In a new exclusive interview, the actress opened about her experience with online dating and when asked if she’s found love yet, she replied, “No! I actually just did it once [and] it wasn’t what I expected,” she confessed. “The person misrepresented himself.”
The 59-year-old previously revealed via Instagram in September that she and her husband of two years, Shiva Ayyadurai, have split, writing, “Shiva & I are going to part ways. I’m grateful for my time with him. No regrets. Life is a journey of many chapters. Thanks for you support. Love is love,” on the social media platform.
Fran and Shiva in June 2016.
And Fran’s friends have recently weighed in on the sudden breakup. “They realized pretty quickly that things weren’t working as a married couple. Shiva wasn’t willing to compromise much, and he never loved her lifestyle as an actress,” an insider close to Fran confided to Closer.
“They were complete opposites,” another pal added. “He was shy and would accompany her to events but he wanted no part of the cameras or the spotlight [whereas] she loves Hollywood. She’s looking forward to the next chapter of her life!”
The two tied the knot in 2014. Fran was previously married to Peter Marc Jacobson from 1978 until 1999 when he came out as gay. During their marriage, Fran was tragically raped in the LA home she shared with her then-husband, Peter.
Fran and Peter.
She opened up about the traumatizing event in a recent interview. “The whole rape experience was so surreal. Because people who talk about having guns in the house, it would not have helped. It could have been used against us,” she said. “You will never be the same [after trauma]. But whatever that is, forge forward with that and turn your pain into purpose which is what I always do.”
As for her love life today, Fran is taking each day as it comes. “I’m just going to put trust in the universe,” she shared with Closer. “And I know that [romance] will happen when it’s meant to.”
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