Jack Nicholson is said to have slept with over 2,000 women in his time. When asked if this figure — bandied about in Hollywood and online for years — was indeed accurate, Nicholson reportedly answered, “I don’t count” (per the Daily Mail). He’s been linked to numerous high-profile females over the years, including the mother of Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau. In her book, The Time of Your Life (via Chatelaine), Margaret Trudeau goes into detail about her time with the star, saying, “The only man I ever dated who enjoyed freedom as much as I did was Jack Nicholson. He was a wonderful, funny, truly free man. He understood that marriage and monogamy were simply not ideally suited to his life as a movie star. How I loved my time with him.”
Of all the women he dated, only one managed to get him to walk down the aisle. Actress Sandra Knight (who was Mrs. Jack Nicholson from 1962 to 1968) told Closer magazine that they had “a very beautiful, sweet marriage,” but he was absent too often. Nicholson admitted as much when he sat down for a candid interview with The Sun, saying, “I didn’t see enough of my eldest daughter [actress Jennifer Nicholson] because I was trying to make a career.” Nicholson went on to have a son (Caleb Goddard) with actress Susan Anspach, a daughter (Honey Hollman) with actress Winnie Hollman, and two kids (Ray and Lorraine Nicholson) with actress Rebecca Broussard.