The former model / actress Brooke Shields has burst back onto the scenes in recent days with shocking information surrounding her former relationship with the late Michael Jackson. As we all know, Michael Jackson’s existence has been an often mystery that everyone would like to get the scoop on. Brooke Shields believes she is the one who can reveal it all.
As per People, in a new documentary Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields, that premiered Friday at the Sundance Film Festival, the model and actress opens up about her storied life and career, and some of which involved Michael Jackson.
Lana Wilson’s documentary provides an honest look at one of the most misunderstood women of her time, allowing Shields the space to unpack topics such as her beloved mother’s struggles with alcoholism, a previously undisclosed sexual assault, and the controversial nude scenes she performed onscreen as a child.
Something Shields also provides insight into is her infamous relationship with Michael Jackson, which, like many things in her life, has been misreported and misrepresented. In the film, Shields maintains that, despite Jackson’s repeated claims to the contrary, the two never dated or had a sexual relationship.
Shields met Jackson when she was 13 and the two became fast friends. They were both child stars shouldering an enormous amount of responsibility, but Shields says what connected them most was that, even as teenagers and later adults, they were both “very childlike.” Despite her public image as a sex symbol, Shields says she wasn’t “in touch” with her sexuality until much later in life. She and Jackson were “both quite juvenile in some ways and mature in others,” she explains.
Her comments echo ones she made while eulogizing Jackson. “We had a bond,” she said at his funeral. “Both of us needed to be adults very early, but when we were together, we were two little kids having fun.”
“We hung out,” Shields says of their friendship, insisting to Wilson that there was nothing more to it. Still, she says Jackson was enamored with being seen with her. Shields describes times they would make plans to go out for dinner and the paparazzi would already be waiting, implying that Jackson would tip them off so they could be photographed together.