Taya Kyle, the widow of American Sniper and Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, stunned at the Oscars last night in Hollywood. She arrived on the red carpet in a beautiful green dress, carrying her husband's dog tags.
Although American Sniper didn't win best picture last night from the Academy, it certainly has won over Americans. The movie has grossed a whopping $400 million since its opening in January, breaking all kinds of records. The film received six Oscar nominations overall and according to Forbes, is one of the top grossing best picture nominees of all time. Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman won an Oscar in the category of sound editing for the film.
Taya Kyle returned to Texas overnight for the continuation of the trial for the man who killed her husband.
"I am in beautiful Southern California courtesy of Warner Brothers who have been exceptional to work with in every aspect. Turns out they are like the fairy GodMother for a regular woman who has kids, a murder trial for her beloved and dear friend and am honestly exhausted," Kyle wrote on her Facebook page Sunday. "I wanted to support everyone who made this movie representing real veteran families, but I didn't think I had the energy to show up at the Oscars,let alone be presentable. So, I find myself in a surreal position...like Cinderella who scrubs the floors but has a fairy Godmother (Warner Brothers) who got me on a plane and had a dress and jewelry and even the shoes and spanx waiting for me...And so it is. I am here. To represent my husband, military families and the beautiful people who put more than they had to to make this movie happen. I have a red eye flight scheduled to get me back for the trial on Monday morning. I am praying the impending ice storm in Texas doesn't inhibit a safe trip home. I hope I look better for the evening tonight. I am blessed to have my beautiful loving sister with me to hold my hand and dry my tears from what is sure to be an emotional evening. It's by the Grace of God and the support of people like you who literally give me the energy to get out of bed each day and see the beauty through the ashes of my life. I hope the same for all of you. We all struggle and we all have to find the strength to fight another day. I know I am not alone. The details may be different but our stories of fighting on, finding the strength to help ourselves and accepting the help of others when we can ... Our constant fight to get on a path to renewal is always common ground - it's the human condition. God Bless you all."