Brooke Shields relationship story: who did the actress date?

SINCE her big screen debut in 1976, both Brooke Shields and her romances have been in the spotlight.

Before marrying her second husband, the Pretty Baby actress dated Michael Jackson, Liam Neeson and Dean Cain.


Lois & Clark actor Dean Cain was Brooke Shields’ college boyfriend at Princeton UniversityCredit: Getty

Who has Brooke Shields dated?

In the late 1970s, one of Brooke Shields’ first relationships was with Scott Baio.

Decades later, the Golden Globe nominee admitted that her romance with the Happy Days star was for outward purposes only.

She also confessed that her early courtships with John Travolta, Jimmy McNichol, Leif Garrett, and John F. Kennedy Jr were also for image purposes.

In her memoir The Real Story of My Mother and Me, Brooke revealed that most of her public dating life was orchestrated by her mother Teri Shields.

She recalled, “These were the relationships she supported.

Basically, my ‘relationships’ were always somehow orchestrated by my mother.

“She didn’t focus on romance (let alone love) but instead wanted to associate me with names that implied fame, money and power.”

For two years sometime between 1983 and 1987, Brooke dated Princeton University fellow student and actor Dean Cain.

The former couple got to know each other while attending the aforementioned university.

When did she date Liam Neeson?

From 1991 to the following year, Brooke dated Liam Neeson.

“He courted me with his accent, his poetry and his filthy choice of cheap pinot grigio wine,” she said of her relationship with the Love Actually actor.

In 1992, Liam even proposed to Brooke, but it was called off after the former cut off contact with her after proposing to her.

Brooke Shields has two daughters with her second husband Chris Henchy


Brooke Shields has two daughters with her second husband Chris HenchyCredit: Getty

She said The times“He was there one minute and gone the next.

“You know, I was shocked, I couldn’t believe it. Yes, he was taken.’

Liam’s memory matches Brooke’s; The Batman Begins star shared with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, “I’m not going to deny it. I actually can’t really remember.

“It was many years ago, but…I flew to LA and I didn’t call her back. It sounds…yeah, I think so.”

What happened between Brooke and Michael Jackson?

In 1981 and throughout the decade, Brooke was romantically linked to Michael Jackson.

They became close after meeting at that year’s Oscars ceremony.

Although the pair were often seen together and later remained close, Brooke insisted that she and the Dirty Diana singer were only good friends.

“We just felt safe with each other. We watched movies and ate candy and laughed at the craziness around us… We loved each other, but it wasn’t romantic at all,” she said in her memoir.

“We were like two little kids. From the day we met, we saw something of ourselves in each other.”

In 1993, Brooke and MJ got into a fight after the latter falsely claimed they were still privately dating during his appearance on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show of the same name.

After meeting at the 1981 Oscars, Brooke Shields and Michael Jackson became friends


After meeting at the 1981 Oscars, Brooke Shields and Michael Jackson became friendsCredit: Getty

At the time, the actress was dating Lois & Clark star Dean Cain.

At the late MJ’s memorial service in 2009, Brooke talked about her friendship with the Thriller legend: “Michael always knew he could count on me to support him or be his date and that we would have fun wherever we were.

“We had a bond… We both had to grow up really early, but when we were together, we were two little kids having fun.

“When I think back to when we met and the many times we spent together and when we were out together, there would be some kind of caption, and the caption usually said something like ‘an odd couple’ or ‘an unlikely couple ‘.

“But for us it was the most natural and easiest friendship.”

When did Brooke and Andre Agassi divorce?

In April 1999, Brooke and her first husband Andre Agassi filed for divorce.

After four years of dating, the couple walked down the aisle in April 1997.

About her first marriage, she said in her aforementioned documentary: “That was an important phase and relationship in my life and I don’t regret it.

“I never interacted with him again. People process things very, very differently and I have come to respect that.”

When did Brooke marry Chris Henchy?

On April 4, 2001, Brooke tied the knot with her second husband, Chris Henchy.

In 1999, she and Chris met after meeting through mutual friends while working on the Warner Bros. property. in Los Angeles.

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The couple have two children together; Two daughters named Rowan and Grier.

Rowan was born on May 15, 2003 and Grier was born on April 18, 2006.