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Two weeks before her death, Elizabeth Taylor spoke to her one-time rival Debbie Reynolds.
“I said, ‘Getting old is really sh––,’ ” Reynolds tells Access Hollywood of her conversation with Taylor, who was in the hospital at the time. “And she said, ‘It certainly is. It certainly is, Debbie. This is really tough.’
“I said, ‘Well, you just hang in there now, Elizabeth,’ ” Reynolds goes on. “And she said, ‘I’m really trying.”
“God bless her, she’s on to a better place,” Reynolds continues. “I’m happy that she’s out of her pain because she was in a lot of pain.”
Reynolds and Taylor weren’t always on good terms.
Reynolds was married to Eddie Fisher with two kids when he began seeing the recently widowed Taylor in 1957.
But they had since reconciled any differences.
In a statement to THR Wednesday, Reynolds called Taylor (who died Wednesday at age 79) “the most glamorous and sexual star of our generation. No one else could equal Elizabeth’s beauty and sexuality. Women liked her and men adored her, and her love for her children is enduring.”
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