Caan Faces Dark Days Without
James Caan was all smiles with
famous friends Sly Stallone, Dennis Quaid and
Sugar Ray Leonard out on the golf course, but
these are dark days for "The Godfather's"
Sonny Corleone. In an "Extra" exclusive,
James spoke from the heart for the first time
about the breakup of his marriage.
"My wife and I had a problem," he admitted
to us. "That's unfortunate when children
Caan also opened up about his battle with addiction.
"You see what bottom is," he said of
During the Second Annual James Caan Classic at
the ultra-exclusive Sherwood Country Club just
outside of Los Angeles, Caan and his famous friends
rallied to raise money for Impact House, the tough
rehab center that helped Caan get clean nine years
"I was a cocaine addict and it got me off,
finished me," James said of the center.
It was around that time that the "Las Vegas"
star met and married his fourth wife, Linda. But
sadly, after two sons and nine years together,
Caan filed for divorce just last week. "We
were, unfortunately, fighting," he said.
"And that's a very unfortunate thing."
And one of Hollywood's most famous tough guys
wasn't too happy when the press broke the news
minutes after the papers were filed: "I didn't
have a chance to talk to my kids, you know, which
I had planned to do."
But now the 66-year-old screen legend plans on
a peaceful transition, telling us, "We're
going to be much better friends than we were husband
and wife; that's my goal."
And despite his divorce, Caan confessed he'd walk
down the aisle again. "In a heartbeat,"
he revealed. "I believe in it, but right
now my head is with the children."
But out on the golf course, James focused on fundraising
for Impact House, which he and his brother, Ronnie,
help run after both going through the program
that Caan credits with saving their lives.
"It's really not much they're asking you
to do," Caan admitted. "All you do,
you go to a meeting, you eat, pretty soon I go,
'This is a pretty good gig.'"