Jane Fonda is finally opening up about her three unsuccessful marriages. She has explained how she knew that her marital unions won't last.
People usually try to do everything in their power to sustain a relationship. Veteran actress Jane Fonda has a peculiar case when it comes to her history of unsuccessful marriages. While appearing on a podcast episode of ''Absolutely Not,'' hosted by Heather McMahan, Fonda set a few records straight in the most blunt way possible. The 85-year-old actress somehow always knew when one of her relationships was about to end.
Fonda, who has previously been married to the French filmmaker Roger Vadim, activist and politician Tom Hayden and media mogul Ted Turner, is currently single but still has fresh memories from the times she was hitched and how it ended bizarrely each time. "I always know when a marriage is going to end sooner or later because I'm starting to fantasize about his funeral," Fonda said, as the host erupted into a bout of laughter. "You're laughing, but it's absolutely true!" This moment from the podcast was clipped and shared on the TikTok account of Dear Media (@dearmedia).
In the podcast episode, Fonda also recalled how her former partners had certain issues, such as Vadim's drinking problem and Hayden committing infidelity. Fonda's relationship with her late father, Hollywood legend Henry Fonda, also negatively impacted her marriages. The actress thought that she would be married to her last husband Turner forever, but they broke up as well. Vadim and Hayden passed away, but Turner is still alive at 85 and maintains a good relationship with his ex-wife, Fonda.
"Well, in the beginning, I wanted to kill him, as one does," Fonda referred to her breakup with Turner. To move on, Fonda did what most of the heartbroken and angry women would do. She revealed to McMahan that despite writing nasty letters to Turner, she never sent them to him. "I write the letter that I want to write him, which I still have," she said. "Didn't send it. But you write it and that helps. I got through the anger stage and then I remembered why I fell in love with him."
Fonda revealed that her bonding with Turner's five children was another reason why she decided to brush away her anger and build a genuinely close friendship with her ex-husband. "Ted and I communicate all the time," she told McMahan. "I went fishing with him in June." Despite being in her 80s, Fonda is still open to the idea of falling in love once again. "I'm ashamed to say this, but if I were to take a lover," Fonda jokingly told the host. "He'd have to be 20. Because I don't like old skin!"
"When I know I'm about to go, I'm going to burn them all," Fonda concluded about the nasty letter she had previously written and stowed away. In a previous interview with Julia Louis-Dreyfus for the premiere of her podcast, "Wiser Than Me," the actress shared some advice she would give her 21-year-old self. "'No' is a complete sentence," Fonda addressed back then. "What I discovered as I prepared for my third act was you spend your life exploring, as I have is that you go back to your girlhood, and you become all the things that she was supposed to be, that you never knew at the time was really who she was, because you were trying to be what other people thought she should be."