John Corbett reveals how he met Bo Derek (and again, that he's in 'Sex and the City 2')

In case you missed the news when it broke, John Corbett can’t stop confirming that he will, in fact, be in Sex and the City 2. On Monday’s Lopez Tonight (watch a preview after the jump), he explains: “Somebody shot a picture of me last October in Morocco and they said ‘John Corbett’s here in Morocco shooting Sex and the City 2 the movie,’ right? And I’d been saying for six months that wasn’t me, that picture was taken in Istanbul ten years ago, because I had direct orders not to say I was in that movie but now I can say ‘I’m going to be in the Sex and the City movie.'” Hooray! (Right?)

Even more exciting: Corbett reveals how he began dating Bo Derek eight years ago. It’s so Hollywood, you have to simultaneously love it and loathe it. “My buddy is this great guy… [agent] Norby Walters…he puts this big Oscar party on [Night of 100 Stars]…this was eight years ago, and he said ‘Come to the party?’ and I said ‘You know, I’m not really dating anyone right now,’ and he said, ‘I’ll fix you up on a date.’ So he slips this thing under my door with 20 really famous ladies on it. But one name that jumped out at me. I put a one and a circle around it, and I stuck it back under his door and he called me up and said, ‘One name, you give me one name?’ And that name was Bo Derek, and we’ve been together eight years now…

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  • Stacey

    What a creep! He picked a woman to date from a list. I used to like him…now, not so much.

    • D-man

      he’s in a long lasting happy relationship… why should you care how they met? they need your approval? mind your own freaking business. jeeze!

    • laurie

      I think its awesome. The list prob had a dozen young girls that he could have easily had a fling with and he chose the older classy widow. He rules.

    • Toni De Marco

      OMG get a life Stacey. That’s so romantic & they’re still together.You’re the creep! You must have issues…

  • lisa warner

    put me in the “loathe it” column. Loved him as Chris in the Morning, Loved him as Aiden, but this sleezy news making me seriously reconsider

    • p

      I think the list was just two guys being “funny.” I hate to tell all you naive ladies this, but, it’s usually MUCH worse than a “list.” The fact that he met, and has stayed with, an older woman for 8 years, shows he is able to commit to a relationship, and do the work that maintaining a relationship requires; what’s not to like?
      I think the age difference is the “eww” factor for a lot of young women, not the “list.” It’s a combination of jealousy, and immaturity; it is also the reason he is with an older woman.

      • young woman

        Get over yourself p – I am a 26 year old in an eight year relationship with a man THIRTY years my senior (like Bo and John Derek). I don’t know how old you are, but by judging all us young woman you don’t sound very mature. My boyfriend wanted a mature woman without hang-ups (I guess that’s why he chose me, over some older woman (because older women all have “major issues” – I too can bring up stereotypes!)) but by your attitude, I bet older men who are with younger women are insecure and cannot handle a “real” older woman, correct? Face it honey, age is not what makes someone mature. You sure aren’t. I think John and Bo look terrific together, I hope they last

  • Kathy

    I’m very happy for you John! For both the movie and the long term relationship! I’ve had a crush on you for years and love everything you are in. Hope you are very happy.

  • AD

    I’m confused as to why the commenters think it’s sleazy that he chose a woman he’d like to meet from a list. People find lovers and future spouses from internet sites such as How is this any different? In fact, this is better, because it was a friend who was doing the matching, not a faceless computer. Columnists such as “Ask Amy” and “Dear Prudie” say if you’re interested in meeting someone, tell your friends so that they can keep you in mind for a match up. I don’t get the horror expressed at what John Corbett did.

  • FLGrl

    Gross, Bo Derek is ancient…I liked the Aiden storyline, and especially how it ended. It was totally relatable for me. Not so sure I will be happy when he shows up in the movie.

  • sbwm

    He’s been dating an older woman for eight years from a blind date. Love it. It’s a sweet story.

    • Daniel

      4 years older. Not a cougar story. They’re close enough to not warrant a “he’s dating an older lady” story.

  • sunny

    i don’t think it’s creepy, i’m sure this is how a lot of hollywood couples meet…agents arrange dates for a particular event and sometimes sparks fly! i still love him

  • axoloco

    Fun fact… Bo Derek is only 4 years older than Corbett. Man, that is gross.

  • Grod

    Stacey & Lisa Warner…
    Loosers! I guess you prefer your BOB to the real deal?

  • Kurt

    I’ve never been a Corbett fan until “United States of Tara.” He’s so great on the show, more relaxed cool than wannabe cool.

    • Daniel

      *Mashes the “like” button that’s on youtube, but not here. I agree totally.

  • Kristen

    LOVE him! He’s fantastic on “United States of Tara”. And he has the greatest singing voice too. (:

  • Kate

    So. basically, he ordered up Bo Derek as a date. What has happened to face-to-face introductions?

  • Edward Lozzi

    What a bunch of losers and cowards….John C is a better man for picking the best from Norby Walter’s star list. They are both stars! Nice. Norby fixed me up with Anna Nicole Smith at the Night of 100 Stars. Thanks Norby.

  • karen

    All I can say is if I was single I’d wish my name was on the list and he circled it… He is sweet, hot, easy going, talented (not necessarily in that order) YUMMM

  • Michele C.

    Who cares how they met? The fact is that he’s apparently been monogamous for 8 YEARS-I bet you coudn’t find 20 other men in Hollywood for whom that’s true. More John Corbett SATC love at

    • yolanda

      I wish I were on that list and he picked me!

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