Jane Seymour is a Golden Globe-winning actress and former Bond girl who also danced rings around several celebrities much younger than her when she was on Dancing With the Stars season five. But in the past few years, she has been through the wringer in her personal life. She said in an interview that her husband’s affair left her devastated, especially because it was with someone she knew.
Seymour Thought They Would Be Together Forever
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Seymour opened up about splitting with her fourth husband James Keach, whom she was with for over 20 years when she found out he was having an affair. There had been rumors that that was why they split in 2015, but Seymour confirmed it to the Daily Mail and said it left her devastated.
“Choices were made that I couldn’t live with,” said Seymour, adding, “I thought we were going to be married forever, but James made a choice that I wasn’t privy to. He found someone else. I felt horrible, devastated.”
She went on to say that it may have been different if he had come to her to tell her he found someone new, but she “[doesn’t] do well with betrayal.”
“By the time I found out — entirely by accident — it had been going on for some time, so that was that. It was someone I knew, so that was very frightening,” said Seymour. “I tried to figure something out, but I realised that the marriage wasn’t going to work. We are friends now and were always determined to be good parents, but it was devastating at the time.”
Seymour Tried Dating For A While, But Nothing Stuck Until She Met Her Current Partner
Seymour tried dating a bit with people her friends introduced her to, but “there was never a spark” until she met her current partner, producer David Green. They were introduced through Seymour’s childhood friend, novelist Sally Emerson.
In 2019, Seymour revealed to US Weekly that she actually met Green four decades prior to when they started dating. She felt incredibly lucky to have found someone so late in life.
“I think it’s really wonderful I found a contemporary, someone I knew 40 years ago. We both had lives, and now we found one another, and we have another chance,” said Seymour.
She also told The Scotsman that finding love again at her age was a nice surprise, saying, “Falling in love again is especially sweet at my age – it’s like a whole new world. It’s so nice at this time in my life to find someone with whom I have so much in common. It was totally unexpected as I certainly wasn’t looking for romance, but I’m very happy it’s happened.”
But she also has said multiple times that they aren’t going to be walking down the aisle. They prefer to keep things as they are.
“I’m just enjoying life and not tying knots. I don’t think knots work for me,” Seymour joked with US Weekly.
Seymour Has Managed to Stay Friends With Her Exes
Seymour has been married four times — to Michael Attenborough and Geoffrey Planer each of two years in the 1970s before settling down with Flynn from 1981 until 1992, then with Keach from 1993 until 2015. Her split from Flynn was similarly hard to her divorce from Keach. Flynn had been her business manager and had lost all of the family’s money. But she told the Daily Mail that she remains friendly with both Flynn and Keach, with whom she shares four children — daughter Katherine and son Sean with Flynn and twin sons John and Kristopher with Keach.
“We are all family, even if we have moved in different directions,” said Seymour. “I’m simply not prepared to look back. It’s pointless, particularly when I have so much to be happy and thankful for. All my husbands have been great men. I loved them all.”
She similarly told The Scotsman, “It’s an extended family and we’re all very close – my exes, their new wives or partners and all the children get along well with each other. I’m very proud of all my kids and there’s nothing more important to me than family.”
Dancing With the Stars will hopefully return with season 30 in 2021. ABC has not yet officially announced a renewal and premiere date.