In this latest issue of Closer Weekly, on newsstands now, Jack Nicholson’s ex-wife, Sandra Knight, opens up about their marriage and shares the side of him that only she knew.
"The real Jack is a loving, caring, giving person,” Sandra — who is his first and only wife — tells Closer, insisting there’s more to Jack than his caddish reputation. “We had a very beautiful, sweet marriage,” Sandra tells us of their six-year union that produced their daughter, Jennifer, now 52.
But when Sandra left him and moved away with Jennifer, it devastated Jack. The betrayal also soured him to commitment. “Marriage was a hot stove. He touched it, got burned and never did it again,” Marc Eliot, author of Nicholson: A Biography tells Closer.
Jack in August 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
But he did love again, “Jack has always had that quality that draws women to him,” an insider tells Closer, “He throws off a certain electricity and he knows it.”
Though he doesn’t dwell on his lost loves, a part of Jack, now nearly 80-years-old, still wishes things had turned out differently. “I’ve had everything a man could ask for,” Jack has said. “But I don’t know if anyone could say I’m successful with affairs of the heart. I would love that one last real romance.”
To read the full story on Jack, pick up the new issue of Closer Weekly, on newsstands now!