8 Female Celebrities Whose Divorces Helped Their Careers
It’s safe to say that divorce is an awful thing that not only affects the people involved, but the children (if there are any), and can have a huge impact on other aspects of life like career and friendships. In Hollywood, divorces are a dime a dozen. It’s just the nature of the game. While the dissolution of a marriage is rarely something to celebrate, life works in funny ways, and sometimes a positive can be found in the negative. Check out these 8 female celebrities whose divorce actually helped their careers!
8. Gwen Stefani
She’s one of the biggest stars in the music industry, and it seems a lot of her recent success began after her 13 year marriage to Gavin Rossdale ended. Gwen Stefani has always been successful as the lead singer of No Doubt and in her brief solo career that followed, but there was a huge hiatus (roughly 10 years) in between her second studio album and her third. While she briefly went back to working with No Doubt in 2012 and still performed at various events, she completely hit a writer’s block while married to Rossdale. When the two got divorced in 2015, she immediately began writing new music. Oddly enough, her divorce was exactly what she needed to get her back in the studio. She wrote the song “Used to Love You” and rampantly began promoting her new album This Is What The Truth Feels Like, which was inspired by not only her divorce, but also her new romance with Blake Shelton. The album became her first solo album to reach the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
7. Nicole Kidman
A-list actress Nicole Kidman married fellow actor Tom Cruise when she was only 23-years-old. The two were married for 11 years and adopted two children together, Isabella Jane and Connor Anthony. Together they were one of Hollywood’s biggest power couples, but when their divorce was finalized in 2001, instead of it hindering her career (which is what many people assumed would happen), it actually made her more successful because it forced her to throw herself into her work as a distraction. She took on several lead roles and even won an Oscar! “Out of my divorce came work that was applauded so that was an interesting thing for me,” she said at the Women In The World Summit. In 2002 she won an Oscar Award for her lead role in The Hours.