Burt Reynolds Described As “Controlling And Emotionally Abusive” In Sally Field’s New Memoir

Sally Field and Burt Reynolds were a high-profile couple for several years after meeting on the set of Smokey and the Bandit. But it turns out their relationship wasn’t as picture-perfect as it seemed. Sally Field has opened up about her life, and love life, in her upcoming memoir, In Pieces.

In her memoir, she writes about how her stepfather’s abuse when she was a child affected her relationships with men later on, and that included Burt. Speaking to a reporter while promoting the book, Sally admits she’s glad Burt won’t have to read the memoir because of her raw passages about their time together. “This would hurt him.” She told The New York Times their romance was “confusing and complicated, and not without loving and caring, but really complicated and hurtful to me.” That included him not wanting her to attend the 1977 Emmys, when she ended up winning for her role in Sybil.

In Pieces’ will be available on September 18th.

 

Image sources: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/11/646723297/sally-field

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