Brooke Shields Slams Ex-Husband Andre Agassi in Segment About Divorce on Today Show

Celebrity News Oct. 3, 2013 AT 5:25PM
Brooke Shields, Andre Agassi Brooke Shields slammed ex-husband Andre Agassi on the TODAY show Oct. 2 during a segment about divorce and explained why she's no longer with him. Credit: Gary Gershoff/WireImage.com; Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

It's been 14 years since Brooke Shields ended her marriage with Andre Agassi, but the 48-year-old actress remembers it all too well. While co-hosting the TODAY show Wednesday, Oct. 2 with Willie Geist, Shields got personal during a segment titled "Dealing With Divorce: How to Move On."

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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, Shields referenced her own divorce from Agassi when she segued into a discussion about children of divorce.

"I am divorced," Shields shared. "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."

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The former child model married the professional tennis player in April 1997 and they divorced just shy of their two-year wedding anniversary. Agassi wrote the autobiography Open in 2009, and discussed his failed marriage. During an interview with the TODAY show in November 2009 to promote the 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."

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Shields later remarried in 2001 to television writer Chris Henchy. They have two daughter together, Rowan, 10, and Grier, 7.

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