Burt Reynolds leaves behind a legacy of blockbuster films, iconic roles and quite a few headline-worthy Hollywood relationships.
The actor passed away Thursday morning in Florida of a reported heart attack. With many hit films to revisit to remember his work through his decades as a Hollywood A-lister, fans can also reminisce on his star-studded dating history within the hallowed halls of the film industry.
From his marriages to big Hollywood actresses to falling in love with his most iconic co-star, scroll through to see nine of Burt Reynolds' greatest loves.
Around 1960, the actor was briefly engaged to horror film goddess Nelson, who is perhaps most famous for her role in the 1955 film Revenge of the Creature.
Reynolds did not seem to be particularly interested in marriage at the time, as he broke the engagement and three years later he noted he was "fighting [the commitment] all the way."prevnext
The wedding bliss did not last forever as they split two years later after a not-so-amicable divorce.prevnext
The actor never addressed the relationship publicly throughout his life, however, following her death by suicide on the same year at the age of 35.prevnext
Reynolds' relationship with then 54-year-old Dinah Shore began after he made an appearance on her variety series, Dinah's Place in 1971. The couple split after four years together, but as PEOPLE writes, the actor remembered the relationship fondly.
"I was so damn lucky to be with her," Reynolds wrote in his autobiography, My Life.prevnext
Luft wrote in her autobiography that the relationship took over gossip magazines covers as soon as it went public.
"[We] were on the cover of every tabloid in America: 'Burt Dumps Dinah for Twenty-Year-Old,'" she wrote in 1998's Me and My Shadows.prevnext
Reynolds said later in his life that he still had a "huge crush" on her, PEOPLE writes.prevnext
The French actress and Reynolds worked together in the 1975 thriller film Hustle, which allegedly led to an off-screen affair at the time.
When she was given the Lumière Award back in 2016, the actress told Variety about her former co-star: "My partner [in the film] Burt Reynolds was also very likeable, he had a great sense of humor."prevnext
Their romance ended after five years and four movies, with Field saying Reynolds would propose every once in a while, though she declined because she thought his "heart wasn't in it."
Even as late in his life as 2016, the actor said Field was the love of his life. "Maybe she'll phone me one day, I'd love to have that conversation," he told Event Magazine at the time.prevnext
Reynolds finally made it back down the aisle in 1988, when he married Loni Anderson in what was once described as the perfect union of "beefcake" and "cheesecake," PEOPLE writes.
The marriage went on for five years and led to the adoption of Reynolds' only son Quinton. The couple ended things in 1994 in what is still remembered as one of Hollywood's nastiest divorces.prev