Al Pacino’s Ex Beverly D’Angelo Reveals Her First Husband Lorenzo Salviati Is Glad To Divorce Her , so that she could be with the “Godfather” star.
The 71-year-old actress, who was in a relationship with Pacino, 82, from 1997 to 2003, told People magazine that when Italian Duke Salviati admitted she fell in love with him in the 1990s and Encouraging her to divorce, she called the actor “awesome” him.
National Lampoon stars D’Angelo and Salviati eloped in 1981 with a deal that they could do what they wanted but “if there’s any crisis or anything, we’ll come back together.”
She said: “I always thought the people I was with thought it was a good thing that I got married because they knew there was no responsibility here! But when I met Al Pacino and told him about my little deal, he said, ” Um, this is crazy.”
Hollywood couple: Al Pacino’s ex Beverly D’Angelo reveals her first husband Lorenzo Salviati is happy to divorce her so she can be with Godfather star (Photographed with Pacino in 1999)
Elaborating on how she broke the news to Salviati, she continued: “I said, ‘I’m in love.’ He said, ‘Oh, Beverly, who’s this time? ’ I said, ‘Well, this is an actor. ’ He said, ‘Actor? No, no, not an actor. ’ I said, ‘I really love him, we’re talking about having kids, he thinks I’m crazy to get married, and now I think so too. “
D’Angelo, said Salviati continued to lobby against the breakup but backed down when he realized her new man was Pacino.
She said: He went, “Oh, that’s ridiculous. Who thinks this is crazy, this perfect relationship? Who is this actor?” I said, “Well, it’s Al Pacino.” He said, “Al Pacino, he’s amazing. I love him. Let’s get a divorce!”
D’Angelo said the divorce was a simple and uncomplicated matter, but concluded years later that Salviati was actually the love of her life.
‘Amazing!’: The 71-year-old actress tells PEOPLE the Italian Duke Salviati gave the actress when she admitted she fell in love with him in the 1990s and encouraged her to divorce him Labeled “Awesome” (taken in 1982)
During their six-year relationship, D’Angelo and Pacino welcomed twins Anton and Olivia, now 21, through IVF. D’Angelo was 49 and Pacino was 61 when the children were born. The star said she would be “forever grateful” to Pacino and her mother.
Beverly became an actress in the 1970s and 80s with such films as National Lampoon’s Vacation and Hair.
In 1980, she was nominated for a Golden Globe for her portrayal of country star Patsy Cline in the late Loretta Lynn biopic “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
“Three months after we met, [Al] Look me in the eyes and say, “I want you to be the mother of my kids,” she said in an interview with Closer Weekly when the twins were 16. “That’s all I can hear.”
After the romance falls apart, sweet talk turns into backfire, and Al and Beverly engage in a vicious custody battle.
Happier times: The two were together from 1997 to 2003
What to expect: D’Angelo and Pacino welcomed twins Anton and Olivia, 21, through IVF during their six-year relationship (pictured pregnant with twins in 2001)
A spokesman for Beverly denounced Al as “a controlling, harassing individual who never changed a diaper” in The New York Post.
Al’s lawyer, Martin Wasser, was equally vicious, claiming: “Beverly continues to use the children in a way that almost holds them hostage. We sometimes joke that we are dealing with a baby rental company. For every extra hour Al spends with the children, she Just want more money.
Over the decades, they raised their children and eventually developed a friendly relationship.
“The key is to create a new history and move on from dissolving this relationship to a new co-parenting relationship,” she said.
“The biggest thing I’ve learned is how important acceptance is. We all aspire to change things we don’t like, but you can’t change another person.
Since splitting from Al, she has gone on to star in films such as “House of Bunny” and “Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.”
In recent years, she has appeared in smaller films such as David O. Russell’s Accidental Love and Robert Schwartzman’s The Unicorn.
FAMILY: D’Angelo attended the premiere of her Christmas film Violent Night at the TCL Chinese Theater last month with their twins Olivia and Anton, 21, and niece Courtney.