"I didn't know I was depressed," she said. "I mean, I knew it was a sad moment in my life, but I wouldn't categorize myself as depressed. I'm not that, I'm an optimist about life. Life didn't work, moving on. I'm fine."
The "Desperate Housewives" actress is not the first celebrity to admit to feeling depressed after a divorce. Click through the slideshow below for five other stars who struggled post-split.
In an interview in the October 2012 issue of <a href="http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/who/article/-/15016274/nicole-kidman-stars-as-who-turns-20/">Australia's <em>WHO</em> magazine</a>, Nicole Kidman opened up about life after her <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,622391,00.html">2001 divorce</a> from Tom Cruise, which she described as <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20635624,00.html">"the loneliest, loneliest existence."</a> She added: "I married [Tom] really fast and really young, but I don't regret that because it got me Bella and Connor, and I did have a fantastic marriage for a long period. Then when it didn't work out, I had to really dig deep and find my way through depression, but I have no regrets about all of it. It was all a part of growing up."
After seven years of marriage, Reese Witherspoon<a href="http://www.tmz.com/2006/11/08/reese-files-divorce-petition/"> filed to divorce</a> Ryan Phillippe in November 2006. After the split, Phillippe admitted that he <a href="http://www.independent.ie/health/health-advice/celebrity-health-ryan-phillippe-1291728.html">struggled with depression.</a> In a <a href="http://www.wmagazine.com/celebrities/2008/03/ryan_phillippe?currentPage=1">2008 interview with <em>W</em> magazine</a>, he described the period as "the darkest, saddest place I had ever been." "It was a struggle--there were a good four or five months of not being able to get out of bed. It was the worst time in my life," he said. "You get through it. It's a process that's not easy, but I get less and less sad about it every day."
In 2010, Emma Thompson <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rl498">told BBC Radio</a> that <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/celebritynews/7529899/Emma-Thompson-reveals-how-she-was-caught-up-in-a-love-triangle-with-Kate-Winslet.html">following her divorce</a> from actor and "Thor" director Kenneth Branagh in 1995, she dealt with a <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/mar/28/emma-thompson-kenneth-branagh">"very rough" period</a>. "I don't think I did stay sane," <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rl498">she told host Kirsty Young</a>. "I should have sought professional help. Divorce. Ghastly, painful business."
In a 2007 interview with <em>Parade</em> magazine, Halle Berry admitted to being so distraught after her <a href="http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20141276,00.html">1996 split from baseball player David Justice</a> that she <a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2007-03-30/news/0703290817_1_gabriel-aubry-eric-benet-halle-berry">contemplated suicide</a>. "I was sitting in my car, and I knew the gas was coming when I had an image of my mother finding me," she told <a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2007-03-30/news/0703290817_1_gabriel-aubry-eric-benet-halle-berry">the magazine</a>. But Berry reportedly claimed that <em>Parade</em> <a href="http://gawker.com/250788/halle-berry-angry-at-parade-for-printing-suicide-story-she-cant-shut-up-about">"sensationalized some old material"</a> about her suicide attempt, noting that the information was actually pulled from earlier interviews with Larry King and Oprah. (<em>Parade</em> <a href="http://www.hollywood.com/news/Magazine_Bosses_Fire_Back_at_Berry_over_Suicide_Story/3678618">denied the accusation</a>.)
Amid <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/feb/08/ethan-hawke-interview">rumors of Ethan Hawke's philandering</a>, Uma Thurman <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1212898,00.html">filed for divorce</a> from the "Training Day" actor in 2004 after six years of marriage. In a sit-down <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1115532,00.html">interview with Oprah</a> in 2005, she called the break up "excruciating." A year later, she elaborated on the pain she felt in the wake of the split: "My professional life was soaring, but my private life was in ruins," <a href="http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CB8QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.contactmusic.com%2Fnews%2Fthurman-confesses-to-depression_1001726&ei=6hpuUP_dL6aAiwKahYDQCg&usg=AFQjCNHT_TAO9jnYIo6o8nButGxFa5JT7g">Contact Music quoted Thurman as saying</a>. "For many years, I lived in a kind of self-loathing where I never gave myself much credit for anything I accomplished."
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