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Judy Garland's Daughter Lorna Luft Talks About Her Parents' 'Volatile' Relationship: "My Dad Had A Temper"

Date August 23, 2019 16:40

Judy Garland and Sid Luft's tumultuous marriage made headlines when they were both alive. And even after they are gone, details about their relationship continue to surface.

A complicated union

When Judy and Sid met for the first time, they were both still married to other people.

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Sid was in the middle of a divorce while Judy was married to director Vincente Minnelli. In Sid's posthumously-published autobiography Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland, Sid revealed that their 13-year marriage wasn't without its struggles.

Sid wrote of Judy's substance abuse problems while the actress herself once revealed to a judge, according to the New York Times, that Sid was abusive.

Lorna weighs in

In an interview with Closer Weekly, Sid and Judy's daughter Lorna Luft gave her perspective on her parents' marriage.

Lorna said that her father and mother "loved each other" and "had a real bond," but there were times that things weren't so smooth.

Their relationship could be volatile because my dad had a temper and wouldn’t say no. And she had a temper and wouldn’t say no. So that got interesting!

In an interview with Australian TV show Studio 10, Lorna opened up about watching her mother struggle with "the disease of addiction." However, she insisted that Judy wasn't a victim of the industry.

It also gave her the ability to channel her talent to all of us. It was a real double-edged sword.

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Their kids

Sid and Judy eventually ended their marriage in 1965. The couple had two children together; Lorna and Joey. But Judy had a daughter from her first marriage, Liza Minelli. All three of her children have each found their path in acting, just like their mother.

Judy Garland eventually passed away in 1969 at age 47 while Sid died in 2005 at age 89.

This famous couple may not have had the perfect marriage, but from the sounds of things, they cared for one another underneath it all.