After multiple marriages and longtime romances, two-time Oscar winner, Jane Fonda is proud to say she is ‘extremely happy’ on her own.
In an interview ahead of the publication of her new book on climate activism, Jane Fonda shared details regarding her romantic life and how she has evolved over the years.
The 82-year-old Coming Home star reminisced about her past loves, which included three marriages, but now remarked that ‘[that part of my life] is gone. I can tell.’
‘It’s just over – I’ve closed up shop. I’m extremely happy on my own,’ Fonda continued.
The actress and activist – whose new book What Can I Do? The Truth About Climate Change details her protests for the environment and ensuing arrests – was most recently in a longtime relationship with record producer Richard Perry, until they split in 2017.
Before that, the actress was wed to media magnate Ted Turner from 1991 until 2001, left-wing activist/politician Tom Hayden from 1973 to 1990, and French screenwriter Roger Vadim from 1965 to 1973.
Of her ex-husbands, Fonda observed, ‘I always wanted to date someone who was the opposite of my father. I didn’t realize that, in the ways that really mattered, I picked men who were just like him because they all had a hard time with intimacy.’
Jane’s father was legendary Hollywood actor Henry Fonda, with whom she shared the silver screen in 1981’s Academy Award-winning On Golden Pond.
But now, although she’s spent much of her past in a relationship, Jane sees herself as her strongest asset.
‘I’m now five years older than my dad was when he died and I’ve realized that I am, in fact, stronger than he was.
‘I’m stronger than all the men that I’ve been married to,’ she said.