HOLLYWOOD: Divorce & the Oscars

The Oscar Curse: Does the Oscar lead to divorce for Hollywood actresses?
Is there such a thing as an Oscar curse? The Oscars will be on this weekend, so, of course, lame me, I wanted to do a divorce/Oscar Post. But then, I realized it would take too much time to actually research the issue. So I figured, oh heck, just ask a question and leave it as that. So the question is, Is it us or is there a trend where, for many Hollywood actresses, their Oscar win is¬† sandwiched with a divorce? Or their divorce is sandwiched by an Oscar? In othe words, is there an “Oscar curse?” A few recent winners come to mind, Halle Berry and Nicole Kidman. Julia wasn’t married to Ben Bratt when she won, but they broke up soon after. Reese Witherspoon and her husband Ryan Phillippe divorced soon after her win. Hillary Swank got divorced soon after her win for Million Dollar Baby. Heck, when Liz Taylor won back in the 60’s, wasn’t she in the middle of a divorce scandal?¬† So it goes waaaay back. An Oscar win is a jinx to a marriage for a lot of folks in Tinsle Town, it seems.
What do you think? Is there an Oscar/Divorce connection? Is there an Oscar curse?
Originially published March 10, 2010