Jane Fonda Talks About Her Love Life Says Brando Was ‘Disappointing’ And Her Regrets Not Nailing Marvin Gaye
Nov 24th, 2021
In 2020 The New York Times interview Jane Fonda, the 82-year-old actress dishing on her love life is one of the funniest and the most honest things her fans have ever heard. She is always known to have the most entertaining interviews, and at that time, she surely did not disappoint.
During the interview, Jane agreed to play a game of “Confirm or Deny” with Maureen Dowd. When asked about her brief involvement with her 1966 The Chase costar, Marlon Brando, Jane merely described him as “disappointing.”
Jane disagreed when Maureen asked, “Your greatest regret is that you never had sex with Che Guevara.” Instead, she replied, “No, I don’t think about him. Who I do think about, and what is a great regret is Marvin Gaye.”
According to the actress, the soul legend was interested in Jane back in the day, however, she was married.
Jane explained, “He wanted to and I didn’t. I was married to Tom [Hayden]. I was meeting a lot of performers to try to do concerts for Tom and the woman who was helping me do that introduced me to Marvin Gaye.”
Maureen wanted to know more. She said, “Please tell me his pickup line included the words ‘sexual healing.'” Jane replied to saying, “I needed some but he didn’t say that, no. But then I read, apparently, he had my picture on his refrigerator. I didn’t find that out until later after he was dead.”
This interview is not a surprise for Jane Fonda’s fans. In fact, back in 2018, she also shared with People about her love life. She said, “Up until my sixties, I was to an extent, defined by the men in my life. I was brought up to please.
I wanted my father to love me so I would turn myself into a pretzel to be what he wanted me to be, not necessarily what I already was. It took me getting into my sixties, and then I began to become who I was supposed to be all along. ”
Jane was 28 years old when she married her first husband, director Roger Vadim. The two had a daughter, Vanessa. Then in 1973, Jane and Roger decided to split up. She met her second husband, Tom Hayden, while she was still married. Hayden and Jane got married at her home only three days after her divorce from Roger was finalized. Jane gave birth to their son, Troy, six months after their wedding.
Unfortunately, her marriage with Hayden didn’t work out too. She married media mogul Ted Turner just a year after her divorce from Hayden. They got married in 1991 and stayed together until 2001.
This is when Jane realized that she needed to put herself first. She explained, “He was sexy. He was brilliant. He had two million acres by the time I left. It would have been easy to stay. But there was this angel on my shoulder … it was hard to even hear her voice, [saying,] ‘If you stay, you will die without ever becoming who you can be. You will not really be authentic.'”
Jane Fonda surely has a colorful life. And thankfully, she is very open to sharing it with her fans from all across the globe.