‘Dynasty’ Star Linda Evans Speaks Out About Relationship With Bo Derek Following ‘Horrible’ Affair

by Megan Molseed
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They say everything happens for a reason. And, even if the reasons aren’t clear at the moment, sometimes when bad things happen they can lead to some unexpected opportunities. Former Dynasty star, Linda Evans knows this well, as it was a heartbreaking and scandalous end to her marriage that led the actress to one of her most iconic roles.

It was during Christmas time in 1973 that the Dynasty star learned that her husband was in love with someone else. The actress’s husband told her that he had fallen in love with a young starlet the then-unknown Bo Derek.

Despite the scandalous nature of the entire situation, Linda Evans has insisted that a friendship formed between her and Bo Derek over time. The Dynasty star has even called the 10 star a “lovely woman.”

“I’m not friends with anyone unless I really like them,” Linda Evans explained in an interview.

The Dynasty star went on to explain that she liked Bo Derek even before the affair happened.

And, while the situation made things a bit strange between the two actresses for a period of time, they were eventually able to move on.

“I liked her before this happened,” says Linda Evans.

“It was awkward for a bit of time of course for the both of us,” the actress continues.

“And then I got into my life,” Evans adds. “You know, I don’t stop loving people because I’m not with them. I just love differently.”

Linda Evans Moves on to Some Bigger And Better Things

According to Evans, she never would have sought the role of Krystle Carrington in the hit primetime soap opera had her marriage not ended the way that it did.

“I would never have been able to do Dynasty if I had stayed married,” the actress has said of her role iconic on the iconic series.

Horrified by the news, and the scandal that followed, Linda Evans was up for anything that could help her escape the nightmare of her failed marriage.

The actress told her agent that she would be open to taking a role in pretty much anything that was available. The timing proved to be perfect for Evans as the role of the iconic Dynasty bombshell Krystle Carrington was open, and it was calling her name.

Linda Evans starred in the wildly popular primetime drama series from 1981 until 1989 alongside big names such as Joan Collins and John Forsythe.

‘Dynasty’ Star Recieves Shocking News

Linda Evans was the third wife of the late American actor and director John Derek from 1968 until 1974.

It was around Christmas time in 1973 that the Dynasty star learned that her husband was in love with someone else. The actress’s husband told her that he had fallen in love with a young starlet the then-unknown Bo Derek.

At the time of their meeting, Bo Derek who is thirty years younger than John Derek was just sixteen years old.

John Derek met the high school dropout who was then known as Mary Cathleen Collins at the Greek Islands.

It is reported that after Derek’s marriage to Linda Evans ended, John Derek and his new starlet girlfriend remained in Europe until she turned eighteen years old in order to avoid statutory rape charges.

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