Zsa Zsa Gabor was a Hungarian-American actress and socialite who was known for her glamorous lifestyle and numerous marriages. Throughout her life, Gabor was involved in a number of high-profile relationships and affairs, but she once revealed that her hottest affair of them all was with the famous Mexican actor and singer, Jorge Negrete.
Gabor met Negrete while she was on a trip to Mexico in the 1940s. At the time, Negrete was already a major star in Mexico and was widely regarded as one of the most handsome and talented actors in the country. Despite the fact that Gabor was married to her second husband, the hotel magnate Conrad Hilton, she was immediately smitten with Negrete and the two began a passionate affair.
According to Gabor, her relationship with Negrete was unlike any other she had ever had. She once described him as “a beautiful man, a beautiful lover” and said that she had never felt as alive as she did when she was with him. Despite their intense feelings for each other, however, Gabor and Negrete were never able to make a life together.
Their affair was plagued by numerous obstacles, including Gabor’s marriage to Hilton and Negrete’s own complicated personal life. Negrete was married to the actress and singer María Félix at the time, and although their marriage was already on the rocks, he was still not free to pursue a relationship with Gabor.
Despite the challenges they faced, Gabor and Negrete remained deeply in love for many years. They continued to see each other whenever they could, even as their careers took them to different parts of the world. Gabor once said that she would have left everything behind to be with Negrete, but the timing was never right.
Sadly, Negrete passed away in 1953 at the age of just 42. Gabor was devastated by his death and often spoke of him as the love of her life. Despite the fact that their relationship had been short-lived and fraught with difficulties, she said that she had never been able to forget him and that he had left an indelible mark on her heart.
Gabor went on to have several more marriages and relationships in the years that followed, but she always remained somewhat haunted by her love affair with Negrete. She once said that she would never forget him, no matter how many other men she met or fell in love with.
In the end, Gabor passed away in 2016 at the age of 99, but her memory and legacy live on. Her relationship with Jorge Negrete may have been a brief and tumultuous one, but it remains a fascinating glimpse into the passionate and often complicated romantic life of one of Hollywood’s most glamorous and captivating stars.