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Balthazar Getty on Surviving an Affair, Addiction and His Family's Legacy

Originally posted 07/19/2016 11:45AM

Though he grew up under the scrutiny of his famous family, Balthazar Getty rarely talks about the public struggles he's endured, including infidelity that nearly broke his marriage, drug addiction and how the Getty legacy has shaped the world for him and his children.

Now, in a rare interview with the Evening Standard, the oil heir is getting as candid as he's ever been.

In 2008, in the midst of a career revival on Brothers and Sisters, Getty found himself in the spotlight not for his work but for the revelation that he was having an extramarital affair with Sienna Miller. The pair were caught together in Italy, with topless photos of Miller making headlines.

Getty and his wife Rosetta separated for two years after the incident, and now the actor–turned–DJ believes that enduring that hardship ultimately made his marriage to the fashion designer "stronger."

"Without going down, you can't rise again," he tells the Evening Standard.

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Amanda Seyfried Cast in Twin Peaks Revival – as a Brand-New Character!

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Amanda Seyfried Cast in Twin Peaks Revival – as a Brand-New Character!

Originally posted 09/22/2015 11:35AM

Twin Peaks fans, the good news keeps on coming.

Amanda Seyfried is joining cast of the upcoming revival of the '90s ABC cult classic, according to TVLine.

The site reports that she has landed a major role playing a pivotal – and brand-new! – character.

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Balthazar Getty Gets the Whole Family Involved in His New Record Label

Balthazar Getty Gets the Whole Family Involved in His New Record Label

Originally posted 09/18/2014 06:30AM

When it comes to his new business, Balthazar Getty and his children are in perfect harmony.

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Sienna Miller: 'I Sabotaged Things and Burnt a Lot of Bridges' | Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller Admits She 'Burnt a Lot of Bridges' and Damaged Film Career

Originally posted 01/28/2014 05:30PM

With a fiancé, a baby and several film projects lined up, Sienna Miller finds herself in a good place, but the actress admits it's been a difficult road.

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Balthazar Getty's Father, J. Paul Getty III, Dies

J. Paul Getty III Dies

Originally posted 02/08/2011 11:15AM

J. Paul Getty III, a grandson of oil magnate Jean Paul Getty and the victim of a 1973 kidnapping and mutilation that made headlines around the world, died Saturday in Buckinghamshire, England, after a lengthy illness, his actor-son, Balthazar Getty, said in a statement.

A father of two and a grandfather of six, Getty was 54 and "taught us how to live our lives and overcome obstacles and extreme adversity," said Balthazar, 36, reports the Los Angeles Times.

At the age of 16, Getty was abducted in Rome by kidnappers who said he was being held by the Mafia. His father and grandfather, then the richest man in the world (and notoriously the cheapest, with a pay phone in his London mansion), thought it a hoax and refused to pay the $3 million requested ransom. Four months later, they received a package containing a lock of hair and a human ear.

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Balthazar Getty's Wife Forgives His Affair with Sienna Miller | Balthazar Getty

Balthazar Getty's Wife Forgives His Affair with Sienna Miller

Originally posted 09/20/2010 12:45PM

They're trying again.

Balthazar and Rosetta Getty have reconciled – and the actor says they're happy again after separating two years ago when he had a very public affair with actress Sienna Miller.

"Here's the bottom line: It was a very challenging time for everybody involved, but I loved and missed my family too much not to make it work," the actor, 35, tells Harper's Bazaar in its October issue, on newsstands Sept. 28. "Rosetta is understanding enough and spiritual enough to let us try."

Of life with his wife and their four children now, Getty says: "I feel like we're better than we've ever been."

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Balthazar Getty, Rumer Willis to Star on Medium

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Balthazar Getty, Rumer Willis to Star on Medium

Originally posted 03/11/2009 04:25PM

Patricia Arquette's second directing stint for her NBC series Medium will be a star-studded affair – she is tapping friend Balthazar Getty, along with Rumer Willis and Anjelica Huston, for a gripping episode about past demons and future consequences, PEOPLE has learned.

Huston will reprise her Emmy nominated role as Cynthia Keener, a private investigator now serving prison time for the murder of her daughter's killer.

In the episode, entitled "The First Bite is the Deepest," Huston's character reaches out to Arquette for help when a friend, played by Willis, goes missing. Simultaneously, Arquette is asked by a wealthy real estate magnate (Getty) to investigate the case of his missing wife.

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Sienna & Balthazar Vacation in Italy – Again!

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Sienna & Balthazar Vacation in Italy – Again!

Originally posted 10/20/2008 04:50PM

Now that's amore! Sienna Miller and Balthazar Getty were spotted spending some quality time together in Positano, along Italy's Amalfi coast.

If the pictures (and locale) look familiar, well, they should: The two vacationed there together in July, when reports and photos of their relationship first surfaced.

Miller has subsequently won $26,000 in damages from the U.K.'s Daily Star newspaper after it published pictures of the pair, which Miller claimed violated her privacy.
– Brian Orloff

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Sienna Miller's Mom to Critics: Stop the 'Feeding Frenzy' | Balthazar Getty, Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller's Mom to Critics: Stop the 'Feeding Frenzy'

Originally posted 08/14/2008 07:45PM

While Sienna Miller hangs in L.A. with still-married beau Balthazar Getty, her mother is defending the couple's relationship and calling for an end to the "feeding frenzy" surrounding the scandal.

"You can't understand how a woman seeing a man who has been separated from his wife [Rosetta Getty] for months can cause such a scandal," she told the U.K.'s Daily Express newspaper. "It's awful, I can't tell you. You wonder when it's all going to stop."

Close friends of Rosetta Getty, 38, have told PEOPLE that the couple was "in no way separated" when the Brothers & Sisters star began dating Miller. One friend said: "Any implication otherwise is an absolute lie. Balthazar's affair has been utterly devastating to Rosetta and her family."

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