Brooke Shields remembers Andre Agassi's 'irrational behavior' for a scene with Matt LeBlanc in 'Friends'

Brooke Shields remembers Andre Agassi's 'irrational behavior' for a scene with Matt LeBlanc in 'Friends'
Brooke Shields recalls terrifying moment of Andre Agassi over Matt LeBlanc (Graham Denholm, Jon Kopaloff, and Kevin Winter/ Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: So no one told Brooke Shields that doing a cameo for one of the biggest and the most iconic tv sitcoms of all time will create havoc in her life? We guess not. Almost 10 years back, 1980's 'Blue Lagoon' star, Shields confessed the downfall of her relationship with her ex-husband and famous tennis player, Andre Agassi. Although both are married right now (Agassi, is married to former tennis star Steffi Graf while Shields is married to Chris Hency) the 'A Castle for Christmas' star revisited a horrid memory of her ex-husband while she was doing a skit with the 'Friends' star, 'Matt LeBlanc. 

Regardless, Shields has recently starred in a documentary for ABC, 'Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields'. In this two-part documentary, helmer Lana Wilson (also known for 'Miss Americana,' and '2020 Sundance Film Festival') reveals Shields’ story through media appearances and archival footage, bringing full context to the time when Shields was coming of age in public. Additionally, ABC News dropped the official date of release, which is April 3, for the new documentary on Hulu


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Andre Agassi's explosive reaction

In a new interview with The New Yorker, actress Brooke Shields shares that former husband Andre Agassi had an explosive reaction to her 1996 comedic turn on 'Friends,' in which she portrayed Erika, a stalker obsessed with Joey Tribbiani's character on Days of Our Lives, Dr. Drake Ramoray. Although the guest-starring role which was part of the show's star-studded 'The One After the Superbowl' episode was supposed to be light-hearted and fun, the retired tennis champ's response was quite the opposite.


She says, "In the scene, I’m supposed to lick Joey’s fingers, because they’re the hands of a genius, and I want to devour them, and I’m a nut. 'He was cute - he was, like, "I’ve washed my hands and they’re all clean." I was, like, "I had a mint!"' She went on to explain that her former partner Andre was less than impressed, adding: 'Andre was in the audience supporting me, and he stormed out. 'He said, "Everybody’s making fun of me. You made a fool of me by that behavior." I’m, like, "It’s comedy! What is the matter with you?"'

Crystal meth vs Tennis

Regardless, Shields later learned that Agassi was using crystal meth around that time, something the athlete has spoken openly about: "so that irrational behavior I’m sure had something to do with that." He went on to go home and smash up all his trophies. Looking back, the actress now married to TV writer and producer Chris Henchy sees Agassi's reaction as "petulant behavior." It also pulled the focus away from her acting and toward him. In 2009, Andre Agassi left the tennis world in a state of shock when he admitted to using the drug crystal meth and lying to the men’s tennis governing body the ATP to escape a ban in his book.

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