Hollywood has seen its fair share of star-studded romances, like the love triangle that unfolded between Jason Patric, Julia Roberts, and Kiefer Sutherland. What began as a close friendship between Patric and Sutherland took a surprising twist when Roberts entered the picture. Let’s see how this love triangle came to be.
In the late 1980s, Sutherland was rising as a star in Hollywood, and during this time, he formed a close bond with Patric. The two became inseparable friends while working on the movie ‘The Lost Boys.’ When Kiefer got engaged to actress Camelia Kath, Jason, who was skeptical of the relationship, warned his friend that it wouldn’t last. His prediction proved correct, as Sutherland’s marriage eventually ended after three years.
Sutherland’s heartache was short-lived as he found love again with none other than Julia Roberts. The pair’s romance blossomed on the blockbuster ‘Flatliners’ set in 1990, where they played onscreen lovers. Amidst the happiness, their relationship faced challenges. Reports surfaced that Sutherland had an affair with a stripper named Amanda Rice, leading to a temporary split.
However, the couple reconciled and announced their engagement. They planned a wedding at a 20th Century Fox soundstage, but things took an unexpected turn as the big day approached. Just days before the wedding, Sutherland canceled his bachelor party and moved out of their home.
Roberts was seen on a lunch date with Patric, and later, the two flew to Dublin, Ireland, for a vacation. Their escapades in Ireland were closely watched by the media, and upon their return to the States, Roberts and Patric went public with their new relationship.
Kiefer was furious and felt betrayed by his best friend’s actions. He expressed anger and heartbreak over Roberts’ sudden departure and the subsequent public attention on their failed relationship. He said at the time:
“Julia broke my heart. When I get hold of Jason, I am going to tear him limb from limb. That snake pretended to be my best friend, and all the time, he was really after my girl.”
However, the wounds healed over time, and Sutherland and Patric eventually reconciled. They even worked together in a Broadway show in 2011. Roberts and Jason’s relationship was brief, coming to an end in 1992. Patric later claimed that Roberts exploited her own romantic issues to attract attention and fame.