Anne Hathaway's personal life just came crashing down around her, when her boyfriend turned out to be a lot less wonderful than she thought.
The actress is now speaking out about what happened when her boyfriend of four years, Italian businessman Raffaello Follieri, was arrested on charges of wire fraud and money laundering. (Side note: Raf just pleaded guilty to the charges today and will serve more than four years in prison.)
"As soon as I found out about the arrest, I had to get on a plane to Mexico to do a press tour for Get Smart," she tells the October issue of W. "And then I spent a week in shock at a friend's house."
"It's a situation where the rug was pulled out from under me all of a sudden," Anne said. "But just as suddenly, my friends threw another rug back under me. One said, 'Go stay at my house.'
While rumors were swirling that her guy was up to no good, Anne broke things off with Raffaello one day before he was taken into custody by police. Luckily, while she was doing press for her film, she had some reinforcement in her co-star.
"Steve Carell stepped up for me during an interview when someone asked a question [about it]. He said, 'At some point you're going to have to talk about this time in your life. You don't have to do it this week. I'll take care of anything that comes your way.'
"I've been shown such kindness," Anne said, visibly moved. "Not everyone gets that. A lot of people go through tough times alone."
Anne will be okay -- she's a smart girl, with a great career, and a stellar support system. Hopefully her love life will follow suit..