Turner And Fonda Open Up About Divorce
Actress JANE FONDA and former husband TED TURNER have opened up about their tumultuous marriage the media mogul's new memoir.
In his autobiography, Call Me Ted, the pair both come clean about the events that led to their 2001 divorce.
In one passage, Turner admits he's always been "better in business and sailing than I was in marriage," adding, "Monogamy for me has always been a struggle... My dad told me 'real men run around'."
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter also contributes to the tome, recalling how Turner turned to him shortly after reading that Fonda was divorcing second husband Tom Hayden.
He writes, "Ted said to me, 'I think I'm going to call that woman up and ask her for a date.'"
Turner writes of his later phone call to Fonda, "She was taken aback. She said she was flattered... but that she needed six months (before she'd be ready to date again). I called her again. I said, 'Hi, it's Ted Turner. The six months are up.'"
The pair enjoyed nearly 10 years of marriage before they split. But Turner admits he's still in love with the star.
He adds, "Jane attempted to maintain her independence. Our crowded schedules took a toll on our relationship...
"I loved Jane very much and still love her to this day."
Fonda reminisces in the book about the pair's memories together, but adds of their divorce: "For Ted, there's a fear of abandonment that is deeper than with anyone I've ever known... He needs constant companionship, and keeping up with him can be exhausting."