Burt Reynolds “made up” the story that I was the love of his life

Sally Field debunks the myth that she was Burt Reynolds’ great love.

Just three years earlier his death in 2018wrote Reynolds in his memoirs “But enough about me‘ that he regrets not fighting hard enough in his relationship with Field, 75.

Forrest Gump Star Field shared with Variety that Reynolds made up the story that she was ever in love with him.

“He wasn’t someone I could be with,” she said. “He just wasn’t good for me in any way.”

your romance supposedly started on the set of Smokey and the Bandit in 1977 and they dated on and off until 1982. The couple starred in four films together.

“Somehow in his rethinking he had invented everything that I was more important to him than he had thought, but it wasn’t me,” continued the Oscar winner. “He only wanted what he didn’t have. I just didn’t want to deal with that.”

After the Gunsmoke star’s death, Field didn’t attend his funeral; However, she released a heartwarming statement about him.

He just wanted what he didn't have" Field said of Reynolds, who died in 2018. "I just didn't want to deal with that."
He just wanted what he didn’t have,” Field said of Reynolds, who died in 2018. “I just didn’t want to deal with it.”
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Sally Field and Burt Reynolds in the film still
“He wasn’t someone I could be with,” Field noted.
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“There are times in your life that are so indelible, they never fade. They stay alive 40 years later,” said the Amazing Spider-Man actress Page Six in a statement back then.

“My years with Burt never get out of my head. He will be in my story and my heart as long as I live,” she added. “Rest, mate.”

He died unexpectedly in September 2018 at the age of 82 due to health reasons. Before his death, he was set to star in Quentin Tarantino’s film Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.

Around the time Reynolds was publishing his memoir, he opened up, “entertainment tonight‘ about how much he misses Field.

MOVIE STILL DO NOT PURGE - SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT II, ​​from left: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, 1980, © Universal/courtesy Everett Collection
Burt Reynolds and Sally Field in Smokey and the Bandit II circa 1980.
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“I miss her. I think she was one of the most underrated actresses, you know?” said the Boogie Nights icon in 2015. “She was the best actress I’ve ever worked with.”

He repeated his feelings to peopleand claimed that he “adored” the Tony Award-nominated actress.

“I really adored her,” he said. “It was real. She is very, very special. Her mother and I… I loved her mother.”

He even claimed that Field’s mother once told him, “I know you’re going to break her heart, but please be gentle.

“I said, ‘I don’t know how to break someone’s heart and be gentle, but I have no intention of breaking her heart.’ You never intend to,” Reynolds said.

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Dais Johnston

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