Brooke Shields recalled a brief breakup with her husband, Chris Henchy, before they married. She stated that she would call him on a daily basis.
Brooke Shields talked about her previous divorce from Chris Henchy and how they were able to reconcile. Shields admitted to calling Henchy every day after their split, but he asked her to stop. Shields eventually realised she couldn’t live without him and sought counselling. “Are we ready to go?” he’d ask Brooke after each therapy session. They eventually reconciled and are now married.
Brooke recently spoke with PEOPLE about her two-part documentary Pretty Baby: Brooke reflected on her previous breakup with her second husband Chris. Shields explained that the breakup was caused by her fear of not spending enough time’sowing her oats’ before committing to a serious relationship. “Rebounding, or whatever they call it, because I hadn’t spent any time sowing my oats,” she explained. I was literally rejected…. ‘No, we’re not going to do that,’ people said. I was like, ‘Oh, okay” when she had her breakup.
She realised she was still talking to him every day after their breakup. This realisation prompted them to reconcile and resume dating. She shared, “I was calling him all the time.” ‘You broke up with me, this is how it works,’ he said. You don’t get to call me every day because you ended your relationship with me. So please do not call me every day.” “But I want to talk to you,” she resisted. “It doesn’t work like that,” he explained.
Shields attributed the success of her relationship with Henchy to laughter, stating that he is skilled at bringing balance to her life. “After every therapy session, Chris asked, “Are you fixed?” she joked. You’re all right? “Are we all right?”
Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy welcomed their first child, Rowan, in 2001, two years after their marriage. Grier, the couple’s second daughter, was born in 2006. Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields, Shields’ two-part documentary, is set to premiere on Hulu on April 3rd.
Brooke recently revealed that she was sexually assaulted by a Hollywood executive over thirty years ago but chose to remain silent about it. Brooke was sexually assaulted by him after a dinner with a Hollywood executive where she expected to be offered a job or a movie role. Sharing her experience, she told, “I thought I was getting a movie, a job, he invited her to make a call for a cab from his hotel room. He assaulted her there. I didn’t get into a fight. “I just stood there frozen.”
Why Brooke Shields Apologized to Dean Cain, Her College Boyfriend: I was “paralysed by shame.”:
Brooke Shields is speaking out about how she wishes she had lived more in the moment — and embraced her sexuality — during her relationship with ex-boyfriend Dean Cain.
The actress, 57, recalls having a “great relationship” with the “beautiful” and “mouthwatering” Cain, 56, while at Princeton University in this week’s cover interview for PEOPLE.
Shields, however, was sexualized early on in films such as 1978’s Pretty Baby (in which she played a child prostitute) and The Blue Lagoon (1980), an intense objectification that led her to disassociate from her body, as she explores in her upcoming documentary.
It also resulted in near-constant questions about her appearance and sex life since she was a teen. “I was the world’s most famous virgin,” she joked.
Her early romantic life — and her dynamic with Cain — reflected the intensity of the attention.
“We had a great relationship, broke up, and then reconnected after three years. And that should have been a delicious time for me, when I could have revelled in it and felt proud and free because I was in love “She informs PEOPLE.
“But it was as if I was paralysed by shame, afraid that everyone would find out, afraid of disappointing my fans because I had said one thing,” Shields adds.
Cain was Shields’ football-player boyfriend and classmate at Princeton University before he became Superman on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
The model and actress recalls their relationship as follows: “He was just so loyal, loving, and in love. And I didn’t make it easy for myself.”
She even “apologised” to her ex “a few years back” for not appreciating the moment more, she tells PEOPLE.
“I told them, ‘I’m sorry for you, and I’m really sorry for me,'” Shields recalls.