Legends in action Elizabeth Taylor and Debbie Reynolds were involved in one of the biggest Hollywood scandals of the 1950s – over Eddie Fisher. However, the two reconciled later in life and talked even two weeks before Taylor died.
Reynolds’ daughter Carrie Fisher may have kept her relationship with Harrison Ford a secret for decades because of the “tabloid feeding frenzy” caused by her father’s disobedience.
Elizabeth Taylor stole Debbie Reynolds’ husband Eddie Fisher
Reynolds and Fisher were married in 1955 and had two children, Carrie and Todd. Meanwhile, Taylor married film producer Mike Todd in 1957. The two couples were very close. Sadly, Todd died in a plane crash a month after Reynolds and Fisher ‘s son, Todd.
Reynolds remembers sending her husband to quarrel with the troubled Taylor after her husband’s death.
“You know, when Mike Todd died, I sent Eddie to help Elizabeth,” Reynolds told People, according to curriculum vitae. “I don’t think she ever liked Eddie. He had a temporary interest in her time of mourning. “
In 1959, Fisher divorced Reynold and married Taylor on the same day. It was a real public scandal that even led to the cancellation of Fisher ‘s television show.
Reynolds and Taylor settled on a ship to London
Years after the incident, both Reynolds and Taylor married. According to the Hollywood Reporter, they ran into each other on a boat bound for London.
“I was going to London on Queen Elizabeth’s boat, and I looked up, and I saw a ton of luggage going with me and birds and dog cages and nurses, and I realized that Elizabeth was on the same boat as me. , ”Reynolds recalled. “I almost changed my mind about going, but my husband said, ‘Don’t be silly; we will not be on the same floor. ‘”
However, the two women were on the same floor, so Reynolds thought it best to get together and reconcile.
“So I sent a note to her room, and she sent a note back to me saying that we should have dinner and get this over and have a good time,” Reynolds explained. “Because we were good friends when we were 17 and we went to school together on the MGM mast. And we had an amazing night with lots of laughter. ”
Reynolds spoke to Taylor two weeks before she died
Taylor was in the hospital at the age of 79 when Reynolds spoke to her for the last time.
“I said, ‘Getting old is very difficult,'” Reynolds said Access to Hollywood about her conversation with Taylor.
Although Taylor achieved so much of her life, she told Reynolds the hardest part.
“And she said, ‘Yes. Yes of course, Debbie. This is very sad. ‘I said,’ Well, you just hang in there now, Elizabeth, ” Reynolds continued. “And she said, ‘I’m really trying.’
Taylor died of congestive heart failure in 2011, just two weeks after speaking to Reynolds.