Sandra Bullock & Jesse James – Victims Of The Oscar Curse?

Just one week after Sandra Bullock won the Academy Award for her performance in The Blind Side, we were all blindsided by the news of an alleged affair between Sandy B’s hubby, Jesse James, and heavily tattooed mistress, Michelle “Bombshell” McGee.

Jesse finally broke his silence to People on Thursday saying, “The vast majority of the allegations reported are untrue and unfounded. Beyond that, I will not dignify these private matters with any further public comment. ” The father-of-three went on to ask for forgiveness. “There is only one person to blame for this whole situation, and that is me. It’s because of my poor judgment that I deserve everything bad that is coming my way. This has caused my wife and kids pain and embarrassment beyond comprehension and I am extremely saddened to have brought this on them. I am truly very sorry for the grief I have caused them. I hope one day they can find it in their hearts to forgive me.”

Could we have predicted this split? Sure, the motorcycle tycoon seemed an unlikely match for America’s Sweetheart, but could there have been another obvious indicator? Did we forget about the Oscar curse?

Let’s take a look at some of the fabulous women who have won Oscars and have split with their significant others shortly thereafter.

Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes

  • From Oscar to Split: 1 year

When Kate Winslet won Best Actress in 2009 for The Reader, 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.” Just days after the 2010 Academy Awards, the Titanic star announced the end of her 6 1/2-year marriage to the Oscar-winning filmmaker.

Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe

  • From Oscar to Split: 11 months

When Hilary Swank won her second Best Actress Oscar in 2005 for her performance in Million Dollar Baby, Hilary said to Chad, “You are my everything.” But by January, she had announced her separation from her husband of eight years, citing his “substance-abuse.”

Halle Berry and Eric Benet

  • From Oscar to Split: 7 months

In 2002, Halle Berry took home the Best Actress Oscar for Monster’s Ball. The gorgeous actress star stood by her man when he went to rehab for sex addiction. But seven months later, Halle announced her separation from her husband of three years.

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe

  • From Oscar to Split: 7 months

Seven months after thanking her “wonderful husband” during her 2006 Best Actress acceptance speech for her performance in Walk the Line, Witherspoon filed for divorce from Phillippe and got joint custody of their two children, Ava and Deacon.

Julia Roberts and Benjamin Bratt

  • From Oscar to Split: 3 months

When Julia Roberts was awarded Best Actress for Erin Brockovich in 2001, she barely acknowledged her beau Benjamin Bratt in her speech. Just three months later, the couple of nearly four years called it quits.

What do you think? Does Oscar have something to do with it?

Filed under: Exclusives,Jessie James,Sandra Bullock


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  1. Shelly

    I canNOT believe that Jesse cheated on Sandra. I feel so bad for her. I hope, if this is indeed true, she takes everything from him. He can’t use the excuse that she was gone filming all the time like I saw some male post on another site – so what? She was earning money. Jesse was gone shooting his “dead man” show. Did Sandra go jump in bed with the first warm body she could find? Sad situation.

    • Peta

      That male poster needs to go sit down somewhere far from the internet. When a man works all the time and is away from home, the wife is expected to stay faithful. But I guess it’s far too much to ask the same from a husband, right?

  2. Marilyn

    There was also Helen Hunt and Hank Azaria.

  3. Mrs. Castillon

    Cheaters never prosper.

  4. Heart

    Dang…I was so sorry to hear this. I hope Sandra is holding up okay. Geez, he just got finished escorting her to the Oscars and praising her for how good she looked how much of a good woman she is…now this.

  5. Anonymous

    i think it’s horrible that he cheated on her.
    she considers his kids hers. does she have any legal rights for the children?

  6. Anonymous

    he is a disgusting pig!

  7. CelineDionFanForever

    No one has said they spilt, it hasn’t been confirmed. He just said he was apolgizing for something, we don’t know what.

  8. melo1983

    It’s not a freaking curse, its these stupid women with NO lives deciding to gain their 15 seconds of fame. They just do this b/c of the publicity that the winners get, so they cash in on it too..ridiculous.

  9. abby

    don’t forget alex baldwin and kim basinger. i remember him crying when she won her oscar.

  10. abby

    don’t forget alec baldwin and kim basinger. i remember him crying when she won her oscar.

  11. carolyn

    I was really hoping this one was just a rumor. So sad! And I’m still shocked over Kate W & Sam Mendes’ split, too. 🙁

  12. anon

    because obviously all heavily tattooed people are walking vessels of disease.

  13. nicoleC

    I dont really believe that’s true
    If it is,just hope they can get over this hard time
    they are so sweet in those award ceremony

  14. Tazina

    I’m not so surprised. His past is a clue. He likes a certain type of woman and broke with tradition when he married the lovely Sandra. He’s 40; he got caught (which is the only reason he’s not doing the ho right now since Sandra would have been at the London premiere of The Blindside). Cheaters beg for forgiveness but he’s not going to change.

  15. Anonymous

    He’s ugly anyways. She is far too beautiful to put up with that rubbish. Sorry to hear it sandra…

  16. Anonymous

    He is a disgusting pig! I saw pictures of the “other woman”. You have got to be kidding me! She looks like Amy Winehouse (and that is NOT a good thing)!

  17. LJSS

    So sorry for Sandra. I wish her the grace and privacy to get her head around this and move forward.

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