Jennifer Connelly connellythin.jpgphotos taken in December of 2008

Jennifer Connelly has been looking alarmingly thin lately, but husband Paul Bettany tells OK! Magazine her dramatic weight loss is the result of stress.

When reporters asked Paul about his wife's thin frame at the 20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on Monday, he responded, “I will tell you…My wife just lost her father.”

Maybe Jennifer could sit down and have a chat with Angelina? When Angie dropped a bunch of weight in late 2007 she attributed it to the passing of her mother, so we're sure the gals would have plenty to talk about!