Jane Fonda famously threw away her prominent acting career when she married billionaire Ted Turner in 1991, shocking fans.
And now the 85-year-old star has shared that she did this because she truly believed her union with the CNN founder would last “forever.”
But it didn’t. After 10 years they divorced and sent her back to Hollywood where she found success on Grace And Frankie with Lily Tomlin. Her next project will see her reunite with Tomlin in the highly anticipated 80 For Brady starring soccer great Tom Brady.
Hard move: Jane Fonda famously threw away her prominent acting career when she married billionaire Ted Turner in 1991, shocking fans. And now the 85-year-old star has shared that she did this because she truly believed her union with the CNN founder would last ‘forever’
As they were: but that did not happen. After 10 years they divorced and sent her back to Hollywood where she found success on Grace And Frankie. Seen in 1993
Turner is now 84 years old and battling Lewy Body Dementia.
While talking to Entertainment tonight she shared, “I went away for 15 years, when I married Ted Turner, and I didn’t think I’d come back, because when I married him, I thought it would be forever.”
She also commented, “But I came back, and honestly, if someone had told me that at 85 I’d be doing these kinds of movies, I wouldn’t have believed them,” she continued.
“So I feel really lucky,” noted the star of classics like Klute and Barefoot in the Park.
In her 2018 documentary Jane Fonda in Five Acts, she said she was very attracted to Turner.
Husband #3: The beauty with her ‘favorite husband’ Turner in West Hollywood in 1992
‘He was sexy. He was brilliant. He had two million acres by the time I left. It would have been easy to stay,” she shared.
“But there was an angel on my shoulder… it was hard to even hear her voice, [saying]”If you stay, you’ll die without ever becoming who you can be. You won’t be authentic.”
Before Turner, she was married to director Roger Vadim and politician Tom Hayden.
Her next movie, 80 For Brady, also stars Rita Moreno and Sally Field.
It is inspired by the true story of four best friends who take a trip to Super Bowl LI 2017 to watch their hero Tom Brady play.
In the past, Fonda told People that she was thrilled that Brady called him “sweet.” The film will premiere on February 3, 2023.
Husband #1: With French director Roger Vadim at the 1971 Oscars in Los Angeles
A year ago, Fonda said she had no interest in getting married again.
The actress joked that a “successful marriage” is the only thing she has yet to achieve in her life.
However, Jane also admitted that she doesn’t “want” to mark the achievement as she has no intention of walking down the aisle for a fourth time.
When asked by Page six if there is something she has not yet achieved that she still wants to do, she said, “I will tell you something that I have not yet achieved, which is a successful marriage.”
With Husband #2: The star is seen with politician Tom Hayden at the 1979 premiere of The China Syndrome
“But the second part of your question is, “Do you want to?” I do not want.
‘Look, I live on my own. I don’t have a man who doesn’t want a woman who is willing to be angry and who doesn’t want a woman who is willing to be angry and stand up.
“I’m not threatening anyone. I can watch what I want on TV. So I never want to get married again. But it’s something I wish I had been better at.”
Her latest beau: Fonda and music producer Richard Perry arrive at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards – Salute To Icons Honoring Doug Morris, held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in 2010
She was married to Vadim from 1965 to 1973; to Hayden from 1973 to 1990; and to Turner from 1991 to 2001. Jane has also been in a relationship with music producer Richard Perry.
Meanwhile, the star recently said she doesn’t get intimate anymore because she’s “had so much of it” and joked that things were “frozen” for her.
Asked if she’s still having “crazy sex,” she revealed, “No, zero. I do not have time. I’m old and I’ve had so much of it, I don’t need it now because I’m too busy. My favorite ex-husband Ted Turner, he used to say, if you wait too long, it freezes. I think he’s right! I couldn’t have sex anymore, even if I wanted to.’
And Jane also insisted she “didn’t know” how to make a marriage work.
The new movie: Fonda, seen on the far right, with Lily Tomlin, Sally Field, and Rita Moreno from the left
She said, “Those of us who had parents who stayed married all their lives have a much easier job of making relationships work. My father was married five times. I didn’t know how to make a marriage work.
“Maybe I was afraid to make a marriage work. I don’t know… It’s nice when it works, when people grow together and spend a lifetime together. How amazing. I wish I could have experienced that.
“I’m missing something that makes a marriage work. I don’t spend much time regretting not having one long marriage. I’ve had three really nice, interesting marriages and I’m thankful for that.’
A huge hit for the icon: One of her biggest films was 1971’s Klute