Kim Novak turns to painting to cope with grief |

Kim Novak turned to painting to deal with grief.

The 89-year-old actress is still mourning the loss of her husband of 44 years, Robert Malloy, in 2020 but Kim feels closer to her late husband while painting.

She told Closer US, “I find my art to be very prolific since my husband passed away. I feel like he’s looking over my shoulder and looking at me with this little smile on his face.

Painting a picture of him felt like we could still communicate in a warm and intimate way. It made me feel less alone.

“You have to be patient. Don’t be afraid to let those emotions out and then let go.”

Although coping with her grief has been difficult, Kim also admitted that the practicalities of being a widow, such as being solely responsible for her business affairs, have also been an adjustment.

She said: “I learned how little I knew and didn’t fully appreciate how hard my husband had to work. I had never had to take care of business before, but now I have to do everything. Sometimes it’s hard not to feel sorry for myself.”

But the “Vertigo” actress is grateful for the time she spent with her second husband, Robert.

She said: “I had already been married once [to her ‘Moll Flanders’ co-star Richard Johnson] but it didn’t suit me being married to an actor.

“My love of animals and Bob’s love of animals bonded us. Bob also had a wonderful sense of humor.”

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