Actress Sharon Stone is still mourning the breakdown of her marriage to Phil Bronstein, but refuses to blame her fame for their split.

The Basic Instinct beauty took time off from the spotlight to be a mum to ROAN, the couple's adopted son, but soon after she returned to the red carpet, her relationship with newspaperman Phil fell apart (JUL03).

And even Sharon's not sure what went wrong.

She says, "I wish that the separation hadn't happened just at the time when I'm going back to work. I didn't think it would turn out like that and I'm still not positive that was one of the reasons for what happened.

"In fact, I don't think it would be fair to say it was. Then again I did stop working, and when I started again... You know what? I don't know.

"Marriage stabilised me, matured me, gave me a place I could go to get away from all the frenzy.

"Phil is still someone I go to in a crisis. He has terrific, solid qualities."

19/11/2003 21:04