Brooke Shields, who arrived in the Hollywood spotlight when, at age 13, she portrayed an underage prostitute in the 1978 film Pretty Baby, has now let the world know how she really lost her virginity — and it’s a super story. So to speak.
Turns out that even though two years earlier, while already a major star at age 20, she publicly advised young women to wait until tying the knot with Mr. Right to lose their virginity, Brooke Shields had her first “all the way” experience at age 22 while attending Princeton University.
Her partner — future TV Superman Dean Cain. The pair were college sweethearts at Princeton so the experience seemed to come naturally. But at the time, the collegiate Shields’s response to losing her virginity was what she now describes as “overwhelmed.”
“I actually kind of tumbled off [the bed] and started running,” she wrote in her new book, There Was A Little Girl. “I was buck naked streaking down the hallway and running like I had just stolen someone’s wallet.”
Why the over-the-top response to giving up her virginity to Cain, who went on to achieve stardom as Superman and Clark Kent in the mid-1990s ABC TV series Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman?
Brooke felt that her domineering mother, Teri, was watching her — at all times. It was her alcoholic mom who, Shields writes, sold her to the public as “the most celebrated virgin of our time.”
In fact, her mom was the main obstacle to losing her virginity to Dean Cain sooner than she actually did.
“He was incredibly and painfully patient with me regarding sex,” Brooke Shields wrote of Cain in her new memoir. “But even when Mom wasn’t around, I felt as if she was watching. We were always holding hands and trying to find ways to be alone and kiss, but poor guy, I made him wait and wait and my mom kept track.”
She also said that when she freaked out immediately after losing her virginity, Cain was a true gentleman and gently calmed her down.
“Dean leapt up and ran after me with the comforter in his arms. He hugged me tight and asked me where I was going. I was afraid I was leaving my mother,” she recounts. “I didn’t know where I began and where my mother ended and that meant I didn’t know how to fit Dean in.”
Brooke Shields lost her virginity to Dean “Superman” Cain a full decade before she married tennis star Andre Agassi, whose bizarre behavior during their marriage has been the subject of other recent Shields revelations.