Sally Field On Burt Reynolds: Will The 1970s Superstars Finally Tie The Knot?

A response from Sally Field on Burt Reynolds’ admission of love has not yet been made public — and might never will. The iconic actor stated in a recent Vanity Fair interview about his soon-to-be-released memoir, But Enough About Me, that Field is the love of his life, and he still misses her terribly. Legions of loyal fans are hopeful the former couple that co-starred together in hits like Smokey and the Bandit and Hooper will get back together. America, it seems, is a hopeless romantic.

Sally Field has managed to keep her personal life private, quite an accomplishment in Hollywood and a goal currently not shared by younger actors and actresses who post relentlessly about their daily lives on social media. The same day that Burt Reynolds revealed that he is still in love with Field, the accomplished actress turned 69.

When reporters caught up with Sally at the Women’s Media Center Awards, she was asked what she thought about Burt Reynolds saying that he really missed her and still regrets losing her nearly four decades ago, Sally Field said it was the first she was hearing about the comments, People reported.

“I didn’t hear that yet. I have no response, really, and any response I would have would belong to him,” Sally Field told the media.

Burt Reynolds and Sally Field began dating in the 1970s, and the romance lasted for about five years. According to an IMDb biography on Reynolds, the actor proposed to Field multiple times during their relationship, but each time she turned him down. The actress went on to marry and divorce twice. She split from husband Alan Greisman in 1993. The entertainment website also stated that Burt turned down a role starring opposite Field in Soapdish because then wife Loni Anderson said people would laugh at Sally for playing the part.

Burt Reynolds, 79, also opened up about his past financial woes during the early 1990s. During the interview for the December issue of Vanity Fair, he said he paid back all of his debts, that he did not hire the right people to handle his money, and admitted that did not manage his funds well.

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

“I miss her terribly,” Reynolds added during the same 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.”

Burt Reynolds admitted that he has no one else to blame for his poor track with women, the Daily Mail notes. The Deliverance actor said that when he entered a new relationship, he warned the woman that he was going to be “awful sometimes.”

Below is an excerpt from the Vanity Fair interview with Burt Reynolds.

“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.”