Legendary actor Burt Reynolds admitted to Vanity Fair in a recent article that he still misses Sally Field, calling her the “love of my life.”
“I miss her terribly,” he told the magazine. “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.”
Field and Reynolds dated for five years in the 70s and 80s and starred in four movies together.
When interviewed on the red carpet for the Women’s Media Center Awards in New York City, Fields told People Magazine that she hadn’t heard the news of Reynolds’ admission.
“I have no response, really, and any response I would have would belong to him,” she said.
In his heyday, Reynolds was infamous for his womanizing ways. He married Loni Anderson and Judy Cane and dated Field, Chris Evert and Dinah Shore.
In his new book, “But Enough About Me: A Memoir”, Reynolds addresses other regrets and rumors, including the ongoing assumption that he’s “broke” after he sold his Tequesta, Florida house for $3.3 million and put more than 600 personal items up for auction last year in Last Vegas.
“I’m not bankrupt by any means,” he told Vanity Fair. “I’m not even worried about it.”
Reynolds admits he made his fair share of mistakes with money, but said that “women” was the one thing that cost him the most (his divorce to Anderson alone dropped his net worth from $15 million to $5 million). But when asked what his biggest regret was, he said “I would have spend more money and had a lot more fun.”
He is now dating Florida woman Rhonda Stearns.