Hathaway leaned on her husband Adam Shulman—whom she married in 2012 and shares two sons Jonathan, 4, and Jack, who she welcomed at the end of 2019—and her friends for support. Still, the experience wasn’t easy. During a 2014 interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Hathaway admitted she initially listened to her haters.
“I couldn’t help it,” the actress said at the time. “And you try to shut it off, and I couldn’t. And then I realized why I couldn’t was I hadn’t learned to love myself yet. I hadn’t gotten there. And if you don’t love yourself, when someone says horrible things to you, part of you is always going to believe them.”
So, Hathaway decided to step back and embark on a journey of self-discovery. “It’s been a really cool journey,” The Devil Wears Prada star told DeGeneres. “I feel like I arrived in a place where, you know, maybe not every minute of every day, but way more than I used to, I have a tremendous amount of love and compassion for everyone else and best of all I have it for myself, which I’ve never endured before.”