I met him when I was 13 (note: she was 15 in March 1981).
They want to rescue me from loneliness, but they do it in such a way that they give me the impression they want to share my loneliness, which I wouldn't wish on anybody, because I believe I'm one of the loneliest people in the world." ‘Because I really don’t want to offend anyone by watching them. ´ So we get to the party and she says: ´Would you dance with me? And man, we exchanged numbers and I was up all night, spinning around my room, just so happy. We had one encounter when she got real intimate and I chickened out. (...) I'm not easy to live with in that way for a wife. You just can't..." I say, "I don't want you to be a piece of furniture," and, you know, there´d be some sick little girls calling on the phone and she´d get mad and hang up on them. (...) And she promised me that before we married, that would be the first thing we'd do was have children.
Some people really get uptight if they know someone is looking at them. I was at the Academy Awards with Diana Ross and she just came and said: ´Hi, I´m Brooke Shields. And, you know, I feel that´s my, that´s my mission, Schmuley. So I was broken-hearted and I walked around all the time holding these little baby dolls and I'd be crying, that's how badly I wanted them. It disappointed me that she wouldn't keep her promise to me, you know?
“Don’t believe the nonsense about Michael being gay and stuff.
When there were girls around he’d talk about them to the guys and run around pinching their asses and then run away. ” "Sometimes it's hard for me to look my dates in the eye even if I know them well. I can´t stay in one place one time so that´s why I don´t know if I (can) really be completely married all the time.
In 1984, the actress was the late singer’s date to the Grammy Awards.
He wrote about their romantic involvement in his 1988 autobiography, but Shields claimed they were just friends.
I keep saying to him ”Do I hear wedding bells, Michael? But he dates other women, including a former Miss Universe and Tatum O’Neal. She says they’re just friends and her mom is telling everybody the same thing. What’s funny is that she’s getting all this attention by playing second fiddle to Michael. He’s the one everyone wants to talk to and photograph.
He’s also very clsoe to Diana Ross but he isn’t obsessed with her. (Walking to the Grammies; Clip labelled Grammy Awards 1984) MJ: Oh this is on the way to the Grammy’s. But their comments haven’t hushed up the gossips, who are still whispering that there’s some hot love affair going on. Publically, she says she doesn’t mind taking a back seat to Michael, but privately, she’s telling her pals that she minds very much. The word around Hollywood is that this publicity is working against her. They may be big stars but they’re still an interracial couple.
One thing for sure Brooke has made a lot of enemies among black females.
She was with Michael at the New York party, at the Grammys and the American Music Awards.
“I had a crush on Michael myself and I would have loved to have been his girl but at the time he was interested in Brooke Shields,” Ola explains.