I love Lucy Star Lucille Ball was married to entertainer Gary Morton from 1961 to 1989. Here’s what Ball said about why she decided to remarry after her divorce from Desi Arnaz.
How Lucille Ball met her second husband
Ball met her second husband at a dinner held by her friend, actor Paula Stewart. At first, Ball didn’t want to meet Morton because she was tired. However, he gathered the energy to attend the dinner. He said they got along pretty quickly. To Ball’s surprise, Morton had never seen her on TV.
“I didn’t know that at the time, but Gary had never seen me on television,” Ball wrote in his book Love, Lucy. “In the nine years we had been, he had never taken one I love Lucy show. He says this was because he was usually backstage at a theater or supper club getting ready for a nine o’clock show. “
Lucille Ball had no plans to remarry after divorcing Desi Arnaz
Ball said she didn’t want to get married again after ending her marriage to Desi Arnaz. However, she was so impressed when she met Morton that she began to reconsider. The I love Lucy the star said she appreciates Morton’s sense of humor. She liked that they had a similar desire to make people laugh. “I realized that Gary had the natural humor of someone who loves to laugh and wants everyone to laugh with him,” Ball wrote. “This made us two.”
Ball said she felt more herself than she had felt in the years after spending time with Morton. He also said he noticed that he appeared to be alone and hungry for family.
“I sensed in him a great loneliness and a hunger for family, but at the same time a wonderful philosophical calm,” Ball wrote. “There is an acceptance and a balance in him. And unlike so many of us in show business, he’s not plagued by dozens of insecurities. He gives his best and seems naturally resistant to the kind of doubt that devours so many other artists. “
Because Lucille Ball decided to marry Gary Morton
If Ball didn’t want to remarry, what made her change her mind? The actor said that when she thought about what she wanted in life and what made her truly happy, she knew it was Morton. This was enough for her to accept his marriage proposal.
When I divorced Desi, I wasn’t planning on remarrying, but this guy seemed too good to let him get away. Years ago I picked up a little book entitled The art of selfishness. This little book has revolutionized my life. It taught me to worry less about all external factors in my life and to take command of myself.
I have learned to subject everything in my life to these questions: ‘Is it good for Lucy? Does it meet my needs? Is it good for my health, my peace of mind? Does my conscience agree, does it give me a spiritual boost? “The answer was simple: Gary was good for Lucy.
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