Kate Bosworth announces separation from husband Michael Polish after eight years together
Kate Bosworth has announced her separation from her husband Michael Polish.
The actress, 38, took to Instagram to announce the breakup Thursday morning, sharing a tender photo of the couple kissing with a long caption.
After several paragraphs of reflecting on love, Kate wrote, “Our hearts are full, for we have never been more in love and deeply grateful for each other than in this decision to go our separate ways.”
The couple married in 2013. Bosworth is the mother-in-law of a Polish daughter from a previous marriage.
Exes: Kate Bosworth announced her split from eight-year-old husband Michael Polish on Thursday via Instagram. They are seen at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscars party above
Kate’s rather poetic message began with two quotes, which she attributed to “Big Sur, 2011”.
“‘Would you like to split a burger? ” Yes.’
“How about a glass of whiskey?” ‘Damn it, yes.’
Kate continued, “The beginning is often the best part of love. Fireworks, magnets, rebellion – the attraction. The beginning signals a wide range of possibilities. Share a burger with someone when you fall in love, and you can die happy knowing it’s your last meal.
“Buy a bottle of whiskey and share shots, pour me a waterfall.” Play that perfect song on the jukebox and dance with someone you’ve known all your life, even if you met a few minutes ago.
‘We inherently fear an end. Losing what you have because you got what you wanted. To be attached to the expectation of the result. The great Unknown.
“What if we choose not to fear but to love. If that last, most delicate and vulnerable flicker of the flame were to become an entirely different kind of furnace.
“Maybe it will sound strange to some, romantic to others. For us: it’s the truth.
“Our hearts are full, for we have never been so in love and deeply grateful for each other as we are in this decision to go our separate ways.
“Together, over the past ten years, Michael and I have chosen love, every time. We hold hands as tightly today as we got our fingers tangled on our wedding day.
“Our eyes are looking at each other more deeply, with more courage now. In the process of letting go, we have come to recognize that our love will never end. The connection doesn’t just go away. Love deepens, the heart expands.
“We know the 4 a.m. calls are coming in. The songs will be exchanged to communicate only what the songs can do. We laugh as we plan our next movie together and are excited to share our latest collaboration.
“We believe the most epic love stories are the ones that transcend expectations. Our greatest honor has been to experience love like this and to continue to marvel at the beauty of the evolution of love. What happens when we reach the end of something and realize… that we are only at the beginning.
“It’s love,” she wrote in closing, “And we’re going to drink it. “
Kate and Michael were last pictured together in January this year, ahead of her 38th birthday.