Debbie Reynolds Was ‘The Last To Find Out’ About Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher’s Affair- ‘It Left Me Shattered’

Debbie Reynolds’ life turned upside down in 1958. Her husband, Eddie Fisher, told her he planned to file for divorce. Singer Reynolds then left for her close friend and fellow actress, Elizabeth Taylor. At the time, Reynolds and Fisher had two children – Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher.

Before opening about the affair, Reynolds shared rumors that his relationship with Taylor was soon to take over Hollywood.

1958: American singer Eddie Fisher, wearing a tuxedo, stands with arms around his wife, American actress Debbie Reynolds (R) and smiles as he watches British-born actor Elizabeth Taylor , cigarette smoking, Las Vegas, Nevada.  The following year Fisher left Reynolds and married Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor, Eddie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds | Hulton Archive / Getty Images

Debbie Reynolds once believed she was ‘happily married’ to Eddie Fisher

Reynolds and Fisher met after their producers founded them in 1952. They were both at the top of their careers, as Fisher had several songs that became a goal. In addition, Reynolds gained a reputation for her role as Kathy Selden in it Singin in the Rain.

Not only was Reynolds heartbroken by her divorce, but she also said it challenged her religious beliefs. She admitted that ending the marriage was not her choice. However, Reynolds did not want to get into the happiness of her husband.

“I was very religious, so I didn’t believe in divorce, but they made me feel guilty and I really loved each other,” she said. “So I finally let Eddie off the hook. I told him to go. ”

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