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Colin Farrell appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week and dropped a bombshell about his close relationship with the late Elizabeth Taylor.
Farrell said he met Taylor after they were both at Cedars Sinai Hospital – Farrell for the birth of his son Henry and Taylor for an operation. At the hospital, he ran into her manager and friend Tim Mendelsohn and asked him to tell her “Hello and I wish her the best.”
After that, she sent him an orchid and a handwritten note and he sent her flowers. Their publicists then arranged a meeting, Us Weekly reports.
“And that was the beginning of a year and a half or two years of what was a really cool [relationship],” Farrell told DeGeneres. “It was kind of like the last -- it feels like in my head, not hers, I'm projecting -- but the last kind of romantic relationship I had. Which was never consummated."
Farrell said they both had trouble sleeping at night so they spoke on the phone often into the early hours of the morning. "I just adored her," he said. “She was a spectacular, spectacular woman. I wanted to be [husband] number eight, but we ran out of road."
The Guardian notes in 2011, the year she passed, Taylor said in an interview, "I love Johnny Depp, and I love Colin Farrell – both brilliant, nuanced actors with great range."
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