Earlier this week Carrie Fisher revealed that she and Harrison Ford had an affair during the filming of A New Hope, but was left broken-hearted after Ford returned to his wife and children once the movie finished production.
Fisher is set to to tell all in her new book, The Princess Diarist. She revealed his initial reaction when she sent him the manuscript pre-public announcement.
I called him and said, Where are you? Im sending it to you. I dont want to embarrass anyone and hes very private. I said, I know youre not going to be excited but ”
To which Harrison Ford simply responded:
Fisher is writing it off as a joke, but Harrison Ford has not released a statement on the matter.
Harrison Ford divorced his first wife Mary Marquard just three years after the 1976 affair. Marquard stated that the couple “just grew apart,” affirming Fisher’s belief that the separation had nothing to do with her affair.
Harrison Ford supported Marquard financially in the years before her death, with Marquard saying the two remained good friends for years.
He is a wonderful human being. These days, you hear so many awful stories about people. But Harrison has always been there for me whether the world has known it or not. I shall always love him for what he has done. He and I will forever be family. I realize how much love and support he has given me and continues to give me.