Faded Hollywood actress Linda Evans has been living like a recluse, according to sources — and heartbroken at the thought of spending the rest of her life alone.
The 76-year-old former “Dynasty” diva has been holed up in tiny Rainier, Washington, since splitting from New Age musician Yanni in 1998.
And insiders claimed Linda still regrets ending their nine-year romance!
“Yanni was touring all the time and Linda felt they had grown apart,” a pal said. “She also believed somebody wonderful would walk through her door — but it still hasn’t happened!”
Linda moved to Washington in 1985 to be close to her controversial spiritual guide J.Z. Knight.
But according to pals, Linda’s been “consumed by loneliness” in recent years and her misery exploded in a humiliating episode in 2014.
As The National ENQUIRER exclusively reported, a dazed and confused Linda was pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence after her car swerved dangerously into oncoming traffic!
“I was afraid the vehicle was going to kill someone,” the arresting officer reported.
A nearly unrecognizable Linda claimed she had downed a handful of pills to ease crippling pain from a dislocated disc.
During her Hollywood heyday, Linda — who also starred in the ’60s TV Western The Big Valley — married and divorced actor-director John Derek and real estate investor Stan Herman.
But insiders said she has little hope of new romance while living on her isolated 70-acre ranch.
“Linda says it’s hard to go home to an empty house at night — with all the great relationships she’s had,” the source spilled.
“Friends tell her to go back to Hollywood where she’d be the toast of the town and have suitors lining up for her. But she says that’s a life she’s left behind forever, and she’s resigned to being alone.”