Uma Thurman credits her two young children with keeping her afloat following the breakup of her marriage to Ethan Hawke.

The PULP FICTION star was devastated when they split in 2003 amid allegations Hawke had an affair with a model while making a movie in Canada.

But her responsibility to their kids MAYA, seven and ROAN, three, forced her to remain strong.

She says, "When I was younger, I'm sure I would have been splattered all over the beach somewhere with big swollen eyes.

"The big difference with being this age and having two children is that you can't run away and cry. You have to maintain a steady universe."

04/08/2005 11:13