Glenn Close shares trauma of growing up in 'cult'

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Glenn Close says she used to be in a 'cult'. (AP)

Glenn Close has opened up about growing up in a “cult” and the impact it has had on her relationships.

The Fatal Attraction star was just seven when her parents entered the religious movement Moral Re-Armament, which she describes as a “cult”.

Speaking on Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey’s new AppleTV+ show The Me You Can't See, the actor shared that she went though “trauma” because of “the devastation, emotional and psychological, of the cult”.

Close – who has been through three divorces in her life – went on: “I have not been successful in my relationships, in finding a permanent partner.

“And I am sorry about that.”

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“I think it's our natural state to be connected like that,” said the star.

“I don't think you ever change your trigger points but at least you can be aware of them and at least you can maybe avoid situations that might make you vulnerable, especially in relationships.”

Glenn Close arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, Pool)
Glenn Close arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021 (AP)

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The Damages actor, 74, said there were a lot of rules and control in the group.

Discussing the impact it had on her, Close described it as a “trauma”.

The actor tied the knot with guitarist Cabot Wade in 1969 and they split in 1971. 

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In 1984 she walked down the aisle with businessman James Marlas but they went their separate ways in 1987.

She wed executive David Evans Shaw in 2006 but they divorced nine years later.

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