The actress Brooke Shields (New York, 57 years old) does not stop making headlines and revealing new details of her life in each interview she gives, now that she is promoting the autobiographical documentary Pretty Baby, which will premiere on April
in the Hulu platform.
The latest revelation has been about her stormy relationship with the tennis player Andre Agassi (Las Vegas, 52 years old) and how he suffered a fit of rage after witnessing the scene that the interpreter starred in with Matt Leblanc in a cameo in the mythical series of the nineties
In that second season episode, titled
The One After the Superbowl,
Aired January 1996
The model also played Erika, a harassing fan of Joey Tribbiani, the character played by Leblanc.
She had to lick his fingers in one of the scenes to show how crazy she was about him.
“Andre was in the audience supporting me and he stormed out of there,” Shields explained in an interview published in The
“He told me: 'Everyone is making fun of me.
You have embarrassed me with that behavior.
To which I replied: 'It's a comedy!
What is wrong with you?", explains the one who was the very young protagonist of
El lago azul
That tantrum did not end there and, according to Shields in the interview published last Sunday, the tennis player returned home full of anger and "destroyed all his trophies."
Although the star's then-boyfriend's reaction caught him by surprise, shortly after he discovered that the athlete had been abusing methamphetamine.
"I later found out that he was addicted to methamphetamine at the time, so I'm sure that irrational behavior had something to do with it," she justified.
In fact, it was Agassi himself who in his 2014 autobiography, titled
Open, admitted to using methamphetamine in 1997, a year after the
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In the scene that caused that storm between Agassi and Shields, Erika, the character she played, had a date with Joey, believing that she was always with Dr. Drake Ramoray, from the Days of Our Lives series
, of which Joey was the protagonist and with whom she was madly in love.
During dinner at the restaurant, Erika ended up licking Joey's hands, the moment that made the tennis player angry, present at all times during the recording.
However, as Shields now explains in this same interview with the New York magazine, it was not until the last moment that it was decided to include the licking scene.
“We had done it in rehearsal and they said, 'He's too crazy.
Do not do it'.
But I asked to do it.
'It's so fun.
It just makes her even crazier.
And she's pretty, so she needs to be really crazy.'
And they said, 'No, no.'
We did the first take and it was good.
And then on the second take, they yelled at me, 'Shields!
Do it again!'
Suddenly, the atmosphere changed and all these men in suits began to enter the studio.
The next day,
They asked me if I wanted to do my own television show”, he recalls.
After that television moment, Brooke was offered to star in
, and almost ended her courtship with Agassi.
It is not the first time that Shields has acknowledged that his relationship with Agassi was toxic.
The couple began dating in 1993, married in April 1997, and finally separated in January 1999.
"The day after I got married I already knew that I had been wrong," she assured in her memoirs, entitled
There Was a Little Girl
According to her account in that same book, she had an anxiety attack as soon as her honeymoon began and she realized that that marriage had been a mistake: "I wanted to have a wedding because I wanted to bring all the people together at the same time. what did he want.
She wanted Andre, but she wasn't sure she wanted the life we led.
Tennis player Andre Agassi and actress Brooke Shields, in California, in a photo from April 1997, the month they were married. John Russell (Getty Images)
The estrangement due to their respective jobs and Agassi's confession of his addiction to methamphetamine since 1993 – the same year they began their courtship – were the final blow to their relationship.
“During the next two years we saw each other very little.
I was working on the series
and he was playing in various tournaments.
I ignored me when he lost and when he won he went straight to the next championship.
Each time we were distancing ourselves more and more, ”he wrote in his memoirs.
Despite the fact that Shields was the one who made the decision for that divorce, it was not easy for the interpreter to take the step.
“That was the first time in my life that I said: 'I don't want to live like this, this doesn't make me happy.
He is a great person, but I'm leaving, ”she confessed in an interview with
in June 2022.
"Already with the divorce from my first husband [Agassi], I realized that I wanted my life to be different, but I must say that only in the last 10 years have I started to say: 'Well, this is me and I don't want to be something else”, added the actress in the same interview.
Two years after the separation, Agassi would marry fellow tennis player Steffi Graf and Shields would marry screenwriter Chris Henchy.
Both marriages continue.