Roll the credits. Kate Bosworth and her husband, Michael Polish, have split after a decade together.
The actress, 38, announced the news in an Instagram post on Thursday, August 5, that began with two quotes from Big Sur, the 2013 movie where they met.
“The beginning is often the best part of love,” she wrote. “Fireworks, magnets, rebellion — the attraction. The onset signals a wide open expanse of possibility. Split a burger with someone when you are falling in love, and you can die happily knowing this is your last meal.”
After noting that “inherently we fear an ending,” Bosworth revealed that she and Polish, 50, have decided to go their separate ways. “Our hearts are full, as we have never been so enamored and deeply grateful for one another as we do in this decision to separate,” she continued. “Together, over the last ten years, Michael and I have chosen love, every time. We hold hands as tightly today as we entangled fingers on our wedding day.”
She went on to say that the pair’s “love will never end” — just change. “We laugh as we plan for our next movie together and are excited to share our latest collaboration,” she wrote. “We believe the most epic love stories are those which transcend expectation. Our greatest honor has been to experience love like this, and to continue to marvel at the beauty of love’s evolution.”
Fans began to wonder about the state of the pair’s marriage in June when the Remember the Titans actress was spotted without her wedding ring. The twosome sparked their romance in 2011 and tied the knot two years later in Philipsburg, Montana.
Before the director whisked her off her feet, Bosworth dated Orlando Bloom from 2002 to 2005. During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen in September 2019, the California native joked about “the biggest lesson” she learned from her relationship with the Lord of the Rings actor.
“[Dating actors is] just — it’s too much of the same thing,” she explained. “It hit when we were together. I think when you kind of go through something like that with someone, it’s like you feel like that’s a real anchor in many ways because it was just crazy. We would land at airports, and he would have, like, girls, like, lifting their shirts up. … It was just wild.”
Pursuing a romance in the public eye can be “no bueno,” the Blue Crush actress teased, but Bloom, 44, was steady through it all. “I mean, if you’re just two normal people hanging out, and all of a sudden it just blows up into something really surreal, then you kind of look at the person you’re with as a rock in many ways,” she said. “And I think we felt that way about each other through a crazy time.”
Bosworth didn’t go totally outside the industry when she found love. Polish directed her in the movie Big Sur, an adaptation of the 1962 novel of the same name by Jack Kerouac. He is the father of daughter Jasper, now 23, from a previous relationship — and Bosworth instantly embraced her role as stepmom.
“At the beginning, I didn’t want to do anything wrong,” the Still Alice star told Vogue in May 2020. “When I met Jasper, I was 28, and I still felt like a kid myself. I was so excited; I didn’t feel fearful, I was incredibly thrilled to have her in my life. But I didn’t want to make a misstep, that I remember.”Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish. Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP/Shutterstock
Joining Polish’s already established routine with his daughter made Bosworth pick up a few new household skills. “I know this is going to sound silly but it’s true,” she told the outlet. “I truly couldn’t even toast a piece of bread. I was such a failure in the world of cooking, and was actually super intimidated by it. After the second week of ordering pizza, or Indian, or whatever, a real maternal instinct came in that nudged me to say, ‘If you’re going to nurture a growing girl, you better learn to feed her properly.’ Now I love to cook, it’s a huge passion of mine. I cook all the time for my family, but it started with her.”
The same month, the Young Americans alum shared a heartfelt tribute to her stepdaughter on social media, noting that the new dynamic “felt so adult” to her at the time.
“When I met Jasper, I knew I had to step up for her,” she wrote via Instagram. “Of the things I’ve done in life, the best by far is becoming a stepmom to my favorite person on earth.”Listen to Us Weekly's Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories!
As one of the only people with a front row seat for season 17 of The Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe is giving more insight into Katie Thurston and Greg Grippo’s messy split.
“I actually didn’t really fully know how that all went down until I watched it back. I was just hearing Katie’s side of the story and she was actually really, like, self-deprecating about it,” the 36-year-old cohost said on the “Click Bait” podcast on Thursday, August 5. “I feel like she wasn’t angry at the time. She wasn’t like, ‘Oh, Greg gaslighted me.’ … She was kind of, like, ‘I don’t know what happened.’ … I felt bad for Greg until I watched it back.”Kaitlyn Bristowe Details Katie’s Meltdown ABC
During Monday’s episode of the ABC series, Greg, 28, accused Katie, 30, of dismissing his feelings after he opened up about the loss of his father.
