Breakups happen all the time in Hollywood but Helen Hunt surprised many in 2017 by calling off things with her boyfriend of 16 years, producer Matthew Carnahan. According to a tabloid source, their breakup was messy, and even though they have broken up and gotten back together over the years, this time they were done for good.
On May 13, 2004, shortly before her 41st birthday, Helen Hunt gave birth to Makena, her first and only child— an obviously compelling reason to step back from the Hollywood grindstone. Only time will tell if Hunt will continue to shy away from the public spotlight in favor of motherhood.
At the height of her career, Hunt was starring in hits like “As Good As It Gets,” “Twister,” and “What Women Want,” However, the hits were followed by a copious amount of box office poison like “The Curse of the Jade Scorpion,” “Dr. T and the Women,” and “Bobby.”
Helen Hunt made her directorial debut in 2007 when she adapted Elinor Lipman’s novel “Then She Found Me,” but unfortunately the movie was not well received by critics. “Heavy-handed,” “a little too whiny,” and “a devoted party pooper” were a few of the unkind words critics used to describe the movie.
In 2006, Helen Hunt was coerced to take a small role in Emilio Estevez's directorial effort “Bobby,” which centered on the day Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. Hunt said she took on the project for her daughter but unfortunately, critics didn’t have many good things to say about the movie.