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HARD-driving Jane Fonda’s career ambitions are killing her love life!
At age 76, the two-time Oscar winner feels recharged after earning rave reviews for her brief turn as Nancy Reagan in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” say sources.
But the busy screen icon’s boyfriend, music producer Richard Perry, is fuming that Jane has neglected their relationship, reveal insiders.
“Jane wants another Academy Award on her mantle before she’s too old,” disclosed a close source. “She doesn’t want to be deprived of one last shot at acting glory. She could easily coast through her golden years, picking up small, well-paying roles here and there, but these days she’s working harder than ever.
“Richard feels totally neglected, and he’s grumbling that he’d be just as well off as an unattached man because he never gets to see Jane.”
Lately it’s been rough going for Richard and Jane, who’ve been together since 2009.
The still-radiant star recently went public on her blog about 71-year-old Richard’s courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. Although a rep for Fonda said she discussed the blog with Richard first, insiders say it ticked him off.
And as THE ENQUIRER previously reported, Richard was not happy when Jane developed a huge cougar crush on Russell Crowe on the Pittsburgh set of their upcoming movie “Fathers & Daughters.”
That movie completed filming in early spring, and soon super-busy Jane begins shooting “Youth” with Michael Caine.
“That movie is total Oscar bait,” said the source. “And Jane has a major role. Even though at her age jumping from one movie set to the next is exhausting, she wouldn’t have passed it up for the world. She’s been swamped with rehearsing and pre-production meetings while Richard sits at home, twiddling his thumbs.”
Fonda’s rep insists she “can balance her career and personal life,” but our source says Richard is “very frustrated.”
And there’s no sign that workaholic Jane is ready to slow down.
She had a role in the recent film “Better Living through Chemistry,” and her flick “This Is Where I Leave You” debuts in September.
She also guest-starred last year on the popular that she’ll reunite with her “9 to 5” co-star Lily Tomlin in the Netflix series “Grace and Frankie.”
On top of all that, Jane remains a political activist and runs a huge fitness empire. Last September The ENQUIRER reported that the actress was ticked off at the “Butler” filmmakers, feeling they cut her most powerful scenes.
“She thought that playing Nancy Reagan would be her big swan song,” said the source. “And she still wants to go out with a bang. She’s become fixated on getting back to the top of the A-list. She may very well become the toast of TinselTown again, but it could come at the cost of her relationship.”