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The wife of ‘Boy Meets World’ star William Daniels defends mutual infidelity

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‘Boy Meets World’ star William Daniels’ wife defends mutual infidelity

Bonnie Bartlett Daniels has defended her and husband William Daniels’ affair early in their 72-year marriage.

The 93-year-old actress has previously said the couple “never felt committed” at the beginning of their relationship, adding now that it was a common practice in the 1950s.

“You have to realize that we still live in a very Puritan country.” – Bonnie he told people Tuesday.

“[When we got married]People are just laid back. It’s just that it’s hurting you, it’s hurting your self-esteem a little bit. very painful.

“You had to live as an adult at that time to see what it was like. It’s just a different culture.”

Bonnie Bartlett and William Daniels have been married for 72 years.

Bonnie Bartlett and William Daniels

Bonnie Bartlett and William Daniels have been married for 72 years.


She went on to explain that the couple’s decision to move from New York to California was “really a saving grace.”

“Once we’re in Hollywood, and here we’re living like a normal family and doing different things at home with our kids on the weekends, it’s a whole different story,” she noted. “Nobody wants more.”

The couple had three sons: William Jr., who died 24 hours after birth, Michael, 59, and Robert, 57.

Bonnie Bartlett and William Daniels
The actress explained that the couple’s decision to move to Hollywood saved their marriage after years of infidelity.
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in your new diary “In the middle of the rainbow”, The Emmy-winning actress revealed that she and William began an open marriage in 1951 after they tied the knot in 1951, with William playing Mr. George Feeney on “Boy Meets World.”

Although she admitted in 1959 to “an affair that lasted several months” with the actor, she said her husband’s affair with another woman in the 1970s “ruined” her and changed the dynamic of their marriage.

Ryder Strong, Ben Savage, William Daniels, Bonnie Bartlett "This boy meets the world."
William is best known for his role as Mr. George Feeney in the film Boy Meets World.
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Despite the pain, the couple were able to start over and haven’t looked back since.

“If one of us fell in love with someone, the marriage could have broken up anytime in the first 10 years, but we never did,” she continued.

“It was never a part of it. We all wanted so badly to be together. The love never stopped.”

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Despite their affair, Bonnie said the two never stopped loving each other.
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In fact, Bartlett Daniels insisted that the couple were “very happy” today, enjoying their time together at their Hollywood home.

“We sit in this house and do all kinds of stuff. He reads The New York Times and mostly plays episodes. We do conventions and stuff like that. We just love being together. We’d do anything for each other. “

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