Taya Kyle attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 22, 2015 in Hollywood. (Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage)
“American Sniper” Chris Kyle’s widow Taya walked the red carpet at the Academy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles, and she brought something very special with her: her late husband’s dog tags.
Taya, who has been attending the murder trial of Eddie Ray Routh, the man accused of killing Chris, clutched the tags as she posed for photos at the event, where “American Sniper” was up for several awards including Best Picture.
“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,” she said before the show. “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.”