82-Year-Old Jane Fonda Gets Candid About Her Decision To Remain Single After Tough Divorce

February 10, 2020 10:08

Jane Fonda is sharing some juicy details and we're here for it. She's getting real about her personal life and choices.

Love gone sour

With a career in acting that has spanned decades, Jane Fonda clearly has a lot of experiences to share. However, being such a famous actress also means that people are always interested in the goings-on in her private life.

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While the Monster-in-Law star has been single for a while now, there was a time it appeared that happily-ever-after was going to happen for her. She was married to CNN founder Ted Turner for nearly a decade. But in 2001, it was announced that they were getting divorced.

The then 63-year-old actress revealed, in a statement, that she felt "sadness" and mentioned that she would "always care" for Ted but it was time to move on.

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Jane once opened up, in a poignant post, that she often found herself in a panic whenever she wasn't in a relationship. However, after her divorce from Ted, "something felt different."

She revealed that she realized it was time to stop going from one relationship to the next, rather, she "needed to be still."

I was in a tiny bedroom with my golden retriever, Roxy, when suddenly it hit me: "I don't need a man to feel whole."

Her choice to be single

Since her divorce from Ted in 2001, Jane Fonda chose to focus on being on her own life and finding happiness within herself.

During a recent interview with Vogue, she delved into this decision as she opened up about why she concluded it was best to stay single.

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The 83-year-old actress shared that she was "way better now" as compared to where she was during her third divorce. She admitted she was "unhappy" about how things went down but she decided to devote the subsequent years into other areas.

The five years I put into writing my book and working on myself definitely paid off. I strongly recommend it. And I realize that I’m exactly where I want to be. I’m a single woman because I don’t have time to not be...single.

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Some facts about her personal life

  • Jane has had three husbands. Her first marriage was to Roger Vadim, then she married Tom Hayden in 1973. She tied the knot with Ted in 1991, about a year after her second marriage ended.
  • After her third divorce, Jane Fonda entered the dating world once again by getting involved with Richard Perry, a relationship that lasted eight years before it ended.
  • In 2018, she confirmed to ExtraTV that she wasn't "dating anymore."

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Jane Fonda remains one of the most iconic actresses in the industry. From some of the things she has said, it appears that she once considered true love a possibility. And during different times of her life, she believed she had it. Unfortunately, things didn't last for very long. But we love how she continues to focus on herself while making strides in other areas of her life. She's still the star we fell in love with many years ago. And seeing her evolve into such a powerful and successful woman makes her quite the inspiration.

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