Brooke Shields Is Still Bitter About Her First Marriage 14 Years Later -- Ouch!

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While Co-hosting The Today Show on Thursday morning, Brooke Shields made a comment about her divorce from Andre Agassi during a segment with celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser.

"I am divorced," she said. "And mine was fairly quick, and relatively easy, but it’s a very interesting thing because he did say to me 'Be happy that we don’t have children or I would not have made this easy for you.' And therein lies why I’m not there anymore."

The couple split up 14 years ago after only 23 months of marriage. At the time, they issued a joint statement saying they had “the utmost love and respect for one another.”

Which was apparently total bullcrap, because Agassi’s 2009 autobiography was less than kind to his ex-wife, and now this zinger from Brooke.

It just goes to show that divorce is something you never completely get over. One of the consistent things I hear from people that have been through this before is that you carry that other person around forever in your soul, for better or worse.

It makes sense. This is someone that you loved enough to marry -- to promise to love forever. And then … you didn’t. No one wants to be the failure, to have to look at themselves and really ask, “Is this my fault?” Nope, it’s easier to blame the other person.

I know I’m guilty of thinking that. And watching this exchange with Brooke has taught me a valuable lesson today that I hope I hold onto: Try every day to forgive him, forgive myself, and don’t let the bitterness fester. Because in the scheme of things? I don’t think anyone really cares why we split anyway. Talking smack isn't going to fix anything.

Do you ever catch yourself speaking poorly of an ex?


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Brain... BrainyMommy

Seems she wasn't speaking poorly of him but speaking honestly. People tend to make divorces more complicated when children are involved because there's the whole issue of custody and child support. 

jalaz77 jalaz77

No. She was around a divorce lawyer. It's not like she switched subjects and blurted this out. So it makes sense that this was brought up. Looks like you have read too much into her statement.


I don't hear bitter. She didn't put a pox on him and his house.She just mentioned something that stung,and all of us have had someone we love, be it a parent,a sibling or a mate say something to us that has stung at one time and we remember, no matter how much time has gone by .

lizilli lizilli

I agree with everyone else.  Brook wasn't spilling her guts and crying about the past, she made a remark that was on topic and moved on.  You seem to be the one wanting to get a story out of nothing.  Did you also create a buzz around Andre's book and his remarks about Brook?  Didn't think so!

Pat Justin

My ex boyfriend and I were together for a year and we shared so much in common. He would tell me how happy he was to be able to share the things he enjoyed doing with me. And we were both in love and never fought. We were always happy and laughing. It was the best year of my life. Until the day everything broke apart, and he ended it. Two weeks later he started dating someone else. I've heard they met after the break up, so I don't think he cheated. For 2& 1/2 months I struggled to forget him but to no avail I was unable to get over him. He is still the first person I think of when I wake up and the last when I go to bed. I can't get over him no matter what I do and I know that only hurting myself. I just wish there was some way I could get him back in my life and quick because I can't spend another day without him in my life. I searched a lot for solutions, until I found this website ( . I decided to give it a try to help me bring my lover back home. Truly it didn't take me much time after applying the techniques I found on that site, and believe me after 3 weeks of committing to these techniques I got him back, that is why I am happy to make everyone of you have his lover back in his life once again.

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