After years of casual dating and a serious relationship that ended terribly upon discovering her fiancé was a con artist who got sent to prison, it seems Hathaway managed to find true love after all. During the Palm Springs Film Festival in 2008, she met actor and business entrepreneur Adam Shulman.
Apparently, after meeting him and speaking for a few minutes, Hathaway told a friend that she was going to marry him. They started dating soon after and finally got married in September 2012 in Big Sur, California. The couple bought a luxurious apartment in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, where they now live with their two boys.
She Was a Strict Vegetarian
For most of her life, Hathaway was a strict vegetarian, even becoming a vegan for several years. The reasons behind this were her adamant beliefs against animal cruelty and a general philosophy of having a cleaner, healthier diet. In 2014, however, she stopped and slowly transitioned to fish and, some years later, to meat and chicken.
The reason was that she started to feel weak and not able to train properly for her film roles. She still tries to eat in a clean, healthy manner and even shifted to a raw vegan diet while playing Rebekah Neumann in the Apple TV drama miniseries “WeCrashed.”
A Difficult Acceptance Speech
When Hathaway won her first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for playing Fantine in “Les Misérables,” it was clear she was unbelievably nervous walking up the stage. She put on a big smile and gave her acceptance speech in a way that many criticized as robotic and fake. But in reality, Hathaway had not yet recovered from the grueling mental toll the role took on her.
Also, the actress confessed to the fact that as happy as she was to get the award, she wasn’t thrilled as she walked upstage. Hathaway felt wrong that she was standing there in a gown that cost more than what some people were going to see in their lifetime and that winning an award for portraying pain still felt like a part of a collective experience as human beings.
Hathaway grew up watching movies and reading books, and so she’s had many people she’s admired over the years. Growing up, the actress recounts that she had a thing for historical and literary figures she read about in books. As the years passed and acting became her true passion, she started to look up to other actresses who seemed magical when she watched them in the cinema.
One of these actresses was none other than the legendary Judy Garland, the original Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz,” and the star of the classic film “Meet Me in St. Louis.” Another actress whom she idolizes is Meryl Streep.
College Was Her Best Decision
When the time came to go to college, the bright and talented Hathaway was accepted into the prestigious Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. She attended and majored in English while minoring in Women’s Studies. After a few semesters, she requested a transfer to New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
Hathaway says these were some of her best years and definitely some of the best decisions she ever made in her entire life. Learning and being surrounded by people who were from all walks of life and were also simply trying to grow up enriched her life in such a significant way.