Though Burt Reynolds has had a successfull Hollywood career spanning six decades, the prolific actor has revealed that his "greatest achievement" in life is actually his 29-year-old son, Quinton Anderson Reynolds.
"He is my greatest achievement. He’s a wonderful young man and is now working as a camera assistant in Hollywood. He never asked for any help with his career, he did it all himself, and I’m so proud of him. I love him very much," Burt, 82, exclusively told Closer Weekly in the magazine's latest issue, on newsstands now.
Burt and his son, Quinton. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Quinton is Burt's only child and the star adopted his son with his second wife, Loni Anderson, back in the late 1980s. Though the Smokey and the Bandit actor and Quinton previously went through a period of estrangement following Burt's 1993 divorce from Loni, the two have grown much closer in recent years.
Despite some rocky times, Burt told Closer that he has no life regrets. "There’s nothing I can do about things that weren’t happy or good," he said. "I just try not to dwell on those. Regrets are not healthy — it’s best to try and let go of those things that can’t be changed."
Burt and his second wife, Loni. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"All of my experiences made me who I am today, and I’m grateful for the positive ones," Burt added. "I don’t think of my past as anything negative, and if it is negative, I’ve forgotten it!"
During an exclusive interview with Closer, one of Burt's close friends also opened up about the actor's past Hollywood romance with Sally Field, whom Burt recently called the love of his life. "Burt and Sally ended on a bad note when they split in 1982, but he’d love a visit from her. He would be incredibly touched if she came and they could talk over old times — the good times," the pal revealed.
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