Despite their bitter breakup 33 years ago, Burt Reynolds and Sally Field are finally able to mend fences.
Once "the Brad and Angie of their time," according to a friend of Burt's, their five-year romance ended in a split so nasty that they didn’t talk for two decades.
Burt and Sally in 1977’s ‘Smokey and the Bandit.’
They went on to marry other people, Burt to Loni Anderson in 1988 and Sally to Alan Greisman in 1984, but time has a way of healing old wounds, and Burt and Sally — now both divorced — speak by phone nearly every week now.
“Burt is happy that he and Sally have formed a friendship and can talk about the great times they had and what they are up to now,” says a confidante.
Sally, too, has begun seeing Burt in a different light, and has “come to believe that Burt was her soulmate,” the confidante continues. “They still share something that is very special for both of them.”
The ‘Norma Rae’ has also put the past behind her. “She has totally forgive him for everything,” says an insider close to Burt. “They are very sweet with each other when they talk.”
To paraphrase Sally’s famous Oscar speech: They like each other, they really like each other!”
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