Zsa Zsa Gabor had a “wonderful time” at her 95th birthday party last night, according to her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt.
“My wife was happy. Everything was fine. We had a good time,” he told ABCNews.com.
Anhalt said that 130 guests showed up at the Beverly Hills home he shares with the ailing Hollywood icon Monday night, including some of Gabor’s celebrity friends — Lou Diamond Phillips, Connie Stevens, Angie Dickinson, and Larry King.
“Larry King talked to her,” Anhalt said. “He touched her hand, and she looked at him and was happy and smiled. Larry King was singing happy birthday — it doesn’t get better than that. Larry King singing happy birthday!”
Gabor has been in and out of the hospital since 2010 to deal with multiple health problems. She was paralyzed in a 2002 car accident and suffered a massive stroke in 2005. She has been bedridden for months, and since her last stroke, has lost much of her ability to communicate.
Still, von Anhalt said that at Monday’s party, Gabor enjoyed the company of her friends, who visited her in a private room equipped with a doctor. Guests toasted the “Moulin Rouge” actress with champagne and cut a Wolfgang Puck-made black forest chocolate cake on her behalf (she was able to take a bite of it).
“She’s hanging in, she’s enjoying the flowers and the presents,” von Anhalt said. “She’s smiling, she doesn’t talk very much, but she knows what’s going on.”
But he doesn’t believe she’ll recover from her many health issues.
“You don’t get better,” he said. “As long as she stays the way she is, that’s OK.”
So what did he get her for her birthday?
“I’m giving her my strength and my love,” von Anhalt said. “I’ve given her that for 25 years and that’s all I can give her now.”
Von Anhalt has been one of the most colorful characters in Gabor’s life. Her eighth husband and 26 years her junior, he once stated that he had a decade-long affair with the late Anna Nicole Smith and could potentially be the father of her infant girl (he is not).
In 2007, he claimed that he was approached by three women in southern California who robbed him at gunpoint and stripped him naked, but authorities couldn’t find evidence of wrongdoing at the scene. And in 2010, he entered the California governor’s race as an independent, only to withdraw six months later citing Gabor’s health problems.