Bo Derek is now happily married, but she was previously responsible for the dissolution of the marriage of an actress whom she much admired by snatching her spouse. Even though Bo and the guy did end up being married after a long courtship and living together as husband and wife for 22 years, she despises herself for having done it. The specifics are as follows:
Bo Derek, an American Actress, and Model have been working in the film business for a considerable amount of time. Her performance in the 1979 romantic comedy “10” catapulted her to the forefront of the entertainment industry.
In the years that followed, the Hollywood star appeared in a variety of other films, including “Bolero,” “Tarzan, the Ape Man,” “Ghosts Can’t Do It,” and a great deal more.
Even though Bo didn’t become a household name until 1979, she had previously been working in the performing industry. She began her acting career at the age of 16 when she has cast in the film “Fantasies,” which was directed by John Derek, the man who would go on to become Bo’s first husband. In a conversation with Interview Magazine, the actress described how an interview for a job in a movie led to her first meeting John.
Bo claims that she had just received a phone call from her agency informing her that she will be attending an interview for a part within the next few days. After then, she divulged to her curious mother, who was standing next to her, that the interview was with John Derek.
The mother of the actress could not contain her excitement at the news and could not stop thinking about how good-looking the director was. When Bo finally saw John for the first time a few days later, she was able to verify the statements made by her mother. To quote the actor who played Bolero in “Bolero”:
“And when I entered the building and saw him working in his office, the first thing that went through my mind was, “Oh, Mom was right.” He is quite good-looking.”
Then, John disclosed to the actress his intention to consider her for a role in “Fantasies.” However, in order for Bo to take on the role, it was necessary for her to withdraw from school and fly to Greece in order to participate in the shooting.
The terms that John imposed were accepted by Bo without question. The actress’s mother provided her daughter with her blessings and accompanied her as a chaperone on a trip to the stunning island of Mykonos, which is located in Greece.
Mykonos, to Bo and John’s surprise, had different things in store for them. Not only did they get off the island with a movie, but also with a love affair that caused a lot of controversies.
When Bo and John first met, John had just tied the knot with veteran actress Linda Evans. Bo was already married. Even though Bo was 30 years John’s senior, the fact that John was married did not prevent the “10” actor from falling in love with him, and neither did the age difference.
During her conversation with Interview Magazine, Bo said that the two of them started dating in Mykonos, despite the fact that her mother was present on the island at the time, which made the situation seem uncomfortable and weird.
The actress said that the love that she had for John was extraordinary. Bo shared with her that despite her youth, John appreciated powerful women and that John thought she was one of such ladies.
As a result, the actress realized when they were in Mykonos that their love was not as one-sided as many others may have believed it to be. Their feelings for one another deepened with every passing day, and by the time shooting was complete, they were both prepared to announce their relationship to the world.
The actress never anticipated that she would find love again after the scandals that surrounded Bo’s previous marriage, which lasted for 22 years.
Unfortuitously, John and Evans’s marriage was a sacrifice that had to be made in order for their love to endure. The exes went their own ways, which made it easier for the director and Bo to concentrate on their relationship.
John and Bo stayed in Europe as a result of the statutory provisions that prevented them from returning to the United States. Because Bo was a juvenile at the time of their connection, the law deemed it to be unlawful, and John ran the risk of being charged with rape if it continued.
Bo skipped her senior year of high school in order to continue living with her boyfriend in Europe since the couple was reluctant to take any chances. There, they had many exciting experiences with one another.
In Switzerland, Bo even had the extraordinary opportunity to meet Ursula Andress, who was John’s second wife and a close friend. After spending some time traveling around Europe, the couple’s trip came to an end when Bo turned 18 years old. After that, they went back to California, where they lived together until being married in 1976.
Even though Bo and John’s relationship seemed to be going well, not everyone approved of the two of them being together. The actress said that her parents were quite distraught at the choice that she made. Despite this, Bo continued to live with John up to the time of his loss.
As a consequence of this, a lot of people thought that they were destined to be together. On the other hand, the actress had a different opinion and came to the conclusion that marrying John was a mistake despite the fact that they were content.
Even now, many years after John’s passing, Bo is plagued by the guilt that he was the one who caused Evans’ marriage to fail. In an interview that took place in 2016, the famous Hollywood actress said that taking another woman’s spouse was the worst thing that she could have done and that she regretted herself for doing it. Bo came clean and said:
“I was being interviewed by Oprah, and I recall that she inquired about it throughout our conversation. I responded with, “No, I do not forgive myself for that,” and I meant it.”
The behavior of the actress made her feel even more terrible, which was compounded by the fact that Evans, whom Bo liked and revered, was nice to her. Because of the guilt, Bo said that anytime she and Evans came into contact with one another, she always felt like shite.
On the other side, Evans made the surprise admission that her separation from John was a significant factor in her improvement. At first, it was the most challenging and heartbreaking experience she had ever been through. Later on, it was still one of the most difficult. However, in time, it turned out to have a positive outcome.
Evans claimed that if she had not divorced John, who did not want her to work, she would not have appeared in “Dynasty” and would not have known all the magic that followed the show. John did not want her to work. In the meanwhile, Bo is making efforts to move on, but she will never be able to shake the feeling that she is responsible for ruining a happy marriage. In her words:
“The only way forward is for both of us to move on and learn from our past experiences so that we don’t repeat them in the future. To this day, I consider that period of my life to be one of my worst regrets.”
The actress never anticipated that she would find love again after the scandals that surrounded Bo’s previous marriage, which lasted for 22 years. However, events may not always play out in the manner that people anticipate they would. These days, Bo is living the good life with her husband, the American actor John Corbett.
The year 2002 marked the beginning of the couple’s courtship, although they never intended to be married. Bo said that there was “attraction and comfort” between them when they first met. However, as time went on, they began to feel a little bit more at ease in their surroundings.
Bo was always in a good mood thanks to him, and her admiration for him only became stronger as time went on. Before declaring that they will ultimately be married in 2020, the pair dated for a total of 20 years.
In point of fact, Bo is content despite the fact that she has chosen not to have any children of her own. The actress claims that she could have had children at the time, but she chose not to since her life was so unorthodox.
Bo was of the opinion that children should be given the opportunity to have two parents who are in a committed relationship. However, the Hollywood celebrity is not any less of a woman than anybody else. She continues to serve as a source of motivation for a significant number of women all around the globe.