UPDATE: Burt Reynolds regrets losing Sally Field, the actor revealed in an interview about his upcoming book. Just a few hours after the Smokey and the Bandit star’s comments went viral, the actress was asked for a response to the revelation on the red carpet at the Women’s Media Center Awards celebration.
Sally Field said she had not yet heard about Reynolds’ “only regret” comment and always likes to keep her personal life private, People magazine reports.
“I didn’t hear that yet. I have no response, really, and any response I would have would belong to him,” Field said.
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The couple dated for five years and ultimately split in the early 1980s. Field divorced Alan Greisman in 1993, the former couple has three sons together.
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Burt Reynolds says Sally Field was the love of his life, and he still regrets letting her get away. The Smokey and the Bandit star opened up about his finances and the women of his life during an interview for the December issue of Vanity Fair.
Sally Field, 68, like Burt Reynolds, 79, is currently single. The one regret noted by the Hollywood icon during the interview has fueled speculation, as well as hopes from diehard fans, that the iconic former couple could get back together again.
Reynolds and Field starred in a host of highly successful and popular movies together during the 1970s and 1980s. Sally was at Burt’s side during four of the biggest movie hits of his career — bot onscreen and off. The couple co-starred in Smokey and the Bandit, Smokey and the Bandit II, The End, and Hooper.
“I miss her terribly,” Reynolds stated during the interview. “Even now, it’s hard on me. I don’t know why I was so stupid. Men are like that, you know. You find the perfect person, and then you do everything you can to screw it up.”
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Burt Reynolds was a well-known ladies man and blames himself for his poor track record with women, the Daily Mail notes. During the interview, the Hooper star said that he warned his new significant others that is was going to be “awful sometimes.”
Below is an excerpt from the Burt Reynolds interview with Vanity Fair as he discussed his love life.
“And they say, ‘Oh, no, you’re not. That’s not you.’ And I say, ‘It is me, and I don’t want to be that way. I hate that guy. But you’re going to see him, and I hope you don’t run away from me.’ They always say, ‘I’ll be able to handle it.’ They can’t handle it. And they don’t understand what they’ve done. And it’s not them. It’s me.”
When discussing his financial woes and filing for bankruptcy, Burt said, “I paid everyone back.” He placed his beautiful 3.4-acre ranch in Tequesta, Florida, up for sale to help cover his debts. Reynolds said he has received a $4.9 million offer to buy his Florida ranch.
Reynolds’ memoir, But Enough About Me, will hit the store shelves on November 17. Sally Field has not yet responded publicly about her old flames’ comments about her in the recent interview. She was photographed while attending the Women’s Media Center Women’s Media Awards in New York on Thursday.
Field has been divorced twice and often credited with looking much younger than her years without the aid of plastic surgery.
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As previously reported by the Inquistr, Reynolds made his first Comic Con appearance in May. The rare public appearance by the acting legend occurred at the Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia. During the event, Reynolds engaged in a question and answer session with Smokey and the Bandit fans. The actor wore rose-colored glasses and was adorned in a black velvet jacket, and he used a walking cane for support. While at the microphone, the movie star said he always enjoys speaking with fans and appreciated their ongoing curiosity about his career and future plans.
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