Ali MacGraw on Steve McQueen: "I Always Thought He'd Leave Me"

Season 5 Episode 518
Aired on 09/28/2014
Actress Ali MacGraw has been married and divorced three times. Her first marriage to college sweetheart Robin Hoen lasted a year and a half. In 1971, on the heels of Love Story's success, Ali married legendary producer Robert Evans and gave birth to her only son, Josh. Two years later, she and Robert broke up after Ali began a public affair with screen icon Steve McQueen. Steve and Ali divorced in 1978 after five tumultuous years. "I always thought he'd leave me," she says in the video above. "I don't know what I thought, except that I wasn't real."

Today, Ali is on good terms with her first two husbands. "I married some wonderful men, and the ones that are alive are my friends, real friends," she says.

Still, she says she wishes she could have another conversation with Steve, who passed away in 1980. "It's very sad to me that as sober, grown-up, nonsexually connected beings, we didn't get to sit down and clean it all."

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