Debbie Reynolds: 'I Forgive Elizabeth'

Singer Debbie Reynolds appeared on Tuesday's Oprah alongside her daughter, Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher. How does she feel about Elizabeth Taylor after all these years?

Actress Debbie Reynolds appeared on Tuesday's Oprah with daughter Carrie Fisher – and both legendary actresses had plenty to say. The Singin' in the Rain singer dished on a lot of things during her appearance on the show, including her marriage to Eddie Fisher, Elizabeth Taylor and second husband Harry Karl.

Debbie Reynolds talks to Oprah about her life

Many describe the Reynolds, Fisher and Taylor love triangle as the 1950's version of Brangelina and Jennifer Aniston. Reynolds even dished on how she eventually found out about Fisher's affair.

"He had gone to New York for some business, but I didn't know it was monkey business," Reynolds remembered.

She was also in the city, so she tried calling his hotel room.

"I called his room and he wasn't there. So then I called Elizabeth's room. Eddie took the call," she told Oprah. "So then I heard Elizabeth saying, 'Who is it, darling?' I said, 'Would you just roll over and put Elizabeth on the phone?' So he did. She wouldn't take the call. He rolled out of bed and [came] home."

"The whole thing was so sad because Elizabeth was really in deep mourning and so she really turned to Eddie in all of this need. I was young and I didn't realize that [Elizabeth] was turning to Eddie," Reynolds continued. "I don't blame Elizabeth now that I have more of a brain about it. At the time it was just such a shock to me."

Eddie Fisher passed away in September 2010 at 82.

Her marriage to Karl was just as scandalous – she revealed that he was actually a pimp and the "manicurists" he employed were actually prostitutes as well.

"While they were at work they just doubled the duty. I didn't know anything about it because I believed they were manicurists (although) I wondered why it took so long."

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Woody McBreairty June 20, 2011 | 7:30 PM

The hardships of her life did not callous Debbie Reynolds in any way that I could ever see. She is a radiant person who exudes positive energy & light. I am so impressed as I observed the way she responds so kindly & lovingly to other people. At nearly 80, she spent 13 hours or more at the auction, graciously posing for pictures for everyone who asked, chatting and making wise cracks, per her usual persona. I was so impressed by her energy which is infectios, and made the auction an energetic & thrilling experience. I am so happy Debbie's auction was so successful, noone could be more deserving. She herself is a Hollywood treasure and a priceless human being.

Richard M. Henderson February 18, 2011 | 1:31 PM

I watch your show on the incredible career of Debbie Reynolds hollywood career and thought to myself that Holly Berry would be the perfect actrist to purchase the costume that Elizabeth Taylor word in her role as Cleapatra. Should a role become available on Egyptian Royal family. I would hope that she would be included in list for some role since the royal family is like a rainbow.

Carol February 18, 2011 | 12:20 AM

Debbie Reynolds is an admirable lady to forgive Elizabeth. When I was 14, I saw Debbie and Eddie on an afternoon show in Hollywood. They were engaged and so in love, singing to each other that day. If she can do it, maybe I can too. My husband who I adored left me 32 years ago for a married woman. To this day, I could still pinch both their heads off.

Sarah P. February 15, 2011 | 7:38 PM

I'm an on the go mom and I like to consider myself forward thinking. Articles like these really inspire me to keep being a super mom!

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