Single Working Women’s Day: 5 Celebs Who Got Back To Work After Divorce

Happy Single Working Women’s Day!

Yes, according to the Single Working Women’s Affiliate Network, August 4 is a day to pay homage to all the single ladies out there who work hard for the money. In celebration, we present a slideshow of five famous ladies who swiftly got back to business post-divorce.

Click through to see who they are and what they had to say about working again after a painful breakup.

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  • Sandra Bullock

    In the wake of her public a href=”” target=”_hplink”split from Jesse James in 2010/a, Sandra Bullock said she doubted whether she’d ever return to acting. The actress a href=”” target=”_hplink”confided in the AP/a that she was “perfectly content to be permanently broken” at the time.

    “I honestly didn’t think I was in a place where I wanted to work or wanted to step out of where I was,” Bullock said. “I wasn’t prepared. But the opportunity was louder than my head.”

    The film opportunity that lurred Bullock back to the big screen? Director Stephen Daldry’s adaptation of a href=”” target=”_hplink”"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.”/a

  • Katie Holmes

    Katie Holmes is wasting no time getting back to work after a href=”” target=”_hplink”filing to divorce Tom Cruise/a in late June 2012.

    In July, she announced that she’ll be appearing on a href=”” target=”_hplink”Broadway in playwright Theresa Rebeck’s “Dead Accounts.”/a The play will be her first major project since splitting from Cruise.

  • Nicole Kidman

    After her own a href=”” target=”_hplink”divorce from Tom Cruise in 2001/a, Nicole Kidman went to work on “The Hours,” taking on the role of writer Virginia Woolf in the ensemble film. Kidman, who a href=”” target=”_hplink”suffered a miscarriage/a shortly after her split from Cruise, said that the opportunity to play the suicidal novelist came at just the right time.

    “This role came along when I needed to play her…I was raw enough and open enough to play it,” a href=”” target=”_hplink”the actress told Sky News/a. “Roles fall into your lap at certain times when it’s meant to happen. I was lucky to have this role at this time.”

    A year later, the Aussie actress walked away a href=”” target=”_hplink”with an Oscar for Best Actress/a for her portrayal.

  • Mariah Carey

    Before she was a href=”” target=”_hplink”Nick Cannon’s better half/a and mom to a href=”” target=”_hplink” twins “Roc” and “Roe,”/a Mariah Carey was married to music exec a href=”” target=”_hplink”Tommy Mottola from 1993 to 1998/a.

    After the split, Carey recorded her seventh studio album, “Rainbow,” which she said chronicled her a href=”″ target=”_hplink”"emotional roller coaster ride of the past year.” /a

  • Katy Perry

    Since a href=”” target=”_hplink”splitting from Russell Brand in December 2011/a, Katy Perry released a concert flick “Katy Perry: Part of Me” and has plans for a new album. Wondering how divorce will influence Perry’s famous bubblegum pop sound?

    “My music is about to get real f—ing dark,” a href=”” target=”_hplink”Perry said of the new album to emThe Sun /emin April 2012./a

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