Brooke Shields dated Dean Cain decades ago, but she still feels bad about the way she treated the actor during their romance.
While chatting with People magazine, the actress gushed over her college relationship with the "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" star, calling him "beautiful" and "mouthwatering." However, because Brooke — who called herself the "most famous virgin in the world" — was sexualized early on in films, she couldn't really let herself go with him.
"We had a great relationship, broke up, got back together again after three years. And that should have been a delicious time for me of reveling in it and feeling proud and free because I was in love," she said. "But it was as if I was just paralyzed from shame, thinking everybody was going to know, thinking of letting my fans down because I had professed one thing."
Brooke has previously said she lost her virginity to Dean, eventually.
"He just was so loyal and loving and just so in love. And I did not make it easy," she told People.
After having years to reflect on the romance, Brooke realized she owed Dean an apology for not enjoying the moment more. And, she did apologize to him "a few years back."
"I said, 'I'm sorry for you, and I'm really sorry for me,' " she remembers.