Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Diaries Reveal He Was Reportedly in a Love Triangle Before His Death

Philip Seymour Hoffman on November 20, 2013 in New York City
Philip Seymour Hoffman's diaries reveal he was reportedly in a love triangle with his estranged partner Mimi O'Donnell and another woman before his tragic death Stephen Lovekin/Getty

New revelations of Philip Seymour Hoffman's final days continue to pour in, with some stories coming from the late actor himself. Hoffman's diaries have reportedly revealed that the Oscar winner may have been involved in a love triangle before his tragic death. See more celebrity deaths from 2014.

Hoffman was "caught in between" his relationship with estranged partner Mimi O'Donnell and an unnamed woman shortly before dying at the age of 46 on Feb. 2, law-enforcement sources told the New York Post Tuesday, Feb. 11. The actor and the unknown woman had recently hooked up.

The findings may have contributed to Hoffman and the costume designer's estrangement; one month before his death, Hoffman lived apart from O'Donnell and their kids Cooper, 10, Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5. But as Us Weekly previously reported, his heroin abuse was certainly a crucial factor as well. 

"Mimi kicked him out about a month ago," a family insider told Us. "She said that he could still see the kids but that until he cleaned up, he couldn't come home." When questioned about his new living situation, the Capote actor would tell friends "he was using the apartment as an office."

Hoffman had been vocal about his demons since entering a rehab facility last May, and his diary entries were no exception. According to Page Six, he also wrote he was "ashamed that he was going out and hanging out and drinking" after being sober for 23 years. One source told NBC his notes were "stream of consciousness and difficult to follow."

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