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Ethan Hawke's Post-Uma Life

12/21/2006 2:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke and Uma Thurman may not have had a catchy one-name moniker like Brangelina, Bennifer or TomKat, but the ex-supercouple still felt the pressures of being in a high profile marriage.

Hawke tells Parade magazine, "...to be married to another famous person was a huge pressure -- one I didn't enjoy. And it had nothing to do with her." Ethan and Uma divorced in 2004 and have two children together, 8-year-old Maya and 4-year-old Levon. Regarding fatherhood, Ethan says, "It's the only role that, if I fail, I will consider my life a failure." What about "The Newton Boys?"

While messy divorces aren't uncommon in Hollywood, Hawke never makes disparaging remarks about his gorgeous ex. "She's my children's mother. You have to keep that above anything else." Spoken like a true gentleman. You hear that, Alec Baldwin?!

Check out the entire interview in Sunday's Parade magazine.

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billyboyhere    

Good For Ethan...not pulling a Kid Rock and talking bad about the ex...now if he could only find a role that brings out his best like the one he did in Training Day.

2800 days ago
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Zoe    

Clearly you people don't know what you're talking about. Ethan Hawke CHEATED on Uma Thurman, and bragged about it in papers, talking about how he doesn't think a man can stay with just one woman. The only reason he's recanting and saying this now is because his public image took huge hits after he said that and Uma Thurman said the same quote he did above (about her not trash-talking her child's parent) on an interview last year. Geez, the guy can't even come up with anything original. Uma Thurman can do so much better than this creep.

2799 days ago
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female    

Famous men married to famous women are under a microscope. They can't get away with anything. Ethan Hawke is a cheater, and he realized that being with Uma meant he couldn't get away with his antics.

Now that Ethan and Uma have split, he can do whatever he wants to do. He can cheat on his lovers and not get caught. He doesn't have to answer to anyone, because the public doesn't really care about him anymore. His physical appearance took a really steep nosedive after he and Uma split up.

Any man who wants to cheat does not like being tailed by cameras.

2799 days ago
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linda    

if those comments r true what he said.. i respect that.. thats right no matter what happen in their private relationship.. uma will always be the mother of his children .. and he should have respect for her.. all men should do that too..

2799 days ago
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female    

What's sad is that Uma Thurman was clearly devastated by what Hawke did. She loved him deeply. They looked so great together and she was clearly happy when they wed. Uma can barely talk about Hawke to this very day. She is still somewhat bitter. She said she tries because of their children. If Hawke ever did utter one negative thing about that woman, she would probably lose her mind and go berserk on him. She'd tell ALL of his secrets, so he knows he needs to keep his mouth shut.

2798 days ago
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female    

I've often wondered why Ethan Hawke began to look so bad after the split. At one point, it seemed like he was having some kind of mental breakdown.

I believe it comes down to one thing: Unrelentless guilt. He had the total love of a beautiful woman and he hurt her. He knows that Uma Thurman did not deserve that. He doesn't have a clean conscience and has not seemed truly happy since that time. He'll probably wish he had her and the family life back when he gets a little older. Shame. He married before he was ready.

2798 days ago
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melissa schneidewind    

BOOO hooo! You had the unfortunate luck to marry someone who's fame has sky rocketed while yours tanked!

2795 days ago
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Hidley Boxn    

Obviously Ethan Hawke is remorseful and wants to keep the children protected to a certain extent. He is right for stating what he did. He is also trying to make a comeback so positive publicity helps for him now. In Hollywood they say, "you're only as good as what you've done last".

2795 days ago
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guy mcdermot    

I know Ethan personally. He is a very fine, talented, humble young man. I do not
fully understand what happened. I know he loves Uma and their children.

2773 days ago

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