It was a reconciliation three decades in the making. This week, Suzanne Somers and Joyce Dewitt buried the hatchet stemming from their “Three’s Company” feud on Somers’ online show, “Breaking Through.” The two actresses had not spoken since Somers left the sitcom in 1981 over a salary dispute. On stage, the awkwardness was obvious.
“Oh my God. Holy cowski,” Somers said as Dewitt walked out. “I have to tell you right now, I’m very overwhelmed and emotional.”
After hugging and holding hands, Somers explained that for her, “Three’s Company” was a way to get by as a single mom. Money was more important than anything. “I always saw this as a business,” she said. “In a group of serious actors, I probably pissed you all off. And if I did, I’m really sorry. I just really needed money at the time.”
Dewitt said, “I didn’t have a business head. So I didn’t understand someone who did.”
Why come on Somers’ show now to make amends? Dewitt explained simply, “It’s time.”
Somers, 65, and Dewitt, 62, also reminisced about working with the late John Ritter on “Three’s Company.”
“His legs were, like, made of rubber,” Somers said, calling him “the greatest physical comic of our era.” “He had a way of moving you around that, for me, made me more of a physical comic than I really was.”