Actor Peter Sarsgaard once had his heart broken after driving from New York to North Carolina to surprise a girlfriend on Valentine's Day.
Now happily married to actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, the Boys Don't Cry star recalls presenting a former love with a short story he had written for her only to discover she'd met someone else.
The actor tells WENN, "I was at Bard College. It was around eight o'clock at night and Valentine's Day was the next day. I drove all the way down to the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill through the night and arrived in the morning.
"I showed up on this girl's front step and I had written a short story to read to her, which was slightly ripped off from another writer.
"A guy who played for UNC Chapel Hill was there with her; he was a very large gentleman and that was her new boyfriend.
"I took off and went to a Tears For Fears concert and wept all the way through it."