Jane Fonda says she’s officially done with romantic relationships unless just the right young man happens to come along.
In her new cover interview for Harper’s Bazaar, the 83-year-old actress disclosed:
“I don’t want to be in a relationship, a sexual relationship, again. I don’t have that desire.”
She continued, saying:
“Do I fantasize? Yes…That I meet a professor or a researcher, somebody in that line who is really capable of loving, of cherishing a woman, so that I could test myself and see if I could show up. I think maybe now I could, but the problem is that, like a man, I would want a younger man. Isn’t that awful? It’s a thing about skin. I would want a younger man, and I’m too vain.”
The actress went on to explain that after her three failed marriages to French director Roger Vadim, political activist Tom Hayden, and billionaire founder of CNN, Ted Turner, she wonders if she’s not capable of intimacy.
“What I’ve had to really think about is that I’m not really capable [of intimacy].” She continued,
“It’s not them. It’s me. If a guy had come along and said, ‘Come on, Fonda, show up,’ I would have run away scared. I was attracted to men who never would have done that to me because they couldn’t necessarily show up themselves. I didn’t know that at the time, but now I know. I don’t think I can do anything about it now, but that’s the truth, as Lily [Tomlin] would say. That’s the truth.”
In an attempt to explain her Chameleonic nature, she added:
“Part of the reason I get into a relationship with a man is that I feel that he can take me down a new path. I’m attracted to people who can teach me things and whose lives are different from mine, and so I give myself over to that.