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It’s been three years since the former “Wonder Woman” star Lynda Carter lost her beloved husband Robert Altman, who she was married to for 37 years, to a rare form of blood cancer. In a new interview, Carter is admitting that she’s still struggling with grief to this day, adding that the pain will never fully go away.

‘He Was The Great Love Of My Life’

“He was the great love of my life,” Carter, 72, told People Magazine of Altman. “I think of him every day. There’s so much of my day to day where I find myself thinking, ‘Oh Robert will know.’ Or if I’m on a flight, I still expect him to text to ask, “Did you land safely? Was everything alright?'”

“My life was an adventure with him,” she continued. “We were always traveling and doing fun things, and then when you’re alone, you have to do everything alone. And that’s no fun.”

“Of course I’ve got some very good girlfriends,” Carter added. “And the children [daughter Jessica, 33 and son James, 35] are wonderful. They also had a wonderful relationship with him, and we talk about him all the time.”

Altman’s Death

Altman died in 2021 of a rare form of blood cancer after initially being diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a malfunction of cells in the bone marrow. This sadly transformed into secondary myeloid leukemia, for which there are limited treatment options. Altman’s cancer battle was a quick one, and Carter has said that his death was unexpected.

Carter went on to say that her decades-long marriage worked because Altman “got a kick out me.”

“He was this very calm, great, kind of an even-keeled person, and he liked my personality and the things I’d come up with. It was an interesting life together,” she remembered. “We did fun things and we laughed and laughed. We had children, wonderful friends. We went through some serious things but life was an adventure with him.”

“Of course, the memory of them keeps your love alive,” she added. “But it’s still a mystery when you look up to the sky and wonder, ‘Where did you go?'”

Carter’s Song For Altman

Carter has channelled her grief for Altman into a song she wrote for him called “Letters From Earth,” which she describes as a love letter to those we have lost.

“The soul of the song is about how you miss a person so much, because they’re such a presence in your life that it’s almost impossible to imagine that you won’t physically see them again in this life,” she explained. “You wonder, ‘How can I communicate with you? Where are you? You didn’t just die — there’s too much of you left on this earth, too many people that love you.'”

“These letters are almost a prayer to your loved one,” she continued. “Hopefully people will relate to it. It’s a celebration of love, as much as it is heartbreaking.”

Carter stated that though many fans are surprised that she can sing, she was actually a singer long before she became a household name starring in “Wonder Woman” in 1976,

“I’ve been singing for over 50 years,” she said with a laugh. “I started singing in clubs when I was 14, and was writing music before I became an actor.”

Carter is clearly still having a very difficult time dealing with her husband’s death, and we applaud her for trying to help others who may be in the same situation by being so open about her grief. Please join us in saying a prayer for Carter as her grieving process continues.

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