In an exclusive interview with ‘Closer Weekly,’ 80-year-old Florence Henderson talks sex, dating and aging, revealing, “I actually have a friend with benefits!”
“I still feel like I’m 28,” the star, who will celebrate her 81st birthday on Valentine’s Day, tells ‘Closer’ in an exclusive interview and photo shoot in Marina del Rey, Calif. “I do anything and everything to stay active because, let’s face it, I am not slowing down anytime soon!”
And that includes her sex life! “It’s foolish to think that older people don’t enjoy sex. It’s a big myth,” she confides to ‘Closer.’ “There is no age limit on the enjoyment of sex. It keeps getting better,” Florence says, adding, “You learn to do things with more experience, intelligence and the ability to choose more wisely.”
Though Florence — who is a spokeswoman for ‘City of Hope’ cancer research center — admits she’s not looking to marry, she does enjoy putting herself out there. “I like to date, but not every date needs to lead to marriage. I actually have a friend with benefits,” she confesses to ‘Closer.’ “He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and is a chiropractor. I really enjoy his company, but I am sure he sees other people, as I do.”
Florence, who often sees guys in their 60s (“I like to date younger men because they need to keep up with me,” she says), is attracted to people who share her joie de vivre. “I like being with someone who you can talk and laugh with. If he doesn’t have a sense of humor, I am going home very early,” the star — who often tours with her one-woman show, ‘All the Lives of Me… A Musical Journey’ — said. “It’s all about how you embrace life.”
To read Florence’s full interview, pick up the new issue of ‘Closer Weekly,’ on newsstands now!