After 23 years of silence, Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett spoke on the phone four months ago.

According to Us Weekly, Majors, who had been too nervous about contacting her, finally called her for the first time around her birthday.

"They had a 40-minute phone conversation about her life and the cancer, and it was such a lovely moment for the two of them," a source told the mag. "I guess it was a very good conversation. They joked, and they got a little bit emotional."

The source adds: "I think it was good given the current situation [for] closure, otherwise they never would've spoken again. I think he always wanted to talk to her again, but he was just afraid to speak to her before."

Farrah wed the "Six Million Dollar Man" in 1973, and they separated in 1979. When Fawcett was first diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006, Majors attempted to contact her indirectly.

The source tells Us, "He would send funny messages to her through friends, and she would do the same, and it was very sweet."

More Farrah Dish:

Friends say farewell to Farrah Fawcett at touching funeral.

Farrah and Ryan to wed before she dies?

Farrah Fawcett had to shave her famous hair during chemo

Farrah Fawcett helped find UCLA leak of her medical records

Farrah Fawcett's son released from jail to see his mother

Farrah Fawcett reportedly hospitalized

Farrah Fawcett's father, age 91, flies in to see her

Farrah Fawcett's publicist says she is stable

Check out Lee Majors and his new wife…..


Photos: Top: Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors arrive at LAX on June 10,1977. Credit: WireImage.

Bottom: Faith Majors and Lee Majors at a 2008 premiere. Credit: WireImage

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead