“From the day we met, we saw something of ourselves in each other. Together, we felt impervious to the craziness that swirled around us.We joked about how silly people were and watched movies and ate candy.” “Of course we loved each other, but nothing happened romantically,” Shields says of her relationship with Jackson.
They were both bright-eyed, white-toothed, glitter-donning adolescent superstars; a match made in Hollywood—but in an exclusive interview for 's tribute issue to the King of Pop, Brooke finally reveals the truth about their relationship.“I would be like, ‘Oh please, knock it off.’ He was like this kid who would ask you [about dating and romance].Nobody was telling him and nurturing this stuff and I think he was terrified. I think there was an arrested development.” special commemorative issue dedicated to the King of Pop.She said women "wanted to throw themselves at [Michael] and feel like they were going to teach him."Now 44, Brooke says the last time she saw Michael Jackson was in 1991 at Elizabeth Taylor's last wedding.She reports they snuck in and took pictures of themselves next to her dress, and that being with Michael always reminded her of when they were kids. I suppose 25 years later now that the truth is out, I'll put my gloves back on..say what you want about Michael Jackson: for Brooke Shields and for me, he made being a kid in the '80s something to remember.