Willem Dafoe reveals he once shared a loft with his partner... and the man she ...

Talk about an awkward living arrangement.

Willem Dafoe once shared a loft with his girlfriend... and the man she left for him.

The actor opened up to Esquire about his early days as a struggling actor, when he became romantically involved with his Wooster Group theater director Elizabeth LeCompte, who was dating fellow actor and group member Spalding Gray at the time.

Awkward: Willem Dafoe has revealed he once shared a loft with his partner... and the man she left for him

Awkward: Willem Dafoe has revealed he once shared a loft with his partner... and the man she left for him

'It was complicated, because we were all working together,' Dafoe recalled. 'In fact, the three of us lived in the same loft, but we divided it in half.'

The couple went on to spend 27 years together and produce one son — Jack — now 36.

One of eight children to a father doctor and nurse mother, Willem revealed he was the only one his parents didn't put through school because he didn't go into the medical field.   

'My parents were like, "When you really know what you want to do, we’ll help you",' he said. 

Three's company: The actor opened up to Esquire about his early days as a struggling actor, when he became romantically involved with his Wooster Group theater director Elizabeth LeCompte, who was dating fellow actor and group member and Spalding Gray at the time (pictured 2003)

Three's company: The actor opened up to Esquire about his early days as a struggling actor, when he became romantically involved with his Wooster Group theater director Elizabeth LeCompte, who was dating fellow actor and group member and Spalding Gray at the time (pictured 2003)

'They put all my brothers and sisters through undergraduate and graduate school. Me, nothing, because they thought I was goofing around, but I was okay with that.'

Awkward living arangement: 'It was complicated, because we were all working together,' Dafoe recalled. 'In fact, the three of us lived in the same loft, but we divided it in half.'

Awkward living arangement: 'It was complicated, because we were all working together,' Dafoe recalled. 'In fact, the three of us lived in the same loft, but we divided it in half.'

He revealed he worked part-time at a bindery and then a luncheonette counter: 'I knew that if I really needed money, it would be a phone call away, but I kind of enjoyed the romance of living paycheck to paycheck.'

Now a three-time Oscar nominee, the star revealed he has spent the last 40 years documenting almost every single day in journals.

'I’ve got books and books and books,' he said. 'They’re very practical. Not even reflective. Just reporting as an exercise

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