Uma Thurman threw herself into acting following her split from husband Ethan Hawke in 2003, describing work as "my best friend". Speaking to talk show host Oprah Winfrey, the actress also takes a swipe at relationships with past friends and partners, which she suggests were worthless and unrewarding. Thurman - now dating businessman ANDRE BALAZS - says, "Work has been my best friend my whole life, so getting back to work for me is like getting back to my best friend. "It's been the fairest relationship I've ever been in, it's been the most nurturing relationship.  (You) feel like you can make a contribution that isn't worthless."