Richard Perry and Jane Fonda are separating after eight long years together, according to E! News. Fonda and Perry were never legally married. According to Perry, the couple is ending their relationship on amicable terms. Perry reported to E! News, “It’s not a breakup, it’s a shift in the direction of our lives.” He continued, “I hate to say the romantic relationship is over. We’re definitely extremely good friends. We do things together. We care about each other a great deal and as far as romantic relationships, that’s temporarily been put on the back burner because she, as you probably know, has rededicated herself to activism. … We definitely have a great deal of love for each other.”
The actress and record producer hit it off in 2009 and were happily together for eight years. Fonda even divulged in an interview with The Sun in 2012 that her love life was going better than ever. She revealed, “At 74, I’ve never had such a fulfilling sex life.” She continued, “The only thing I have never known is true intimacy with a man. I absolutely want to discover that before dying. It has happened with Richard, I feel totally secure with him. Often, when we make love, I see him as he was 30 years ago.”
The couple seems to be moving on financially as well. Recently, Fonda and Perry put their Beverly Hills mansion on the market; they listed the home for $13 million. According to Forbes, “The 7,100-square-foot Trousdale mansion features four bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms, a glass elevator, a state-of-the-art kitchen, gym, meditation garden and breathtaking views of Los Angeles.”
Both Jane Fonda and Richard Perry have not had the best track record when it comes to relationships in the past. Fonda has been married three times over the course of her life while Richard Perry married once prior to Fonda. His marriage to actress and model Rebecca Broussard in 1987 only lasted one year. Fonda was married to French film director Roger Vadim, activist Tom Hayden, and Ted Turner, the founder of CNN.