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Winslet and Mendes Breakup: The Oscar Curse Again?


I’m a big believer in the Oscar curse on celebrity marriages:

When one party in a couple wins the award, especially if it’s a woman, the relationship often crumbles to the curb even harder than Meryl’s chance for a third trophy.

It’s just too much for a show biz ego, particularly a male one, to bear.

The examples of this sad scenario are plentiful, and even if it sometimes takes a couple of years for the curse to work its black magic, believe me, Oscar had everything to do with it.

In this case, Kate Winslet won the Oscar last year for The Reader, as you’ll recall. She wasn’t nominated for the film hubby Sam Mendes directed, Revolutionary Road, as you’ll also remember.

When Kate won–you know, for The Reader–Mendes looked sick.

At this year’s Oscars, they weren’t together.

You do the math.

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