Brooke Shields claims ex Andre Agassi “co-opted” her 1996 cameo on “Friends” by storming off set after watching her intimate scene with Matt Leblanc.
The model, who played Joey Tribbiani’s stalker named Erika on the show, was “supposed to lick Joey’s fingers” to show just how crazy she was — but instead, it allegedly resulted in Agassi erupting into a rage.
“Andre was in the audience supporting me, and he stormed out,” the 57-year-old told the New Yorker in a feature published on Sunday.
“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?’”
In fact, Shields claims the tantrum didn’t stop there and the Olympian went home and “smashed all his trophies” out of anger.
While the “Pretty Baby” star was caught off guard by her then-boyfriend’s behavior, she later found out the tennis star had allegedly been abusing crystal meth.
“I learned later that he was addicted to crystal meth at that point so that irrational behavior I’m sure had something to do with that,” she explained.
The pair, who wed one year after the episode aired, ended up getting divorced in 1999 due to the athlete’s battle with addiction.
Agassi’s reps did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.
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Despite Agassi’s reaction, the scene proved to be a pivotal moment in Shields’ career.
The model says producers initially didn’t want her to do “the crazy laugh and the licking of his fingers,” but after some convincing, they decided to put it back in — leading Shields to land her own sitcom, “Suddenly Susan.”
“All of a sudden, the energy changed, and all these men in suits started coming into the studio,” she said of her performance. “The next day, I was asked if I wanted to do my own television show.”
Since then, Shields has gone on to have a career spanning over four decades — but it wasn’t always easy for the mother of two.
In her new documentary called “Pretty Baby,” the actress recalled being “catapulted into the world of adult sexuality” at just 11 years old.
“That always just seared me,” she said in the trailer for the doc, adding that she is “amazed” she “survived” all the unwanted attention.
However, as she got older, Shields learned to have her “own voice” and fight for the things she believed in.
The actress went on to marry Chris Henchy in 2001. The pair share daughters Rowan, 19, and Grier, 16.
“Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields” premieres April 3 on Hulu.
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