Guillermo del Toro and Lorenza Newton
Just days after taking home two Oscars at the 90th Annual Academy Awards, Guillermo del Toro revealed he had secretly divorced wife Lorenza Newton.
The filmmaker told Mexican news magazine Reforma that he and Newton finalized their divorce last year after more than 31 years of marriage, but said they had decided to keep the news private.
“I separated in February [of 2017] and divorced in September,” del Toro told the publication. “But few people knew.”
Speculation began to swirl about del Toro’s marriage when he walked the Oscars red carpet arm in arm with screenwriter Kim Morgan, who penned the director’s upcoming project, “Nightmare Alley”.
However, del Toro insisted the pair just have a "nice friendship."
Jennifer Garner And Ben Affleck
We hoped this long term couple had beat the curse, but alas we were wrong. Two years after Ben's Oscar win for Best Picture for "Argo" at the 2013 awards, they announced their separation.
Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson
Married for 25 years, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson survived the couples Oscar curse twice! They got through two years in a row of the actor's back-to-back Best Actor in a Leading Role wins in 1994 for "Philadelphia" and 1995 for "Forrest Gump".
Meryl Streep And Don Gummer
Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep married her hubby in 1978 and won her first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress two years later in 1980 for her role in "Kramer vs. Kramer".She won Best Actress in 1983 for her role in "Sophie's Choice" and again in 2012 for playing "The Iron Lady". And it seems she also has an iron-clad marriage, with four beautiful children to boot.
Daniel Day Lewis And Rebecca Miller
Daniel Day-Lewis picked up the Best Actor for "Lincoln" at the 2013 Oscars, with his wife Rebecca Miller by his side. This was the third Oscar win for the actor, who also won in 2008 for "There Will Be Blood" and in 1990 for "My Left Foot".The couple has been married for over 17 years and share two children. So it looks like they've been able to defy the Oscar curse twice during their union as husband and wife.
Jean Dujardin And Alexandra Lamy
Sadly Jean Dujardin was not so lucky. After winning the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in "The Artist" in 2012, the French thesp split from his wife of four years, Alexandra Lamy.Rumours swirled about the reason for the divorce in November 2013, but the actor gave the following statement to the media: "'It has been eight months that tabloids have been trying to make me out as depressed, an alcoholic, a womaniser... This is no more, or less, than the story of a couple who are separating, like any other couple."
Joan Crawford And Phillip Terry
Perhaps the first victims of the Oscar couple curse?Joan Crawford, one of the world's most famous performers in her day, won Best Actress honours in 1946 for her title role in Mildred Pierce. That same year, she split from actor husband Phillip Terry (a.k.a. the fella cheering her on at the Oscar ceremony).
Jane Wyman And Ronald Reagan
In 1949, Jane Wyman clinched a Best Actress Academy Award for Johnny Belinda. Her husband slash Oscar night date: future U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Later that same year their marriage came to an end.
Hilary Swank And Chad Lowe
During her 2005 Oscar acceptance speech for Million Dollar Baby, Hillary Swank swooned over her husband Chad Lowe (in attendance, naturally), saying "You are my everything." A few months later, he became her ex everything.
Jennifer Hudson And James Payton
American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson took home the Best Supporting Actress award in 2007. Soon after, she and boyfriend James Payton ended their longtime relationship.
Renee Zellweger And Jack White
Renee Zellweger nabbed a 2004 Best Supporting Actress win for Cold Mountain. Later that year, she split from her longtime boyfriend, White Stripes singer Jack White.
Kate Winslet And Sam Mendes
One week after singing hubby Sam Mendes' praises at the 2009 Oscars, Kate Winslet (who took home the Best Actress award) ended their seven-year marriage.
Halle Berry And Eric Benet
Sure, all looked fine and good with the couple at the 2003 Oscars, but Halle Berry and Eric Benet were on borrowed time. Seven months later, their three-year marriage was no more. The reason? Sources claim it was Eric's rampant sex addiction.
Anne Hathaway And Raffaello Follieri
Anne Hathaway and her businessman boyfriend Raffaello Follieri seemed like the perfect couple at the 2008 Oscars. Alas, later that year he was convicted of fraud and money laundering. Needless to say, that kind of put the kibosh on any marriage plans.
Reese Witherspoon And Ryan Phillippe
Reese Witherspoon clinched a 2006 Oscar for playing Johnny Cash's long-suffering wife June Carter. That same year, some real-life marital discord ended things with hubby Ryan Phillippe. The reason: his reported affair with actress Abbie Cornish.
Sandra Bullock And Jesse James
Probably the most high-profile example of the Oscar Curse: Sandra Bullock and Jesse James. A mere six weeks after her Best Actress win in 2010 - where she professed her love for her hubby of seven years during her acceptance speech - Sandra's marriage ended. Turns out he was having an affair with half the tattooed women of Los Angeles.
J.K. Simmons And Michelle Schumacher
The "Whiplash" star who won a Best Supporting Actor statue in 2015, has been married to wife Michelle Schumacher for ten years. One suspects this might partially because he's a way nicer husband than he is a music teacher.
Julianne Moore And Bart Freundlich
After four unsuccessful Oscar nominations, Julianne finally got her Best Actress win for "Still Alice" in 2015. No bad mojo here. She and husband, director Bart Freundlich are still going strong after almost 13 years of wedded bliss.
Eddie Redmayne And Hannah Bagshawe
Eddie and Hannah were newlyweds when he snagged a Best Actor win for "The Theory of Everything" in 2015. He's up for another statue at this year's ceremony (for "The Danish Girl"). If anything, these two lovebirds seem closer than ever and are expecting their first child in June. Aww.