Uma Thurman's Raw, Relatable Post-Divorce Interview

Aired on 10/07/2005 | CC tv-pg
When you're struggling with a major life change, it may feel like you're expected to put on a happy face and pretend everything's okay rather than divulge the real story. When someone speaks the truth, however, it offers a rare chance to see our common humanity.

Actors Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke were married for about five years and were raising two children together, Maya and Levon Roan. Amid rumors of Ethan having an affair with the couple's nanny, the couple finalized their divorce in 2005, generating quite a few headlines.

When Uma appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show that October, the wound was still fresh, and instead of concealing it, she told the truth. "My self-esteem was pretty mangled," she admitted to Oprah. Here, Uma doesn't hold back on the details of a particularly painful chapter of her life.