Jane Fonda Says She Has "Great Regret" Over Not Sleeping With Marvin Gaye

Monica Chon
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From Prevention

  • In an interview with the New York Times, Jane Fonda revealed the celebrity she regrets not sleeping with: singer Marvin Gaye.

  • "He wanted to and I didn’t," the Grace and Frankie star noted, adding, "I was married."

  • The 82-year-old actress also discussed a wide range of topics, including vibrators, going gray, her support for Black Lives Matter protests, and more.

Although it may seem like actress Jane Fonda has lived her life to the fullest over her decades as a Hollywood star, she recently revealed that she does regret one thing when it comes to her celebrity relationships.

When asked by New York Times writer Maureen Dowd whether her greatest regret is that she never had sex with Argentine revolutionary guerilla leader Che Guevara, Fonda replied: "No, I don't think about him."

She continued: "Who I do think about, and what is a great regret is Marvin Gaye. He wanted to and I didn’t. I was married to Tom [Hayden]. I was meeting a lot of performers to try to do concerts for Tom, and the woman who was helping me do that introduced me to Marvin Gaye."

According to Fonda, the late Motown singer—famous for songs like "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"—apparently had her photo on his refrigerator. "I didn’t find that out until later, after he was dead," she explained, referencing the musician's tragic death in 1984.

Wondering what Gaye did to get Fonda's attention? Although the actress didn't go into further detail about the encounter, when asked if the soul singer used his popular song "Sexual Healing" as a pick-up line, Fonda replied, "I needed some but he didn’t say that, no."

Fonda—who has previously been married to Roger Vadim, Tom Hayden, and Ted Turner but is currently single—noted that nobody propositions her anymore. But despite the fact that she's single, Fonda also made a point to note that she doesn't feel alone. "I’m not lonely. I’ve never been lonely. I’ve never been bored or lonely in my life," she told the New York Times.

So what has Fonda been doing to pass the time during the current pandemic? "Read," she said. “"And between the fact that I’m alone plus the Covid, I’m discovering so much TV."

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