The Eccentric Life Of Paul Newman: More Than Meets The Eye

Known for his shockingly good looks and talent both on stage and in front of the camera, Paul Newman quickly grew to become of the most popular and adored actors in Hollywood from the 1960s until his death in 2008. However, he was far more than just an actor and a pretty face. Paul Newman lived his life to the fullest, becoming involved in business, politics, IndyCar racing, philanthropy and more. His personal life wasn’t boring either, with rumors that followed him wherever he went. Meet the enigma that is Paul Newman and see what made his life so intriguing.

His First Marriage Didn’t End Happily Ever After

Newman poses for a picture
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In 1950, Paul Newman married his first wife, Jackie Witte. This was before Newman became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, and the couple’s marriage seemed as strong as could be. Together they shared three children, with Jackie always being supportive of Newman’s budding career in Hollywood.

However, when Newman met actress Joanne Woodward in 1953, his marriage began to falter. Initially, Woodward didn’t want to ruin Newman’s relationship with his wife, but the two were eventually divorced in 1958.