Jane Fonda's 'marital' Workout: From Roger Vadim to Ted Turner, star reveals how her marriages helped her

Jane Fonda's 'marital' Workout: From Roger Vadim to Ted Turner, star reveals how her marriages helped her
Jane Fonda revealed that she snaps a rubber band against her wrist every time she gets angry or upset (Handout/HFPA via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Jane Fonda has thanked her ex-husbands for helping her “learn, grow and expand” as she admitted her life would have been very different without their influence. The 84-year-old actress, who has been married three times explains how much she has learned from her ex-husbands throughout her life than the usual boyfriends who have had no influence on her and admits she would lose interest in them. 

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Jane Fonda, The 'Grace and Frankie' star was first married to French screenwriter Roger Vadim from 1965 to 1973, then to leftist activist/politician Tom Hayden from 1973 to 1990, and finally to media magnate Ted Turner from 1991 to 2001. Jane was also in an eight-year relationship with music producer Richard Perry that ended in 2017. She told The Daily Telegraph, “All three of my husbands have definitely led me down paths and I probably would not have taken had I not married them.” she continued, "And then, in between the marriages, I have had boyfriends that didn't take me down any new paths, that really had nothing to teach me, and I got bored pretty fast." “I feel like I always had to learn and grow and expand, and my husbands have all helped me in that.”

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“My dad was married five times,” the actress, 83, told Harper’s Bazaar in an 'Explains it All' video. “So I stopped at three, realizing that I just wasn’t dealt a hand that made me good at relationships.” Jane reveals an insight into her life saying, "It wasn't until I was finally single at 62 that I began to feel whole." The thrice-married star shared her incredible advice on how to care for a broken heart and revealed that she snaps a rubber band against her wrist when she’s angry or sad. She explained, "This sudden pain changes nerve pathways in your brain and will help you get out of it for a minute." The fitness guru says, she no longer has "any desire to walk down the aisle again."

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Jane Fonda, The Honorary 'Golden Lion' award winner, when asked by Page Six if there’s anything she hasn’t accomplished that she still wants to do, she said, “I’m going to tell you something I haven’t accomplished, which is a successful marriage. But the second part of your question is, ‘Do you want it?’ I don’t want it. You see, I live alone. I don’t have a man who doesn’t want a woman who is willing to get angry and who doesn’t want a woman who is willing to get angry and stand up. I’m not threatening anyone. I can watch whatever I want on TV. So I never want to get married again. But I wish I had been better at it.”

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