Brooke Shields is dishing dirt on Tom Cruise, and she’s got some juicy secrets to share. Shields was on the Jenny McCarthy SiriusXM radio show on Wednesday, where she chatted about her feud with the star, Us Weekly reports.
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In 2005, Brooke Shields and Tom Cruise publicly feuded over comments Cruise made about her taking prescription medication to treat postpartum depression. She wrote about taking the prescription meds in her memoir, Down Came the Rain. But Cruise said that he thought her actions were irresponsible. Tom is one of the best known Scientologists in the world, and they have strict rules against using psychotropic medication.
“Life is too short,” the 50-year-old actress and model said during her interview with Jenny McCarthy. “I’m sure there are people that have strong, negative opinions about me, but I don’t have the time.”
But Shields says that she and Cruise squashed the beef between them, though.
“He came over to my house. It was funny because when he called me, he said, ‘I’d like to have a sit-down and a talk with you.’ I called my publicist, and I said, ‘OK, what do I do?’ She said, ‘Whatever you do, don’t go over there. Just make them come to you, and it’s on your terms. You don’t have cameras, you don’t know,'” Shields added.
“So he came over to the house and didn’t come with anybody, drove himself, there wasn’t anybody outside.”
Brooke Shields also revealed that Katie Holmes personally invited Brooke Shields to her wedding.
“She said, ‘It just wouldn’t feel right without you there,'” Shields said. “And I said ‘OK, I’ll bring the something old, as long as it’s not me!’ And she said, ‘would you?'”
Shields did bring something old: an antique enamel compact but she recalled that it was almost an impossible mission to get the gift to Katie Holmes.
“I felt like I was 007, or I was Bourne. It was so much security. It was all dark, and it was quiet.”
Us Weekly also reports that Shields talked about the backlash she got when she decided to go to the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes wedding.
“People were so up in arms about my saying yes,” she told McCarthy. “And I said, ‘First of all, if you get invited to that wedding, you go.’ And I had no malice in my heart. It was still a wedding.”
Brooke Shields also had a hilarious Tom Cruise story that happened when his daughter, Suri, was born.
“Nobody had seen the baby, so who knew that the baby existed? Except for the fact that Suri was born the same date, same hospital as Grier. I walked into the hospital at four in the morning, and there are these people walking out with umbrellas. I said, ‘Oh what are they doing?’ And Chris, my husband, said, ‘Maybe they have that disease like they can’t get the sun.’ And I said, ‘Why would you transfer at 5 a.m.? It’s so close to sun time.'”
But Shields soon got a rude awakening that all of the hubbub wasn’t for her.
“We sneak in, I get to my room, it’s all top secret. I’m under an alias because we had a decoy car because people had been following me to the hospital. We get upstairs and I look out the window, and there’s helicopters and movie cameras, news cameras outside.
“And I’m like ‘This is an outrage! Who alerted the media? Can’t I just have a baby?’ And the nurse comes in, she’s like, ‘Honey, it’s not for you.'”
— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) January 7, 2016
Tom Cruise may have some bigger problems than Brooke Shields talking about him. According to Hollywood Life, he and his ex-wife are heading into a custody battle over their daughter, Suri Cruise. Hollywood Life reports that Cruise is demanding custody of Suri, even though he went 800 days without seeing his daughter. The article also claims that the ongoing custody is preventing Katie Holmes from eloping with current boyfriend, Jamie Foxx.
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