They married in 1987, four years after her painful divorce from singer James Taylor.
The New York Post reported earlier this year that Hart has been working on a memoir of his own called The Second Husband covering his childhood as the son of a Hell’s Kitchen mobster. He studied to become a priest, had friendships with Jackie Onassis and Mike Nichols, and married Simon who he had met on a train but did not know who she was.
‘At the age of 52, I discovered I was gay,’ Hart told The Post. ‘Carly was terrific in the midst of that. It’s been quite a life.’
Simon is sad that Taylor, the father of her two children, has not spoken to her for many years but she and Hart remain close.
She tells People Magazine: ‘When I have a bad day, I call him first.’