Anne Hathaway has reportedly left her 2-year-old chocolate Labrador Retriever Esmeralda in the care of her jailed ex-boyfriend’s mother – who is undergoing cancer treatment in New York – while the actress travels the world to promote her new film “Get Smart.”
“Could Anne Hathaway please come get her dog?” asked one of Raffaello Follieri’s friends in the New York Post.
Follieri, who is in jail on fraud charges and can’t make the $21 million bail, can’t afford a dog walker, the Post reports, and his mom is not well enough to walk or care for the dog. Hathaway and Follieri ended their relationship in early June.
The source said, “I feel bad for the dog. She’s a beautiful, sweet dog who probably greeted the FBI agents with her tail wagging.”
Last year, Hathaway told People that Esmeralda helped her score a plum movie role. The night before her audition for “Becoming Jane,” “My dog decided to eat the hotel slipper, so she was up the whole night vomiting. I slept maybe an hour.” Hathaway was particularly distraught because she had to beg for the audition in the first place because of her squeaky-clean image.
“When I arrived at the interview, I was tired and wasn’t in a very good mood,” Hathaway said. “I guess Julian [director Julian Jarrold] realized that I wasn’t the bright, happy, smiley, untroubled girl from ‘The Princess Diaries.’ He offered me the role after that.”