Loni Anderson Joins Burt Reynolds in Auction Fever: What Gives?

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Loni Anderson is auctioning off a bunch of stuff, too?

The Interwebs have been abuzz for days about Burt Reynolds auctioning off hundreds of items from his personal collection. And these aren’t just odd gifts he’s gotten from fans or old posters. The man is auctioning the Trans Am from Smokey and the Bandit. He’s auctioning of his 1998 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Boogie Nights.

While there have been theories that Reynolds is broke, trying to stave off bankruptcy, or maybe dying, the actor says that’s all baloney

“I want everyone to know that contrary to what all the news outlets are saying, I am not broke,” he said in a statement.

“I have been dealing with a business dispute for many years as well as a divorce settlement,” he added. “I am simply selling some of my memorabilia that I have enjoyed for so many years but do not have use nor room for them anymore. Quite frankly, I am sick of so many pictures of myself in my own home.”

But now we hear that Burt’s ex, Loni Anderson, is also selling off some stuff — but just stuff he gave her. What gives?

Anderson explains:

"About a year ago we were having dinner with our son," said Loni. "Jon Voight was at the dinner with us, and we were all talking about all the stuff that you accumulate over the years. We'd been thinking about scaling back: 'What are we gonna do with all this stuff? Do you have a museum for yourself? No.' And so what are you gonna do with it? Share it."

Apparently, Burt Reynolds has given Anderson a lot of gifts over the years. Now she is letting some of them go.

It still seems odd that the only stuff getting auctioned is Burt’s. Oh well, if there is anything more to it, I’m sure some rumor mill will grind it out.

Mike Tuttle
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