Despite being a Calvin Klein model and the Lolita of the seventies, Brooke Shields recently revealed that she wishes she lived up to her pinup status and lost her virginity earlier than she did at age 22.
“I had the public and all this pressure, and I wish I had just gotten it over with in the beginning when it was sort of OK,” she told Health magazine about her health regret. “I think I would have lost my virginity earlier than I did at 22. I think I would have been much more in touch with myself. I think I wouldn’t have had issues with weight—I carried this protective 20 pounds [in college]. It was all connected. And to me, that’s a health regret.”
She also revealed what happened the day pal Tom Cruise apologized for his comments regarding her public journey battling postpartum depression.
“[Tom] called an hour ahead and said, ‘Can I?’ And I was like, ‘Uhhh … am I being Punk’d?’ I called my husband, I called my publicist, I was like, ‘What do I do?’ I did think, Do we use the front door? because we always use the kitchen door. It’s one of those weird things where I was like, ‘We need to use the front door!’ I had to lock the other door and pull the shade down. I was so relieved when my husband came home and started cooking. And when Katie brought the baby over, it just got defused and we looked at these two babies born on the same day in the same hospital. The irony is insane. But just to look at these babies, [I thought] Really? Life’s short. Let’s just eat an omelet, and we’ll all live our lives and be thankful we have these little people.”