Wild, Wise Women
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE 45)
Parenthood ] is never take each other
for granted. When I knew Allen was
coming home, I would freshen my
makeup, put on a new blouse. He
would call from where he was and
ask me out on a date. Sometimes that
meant pick up a chicken, and we’d put
some records on and dance. That was
our date—silly, but it kept the freshness in the relationship.
>Bell: It’s interesting that a sense of humor appealed to all of us in our mates.
>Curtis: The secret is evolution. If
you’re lucky, you evolve simultaneously. Chris and I are in different jobs
now than when we got married. He
wasn’t a director; he was an actor. I
wasn’t a writer; I was an actor. We
supported each other when we made
changes, even when there weren’t
financial rewards. There were times I
led, and times Chris led, but the disparity never felt like one of us had moved
beyond the other. My husband and
I are very different and have always
been. Now with our 14-year-old son,
Thomas [their daughter, Annie, is 23],
getting some independence, we have
free time. So what do we do? I play tennis. He golfs and sails. We need to find
something to do together!
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>White: I would not have married my
first or second husbands. I married
my first because we wanted to sleep
together. It lasted six months, and
we were in bed for six months. The
second time I was deeply in love, but
he wanted me to get out of show business—a deal breaker. Both marriages
helped me to appreciate the real thing
when it came along.
>Curtis: Would I do a few things over
as a mother? Sure. Would I do a lot the
same? Sure. I’m not a big regretter—
maybe a couple of hairdos in the ’70s.
>Bell: Every experience has made me
who I am, but if I had to choose, I
guess I would have raised my glove
and caught the softball that sent me to
homecoming with two black eyes.
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>Curtis: Deeper over time.
>White: I don’t have a fella, but if
Allen—or Robert Redford—were
around, we’d have a very active sex life.
Does desire melt away with age? I’m
waiting for that day to come. Sexual
desire is like aging—a lot of it is up here
Solutions to Puzzles on page 74.
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1. Wind, frost, and first down 2. Candy cane,
egg nog 3. Sleigh, tray 4. enlist, inlets, listen,
silent 5. Ellen DeGeneres and Renée Zellweger
6. wassailing, was sailing
[ points to her head ].
>Bell: It gets sweeter—and more fun.
But whether you have an enormous
libido—like my friend Betty—or none at
all, there’s no norm. There are different
bodies, boobs, people.
>Curtis: That’s the greatest advice in this
article, out of the mouth of the babe. ;
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