Ted Turner: Cited reason for divorce
American media mogul and philanthropist, Ted Turner has opened his heart and talked freely about his divorce.
More news on Ted Turner has been gathered from quite a number of sources. According to them, in a newly released memoir Ted has made the confession that it was not religion that broke his marriage with Jane Fonda.
He said that he was "upset" when he discovered the "conversion," of his wife but "it wasn't because she had become Christian." Sixty nine year old Turner commented this. He has written a book called "Call Me Ted," which is scheduled to be released sometime during next week. The Associated Press has obtained an early copy of it.
He was quite upset with the fact that his wife Fonda did not inform him about it.
Turner has co-authored the book that consists of 433 pages, along with former Turner Broadcasting executive Bill Burke.
Ted Turner’s book also includes commentary from fellow America's Cup racers, and business moguls namely Bill Gates and former Time Warner chairman Gerald Levin. Words of other friends like former President Carter, family members and Fonda also found place in his book.
At length Fonda wrote about her marriage to Turner in her memoir "My Life So Far," and Turner adds a similar take without referring to the infidelities that were alleged against him by the Academy Award-winning actress. The two said that they are going to be good friends throughout the life.
He remembers how deeply they cared for each other but spent so much time apart that they had "trouble communicating" even when they stayed together. Ted Turner remembered that when he returned to their Montana ranch for the first time after their split he found that Fonda took away all her belongings.
"Our closets faced each other's, and when I saw her empty space I sat down on the floor between them and cried," added Turner, who had 2 previous wives.
Being the son of a demanding advertising magnate who killed himself when Turner was in his mid-20s, he admitted about his own disturbing mood swings and writes that in the 1980s he was being told that he was bipolar and also placed on lithium. After a couple of years, he felt a little change, tried a new psychiatrist, who has reversed the earlier diagnosis and canceled the prescription.