Could Colin Farrell have been Elizabeth Taylor's eighth husband? In another life, quite possibly!
The "Saving Mr. Banks" star was one of the few non-family members invited to Taylor's funeral in 2011, which had many wondering what the connection was between the two. The two were so close in fact, that Colin recited a poem at the one-hour service.
Farrell, 37, just opened up about their relationship on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
"My youngest son was being born. We were in Cedars [Sinai hospital] and I bumped into … Elizabeth’s manager and her close friend Tim Mendelsohn and they said, 'What are you doing here?'" Colin recalled.
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Farrell's girlfriend at the time, Alicja Bachleda, gave birth to the actor's son Henry in Oct. 2009 while Ms. Taylor was at the same hospital having a stint put in her heart.
"I said, 'Will you tell her I said hello? She probably won't know who I am,' and they go, 'No, she knows who you are,' and I went, 'Wow, cool. Well, tell her I said hello and I wish her the best.'''
Continued Farrell, "So I got home a few days later with Henry, and I was thinking about Elizabeth and how she was doing. I called my publicist and I said I bumped into some people of Elizabeth Taylor’s, some friends of hers, could I send her some flowers? And my publicist said, 'That's funny because I’m looking at an orchid from Elizabeth Taylor for you.'"
Naturally, Colin had his publicist arrange a meeting with Elizabeth.
"I got to have an audience with her and that was the beginning of a year and a half or two years of what was a really cool … it was kind of like the last, it feels like in my head, not her, I’m projecting, but the last kind of romantic relationship I had," Farrell explained, adding, "Which was never consummated."
The actor quipped, "I wanted to be [husband] number eight but we ran out of road."
Taylor passed away at the age of 79.
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