Brooke Shields regrets marrying Andre Agassi in 1997
Actress Brooke Shields (49) has revealed she regrets marrying tennis great Andre Agassi (44) in 1997.
An injured Andre Agassi kisses actress Brooke Shields while watching the USA vs Sweden Davis Cup semi-final in Las Vegas on September 24, 1995. They got married two years later. Pic/Getty Images
People magazine reported that Shields wrote in her new book, There Was a Little Girl that she had doubts about their relationship and knew she had made a mistake the day after their April 19 wedding.
"It hit me all of a sudden. I knew I had made a mistake. For the next two years we saw very little of each other. I was working on my show, Suddenly Susan, and he was playing at various tournaments. He alienated me when he lost and was on to the next tournament after he won. We were drifting apart," she wrote.
Shields also had some nice things to say about Agassi who is now married to erstwhile German tennis star Steffi Graf: "The whole relationship with him was so necessary.
Taste of freedom
"He gave me my first taste of freedom from my mom. He swept me away. You'd say something and it would happen. There would be a plane or if I said, 'I can't believe I have termites,' within 24 hours, the house would be tented."
Actress Brooke Shields at the Elton John AIDS Foundation event on October 28, 2014 in New York. Pic/Getty Images
The couple split after Shields expressed her unhappiness. On Agassi's revelation to her that he was addicted to crystal meth, Shields wrote: "I was so unbelievably clueless. To this day, I think to myself 'My God, Brooke.
All you've seen in your life and you couldn't pick this up?' But if you watch these athletes play, they play five, six, seven hours at the highest level and they keep going and going and the regimen surrounding them is so intense that my justification was, I guess you need to blow off steam when you can."
Shields said Agassi, "welcomed me and my mother and anybody I loved. He is a really good human being."