Aykroyd wrote the letter to be published in Empire magazine, a publication out of London, England. The two actors met when he was a player on Saturday Night Live and she was the host in 1978. They reportedly fell in love and carried on a relationship in the 1980's after working together on the blockbuster film, Blues Brothers.
"Carrie embraced my friends and I was embraced in warmly human and Hollywood-glamorous emotional comfort, elegance and excitement,"wrote Aykroyd. "Debbie [Reynolds] would cook for us and Carrie's tech-wizard brother Todd would take me on high-intensity cruises in muscle cars and on motorcycles through Beverly Hills with great young people, Jose Ferrer and Donna Ebsen."
Aykroyd opened up about how quicklythe relationship became serious betweenthe two.
"While in Chicago we obtained blood tests for compatibility from an East Indian female doctor,"wrote Aykroyd."Contemplating marriage, I gave Carrie a sapphire ring and subsequently in the romance she gave me a Donald Roller Wilson oil painting of a monkey in a blue dress next to a tiny floating pencil, which I kept for years until it began to frighten my children."
"The next morning she asked me to drive her to the airport and she flew to New York,"concluded Aykroyd. "Architectural reservations notwithstanding, Carrie wasn't shallow, we had a great time. She was also in love with Paul Simon. She married him but I hope she kept my ring."