Fans defend 72-year-old star's nude bathtub photo

Suzy Byrne
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment

American actress Suzanne Somers is living her best life — and that includes enjoying the super bloom currently on display in California, from her backyard bathtub.

The Three’s Company star shared a photo of a soak session at her Palm Springs estate with the caption, “Nice way to enjoy the daisies blooming on the mountain. Happy Superbloom!!”

The image shows her sitting in the clawfoot tub with a mug in hand, and saw many people applaud her after one troll called the photo “totally inappropriate.”

“Don’t care to see a 76 year old in a tub and you do know what you are doing and it’s totally inappropriate,” the comment, which is the first to appear beside the Instagram post said.

Beside getting Suzanne’s age wrong – she’s actually 72 – the comment elicited plenty of angry replies in support of the actress.

“She’s an icon and living her best life!” one person shot back at the hater. Another wrote, “SERIOUSLY????? Are you out of your mind!!!!!”

Even fellow sex symbol, Pamela Anderson, chimed in, writing that Suzanne is living “the good life.”

One commenter pointed out that seeing Suzanne in her outdoor tub isn’t unusual, saying, “If this offends ... don’t follow her.”

Unfortunately, the comment is sitting at the top of the actress' post. Photo: Instagram/suzannesomers

Suzanne once told People magazine that the tub was a birthday present from her producer husband, Alan Hamel, and it gets used on magical desert evenings.

“He’s such a romantic,” she said. “We might go to my outdoor bathtub, share a tequila on ice and watch the moon while I soak in the bath with Epsom salts, surrounded by nature and the waterfall.”

Soaks together are just one way they stay close after 40-plus years of marriage. They also go on dates “at least three times a week” and have sex every day — “sometimes more,” she has said.

There may be more than one reason Suzanne is showing off her cool outdoor tub. The Palm Springs compound is on the market for AU$13 million — and has been for sale for some time.

Photo: Getty

The estate features five villas with a total of seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms on 70 acres of multilevel hillside property. It comes with all the bells and whistles — with other standout features like a 50-seat outdoor amphitheater, spa, natural waterfall and a cable car that goes up the mountain.

The star has said the property is just too big for them at this point (they bought it in 1977), but they aren’t leaving the area. The purchased a smaller home, in the $2 million range, just across town.


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