Now that she survived three failed marriages, Jane Fonda, 82, admitted that she is done dating. In an interview with The Guardian, she said she’s “closed up shop” because she is “extremely happy” living alone. Despite a long history of romance, including a triplet of failed marriages, the two-time Oscar winner is ready to commit only to herself. The revelation came as part of her interview regarding her new book about climate activism.
During the interview, Jane Fonda spoke about her romances. Although she looks back upon that part of her life fondly, she agreed that her love life has dried up and “is gone. I can tell.”
“It’s just over – I’ve closed up shop. I’m extremely happy on my own,” Fonda continued.
Despite being in her eighties, Fonda remains very active. She has hosted successful protests to raise awareness around the devastating effects of climate change. Her love life has had some ups and downs, most recently with producer Richard Perry, which ended in 2017.
Before she was with Perry, Fonda was married to Ted Turner, the media mogul. Their love affair lasted from 1991 to 2001. Before that, she had married Tom Hayden, a left-wing politician and activist from 1973 to 1990. Prior to that romance, she was married to the French screenwriter Roger Vadim from 1965 to 1973.
Throughout her long history of ups and downs in love, Fonda noticed one thing. She was also more driven than her three husbands, Ted Turner included.
“I always wanted to date someone who was the opposite of my father. I didn’t realize that, in the ways that really mattered, I picked men who were just like him because they all had a hard time with intimacy.”
Fonda was the daughter of the legendary Hollywood star, Henry Fonda. She starred alongside him in the 1981 film, On Golden Pond, which won an Academy Award.
Although Fonda has spent the majority of her life in a relationship, she sees herself as the keeper. And she even feels stronger than her Hollywood father.
“I’m now five years older than my dad was when he died, and I’ve realized that I am, in fact, stronger than he was,” she told the British publication. “I’m stronger than all the men that I’ve been married to.”
In another interview to promote her book, this time with the New York Times, Fonda spoke about her regrets. This included her “disappointing” roundup with Marlon Brando. She called her experience with him anything but what you’d expect.
But she did admit that she wished she had taken Marvin Gaye up on his romantic advances.
“Who I do think about, and what is a great regret is Marvin Gaye. He wanted to, and I didn’t. I was married to Tom [Hayden, her second husband],” at the time.
In addition to her book, Fonda will be returning to the set to film the seventh season of Grace And Frankie for Netflix. And she plans to drop a few pounds to get ready for the role.
“I’m not at my fighting weight right now. I’m 127. My fighting weight is about 119. So, you know, when we get three weeks out from shooting Grace and Frankie, I’ll lose 10 pounds.”
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