Brooke Shields no to regret her entire past, but she may rethink it by publicly revealing that she is a virgin.
In Tuesday’s episode of his iHeart podcast, And now? With Brooke Shieldsthe veteran actress and model answered friend Ali Wentworth’s question about Shields having many “bad choices” as a young man.
“I mean, I think, in hindsight, it was a bit of a mistake for me to be so open about my virginity because he never left me alone,” Shields said.
She said the topic had emerged in a 1985 book that, although it was attributed to her, was actually written by someone else. On their own is an orientation book for college-age women, published when Shields herself attended Princeton University. The Cute baby star said he wrote an in-depth first chapter, but the publisher didn’t want it.
“They wanted a simple and stupid book,” Shields said. “Like, ‘I like leg warmers’.”
Shields went through her sex life because she wanted to help others.
“In it, there was a part of a chapter, in which I discuss – not abstinence itself – but the possession of your choice,” he said. “I got a lot of fan letters from kids saying, ‘Oh, my boyfriend is pushing me and I don’t want to have sex. What do I do? My narrative was,’ You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to. ‘”
He recalled that it was “very disturbing” that he then had to go to talk shows and talk to older men about the subject.
“I became the most famous virgin in the world,” she said. “Being on the line of fire at such a young age this way, I gained resilience and prepared me to be ready for anything in this industry that can be tough.”
Shields also regrets waiting to have sex for the first time when she finally did it with her Princeton boyfriend, Dean Cain, aged 22.
“I have regrets around [waiting]because there was a sense of joy and freedom that I should have felt within such a lovely, so beautiful and sweet relationship, ”Shields said.
In November 2014, Shields noted in an interview with People who had actually included a chapter on being a virgin in an earlier book credited to her, 1975’s Brooke’s book. It was an idea from his late mother / manager, Teri, with whom Shields has long claimed to have had a complicated relationship, largely due to Teri’s alcoholism.
Later in the new Shields podcast episode, during a Never Have I Ever game, Shields was asked if he ever caught an ex cheating.
“I didn’t meet a former traitor, but I was dating an actor,” said Shields. “He said he had to go to Los Angeles, because his house was flooded. And three days later, when I called him – we were engaged – and three days later, when I called him, a girl answered the phone. And then the Investigator he called me and said he had been seen in a restaurant with another actress. “
While Shields refused to give the actor the name, he wrote in another book, 2014 There was a little girlthat ex-boyfriend Liam Neeson had used the flooded house excuse when he left it while they were celebrating Christmas together.