Anne Buydens and her undying love for actor husband Kirk Douglas despite his several extramarital affairs

American actor Kirk Douglas died on 5 February 2020. He was a great actor and had charmed many. His prominent cleft chin and great physique attracted many women. He was married to a woman named Anne Buydens he described as terrible but he had multiple extramarital affairs.

Kirk Douglas and his marriages

Kirk Douglas had two marriages and one divorce. His first marriage happened in 1943 and his wife was Diana Dill. Kirk was 27 years old at that time. But the couple divorced 8 years later in 1951. The couple had two son Michael Douglas, 77 and Joel Douglas, 75 together.

Anne Buydens
Anne Buydens with Kirk (Source: Getty Images)

Later, he started a relationship with Anne Buydens. And the two exchanged wedding vows in 1954. Anne remained his wife until his death in 2020. Anne and Kirk met in 1953. During their first meet, divorcee Kirk felt that she was terrible. He recalled:

“She was terrible! She was the most difficult woman I ever met. I mean, I was a big movie star! And I invited her to dinner and she said, ‘Oh thank you very much, but I’m so tired —'”

Anne had revealed that she went for a job of a bilingual publicist to him but he was more interested in her.

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Anne disclosed that Kirk took her to his dressing room and asked her out of dinner. But she declined the offer and went home to eat scrambled eggs. Kirk was taken aback by her rejection. Kirk employed her. He kept his relationship with her platonic and ceased trying to impress her. But deep inside his heart, he wanted her. He went on to date and propose to another woman. But gradually, Anne and Kirk came closer and he broke off the other engagement. The two wed in 1954 and their first child, Eric arrived in 1955.

Anne Buydens
Anne Buydens and husband Kirk (Source: Amomama)

When Kirk was away on shoots, Anne was depressed. She was from an affluent family and found things in Kirk’s house below her status. With the help of the training of her father, Anne took charge of Kirk’s funds and with wise investment made it into a fortune. They had another child named Peter.

Kirk and his extramarital relationships

Kirk bedded many women despite being in a natural relationship with Anne. But despite knowing all about it, Anne turned a blind eye to it! Why? She wrote:

“As a European, I understood it was unrealistic to expect total fidelity in a marriage.”

Anne Buydens
Kirk Douglas (Source: Biography)

Kirk continued his string of affairs. Anne had an ex who still loved her. She remained his friend. But once he insisted on her to not return to Kirk. She refused and he burnt her face with a lit cigarette. She managed to slip out and return to Kirk. Kirk promised her that he would not allow harm come her way and he kept the promise. One year after Kirk’s death, Anne died in April 2021. They were together for 66 years.

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