Before meeting Simon Mondjack, then a writer and director, in 2006, Brittany Murphy experienced many “situations that made her break her heart.” Meaningless director Amy Hackerling said, including a public parting with her Just married co-star Ashton Kutcher and two broken commitments. Heckerling guessed, “She must have been looking for something.”
And as soon as Murphy met Mondjak, their relationship became very serious and they were inseparable.
“She wanted to marry him, and I said, ‘Honey, it wasn’t long enough,'” her friend Katie Najimi recalled, revealing that only her mother supported the whirling romance. “I think Sharon was about marriage … we were all scared and scared, like who was this man and what was going on?”
After the two married in a quiet ceremony in 2007, they became single, according to her relatives, who rarely left home, Murphy’s mother Sharon lived here.
“One day her numbers were changed, no one knew where to find her,” Murphy’s longtime friend Lisa Rifel said. “She’s gone. Simon took her. That was it. He made sure no one could get to her.”
According to Najimi, Monjak “made all her decisions, he obviously received her money. He drove her to work, but he waited. And every time she had a break, she would leave and get in the car with him. He was becoming more restrictive. ”
Sarah Hamel, a journalist who worked for People magazine at the time, provided details of what he learned in the last months of Murphy’s life.
“Simon and Brittany were basically locked up in this house. They did these really weird photo shoots in the middle of the night, where he was going to dress her up like a doll,” Hamel said. “She was getting more and more insecure about her appearance, more and more paranoid about the people who wanted to take her. Simon had turned off the landlines, so the only way to get to Sharon or Brittany was through Simon. Simon and Brittany they would stay up late at night and take down the downers and then drink coffee and take the top to come back. They rarely left the house. “