She’s had an incredible career, filled with a ton of recognition including two Academy Awards and an AFI Life Achievement Award, but Jane Fonda values something else a lot more than all of her accolades: her children.
The legendary actress welcomed her first child, a daughter named Vanessa Vadim, with her first husband, Roger Vadim, in September 1968. Although the pair’s marriage only lasted from 1965 to 1973, Jane went on to find love again with her second husband, Tom Hayden.
The lovebirds welcomed two kids together after their 1973 wedding. Their son, Troy Garity, became a well-known Hollywood actor and their daughter, Mary Luana Williams, followed in her dad’s footsteps and became a social activist. But even though Jane and Tom looked like they were going to be together forever, they ended up getting divorced in 1990. The next year, the Hollywood star married media mogul Ted Turner.
However, that marriage didn’t last long either. The former couple got hitched in 1991, but called it quits in 2001. After their marriage ended, Jane spent most of her time trying to be a better parent to her kids.
“I didn’t know how to do it,” she previously told The Edit. “But you can learn, so I studied how to be a parent. It’s never too late.”
The Youth star noted she’s “trying to make up” for what she “didn’t know before,” and she “regrets” some things in her past. “When I die, I want my family to be around me. I want them to love me and I have to earn that,” she said. “I’m still working at it.”
Although it’s a process, Jane and her kids are doing pretty well. In June 2014, they attended the 42nd Life Achievement Award Gala for AFI together and as always, they looked like a great bunch.
Scroll below to learn a bit about each of Jane’s three kids!
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