The Clueless actress first met the British screenwriter when she was 17, however the pair didn’t begin relationship till 2006. The couple tied the knot the next 12 months, which shocked a lot of Murphy’s household and mates, together with her King of the Hill costar Kathy Najimy.
The HBO Max documentary What Occurred, Brittany Murphy? takes a better have a look at the troubled relationship between the pair, who died inside two months of each other. Within the two-part movie, launched in October 2021, Najimy stated folks within the Sin Metropolis actress’ life had been “scared and freaked out” by Monjack.
“Like, who was this man and what was taking place?” the Hocus Pocus actress stated within the doc. “She needed to marry him, and I stated, ‘Honey, it’s not been lengthy sufficient.’”
Earlier than saying “I do,” Murphy had been concerned in excessive profile romances along with her 8 Mile costar Eminem and Ashton Kutcher, who starred with her within the 2003 comedy Simply Married. She was engaged twice, first to producer Jeff Kwatinetz for practically 5 months in 2004 and once more the next 12 months, to Joe Macaluso, a manufacturing assistant on her 2004 movie Little Black E book. The pair ended their romance in August 2006, shortly earlier than she took up with Monjack.
Whereas many appeared confused by the pairing, Murphy advised OK Magazine in April 2009, eight months earlier than she died, that “the simplest choice I ever made in my life was getting married.”
Nevertheless, within the HBO Max doc, those close to the Girl, Interrupted actress describe Monjack as a sinister presence in her life. Alex Merkin, who directed Murphy’s 2009 movie Throughout the Corridor remembers seeing purple flags within the Two Days, 9 Lives director. Merkin claimed he exhibited “Jekyll and Hyde conduct” and often seemed “out of it.”
The person on the helm of one among Murphy’s final films remembered the Georgia native coming to set and “be[ing] in a extremely good place, after which I might see her go off with Simon.” When she would come again, Merkin stated he “felt a stark change in her temper.”
Following her dying, many together with Murphy’s father, Angelo Bertolotti, accused Monjack of getting a hand in her demise — one thing the Factory Girl producer vehemently denied months earlier than his personal Could 2010 dying.
“Our marriage was dogged by these ridiculous rumors. Brittany’s life was dogged by ridiculous rumors, and the reality at all times wins out,” he advised Us Weekly in February 2010. “I hope folks have the sense to essentially perceive that the whole lot was lovely and great in our relationship and so pure.”
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