Brooke Shields Doesn’t Spare Andre Agassi on “Today”
On Wednesday’s episode of the Today Show, Brooke Shields got in a pretty good zing on ex-husband of 14 years, tennis star Andre Agassi. The show was running a segment called “Dealing with Divorce: How to Move On”.
The segment featured Brooke Shields and Willie Geist speaking with celebrity lawyer Laura Wasser, who worked with Kim Kardashian and is the author of “It Doesn’t Have To be That Way: How To Divorce Without Destroying Your Family Or Bankrupting Yourself”, a book about caring for yourself, and especially children during a divorce.
While the trio were speaking about the concept behind the book, Brooke interjected, “I am divorced, and mine was very quick and relatively easy but it’s a very interesting thing because he — quote, unquote — did say to me, ‘Be happy that we don’t have children or I would not have made this easy for you.'”
She added with a laugh, “And therein lies why I’m not there anymore.”
Agassi also opened up about their divorce in and autobiography titled “Open” The book, written in 2009, discussed his failed marriage. During an interview, also with the “Today” show in November of that year, to promote his book, Agassi explained, “I think at that time in my life I couldn’t be married to anyone. I think timing is really important. You need in a marriage, two people who understand themselves … and I certainly didn’t understand myself.”
Brooke Shields did find “happily ever after” in her 2001 marriage to television writer Chris Henchy and they have two daughters together, Rowan, 10, and Grier, 7.
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