Actor Robert Blake was famously arrested for his wife Bonnie Lee Bakley’s murder, later acquitted in criminal court but found liable for her murder in civil court.
Maybe he killed her, maybe he didn’t, but Blake did clear up one detail– it wasn’t love at first sight between them, or second or, well, ever.
During an interview on CNN with Piers Morgan, the host asked Blake if he loved Bakley. Blake responded, “No.”
“I didn’t know her well enough to know her,” Blake said. “I love her – well, I love you as a human being. You’re my brother in arms. We’re all in this thing together. But we were not dramatically in love or things like that.”
Blake, who starred in “In Cold Blood” and “Baretta,” appeared on “Piers Morgan Tonight” Wednesday to talk about his new memoir, “Tales of a Rascal: What I Did for Love.”
Blake implied he married Bakley because they had a daughter together.
When asked about Bakley’s background, Blake said, “I think she was a con artist, yes. I think she came to Hollywood to con her way into show business.”
He also said his relationship with Bakley was “not bad.”
“I felt sorry for her sometimes because God never gave her that little piece of sunshine that he gave me,” he said. “All the times I could have been dead and should have been dead and would have been dead. But God always said, no, here’s the sidewalk, little boy. Go out there and dance and they’ll throw money.”