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In the debut issue of Closer, Suzanne Somers opens up in an exclusive interview about the challenges and successes she’s faced since starring in Three’s Company – and even shares her dream for a return to TV!
“I said to my husband the other day, ‘You know what would make a great sitcom? If Chrissy Snow’s son was Jason Ritter!’" Suzanne reveals to Closer. “It would mean that ultimately, Jack [the late John Ritter’s character] and [Suzanne’s character] Chrissy got married and they had Jason. It is the first acting idea I’ve had that has made my heart flutter.”
Though she admits she has never met Jason, she can see he carries his late father’s talent. “When I’ve seen him acting, he’s got his father’s timing. And he’s darling," Suzanne says. “I think I’m going to throw that out there to him. Who knows?”
After surviving breast cancer, a return to TV is just a mere thought for the 67-year-old actress, who believes everything gets better with time and the right people in your life. “I’ve lived long enough to know that,” Suzanne says.
And one person who helped her get better though the years — her husband of nearly 36 years, Alan Hamel. With the recent revelation that her and Alan have sex twice a day, she explains to Closer, “We go to bed early, at 9, and Alan wakes up about 4 a.m. and wants to get intimate. Then I go back to sleep and when I wake up at 9, I’m in the mood, so we have sex again. Then we have coffee and go about our day!”
Suzanne and Alan wed in 1977 and haven’t looked back. “We’re probably in the best phase of our relationship now, at this stage of life,” she says. “We give each other a lot of attention.”
FOR MORE FROM SUZANNE, INCLUDING LIFE AFTER CANCER, HER SUCCESSFUL THIGHMASTER WORKOUT, AND HER NEW BOOK I’M TOO YOUNG FOR THIS!, PICK UP THE DEBUT ISSUE OF CLOSER, ON NEWSSTANDS NOW.