Jane Fonda Regrets Not Being The Mom Her Children Deserved, But She Evens The Score With The Grandkids
Jane Fonda seems to have her life all figured out, but in reality, her family life is far from perfect.
Eating disorder and failed marriages
The actress has had an enviable career in Hollywood, appearing in successful films like Coming Home, Julia and more recently, Grace and Frankie, but her personal life has been marked by a fair share of heartbreaks.
Her mother committed suicide when Fonda was only 12 and this resulted in an eating disorder that defined her life for years. She has also been through 3 divorces but does not regret her failed marriages one bit.
Her one big regret, she revealed in 2017 to Net-a-Porter, is her inadequacy as a parent. She told fellow actress Brie Larson that she wasn't always the parents her children deserved. Fonda is a mom to three children, Vanessa, Troy, and Mary - her adopted African-American daughter.
Mary joined the family at 14, after the actress had her two children and Troy, 12 at the time, says there was nothing strange about the sudden change in their family life. If anything, he loved having another teenager around.
What she's most proud of
His older sister Vanessa had a more difficult time coming to terms with the changes in their lives and once called her famous mom a chameleon.
These days, the actress who says adopting Mary helped her become whole, is a grandma and loves every minute of it. In fact, being a grandma is what she most proud of.
She is trying to heal her relationship with her oldest and works hard to earn the love of her kids because she wants them around when she passes on. Good for her!
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