One of television’s most beloved actresses Loni Anderson is selling an entire collection of items featuring her most prized possessions that were given by her former husband, Burt Reynolds. Anderson was spotted at the Julien’s Auctions Gallery in Los Angeles as a part of their highly anticipated auction Icons & Idols: Hollywood.
The 69-year-old actress who became famous after her stint in the hit 70s comedy show WKRP in Cincinnati posed next to the queen of burlesque, Dita Von Teese, who warmed up the media and their respective guests for the upcoming auction which kicks off on December 5.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the former pin-up model opened up about her main reason for selling her beloved items from Reynolds. At a dinner with Jon Voight last year, they got into a conversation about the stuff that they have accumulated throughout their years in the biz. “We’d been thinking about scaling back,” the actress admitted. “What are you gonna do with it? Share it.”
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Reynolds and Anderson were married for a few years before getting separated back in 1994. In order to woo the blonde bombshell, Reynolds would occasionally shower his wife with expensive presents. Over 60 items from Anderson’s estate are being auctioned off at the event. Paintings, diamonds, and expensive pieces of fur are just some of the things that Anderson is letting go.
When asked about the most cherished item from the auction’s collection, Anderson pointed out her vintage wedding dress from her 1988 wedding. “It has all the romance and the tradition, and it was such a special day,” she said.
Reynolds will have a separate auction at his Las Vegas estate a week after the auction at Julie’s. The actor will unload more than 600 personal items which includes his Golden Globe trophy that he got back in 1998 for his role in the film Boogie Nights.