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“You made a fool of me by that behavior”: Brooke Shields Licking FRIENDS Star Matt LeBlanc’s Finger Scene Made Her Ex-husband Furious

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Brooke Shields, the American actress who was previously married to Andre Agassi, has recently recounted an incident where the former eight-time Grand Slam champion exhibited “irrational” behavior while watching her guest appearance on the popular sitcom Friends. The well-known actress, model, and former child star is no stranger to the spotlight. She has made numerous film and television appearances, and she even made a memorable cameo in the popular sitcom Friends. But, a specific episode clip has now come to light and caused controversy because it reportedly infuriated Shields’ ex-husband.

Andre Agassi and Brooke Shields
Andre Agassi and Brooke Shields

The “Episode” that was the Beginning of the End for the Couple

In the 12th Friends episode from the 2nd season, Brooke Shields portrayed Erika Ford. In the episode “The One with Joey’s Porsche,” Joey (played by Matt LeBlanc) tries to win Erika over by showing off his brand-new car. Joey accidentally slashes his finger, but Erika shocks him by sucking the blood from the wound.

Brooke Shields and Matt LeBlanc in the scene
Brooke Shields and Matt LeBlanc in the scene

Shields played Erika Ford in the questioned Friends episode from the 2nd season. Joey (played by Matt LeBlanc) tries to win Erika over by exhibiting his new car in the episode “The One with Joey’s Porsche.” Joey cuts his finger accidentally, but Erika shocks him by gulping down the blood.

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Repercussions of the Scene, Leading to the Blowout

In an interview with The New Yorker, Brooke Shields revealed that during the filming of her guest appearance on the popular sitcom Friends, Andre Agassi, who was present in the audience, did not share her enthusiasm for a particular scene that portrayed a character named Ford in an eccentric manner. According to Shields, Agassi deemed her performance as making “a fool” out of him and stormed out of the taping.

Andre Agassi and Brooke shield in one of his matches
Andre Agassi and Brooke shield in one of his matches

Andre was in the audience supporting me, and he stormed out. 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?

Despite the fact that it was intended to be humorous, it appears that tennis player and Shields’ ex-husband Andre Agassi did not find it to be so. According to reports, Agassi was indignant after seeing the scene while watching the show at home. He apparently contacted Shields and expressed his “disgust” at what he had witnessed.

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The Troubled Marriage of Brooke Shields and Andre Agassi

Agassi and Shields were married between 1997 and 1999, and their romance was heavily covered by the media. When they got married, it was viewed as a glamorous union of two prosperous and handsome people because they were both well-known celebrities at the time. Yet there were issues, and Agassi seems to have been particularly impacted by the Friends scene.

Agassi’s negative reaction to the scene is unknown, however, some people think he might have been possessive or jealous of Shields. The thought of his wife licking another man’s finger, even if it was just a made-up scene on a TV show, may have been too much for him to handle.

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,” Shields said. “[He went home and] smashed all his trophies. Who wins for that? That’s just—don’t!

Andre Agassi and Brooke Shields
Andre Agassi and Brooke Shields

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Notwithstanding Agassi’s response, it is undeniable that the Friends scene has sparked a lot of curiosity and conversation in the years since it first aired. Shields and the scene, according to some admirers, were meant to be harmless and amusing. Some say the scene is provocative or disrespectful.

Last but not least, the Friends scene is still a cherished part of the show’s last season and inspires debate among viewers. Despite the fact that Shields and Agassi’s marriage ended years ago, it seems that the scene still has the ability to arouse strong emotions and heated discussions.


Written by Ankush Mallick

My name's Ankush and I'm from Kolkata. I'm currently rockin' my early 20s while studying B.Com Hons.
Now, when it comes to my interests, I'm all about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I mean, who wouldn't want to see a group of misfits save the world while dressed in spandex?
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