Barbara Eden Now: Actress Opens Up About Losing Son To Drug Overdose

10/19/2016 01:41 EDT | Updated 10/19/2016 01:41 EDT

“I Dream of Jeannie” star Barbara Eden welcomed her only son, Matthew, in 1965 during her first marriage to Michael Ansara.

“Having my son, I had no idea it would be so emotional and so wonderful. It was the most wonderful thing that ever happened in my life,” the 85-year-old said on “Oprah: Where Are They Now?”

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But sadly, Matthew died of a heroin overdose in 2001, just before his wedding. He was 35 years old.

In the video above, Eden opens up about becoming a mother and losing her son.

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