Sally Field 'flattered' to be the love of Burt Reynolds' life

LOS ANGELES- MAY 19 Actor Burt Reynolds and his son Quinton arrive at the premiere of Paramount

LOS ANGELES- MAY 19 Actor Burt Reynolds and his son Quinton arrive at the premiere of Paramount

Sally Field is opening up about her relationship with the late Burt Reynolds.

The Maniac actress, whose new autobiographical book In Pieces, released Tuesday, spoke about her Smokey and the Bandit co-star and former lover, telling The View co-hosts during her visit on the show that the two had not spoken in 30 years.

"He was a hugely important part of my life, but for a very short period of my life", she said, noting that the two dated for three years and were on-and-off for two.

She continued: "I really didn't speak to him for the last 30 years of his life".

As for why she called him "Buddy" in her statement, she explained to Sawyer, "It wasn't what I called him, but everyone at home in his family called him Buddy".

In this December 23, 1978 file photo, Burt Reynolds and Sally Field attend the off-Broadway play "Buried Child'" in NY. It was something he would do even when we were dating.

Despite their ups and downs, Field says Reynolds will "always be in my heart and in my history". "So you can see it in our faces, we were sort of deeply entangled and the nature of it wasn't just, this is a love affair, there was some ingredient between us having to do with my care-taking and him needing to be taken care of".

When Reynolds died unexpectedly on September 6, Fields issued a statement saying, "There are times in your life that are so indelible, they never fade away". My years with Burt never leave my mind. "I think at least he's not hurting right now", she said on the show. They stay alive, even forty years later. "No matter who it was, if I knew him well or only barely, I'd lie with my heart racing as though I'd been caught at the dinner table with pink lips". She painted him as controlling and said their relationship was "hurtful" to her. "I felt glad that he wasn't going to read it, he wasn't going to be asked about it, and he wasn't going to have to defend himself or lash out, which he probably would have. I did not want to hurt him any further".

Notícias recomendadas

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.