They describe a bizarre, chaotic and scruffy household that smacks of a down-at-heel retirement home rather than a bachelor love pad.
One woman visitor recalled a procession of unidentified old men wandering around in bathrobes as if they lived there, each pulling food out of the ancient avocado-coloured fridge and making lunch as dirty dishes lay piled up in the sink.
He went on: ‘There were points in my life when I felt oddly irresistible to women.
I’m not in that state right now, which makes me sad.’Friends say he is single — which, for Nicholson, is a stunning state of affairs. ‘They think of my reputation — Jack the Jumper — so I’m damned by what women think.’That may be true, but it also has to be said that Nicholson is not quite the babe magnet he once was.
The brilliant star of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Chinatown and The Shining had prepared the ground to some extent, by announcing two years ago he was retiring from acting — later denying reports it was because he could no longer remember his lines. And, after a lifetime of using and abusing women, he is reportedly terrified that he might have to spend his last years alone.
The star who used to be described as ‘the man no woman could resist’ admitted he was desperately lonely in comments published by a U. While ‘still wild at heart’, he said he no longer felt right at his age ‘hitting on women in public’.
Nicholson usually has an afternoon nap to steel him for the night’s entertainment — staying in with a few friends to watch a feature film.
Although it all sounds too pedestrian to be true, it certainly tallies with what others told me this week about his life today.
All of the pictures in the lonely hearts adverts are being checked manually by our editorial staff to provide protection from fakes.For years, he was the only celebrity who had the honour of a front row seat at home games of the LA Lakers.This week, it was made clear just how much the years have caught up with Jack the Lad.As detailed to Closer by a friend, it certainly isn’t sexy.He might hit a few golf balls or admire his art collection, which includes works by Picasso, Matisse and Warhol.