One of the most famous cases of the time was Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher. The longtime friends decided to get married in 1959. Fisher left actress Debbie Reynolds and their two children – Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher, to join Taylor.
In 2018, Todd released a memoir with the title My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie, recounting the life of his famous mother and sister. He shared how the scandal between his parents and Taylor affected their famous careers.
Todd Fisher thought Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher were ‘too good to be true’
Reynolds and Fisher were seen as Hollywood’s “it couple” in the 1950s. When they met, Fisher had hit songs like “Any Time” and “Thinking of You.” Reynolds had a successful film career that began with her first major role in Singin in the Rain.
Taylor and Fisher’s marriage ended in 1964. Towards the end of the relationship, Taylor met and fell in love with Richard Burton and filed for divorce from Fisher. In addition, Reynolds married shoe writer Harry Karl. In 1966, Reynolds and Taylor boarded the same cruise ship with their new men. The women decided to let go of their past affairs, and Reynolds forgave Taylor for the relationship.
“It seems that, by coincidence, Mum and Harry found themselves on the same cruise ship (ironically, Queen Elizabeth) as Richard and Elizabeth, wrote Todd. “The four of them had dinner together on the ship, to the hysterical gloss of the tabloids.”
The Reynolds and Taylor friendship continued for several decades. When Taylor died in 2011, she left jewelry for Reynolds. In December 2016, Reynolds died of a stroke.