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=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/28/sandra-bullockjesse-james_n_628121.html” 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=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/23/sandra-bullock-back-to-ac_n_1167251.html” 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=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/16/extremely-loud-and-incredly-close-premiere_n_1154579.html” target=”_hplink”"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.”/a

  • Katie Holmes

    Katie Holmes is wasting no time getting back to work after a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/29/tom-cruise-katie-holmes-divorce_n_1638050.html” target=”_hplink”filing to divorce Tom Cruise/a in late June 2012.

    In July, she announced that she’ll be appearing on a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/19/katie-holmes-broadway-dead-accounts_n_1687917.html” 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=”http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/8/newsid_2492000/2492903.stm” 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=”http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/8/newsid_2492000/2492903.stm” 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=”http://news.sky.com/story/162324/nicole-heartache-helped-the-hours” 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=”http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/02/24/1045935319499.html” target=”_hplink”with an Oscar for Best Actress/a for her portrayal.

  • Mariah Carey

    Before she was a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/28/mariah-carey-nick-cannon-wedding-vows_n_1461449.html” target=”_hplink”Nick Cannon’s better half/a and mom to a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/14/mariah-carey-twins_n_1515298.html” target=”_hplink” twins “Roc” and “Roe,”/a Mariah Carey was married to music exec a href=”http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/43547509/ns/today-entertainment/t/tommy-mottola-welcomes-son-singer-thalia/#.UAnhbDHLyRk” 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=”http://music.msn.com/music/album-review/mariah-carey/rainbow.1/#Review_0″ target=”_hplink”"emotional roller coaster ride of the past year.” /a

  • Katy Perry

    Since a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/30/katy-perry-russell-brand-divorce-divorcing-split_n_1176737.html” 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=”http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1682914/katy-perry-album.jhtml” target=”_hplink”Perry said of the new album to emThe Sun /emin April 2012./a

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