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Jenifer Lewis: ‘I had a one-night stand with Jon Voight’

Actress Jenifer Lewis had a one-night stand with Jon Voight in the 1980s.

The Black-ish star met the Midnight Cowboy actor at the Studio 54 club in New York and it was love and lust at first sight – for both of them. The pair started its night with a walk through Central Park and a carriage ride.

“We talked about being from families of hard workers,” she writes in her memoir, The Mother of Black Hollywood. “We stared into each other’s eyes and kissed. We went to his room… I was spellbound by his sensitivity and kindness… Let’s just say he was a real Midnight Cowboy.”

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“It was a beautiful night… and he was very sweet, he walked me home,” she adds.

Lewis explains she was well aware their evening would be a one-off, adding, “That was just some young, part of the sex addiction, part of the drama of being in my 20s…”

In the book, Lewis opens up about her issues with sex addiction, substance abuse, and bipolar disorder.

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