Anjelica Huston: It was hard to write about past love Jack Nicholson

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Anjelica Huston: It Was Hard To Write About Past Love Jack Nicholson

On "Watch What Happens Live," actress Anjelica Huston revealed it was hard to write about her tumultuous relationship with Jack Nicholson in her new memoir.

Huston explained, "It's funny, people ask that question of, 'Was it hard to write about something hard?' If you're talking about something grim, if you're not feeling grim, then there's something wrong."

Andy Cohen commended Huston for opening up about her on-again-off-again relationship with Jack in her book, "Watch Me."

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American actor Jack Nicholson with American actress Anjelica Huston at a Screen Directors Guild showing of Alan J. Pakula's 'The Parallax View', 10th June 1974. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Fotos International/Getty Images)
008689 01: Actor Jack Nicholson stands with Anjelica Huston at the Cannes Film Festival May, 1974 in Cannes, France. Nicholson won the festival's Best Actor award for his performance as a military policeman in the film 'The Last Detail.' (Photo by Liaison)
Anjelica Huston and Jack Nicholson during Mabel Mercer in Concert at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles - March 21, 1978 at Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
American actors Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston attend the New York Film Critics Awards dinner at Sardi's restaurant, New York, New York, January 1977. (Photo by Tim Boxer/Getty Images)
American actors Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston attend the Academy Awards ceremonies together, Los Angeles, California, March 29, 1976. (Photo by Fotos International/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 3: Actor Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston attend Tribute Gala Honoring Jack Nicholson on March 3, 1983 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Ava Gardner, John Huston, Anjelica Huston and Jack Nicholson (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - JULY 01: Anjelica Huston and Jack Nicholson (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - circa 1985: Actor Jack Nicholson with his partner, actress Anjelica Huston. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
PRIZZI'S HONOR - Airdate June 13, 1985. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) JACK NICHOLSON;ANJELICA HUSTON
NEW YORK CITY - SEPTEMBER 12: Actor Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston attend the premiere party for 'Amadeus' on September 12, 1984 at the Limelight in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston during 'Amadeus' Premiere - September 12, 1984 at Lowe's Tower East Theater in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actor Jack Nicholson with his partner, actress Anjelica Huston with their awards from the New York Film Critics' Circle, 1985. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - circa 1985: Actor Jack Nicholson with his partner, actress Anjelica Huston. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Lindall Hobbs, Jack Nicholson, and Anjelica Huston (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
382233 01: Actor Jack Nicholson stands with Anjelica Huston at the premiere of 'Terms of Endearment' November 23, 1983 in New York City. Nicholson won six major Best Supporting Actor awards, including the Oscar, for his performance in the film. (Photo by Maureen Donaldson/Liaison)
Jack Nicholson, Anjelica Huston, and Huston Family (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 01: Anjelica Huston and Jack Nicholson (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Anjelica Huston and Jack Nicholson during 58th Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1970's: Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston arriving at Beverly Hilton Hotel on circa 1970's in Beverly Hills, United States. (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)
Actors Jack Nicholson, center, and Anjelica Huston, left, in green, arrive at the 58th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, March 24, 1986. Others are unidentified. (AP Photo)
Actor Jack Nicholson, sporting his trademark sunglasses, poses with actress Anjelica Huston during the New York Film Critics Award at Sardi's restaurant, New York City, on January 27, 1986. Huston was named best supporting actress for her part in "Prizzi's Honor," and Nicholson was honored best actor for his role in the same film. (AP Photo/Mario Suriani)
Actor Jack Nicholson gives a thumbs up to the crowd as he arrives for the premiere of the motion picture "Prizzi's Honor," at a Beverly Hills, Calif., movie theater, on June 12, 1985. He is accompanied by co-star Anjelica Huston and the film's director, John Huston, at right. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Actor Jack Nicholson, right, accompanies Anjelica Huston, daughter of director John Houston, to the premiere of her father's newest motion picture drama "Under The Volcano," during the Filmex Film Festival in Los Angeles, Calif., July 6, 1984. (AP Photo/Craig Mathew)
Actor Jack Nicholson is seen with actress Anjelica Huston during the New York Film Critics Award at Sardi's restaurant, New York City, on January 30, 1977. (AP Photo)
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As "People" notes, Huston went through some pretty tough times with Nicholson during their 17 years together -- she said in her memoir he even once mocked the idea of marrying her, and she "sobbed for three days after that."

Still, Huston told Andy she and Jack are still close today; she considers him a "very loyal, good friend." She even sent him her book before it was published so she could get his approval. Thankfully, he was okay with everything she wrote.

To read more about Anjelica and Jack's relationship, you can pick up a copy of her memoir, which is available in stores and online now.

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