As high-profile actors, both the love life of Irish actor Liam Neeson and Pretty Woman star Julia Roberts have been the subject of much speculation yet you may not have known of the love affair between the famous pair when Roberts was still a teenager.
Broadcast last night “The Kitty Kelley Files: Julia Roberts” explored the life of the Academy Award winning actress, including a passionate love affair she had with “Taken” star Liam Neeson when she was 19 years old and he was already a well-established actor, aged 35. The show claims that within two weeks of meeting each other on the set of “Satisfaction”, the couple was living together, claiming that he was the first leading man in her life.
“All of us would fall in love with Liam Neeson, but for someone who never really had a father figure that she could look up to and admire,” said host Kitty Kelley.
Roberts’ father died when she was nine years old and she went on to date several of her leading actors including Dylan McDermott, 55, Kiefer Sutherland, 50, Lyle Lovett, 59, Matthew Perry, 47, and current husband Daniel Moder, 48, each of whom she met on a film set.
“They embarked on a relationship that lasted for quite some time,” said The Hollywood Gossip reporter Tyler Johnson, confirming that they dated for two years between 1988 and 1990.
“Liam Neeson was great with Julia Roberts,” continued Kelley.
“She was new to the business, he was accomplished, he was successful – but this would start a pattern with other leading men.”