George Michael came out as a gay man in the late nineties, but before that he dated several women, and one of them recently revealed how kind he was to her during their brief time together.
Brooke Shields’ new autobiography, There Was A Little Girl, goes in depth about several of her relationships and says that Michael was completely understanding about her hesitancy regarding sex. When they ended their first date, the pop star was a perfect gentleman.
“Nobody had ever been willing to move so slowly…He left without even trying to kiss me. I was so touched by what a real gentleman he was,” she wrote.
Michael has said in the past that he was attracted to women and continued to date them even though he was emotionally invested in men. His relationship with Shields didn’t go beyond a few more dates, however.
Shields also talks about a brief relationship with Liam Neeson in her book, saying that when they dated in 1992, he proposed to her but ultimately ended things. Later, when he proposed again, she turned him down because she had a feeling he would fall for someone else. He went on to marry actress Natasha Richardson.
“He came back after the first time he left me and asked me to marry him again. This was before he started to do a play (Anna Christie). And I said, ‘No, no, no, because knowing you, you’ll probably fall in love with your next leading lady and marry her, so I’m leaving myself out of this.’ And I was dead right,” she told People.