Jane Fonda says she once went skinny-dipping with Michael Jackson

Amy Johnson
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American pop singer Michael Jackson and American actress Jane Fonda celebrate his album 'Thriller' and her workout album going gold, February 1983. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Pictorial Parade/Getty Images)
American pop singer Michael Jackson and American actress Jane Fonda celebrate his album 'Thriller' and her workout album going gold, February 1983. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Pictorial Parade/Getty Images)

Jane Fonda has opened up on her friendship with Michael Jackson, revealing the pair once skinny-dipped together.

It came as the 82-year-old reflected on a period in the 80s when she was closely acquainted with the King of Pop while filming 1981 movie On Golden Pond.

“I skinny dipped with him,” she shared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. “How about that? Put that in your pipe and smoke it.”

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Fonda didn't elaborate on the exact circumstances that lead to the encounter but did explain some more details of the time they spent together.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN @ HOME -- Episode 17146 -- Pictured in this screen grab: (l-r) Andy Cohen, Jane Fonda -- (Photo by: Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN @ HOME -- Episode 17146 -- Pictured in this screen grab: (l-r) Andy Cohen, Jane Fonda -- (Photo by: Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

“When I was making Coming Home - not Coming Home; On Golden Pond up in New Hampshire, he came and lived with me for about a week, in the same home. He slept on a mattress that he pulled out on the floor of the living room. I slept on a loft upstairs,” she said.

The Grace and Frankie star described the late Jackson as a "very touching and "interesting" character.

“I knew him pretty well. I went to his house a lot. He came over to my house a lot,” she said.

Fonda said their friendship didn't extend into his later years as they didn't stay in touch.

Michael Jackson and actress Jane Fonda attend the Presentation of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Album Certified Platinum on February 25, 1983 at CBS Records in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Michael Jackson and Jane Fonda attend the Presentation of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Album Certified Platinum on February 25, 1983 at CBS Records in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

Jackson died on 25 June 2009 at the age of 50 following an overdose of drugs including Propofol and Lorazepam.

Marking the 11th anniversary of his death earlier this year, his only daughter Paris, 22, said she "missed and loved" him everyday while thanking him "for the magic".

Jackson was also father to sons Prince, 23, and Blanket, 18.

Child abuse allegations about the singer resurfaced last year with the documentary Leaving Neverland, in which two men claim that he abused them when they were children.

Jackson’s relatives and estate disputed the allegations, stating the claims were an attempt to cash in on the late singer.