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Julie Andrews on how therapy ‘saved’ her life after divorce

Julie Andrews on how therapy ‘saved’ her life after divorce

Julie Andrews believes therapy saved her life after her divorce from her first husband Tony Walton.

“Sadly I separated from my lovely first husband and separations were always inevitable and the marriage was over and my head was so full of clutter and garbage,” the 84-year-old actress told Steven Colbert on Monday’s episode of “The Late Show.”

The “Sound of Music” star explained that actor Mike Nichols, who had gone through therapy himself, inspired her to try it out herself.

“[Nichols] was so sane and funny and clear,” she said. “He had a clarity that I admired so much and I wanted that for myself and I didn’t feel like I had it.”

Seeking help had a profound impact on her wellbeing.

“I went and got into it and it saved my life in a way,” she said.

When Colbert asked why she decided to share with the world that she turned to therapy, she posed the question, “Why not?”

“If it helps anybody else to have the same idea and these days there’s no harm in sharing it,” she said. “I think everybody knows the great work it can do and anybody that is lucky enough to have it, afford it, and take advantage of it, I think it would be wonderful.”

Andrews was married to Walton from 1959-1967.

She then married Blake Edwards who died in 2010.


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