Sally Field dubs her relationship with Burt Reynolds 'a perfect match of flaws'

Sally Field has described her five-year relationship with Burt Reynolds as 'a perfect match of flaws'.

Appearing on Tuesday's episode of This Morning, the 71-year-old actress looked back at her romance with the star, who died last month from a heart attack.

Sally reasoned: 'It was instantaneous and intense and I said we were a perfect match of flaws'.

Speaking out: Appearing on Tuesday's episode of This Morning Sally Field described her five-year relationship with Burt Reynolds as 'a perfect match of flaws'

Speaking out: Appearing on Tuesday's episode of This Morning Sally Field described her five-year relationship with Burt Reynolds as 'a perfect match of flaws'

Sally, who dated Burt between 1977 and 1982, after meeting on the set of Smokey and the Bandit continued: 'We went together very well but not necessarily for the right reasons, it was a pre-formed rut in my road. I say in the book many times if he had been different would I have been different.

'He was who he was, a man of his time, and needed the women that he was with to represent him in a certain way, but would he have been different, but I couldn’t be myself I was absent.

'I was behaving the way I was taught, that to be loved I had to disappear so I had to disappear.'

Co-stars: Sally dated Burt between 1977 and 1982 after meeting on the set of their film Smokey and the Bandit

Co-stars: Sally dated Burt between 1977 and 1982 after meeting on the set of their film Smokey and the Bandit

Sally discusses her turbulent relationship with Burt in her memoir, In Pieces, which was released four days after Burt's untimely death.

'It was kind of horrifying that it was so close, and I certainly

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