Recently, Cameron’s ex-wife, Linda Hamilton reveals that Cameron’s devotion to his craft is the reason their marriage broke up.
“Titanic was the mistress he left me for,” Hamilton, 53, says of the director’s 1997 epic, which went on to win the Academy Award for best picture that year.
The actress’ statement contradicts rumors that her husband’s affair with ‘Titanic’ star Suzy Amis (his current wife) was the reason they split.
Moreover, this suggests that Cameron’s four previous marriages may have suffered the same fate.
“He was the kind of man who really would rather be at work with the mistress than at home with the wife,” Hamilton declared.
Nevertheless, Cameron was married to filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow, whose film “The Hurt Locker” is a favorite to win the Oscar for best director over ‘Avatar.’ While Cameron’s sci-fi feature is the flashier contender, Bigelow’s film has been credited with rewriting the Iraq war genre.
Linda Hamilton and Cameron married in 1997, six years after he divorced Bigelow and they divorced in 1999, when Linda received a titanic $50 million from the settlement.