Taylor is the queen of divorces—eight in all when you count her two divorces from Richard Burton. But there is a good chance that the talk of marriage number nine stems from someone’s desire to spread publicity about her lust for a big screen comeback. While other sources say that even if she did marry Winters, the marriage would be a sham.
Dame Elizabeth Taylor has had her share of husbands. She has married seven men in her lifetime, but has been single since her 1996 divorce from construction worker Larry Fortensky. See CredoVie’s Liz Taylor Marriage-Divorce timeline.
Although she has vowed she’d never marry again, that didn’t mean she wouldn’t have male companionship. She has been seen for the last three years or so at public events with Winters, a top talent management exec, who could easily have a spot on the Black Enterprise Top 50 Hollywood Power Brokers list.
In 2007, British papers reported that Taylor and Winters took a romantic vacation together at a Hawaiian resort. Taylor spent “the evening caressing the face of [Winters],” reported the Evening Standard. At the time, the paper quoted a source as saying: “She didn’t think she’d fall in love again, but since Jason came into her life that has all changed.”
The screen legend has also gushed about Winters to gossip columnist Liz Smith, describing him as “one of the most wonderful men I’ve ever known, that’s why I love him.” He even reportedly bought a house for them.
When she was asked in 2007 about whether or not she’ll ever remarry. She gave a screeching howl of a no, that reporters will not-soon forget. Hear it here on YouTube.
After all, some of those in the know, say that Winters is a gay man who has been in a long-term relationship with his business partner Erik Sterling, according to Gather.com.
If Winters is a shrewd talent manager, it would make sense that he would plant the marriage story in the hopes of landing his client the gig she seeks. According to the Daily Mail, Taylor, who is confined to a wheelchair as a result of osteoporosis and the curvature of her spine, has even been lowered into a tank to go swimming with sharks, as a way to gain attention.