Jane Fonda reveals her secret to getting over a painful break-up – an elastic band
‘Anytime You Feel Like Putting A Knife In The B****, Hit It Hard’: Jane Fonda Reveals Her Secret To Overcoming A Painful Breakup: A Rubber Band
- Jane Fonda has revealed the secret to getting over a painful breakup
- The double Oscar winner said she decided to stop dating when she turned 80
- Fonda, 85, has been married three times and has had several different relationships.
With three marriages and several relationships in her 85 years, Jane Fonda has learned a thing or two about breakups.
And now, the Hollywood veteran has revealed the secret to getting through the pain of a romantic crisis without coming to blows: a rubber band.
“For anyone going through a painful breakup, let me give you some advice my therapist gave me,” she says. ‘Put a rubber band around your wrist, and whenever you feel like jabbing a knife into the f*****, smack it hard.
It drives you crazy, it works.
Fonda says she got the advice when she split from media mogul Ted Turner, whom she says she adored, even though they divorced in 2001 after a decade together.
The double Oscar winner, who recently announced that she is in remission from cancer, said she stopped dating when she turned 80 but has thrown herself into her work. She has three movies this year, including 80 For Brady, a comedy that follows 80-year-old football fans trying to make it to the Super Bowl.
Fonda was married to Barbarella film director Roger Vadim from 1968 to 1973.
She married activist Tom Hayden in 1973, and the couple stayed together until their divorce in 1990.
She left media mogul Ted Turner in 2001 after a decade together.
The film also features frequent collaborator Lily Tomlin, 83, and other close friends Rita Moreno, 91, and their group ‘baby’ Sally Field, 76. The foursome spoke together in today’s You magazine. , where Fonda described why she thinks men’s friendships differ from women’s.
‘Men [when they socialise] I tend to look at things, like cars and sports,’ he says. ‘Women when they are together look directly into each other’s eyes. We are not afraid to ask each other for help. I think that’s why women live longer than men.
“Sometimes years go by without seeing Sally, but when we have dinner, we go down to a soul level, very intense right away.” She later quipped, “We got drunk too.”
Fonda was married to Barbarella film director Roger Vadim from 1968 to 1973, and to activist Tom Hayden from 1973 to 1990, before marrying CNN founder Turner.
After splitting with her last partner, record producer Richard Perry in 2017, she said she had given up on dating, declaring last month: “I’m happier than ever.”
She has also continued her activism, spending her 82nd birthday in jail after being arrested with Field and Tomlin, at a climate change protest in Washington DC in 2019.
She said: ‘Hope is a verb…hope requires action.’