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Legendary Movie Actress Ali MacGraw Wishes She Received Alimony From Ex-Husbands

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Love Story actress Ali MacGraw has them.

The former movie actress says that wishes she had agreed to receive alimony from any of her three ex-husbands, including actors Robert Evans and Steve McQueen. Back in the day, it didn't seem to matter as much, but now that the 72-year-old star sadly no longer makes a living, she deeply regrets not being more forthcoming about her future.

In an upcoming issue of Town & Country, Ali explains:

"I had a romantic, 'Aren’t I a good girl?' take on divorce, but the truth is that was stupid. When one stops working at the height of one’s career, it’s just stupid not to say, 'I want to make sure I have a house.'

I haven’t made a living lately at all. I’m much more famous than I am rich, but I’m able to scale back my lifestyle. I know a lot of people who were where I was who can’t imagine living any simpler, but I haven’t got a lot of expensive wants.

People think it’s fabulous, but the truth of it is that it’s exhausting. There’s so much craziness that comes along with being a movie star that you can get so confused. Unless you’ve spent your whole life waiting to be the center of attention, it’s pretty terrifying."

It's too bad that none of her exes insisted on paying alimony either! Lesson learned, indeed. Nowadays, a Hollywood marriage without a prenup/alimony/child support is completely unheard of!

Oh well.

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39 comments to “Legendary Movie Actress Ali MacGraw Wishes She Received Alimony From Ex-Husbands”

  1. 1

    It is sad how the people who write this blog never tire of being condescending assholes.

    Oh well.

  2. 2

    "i have a lot of expensive wants" well thats her problem not her exes.
    just cuz she was a famous actress and is now no longer wanted, maybe she should get another job.. or maybe she should have thought of that a long time ago when she was young and able to start a new career. dumb.

  3. 3

    I guess the whore should have thought about it before KILLING all those ex-husband's children by abortion….THOSE MEN OWE YOU NOTHING!

    Hey Ali, looks like you'll have to do a Hustler BEAVER SPREAD like all the other immoral tramps of Hollywood do to pay rent!

  4. 4

    Re: Lorili – You misread that quote. She said '"but I HAVEN'T got a lot of expensive wants"

  5. 5

    Hey Ali, Ryan O'Neil is single; you like getting thrown against the fireplace brick wall every other day don't ya? All the BOOZE & DRUGS you can handle comes with the deal too; now there's a REAL LOVE/HATE STORY!

  6. 6

    Ignore this baby killer!

  7. 7

    She says something about being a good girl, but during her movie w/ McQueen his wife and mother of his children came out for a visit and told Ali to stop fooling around w/ hubby and she would keep his money and he would be back…Hmmm

  8. 8

    Alimony? She wasn't married to anyone long enough to be considered a REAL WIFE or deserving of anything but being shown the front door with her knapsack….

  9. 9

    Prime example of why people shouldn't be allowed alimony. It's ridiculous and makes no sense. If you want to divorce someone, to me that's saying you are cutting yourself from that person in every way. Especially their money. If you don't want to be with them fine, but you should also not be allowed their money. If you have kids you get child support, but nothing else. You wanna be single, fine; go get a job!!

  10. 10

    I've never understood why people feel entitled to alimony. Perhaps if you quit your job to raise you and your spouse's kids and you now can't find a job to afford daycare, then maybe. But, this woman did nothing to deserve any payouts from her ex-hubbies. Maybe she should have gotten a different job once the scripts stopped rolling in. It's not any of her ex's faults that she didn't support herself once the marriage ended. If I were to divorce someone, I sure as hell wouldn't want to give them money so that they could live a nice lifestyle while I foot the check. I also sure as hell wouldn't have the balls to demand money I feel I'm entitled to from the ex, either. The whole concept of alimony is ridiculous. The only thing an ex-spouse should have to pay is child support.

  11. 11

    It is pathetic of you Perez, to rip these stories off from other bloggers about 3 to 4 days way too late. Happy new year Perez, you are still the laziest blogger on the internet…can't be bothered to proof read let alone create original content.

  12. 12

    I've never heard of her… but from what I know… doesn't alimony run out once you remarry? So really only the last husband would have helped. So many celebrities these days never have a plan B. No one is beautiful forever and acting certainly isn't a stable job. Ever heard of an education or investing some of the money you had? I don't rely on other people to support me. It's called taking some responsibility for your life. I mean it sounds like if she really was a "legendary" movie star…. then she was making mad money. What did she do with it?

  13. 13

    Legendary???? Says who?

    She should have worked harder and saved her money. Why are sooo many in our society looking to others for their care? Children, the handicapped, and mentally disabled deserve help, PERIOD

  14. 14

    Re: GaGaGoAwayAway – Yeah I feel you. I think it's kind of disrespectful to his readers personally.

  15. 15

    Oh look a female admitting that she needs a MAN'S assistance. Women rely on men. This is nothing new. TaylorSwift said it best, if you want a divorce, then you should not be entitled to alimony..You after all are cutting ties with them so why not their money?

  16. 16


    She known more for all of her abortions than for acting; she DOES NOT have an Oscar!

  17. 17

    Maybe she can get a job as the Spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood's abortion mills….

  18. 18

    She has a great education. Wellsley(sic) hires their own. She quit the biz during her marriages but she didn't have to(McQueen didn't want his women working). She chose to bow out at the height of her career. For a little while producers wanted a Ali "type" when she left. MacGraw is known for being somewhat generous, but it seems her pathology is because she REALLY wants to be liked and seems prideful. I am sure she has regrets about not capitalizing on her opportunities.

