See What Bo Derek Had to Say about Her Relationship with 18-Year Partner John Corbett in a Recent Interview
Actress Bo Derek was interviewed by “Fox News” recently where she opened up about her nearly 20-year relationship with her partner, actor John Corbett.
Another thing that kept their flames burning for each other was that he “makes me laugh all the time.” The actress also described him as someone who was full of life and joy.
FINDING CORBETT ATTRACTIVE
She shared how she became attracted to him then and still felt the same way today. The actress revealed how they took things a day at a time and credited that as the main reason they were still together.
Derek also joked that they were now starting to get a bit more settled. Even though the pair have been together for 18 years, the actress shared that they didn’t have any plans to get married anytime soon.
WHY THEY ARE NOT MARRIED
She explained how marriage seemed more important when one is young and setting up a family. The star noted how in those circumstances; marriage was a meaningful and wonderful commitment.
Derek elaborated on how at the moment it hadn't happened for them. In a previous interview with the “Huffington Post” in 2016, her partner said the success of their relationship was because they hadn’t gotten married.
"I’m very conflicted about it when I look back on being 17 with a 46-year-old man. As I said, I thought I knew everything. It felt right at the time" -- Bo Derek to me on her love affair with John Derek. They ended up together for 25 years, married for 22.https://t.co/8eVcNw9fJR— Marc Malkin (@marcmalkin) August 14, 2020
LOSING HER HUSBAND
He added how the secret was to just enjoy being together. In the same interview, Derek noted how they’d spoken about marriage but weren’t young and didn’t have any children together leaving them with no pressure or the need to tie the knot.
Before dating Corbett, the actress was married to John Derek, an actor-director and mentor, since 1976. He sadly passed away aged 71 in 1998 from congestive heart failure.
AN AGENT HOOKED THEM UP
Corbett started dating Derek after they were introduced by a Hollywood agent, Norby Walters, who decided to play matchmaker. Early in 2002, found himself with no date for an Oscar party which Walters was hosting.
MEETING ON THE “TODAY” SHOW
The agent offered to find Corbett a date as he’d disclosed he wasn’t seeing anyone at the time. He met Derek while she was on “Today” discussing her appearance on "Sharknado 3."
Corbett happened to be hanging out on the set and she liked him instantly.