Sandra Bullock may have been ecstatic about her first Oscar win for ‘The Blind Side’, but her fans have recently been blindsided by rumors of a Sandra Bullock and Jesse James split. So has the Sandra Bullock and Jesse James split really happened, and if they have broken up, is it part of some mysterious Oscar curse? And is Kate Winslet, who recently split from hubby Sam Mendes, also a victim of the Oscar curse?
The rumors of a Sandra Bullock and Jesse James split are really heating up, as it pains fans of America’s sweetheart to think of her having to go through a painful breakup. At almost the same time a bombshell story broke regarding rumors of an affair between Jesse James and a heavily tattooed artist who goes by the name Michelle “Bombshell” McGee, Sandra Bullock dropped out of attending the British premiere of the movie that won her a Best Actress Oscar (and perhaps made her a part of an Oscar curse). So while there has been no confirmation of a Sandra Bullock and Jesse James split as of yet, with her recent failure to appear at the premiere and Michelle “Bombshell” McGee’s statement to In Touch that Jesse James gave her the impression that the two were no longer a couple, it’s easy to see why everyone thinks the two are done.
So would Jesse James really cheat on Sandra Bullock? Well, Sandra Bullock seems like a sweet, down-to-earth girl, while it’s pretty obvious that Jesse James is an adrenaline junky. So perhaps he thought a fling with the exact opposite of his wife would give him that rush he so loves? For now we’ve got to give the guy the benefit of the doubt, but if the two do split, he’s definitely going to look like the bad guy here.
And so far the man in another big breakup,that of Kate Winslet and hubby Sam Mendes, is looking like the bad guy, with rumors of infidelity on his part running rampant. Strangely enough, he and his wife recently worked on a movie about a marriage falling apart, ‘Revolutionary Road’, but infidelity might not be the cause of the breakup here. Another reported reason has been a clash of careers, with Kate Winslet possibly leaving because she felt Sam Mendes thought his career was more important than hers. Regardless of the reason, she and Sandra Bullock may share something in common: an Oscar curse.
In the past 12 years, a whopping 8 of the winners in the Best Actress Category at the Oscars split with their significant others after their significant wins, prompting the idea that there’s a terrible Oscar curse on the winners in this category. Helen Hunt started it all by splitting with Hank Azaria two years after her win 1997, followed by the wins and breakups of Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck; Julia Roberts and Benjamin Bratt; Halle Berry and Eric Benet; Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend; Hillary Swank and Chad Lowe; and Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe. So Kate Winslet is the latest actress to fall prey to the Oscar curse, and it looks like Sandra Bullock may not be far behind.
So why would this Oscar curse exist? Well, you could say that the guys involved don’t like being upstaged by their leading ladies (which is definitely a possibility). But if you look at the bigger picture, breakups are incredibly common in Hollywood, as is infidelity. I think the recent episode of South Park about Tiger Woods portrayed this new “disease” best by showing how money can affect relationships (it enables people to get to do whatever and whomever they want, basically), and with so much of this “disease” being spread around Hollywood, it’s no wonder there appears to be an Oscar curse. But as the past Oscar curse victims have proved, there is life after a big breakup, and all of the other best actress winners seem to be doing well now. As for the infidelity disease in Hollywood, I don’t think it’s one that can ever be eradicated, and the possible Sandra Bullock and Jesse James split is just another of its tragic side effects.