Getting a divorce sucks. Getting a divorce when you’re a young and beautiful movie star who the world is watching still sucks.
And Reese Witherspoon says it almost ruined her career.
In 2006 she was at the height of her powers after winning an Oscar for Walk the Line. But at home not everything was as glamorous as it was on the red carpet. Soon after her Oscar, Reese split with her then-husband Ryan Phillipe, father of two of her kids, Ava, now 14 and Deacon, now 10.Reese, Ryan and Oscar before the split.
On Sunday, she told 60 Minutes that she believed her separation with Ryan was a big reason for her acting career took a turn for the worst for a few years.
“I got divorced the next year and I spent a few years trying to feel better,” she said.Back to happiness in 2014.
“You know, you can’t really be very creative when you feel like your brain is scrambled eggs,” says. “I was just kind of floundering career-wise ’cause I wasn’t making things I was passionate about.”