In her upcoming memoir, There Was a Little Girl, Brooke Shields heralds her teen-aged self “the most celebrated virgin of our time.” Which is why her mother, Teri, encouraged her to include a chapter about losing her virginity, which she reveals happened at the age of 22 to her Princeton classmate and fellow actor Dean Cain.
In reflecting on their relationship, she says, they were “instantly crazy about each other.”
“He was incredibly and painfully patient with me regarding sex,” she writes. “I made him wait and wait and my mom kept track.”
After they did the deed, Brooke says she was so overwhelmed with emotion she leapt out of bed.
“I actually kind of tumbled off it and started running,” she says in the excerpt published in People. “I was buck naked streaking down the hallway and running like I had just stolen someone’s wallet.”
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Of course, the 49-year-old also makes it clear she had the “Superman” actor’s blessing to share their love story and bedroom secrets.
“He said, ‘As long as you’re happy with it, I’m comfortable with it,’” she says. “There’s nothing sordid about it. He’s such a good guy and a sweet human being.”