Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s gay manager ‘could inherit her millions’
London: Rumours are abuzz that the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s homosexual manager, Jason Winters, is about to inherit her fortune.
Taylor was so close to Winters — tall, handsome and 28 years her junior — that there was repeated speculation that he was to become the eighth Mr Elizabeth Taylor.
The gossip about what would have been a ninth nuptials (she married Burton twice) made her laugh because Winters runs a talent agency with his partner Erik Sterling. He is said by associates to be “100 per cent gay”.
He may yet, though, be the heir to her fortune — estimated at 360million pounds, which he will administer via a trust to her Aids charity. They met via her work for Aids victims in the late 1990s and their friendship blossomed. She took several holidays at his home in Hawaii.
Her four children — Michael and Christopher Wilding, Lisa Todd and Maria Burton — believe that he will get her cash when the will is read, which could be next week, reports the Daily Mail.
It was he who helped her out of the decline after the end of her last marriage to Larry Fortensky.
Gossip columnists were told that she was “madly in love” with Winters and that he felt the same way.
Of course it wasn’t true, but it seems that Taylor did genuinely love his company and was using the idea of a marriage to gauge interest in reviving her acting career.