Widow Insists Richard Pryor Would Be the First to Talk About Marlon Brando Affair

During a chat on 'Today', Jennifer Lee Pryor also opens up why she got back to marry the 'Silver Streak' comedian in 2001 after their first one ended in a divorce in 1982.

AceShowbiz - Legendary comedian Richard Pryor would be the first person to share all about his one-time tryst with Marlon Brando if he were still alive today, according to his widow.

Music icon Quincy Jones first made the sensational claim in a headline-grabbing interview with Vulture magazine last year (18), and the funnyman's wife, Jennifer Lee Pryor, subsequently confirmed the showbiz tale, even though Richard's daughter Rain and Marlon's son Miko both vehemently denied the allegations.

However, Jennifer, who was married to the comic twice, is doubling down on her comments, insisting that anyone who really knew the "Blazing Saddles" star would know about his bisexual tendencies, because it was common knowledge among his friends.

"He did openly talk about it," she told U.S. breakfast show "Today". "He talked about it in his autobiography (in 1995), he talked about it on stage."

"People got mad at me, they said, 'Why would you talk about that?' (But) if you were real fans of Richard Pryor, you would understand that Richard would be the first one to talk about it."

Jennifer had previously blamed drugs for Richard's fling with The Godfather star Marlon.

"It was the '70s! Drugs were still good, especially Quaalude's," she told TMZ in early 2018. "If you did enough cocaine, you'd f**k a radiator and send it flowers in the morning."

She was married to the icon twice - first from 1981 to 1982, and then again from 2001 until his death in 2005.

Explaining why she went back to Richard the second time to become his seventh wife in the "Today" chat, she said, "I was madly in love with him. I never stopped loving him."

Jennifer discusses her relationship with Richard and his legacy in new documentary "I Am Richard Pryor", which she executive produced. It premieres on U.S. TV on Friday night, March 15.

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