‘My husbands helped me grow’: Thrice-married Jane Fonda thanks her exes for taking her down ‘new paths’ and reveals novel cure for heartbreak
Jane Fonda has thanked her ex-husbands for helping her ‘learn, grow and expand’ as she admitted her life would have been very different without their impact.
The 84-year-old actress has been married three times and detailed the impact they’d had on her compared to causal boyfriends.
She told The Daily Telegraph: ‘All of my three husbands definitely took me down paths that I probably would not have gone down had I not married them.’
Journey: Jane Fonda has thanked her ex-husbands for helping her ‘learn, grow and expand’ as she admitted her life would have been very different without their impact
Jane continued: ‘And then, in between the marriages, I have had boyfriends that didn’t take me down any new paths, that really had nothing to teach me, and I got bored pretty fast.
‘I feel like I needed to always be learning and growing and expanding, and my husbands have all helped me do that.’
The Grace And Frankie actress was first married to French screenwriter Roger Vadim from 1965 to 1973, then left-wing activist/politician Tom Hayden from 1973 to 1990 and finally with media magnate Ted Turner from 1991 until 2001,
Jane was also in an eight-year relationship with music producer Richard Perry that ended in 2017.
Husband #1: The Grace And Frankie actress was first married to French screenwriter Roger Vadim from 1965 to 1973 (pictured at the Oscars in Los Angeles in 1971)
With husband #2: She was married to left-wing activist/politician Tom Hayden from 1973 to 1990 (pictured at the premiere of The China Syndrome in 1979)
Husband #3: Her final marriage was with media magnate Ted Turner from 1991 until 2001 (pictured in West Hollywood in 1992)
Offering her advice for nursing a broken heart, the thrice-divorced star revealed she snaps a rubber band against her wrist whenever she feels angry or sad.
She explained: ‘That sudden pain, it changes the neural pathways in your brain, and will help you kind of come out of it for a minute.’
The former fitness guru previously revealed that she no longer has any desire to walk down the aisle again.
When asked by Page Six if there’s anything she hasn’t yet accomplished that she still wants to do, she said: ‘I’ll tell you something that I haven’t achieved, which is a successful marriage.
“But the second part of your question is, “Do you want to?” I don’t want to.
‘See I live by myself. I don’t have any guy 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 anybody. I can watch whatever I want on TV. So I don’t ever want to be married again. But it’s something I wish I’d been better at.’
Her last beau: Jane was in an eight-year relationship with music producer Richard Perry that ended in 2017 and has revealed she has no desire to marry again (pictured in 2010)