For Lynda Carter, it’s not easier.
In February, the “Wonder Woman” icon lost her husband of 37 years, Robert Altman. The video game executive died of complications from a medical procedure. He was 73 years old.
On Monday, the actress sat down with Tamron Hall and described how watching Iman talk about her grief gave her hope.
The supermodel’s husband, David Bowie, passed away in 2016 at the age of 69. The cause of death was cancer.
‘WONDER WOMAN’ STAR LYNDA CARTER TALKS ABOUT THE DEATH OF HER HUSBAND ROBERT A. ALTMAN: ‘HE IS THE LOVE OF MY LIFE’
Carter admitted to the television host that she cries three times a day after her husband’s unexpected death.
“I cry probably three times a day, in the morning and several times when I think about him,” said the 70-year-old. “Iman gives me hope that all these memories … will be the ones that won’t make me cry.”
“I feel like I need to get up and dust myself off and put one foot in front of the other and be as brave as I can, even when I don’t feel like getting over the pain,” Carter noted.
The star said those memories of her loving husband keep her alive.
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“I often said of my husband while he was alive, that if you were friends with Robert Altman, you were one of the luckiest people in the world,” she said. “He was one of those guys and he became my husband. And it was shocking when we lost him. It was unexpected.”
“I’m surprised she’s not crying,” Carter continued. “Because every time I talk about him they make me cry, but after listening to Iman, somehow listening to her gave me a bit of courage … that she has moved to the place where I am not yet, but that gives me hope. for knowing who I am without him because there is no testimony of my life without him “.
At the time of Altman’s death, Carter spoke on social media about his decades-long marriage.
“Robert is the love of my life and always will be,” shared the actress. “Our 37 years of marriage were an extraordinary gift. We share the passion that I hope everyone is lucky enough to experience in their lifetime. We protected each other and were always champions for each other.”
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“We have always been grateful for the two beautiful lives we created together: our children, Jessica and James,” continued Carter. “They are the lights of my life, and they were Robert’s greatest joy. I see a lot of Robert in them, and I know that he lives through them.
“To all the fans who have shared their condolences: Jessica, James and I want to thank you. We especially love hearing about the times you met Robert at concerts or through his work in the video game world. He loved meeting you and listen to your stories. “
Carter also wrote a heartbreaking message for Altman.
“To Robert, you are the most honorable person I have ever had the privilege of meeting,” he said. “And I became your wife and the mother of your children. Thank you for giving me all the love of my life.”