  19. 19

    Her abortion has nothing to do with anything. She was in a committed relationship for over a year AND on birth control when she conceived her child. Everyone needs to get out of their archaic thinking and focus on the issue at hand. It sounds like you'd condone her getting knocked up from her ex-husbands just to be "entitled" to a child support check—which she easily could have done. Get over yourselves.

  20. 20

    I absolutely love Ali MacGraw! She was and is so beautiful, and is a talented actress! It all boils down to self-esteem, she didn't demand anything from the men in her life because she thought so little of herself. It's so sad that such a beautiful and talented person is living so simply, and pathetic pieces of garbage like the Kardashians, who have NO talent or morals are living like kings!

  21. 21

    Re: My Cheating Husband is Missing – WTF is wrong with you? I guess that your cheating husband is missing, but don't take it out on sweet and beautiful Ali MacGraw!!!

  22. 22

    She should have wished she did better financial planning with the wealth she earned.

  23. 23

    she was smoking hot

  24. 24

    I've met Ali MacGraw a few times in Santa Fe where she lives. Super nice and very down to earth. Wonderful advocate for animals (gotta love doggies). :o ) Maybe she ought to write a BOOK like every other celeb who needs money does. "My LIfe With Men Who Paid Me No Alimony" (or "Why it Pays to be Camille Grammer") or some such title. She was a produce of a time and place when NOT taking alimony would have been the cooler, more liberated thing to do. So you have to account for the era in which she made those decisions.

  25. 25

    Re: My Cheating Husband is Missing – Wow, what a sexist, woman hater you are….FIrst of all, it IS a woman's choice to do what she wants with HER BODY! Calling her a killer just shows your ignorance and stupidity. Both parties are responsible for using protection AND let's face it- who would want to have children with McQueen or Evans…both were not good men…addicts and abusers…how would they make good fathers? Until women make equal pay and are not paid less because they are women, I think women should be entitled alimony….Just as I think men should be too depending on the circumstances…each case is different….

  26. 26

    HAHAhahhaa @ calling her a "legendary movie actress" … too funny.

  27. 27

    Her SAG and AFTRA pensions should be more than enough, plus she's eligible for the Actor's Rest Home in Englewood NJ when the time comes. She's fine.

  28. 28

    Re: My Cheating Husband is Missing – You picked him sweetie! You have to own 50%!

  29. 29

    Re: sanfran1 – Thats funny because 98% of the crap that comes out of your mouth is condescending, hypocritical, idiotic, irrational and illogical. Run along stupid feminist.

  30. 30

    According to the Celeb Net Worth website she has a 60 mil net worth and even if it's off by HALF she is doing pretty damn good. I mean what the hell is she whining about?

  31. 31

    Gawd she is old !

  32. 32

    That's how far her mind has gone; she's worth $60 million and hasn't got a clue that people WHO DO WORK are homeless and have lost it all IN THE USA!

  33. 33

    Way to make us women look bad!!

    Ali, you don't need a man to pay your bills. YOu should have saved up what you earned. Take care of yourself like a grown up. You're not a child who needs daddy's support. Being a women from a divorce should not be an excuse to get easy money. As a woman, I know that everyone is perfectly capable of making and responsibly keeping their own. You just failed… Don't blame it on womenhood and you entitlement issues to steal from your exes.

    If this situation were reversed, everyone would be calling "him" a lazy slob. No double standards! grr.

  34. 34

    solution is simple
    because she is famous she could easily rejuvinate her career if she chose to
    she could start with a guest shot on something like "Hot in Cleveland" or "How I met Your Mother"
    I'm sure if she or her reps contacted a few show they'd jump at the chance to write a role for her
    if TV isn't to her liking because she considers herself a "movie" star where TV is beneath her - then contact other working film actors around the same age to find out what writers/producers etc. seem to use senior supporting actors most
    she could do something on Broadway- in a supporting role to show everyone she still has her acting chops
    if she has the will (and the good health) then there is always a way!

  35. 35

    Re: sanfran1 – Women are not paid less because they are women. They are paid less because they sacrifice money for time. In that case we are better than men.

  36. 36

    Ali didnt need alimony. She needed acting lessons. If she'd had any sustainable talent, she still be working today.

  37. 37

    Watched Robert Evans' documentary just a couple days ago. She was cheating on him for a month before she owned up to it — and yes, McQueen was married. She had Evans' baby so I guess she went through with at least one pregnancy. However, no one should blame their financial situation on their spouse, especially in Hollywood. You cannot tell me she had no offers or could not find work. Waaa, Waaa… not falling for it

  38. 38

    Ali is turning 74 years old on the first of April (she was born in 1938, not in 1939). She did not even start acting until she was in her early 30s. In Love Story, she was 32 playing a college student. Pathetic. She was also pretty ugly for a "movie star". The only reason she got a career is because her 2nd husband was the weirdo producer Robert Evans. Once he helped her get famous, she dumped him for McQueen, who later dumped her for a younger and better looking woman named Barbara Minty. Ali MacGraw was a truly horrible actress.

  39. 39

    Re: Be-Atch – And older than this says! Ali is 73 (almost 74), NOT 72. She was even older than Natalie Wood. Yet Natalie was being treated as a fossil in the industry by the time Ali became famous. So unfair.