Curse of the Oscar: Sandra Bullock's Husband Accused of Cheating

March 17, 2010 By:
Curse of the Oscar: Sandra Bullock's Husband Accused of Cheating

Call it the curse of the Oscar! According to reports Sandra Bullock's husband Jesse James has been a very naughty boy. He reportedly cheated on Sandra with Michelle 'Bombshell' McGee, a tattoo model he met while Sandra was away filming The Blind Side.

McGee tells In Touch weekly, "I would never have hooked up with him if I thought he was a married man. He gave me the impression they were separated."

McGee met Jesse when she inquired about modeling for his West Coast Choppers company. She added, "We ended up on the couch. He wanted to watch movies, but I asked him, 'What's going on with you and Sandra?' He said, 'She doesn't live here. She has a house in Austin. She is filming, and I can't talk about it.' "

In the wake of the cheating scandal, Sandra canceled her scheduled appearance for the London premiere of The Blind Side. "Due to unforeseen personal reasons a trip abroad to support The Blindside has been deemed impossible at this time," Bullock, 45, said in a statement Wednesday. "I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your continued support of the film."

Sandra's not the only Oscar winner facing marital woes right now. Earlier this week Kate Winslet announced that she and her director husband of six years, Sam Mendes, were separating. We should have known something was up when she thanked Leo in her speech instead of her hubby! And these two aren't the only ones. Let's take a stroll down Oscar memory lane:

  • In 2006 Reese Witherspoon won Best Actress for her role in Walk in the Line and less than six months later she filed for divorce from Ryan Phillippe after he allegedly cheated on her with his Stop-Loss co-star Abbie Cornish. Ryan and Abbie dated for four years after the divorce and finally called it quits last month.
  • In 2004 Charlize Theron took home the Best Actress award for her role in Monster and thanked her longtime partner Stuart Townsend. "You're one incredible partner, thank you so much for standing by me," she told him. They split amicably last month.
  • In 2002 Halle Berry took home the Best Actress award for her incredible performance in Monsters Ball. She took her mother to the show as her date and later found out her husband Eric Benét was in bed with another woman during the show. Real classy Eric!
  • In 2001 the always lovable Julia Roberts won Best Actress for her role in Erin Brokovich. She thanked then boyfriend Benjamin Bratt. They split shortly after.

So far the only leading ladies who have won the Best Actress award in the last decade and haven’t made this list are Nicole Kidman, Helen Mirren and Marion Cotillard. But for the record Nicole and Marion were both unmarried at the time of their win.

So is there such a thing as an Oscar curse? Or is this just one big coincidence?