Sienna Miller Revealed She Blocked Out Six Weeks During Jude Law Cheating Scandal
"I was in so much shock over it all."
Sienna Miller is opening up about the "public heartbreak" she experienced during her ex-fiancé Jude Law's cheating scandal in 2005. In a new interview with The Daily Beast, the actress reflected on the aftermath of Law's affair with his children's nanny just months before her stage debut in the Shakespeare adaptation As You Like It, and the media frenzy that took over.
"That was one of the most challenging moments I hope I’ll ever have to experience. Because with that level of public heartbreak, to have to get out of a bed, let alone stand in front of 800 people every night, it’s just the last thing you want to do,” she said about performing before an audience amid the news. "It was really hard."
She added, "And the other thing was, it was at the height of all that paparazzi madness, and in London where there was an epidemic of bad behavior. They knew where I would be every night.” The stress proved to be too much for Miller, and she ended up blocking out a span of six weeks during that period of time.
"There’s a whole six weeks of that experience that I don’t remember. I have no recollection of it,” explained Miller. "People who came to see me said we had dinner, and I don’t remember. I was in so much shock over it all. And I’d really just begun. I was only 23. But if you get through that, you feel like you can get through anything.”
Miller and Law met in 2003 while filming Alfie together, and after a year of dating, the pair got engaged. They called off the engagement after news broke of the affair, but reunited several years later before breaking up for good in 2011.
Both parties have since moved on: Law is married to business psychologist Phillipa Coan, and the couple welcomed their first child together in September. Meanwhile, Miller was most recently linked to art dealer Lucas Zwirner.