Known on and off-screen for being extremely charming, especially when it come to women, Warren Beatty has had high profile relationship with numerous celebs; Susan Strasberg, Madonna, Cher, Michelle Phillips, Natalie Wood, Lana Wood, Christine Kaufmann, Diane Keaton, Julie Christie, Joan Collins, Leslie Caron, Isabelle Adjani, Mary Tyler Moore, Goldie Hawn, Kate Jackson, Britt Ekland, Gilda Radner, Diane Sawyer, Carly Simon, Annette Stroyberg, Linda McCartney, Jacqueline Onassis, Carol Alt, Joni Mitchell, Maria Callas, Barbara Harris, Claudia Cardinale, Brigitte Bardot, Justine Bateman, Janice Dickinson, Elle Macpherson and Stephanie Seymour. Wow! We didn’t know a single man could date so many.
However, all these relationship with the aforementioned beauty queens was just the trailer to his love life. You would be surprised to learn that the King of Hollywood film industry has claimed to have slept with almost 12,775 girls in his life, one per night from 1950 to 1991. And all these romances are his flings prior marriage. However, the actor turned director is now happily married to his wife Annette Bening and has four children with her.
Known usually for his method acting, Beatty was once a womanizer and he even admitted that he could not sleep without having sex at night. So how did this modern-day Casanova managed to keep a long and strong relationship with his actress wife for almost a quarter century?
Before getting married to Bening, the 15 times Oscar nominated actor was in long term relationship with Julie Christie, an actress and his co-star from the Academy Award winning film Shampoo. Beatty was very serious about their relationship and even planned for their future wedding. But things didn’t work out between them. Beatty proposed her for marriage but she refused as she did not want to have children. The actor even bought his dream house with several rooms as nurseries. The thought of it made Christie realize that ideas for the future were too far apart to be able to maintain their relationship. So she ended up her very romantic affair with his in 1974 via a phone call. At the time of split, Christie didn’t realize that their relationship was Beatty longest and most lasting relationship of his life. If they had spilt in the present than their news of their separation would have gone viral in the media and most especially on Instagram and Twitter.
He married his present wife Bening in 1992. Until then, the husband to the Oscar nominee wife considered Christie his wife and even announced that she would get alimony if they ever spilt. Looks like, his love for her was really very deep. But it’s all in the past now
Many were doubtful about Beatty and Bening’s nuptials. Several media claimed that their relationship won’t last, but the power couple has proved everybody wrong. They are still going strong more than 20 years later and there’s no doubt that they are very much in love with each other. They are happily married with four children.
When Beatty and Bening got together, something didn’t click between them. Women-obsessed Beatty and wholesome Bening came as a surprise to everyone around them. However, somehow it all worked out.
This talented actor enjoyed the height of success during his film career and he is the only person to be nominated for 4 Academy Awards (Best Picture, Directing, Lead Actor & Screenplay) in the same year in twice; once for his movie First for Heaven Can Wait(1978), and later for Reds (1981). He has the net worth of around $60 million. His elder sister Shirley MacLean Beaty is also a reputed actress of her time.