“Could Katie have, like, been a little more reactive to him saying these things? Of course. But the way he responded back to that I thought was bulls—t,” Kaitlyn continued, noting she was “confused” in the moment as she comforted Katie in the bathroom.
Greg also accused the former banking manager of not being real after she tried to reassure him about her feelings by promising him a rose.
“There are lists, there are roses, there are placements,” Kaitlyn said on Thursday, defending Katie’s terminology. “She gave him so much reassurance the whole show.”
The New Jersey native ultimately quit the show and Katie threatened to do the same.
After “Click Bait” cohost Joe Amabile noted, “Katie could have definitely handled it better, [but] if it’s real love, I just don’t think it was enough to call it quits off of that,” Kaitlyn agreed.
“That’s The Bachelorette. She can’t really fully reciprocate it if she can’t validate him until the end,” the season 11 lead said. “And I think he just wanted to quit before he got fired. I think his ego was so hurt in that moment that he was like, ‘I’m gonna just flip this s—t and get out of here.’”
When asked whether Katie was seriously considering walking away from the show — and her final two, Justin Glaze and Blake Moynes — Kaitlyn confirmed she wanted to quit.
“I think she was, like, really calling it quits. … That’s why it’s so cool that I was there. She really was like, ‘I feel so alone. Nobody can understand this, I’m going home. I don’t even care what that means for my contract. I don’t care what that means for the other two guys,’” Kaitlyn recalled. “In that moment, [she] was so done. And to hear someone else be, like, ‘I had that exact moment. I wanted to quit. I told everybody I was quitting. They didn’t show it, but I said all of those things that you were saying. And trust me when you get to the end, even if you don’t pick anyone, even if you pick someone, you’re gonna be, like, “Whoa, that happened for a reason.” Just battle through this. This is the worst part. You’re almost done.’”
The three-hour season 17 finale of The Bachelorette airs on ABC Monday, August 9, at 8 p.m.Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants
Haute couture or horror?! Victoria Beckham’s latest Instagram look may be high fashion, but some fans think her frock looks a lot like the scary doll from Annabelle.
The whole saga started out as fun and games, as the 47-year-old fashion designer shared a hysterical meme of herself in the dress in question with her 29 million Instagram followers.
“One of my favorite New York looks is now available at victoriabeckham.com and in our Dover Street store! @davidbeckham loves it too,” she captioned the post, which shows her photoshopped husband David Beckham following behind her saying: “Ooh la la.”
In the picture, the Spice Girls singer is wearing the Ruffle Detail Pleated Midi Dress in Vanilla from her eponymous line, which rings in at a whopping total of $1,890. She paired the long sleeve number, which featured a silk georgette red ruffle collar, with suede blue pumps and a black clutch.
It didn’t take long for fans to draw comparisons between the high-end dress and the doll from the horror film Annabelle. With a red collar, ruffling and puff sleeves, it’s not hard to see how the look-a-like moment came about.
“It’s like a high fashion annabelle,” a user commented, while someone else said, “A walking Annabelle” Another added: “The beginning of the first slide, I thought it was the Annabelle doll from the back.”
The horror film trend continued, as other users noted that the dress “reminds me of Saw” and “looks like a scene out of the Handmaid’s Tale.”Annabelle New Line Cinema/Evergreen Media Group/Kobal/Shutterstock
Other fans thought the dress looked like a piñata, freak show or a straight jacket.
Her shoe choice did give her some bonus points with the critics though. “Love the shoes, but that dress no way, looks awful,” a user wrote. Another person chimed in: “Love the shoes! Don’t love the dress. Is the red neck piece a part of the dress? It looks odd.”
Critics aside, the dress seems to be popular with brand supporters as it already sold out in most sizes.
Beckham recently gave her fashion line a shakeup, merging her more accessible line, Victoria, Victoria Beckham with her luxe line, Victoria Beckham.
“It will bring our average price point down from over 900 [euros] to 550 [euros] without compromising the desirability, quality and ready-to-wear aesthetic,” she told Vogue UK. “We saw such a huge opportunity and change in the way that people not only want to dress, but shop. We saw a sweet spot with this price point, if you like.”
She added: “It will just mean that we’ll have a more accessible entry price, but we’ll still have the high-end pieces. There’s not a single seam that feels like a compromise, and I”m really excited about it.”Listen to Hollywood's top stars dish their best tips and tricks on Glam Squad Confidential