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American actress Brooke Shields recollects the events of her ex-husband Andre Agassi’s crippling addiction to crystal meth

Back when Brooke Shields opened up about Andre Agassi's crippling addiction to crystal meth

Andre Agassi and Brooke Shields

Andre Agassi, the 52-year-old American former tennis professional is widely regarded as one of the best tennis players of his time. With 8 grand slam titles to his name, Agassi made quite a name for himself and is hailed as a legend of tennis in this day and age. The American was often seen surrounded by controversies during his time as a player.

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Agassi captured many headlines during the time he dated American actress Brooke Shields. In her biography ‘There Was a Little Girl’ Shields talked about how her ex-husband was addicted to crystal meth. She had a lot to say about the incident in the book back when it was released.

She wrote, “I was so unbelievably clueless. To this day, I think to myself ‘My God, Brooke. All you’ve seen in your life and you couldn’t pick this up?’ But if you watch these athletes play, they play five, six, seven hours at the highest level and they keep going and going and the regimen surrounding them is so intense that my justification was, I guess you need to blow off steam when you can.”

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He explained to me that for the first whole part of our relationship, he had been addicted to crystal meth, I was the one who had supported him unconditionally when he told me that he was basically bald and had been wearing hairpieces most of his adult life. Why should this have been any different?

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Andre Agassi captured a lot of headlines during his time with actress Brooke Shields

Andre Agassi

Whether it be on court or off the court, Andre Agassi never failed to entertain the people. There was also a time when Andre Agassi broke all of his trophies after seeing Brooke Shields shoot an intimate scene with Matt Le Blanc in ‘Friends’. In her biography Shields opened up about a lot of things about her relationship with Agassi.

Shields also commented on Agassi’s wife Steffi Graf’s body after shooting a commercial.


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Akshit Bhatnagar is an avid sports fan who covers Tennis for FirstSportz. He is currently pursuing Journalism and Mass Communication from JECRC University, Jaipur. He is a huge Tennis and Football fan who supports Bayern Munich and loves Novak Djokovic.