Sally Fields Responds To Burt Reynolds 'I Still Miss Her' Comment Of Regret

Sally Field has responded to the Burt Reynolds announcement that she was the love of his life and he still misses her. Field has always tried to keep her personal life private and said her response would be for Burt's ears only. The Smokey and the Bandit co-star turned 69 last week, just as the revelation from the Vanity Fair interview with Reynolds went viral.

When asked by reporters at the Women's Media Center Awards what she thought about Burt Reynolds saying that he still missed her and regretted losing her nearly three decades ago, Sally Field had not yet learned of the comment, People reported.

"I didn't hear that yet. I have no response, really, and any response I would have would belong to him," Field said.

Burt Reynolds and Sally Field dated during the late 1970s and early 1980s. After the split with her Hooper co-star, Field went on to marry and divorce twice. She is currently single. She had three sons with her husband Alan Greisman -- the couple divorced in 1993.

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Burt Reynolds, 79, said he still regrets letting Sally Field get away. The Deliverance star also talked about his financial woes during the 1990s, said he is not broke and paid all that he owes after his bankruptcy during the interview for the December issue of Vanity Fair.

Reynolds and Field starred together in Smokey and the Bandit, Smokey and the Bandit II, The End, and Hooper.

"I miss her terribly," Burt said. "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 also said that he has no one else to blame for his poor track with women, the Daily Mail notes. He said that when he entered a new relationship, he warned the woman that he was going to be "awful sometimes."

An excerpt from the Vanity Fair interview with Burt Reynolds follows.

"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."
Reynolds' memoir, But Enough About Me, will hit store shelves on November 17.

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As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Burt Reynolds made a rare public appearance in May at the Wizard World Comic Con event in Philadelphia. The legendary actor said he enjoyed a question and answer session with Smokey and the Bandit fans after his time on stage at the Comic Con event. Reynolds used a walking cane for support at the spring public appearance, where he also discussed his possible future career plans.When referencing his past money problems, Reynolds said he did not hire the right people to look after his interests, and did not manage his funds well. His Florida ranch was recently placed on the market, and according to the Cannonball Run star, he has received an offer of over $4 million for the property.

What is you favorite Sally Field and Burt Reynolds movie?

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