who wins the “Best Actress” award will somehow be divorced shortly after. Even if one doesn’t believe in it, it’s hard to explain the coincidences of Sandra Bullock (2010), Kate Winslet (2009), Reese Witherspoon (2006), Hilary Swank (2005), Halle Berry (2002) and Julia Roberts (2001) all of whose marriages/relationships ended right after the Oscars.

This year’s Oscar front-runner appears to be Viola Davis, who played the leading role in The Help, and many are scratching their heads and wondering: if she is the winner, will her 9-year marriage to actor Julius Tennon crash and burn like her category sisters?

Find out the 3 reasons why some of Hollywood’s leading ladies fall victim to the curse and how they and other successful single ladies can prevent the destruction of their relationships after huge success. Read Here

 

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  • Passtheketchup911

    Julia Roberts?? Am I missing something?? As for the others, Halle and Sandra were clearly married to men with fidelity issues, and the others were married to men with Hollywood careers of their own. That means the issues were probably either their insecurity at the success of their spouses, or their own busy careers. I don’t think the issue is their success, but rather the men’s reaction to the success.

    • Love_Sexy

      I am in agreement with you.

  • L-Boogie

    Very proud of Mrs. Viola Davis.  Love his smooth skin!

  • Courtney

    @Dannie it boyles down to men that can’t take their girlfriend/wives talent and there are some that actually last after a woman wins an oscar Meryl Streep has been Married 34 years and very well could win her 3rd oscar of 17 nominations tomorrow night or Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward were married nearly 51 years and she won the best actress oscar two months after they were married. at the end of the day marriage is a committment and Halle Berry for one has issues with committing and is also a survivor of domestic violence

  • Courtney

    @Dannie it boyles down to men that can’t take their girlfriend/wives talent and there are some that actually last after a woman wins an oscar Meryl Streep has been Married 34 years and very well could win her 3rd oscar of 17 nominations tomorrow night or Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward were married nearly 51 years and she won the best actress oscar two months after they were married. at the end of the day marriage is a committment and Halle Berry for one has issues with committing and is also a survivor of domestic violence

  • That’s ridiculous. Just because she wins, her marriage is more susceptible to failure? For what reason, is it expected that her husband will feel like he’s not man enough due to her award? I just can’t understand this reasoning. 

  • Merriegirl

    Maybe their relationship status has more to do with their actual career lifestyle then whether they are successful or not. Women in Hollywood often take on the role of Bread Winner in their household. I think there is defiantly a correlation between the amount of time a woman spends outside of her home & turmoil in her marriage.

    I would be interested to know if women in other fields who are considered successful also experience tension in their relationships. I wonder if women who are successful while dong tasks that still allow them to highly present within their homes stay in their relationships more often.

  • Merriegirl

    Maybe their relationship status has more to do with their actual career lifestyle then whether they are successful or not. Women in Hollywood often take on the role of Bread Winner in their household. I think there is defiantly a correlation between the amount of time a woman spends outside of her home & turmoil in her marriage.

    I would be interested to know if women in other fields who are considered successful also experience tension in their relationships. I wonder if women who are successful while dong tasks that still allow them to highly present within their homes stay in their relationships more often.