Liza Minnelli On Marriage: ‘Honey, It Does Not Work!’
First Published: April 23, 2012 3:33 PM EDT Credit: Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Liza Minnelli has been married four times, but the superstar doesn’t ever see herself taking another trip down the aisle.
“If you even hear I’m getting married, hit me over the head and take me outta there!” the always outspoken Liza told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Monday’s Access Hollywood Live.
“Honey, it does not work,” Liza, who split with David Gest in 2007, said. “You try and accommodate because you love someone… [and] nowadays why get married? Nobody else does. It’s not like I want to have children, I tried that, didn’t work unfortunately.”
Not having kids of her own did not stop Liza from playing an important role in the lives of numerous children.
“It helped me because now I work with all kinds of children all over the world. Brain damaged children and I work with kids with AIDS and that’s how I’ve rationalized [not having kids]. I was meant to do something else,” she explained.
Despite staying mum when Billy brought up her most recent husband, David, Liza says she remains friends with all of her exes.
“I’ve been married to wonderful people… I’m friends with everybody,” the Oscar winner, who recently celebrated the 40th Anniversary Restoration of “Cabaret,” explained.
So what type of guy might catch Liza’s eye now?
“You know what I think the perfect thing is? An older guy,” she told Billy and Kit. “Very suave, very handsome, with a lot of money… and you go out with him and you’re beautiful on his arm and it’s divine, then a younger guy, who is just alive!
“It could be a doctor, it could be a scientist, I don’t care, but somebody who is just alive! And then maybe a 19-year-old whose name I don’t even know a couple times,” the 66-year-old star said with a laugh.
And despite a series of surgeries over the years, Liza is still ready to strut her famous moves if called upon, with a little help from medical science and her motto of “never stop moving.”
“From here up I may be Dorothy’s daughter, from here down I’m the Tin Man,” Liza, whose mom is Judy Garland, explained. “I’ve got two false hips, a false knee and 16 pins in my ankle. Honey, I go off at the airport you wouldn’t believe!”
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