Kelly LeBrock pities her contentious ex-husband Steven Seagal, calling him a Hollywood disaster.
“I feel sorry for the man,”
the actress, 61, told Page Six in a recent discussion of Seagal, who has been blamed by many women of sexual misconduct spanning decades.
“I think that he’s just a very sad person and he is what I would call a tragedy of Hollywood,”
she said, adding,
“I believe he was very bullied as a child, very sickly, very weak and I guess people who are treated that way as children end up becoming lost as they age.
“I wish him all the best.”
The duo were married from 1987 to 1996 and share three children together, daughters Annaliza and Arissa and son Dominic.
Seagal, 69, a martial arts instructor-turned-action star, has been sunk in dispute for years. In 2018, two woman blamed the actor of sexual assault — one reportedly happened in 1993 and the other in 2002 — still both cases fell outside the statute of restrictions and no charges were brought against the actor.
Eleven other women, inclusive of actresses Jenny McCarthy, Portia de Rossi and Julianna Margulies, have as well accused the actor of sexual misconduct.
He as well has Serbian and Russian citizenship and is a faithful supporter of Vladimir Putin. In 2018, he was assigned by Russia as a special envoy for compassionate ties to the United States.
subsequent to LeBrock divorcing Seagal, she left Hollywood behind to live on a ranch in California’s Santa Ynez Valley.
“You know I was just never impressed with being famous or fabulous,”
she told us.
“I got up every day and did my job, I didn’t think about being a pretty lady or any of that nonsense. I have never been impressed with myself. I think I’m pretty normal.”
LeBrock got her beginning as a model and her big break came at age 19 with a 24-page spread in Vogue magazine subsequently a contract with Christian Dior and the notorious Pantene commercial in which she sang,
“Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.”
“I didn’t hate it,”
she says of the ’80s ad, which became a pop culture occurrence.
“I just thought it was ridiculous. When I went up for the reading I looked at them and said, ‘I can’t say that,’ and started walking down the corridor and the woman goes, ‘You’re here now, why don’t you just say it?’ I said it, and it was tongue-in-cheek.”
She went on to star in
“The Woman in Red”
opposite Gene Wilder and the John Hughes teen comedy
Following a very lengthy sabbatical, LeBrock is back on screen playing a gangster’s ex-wife in the comedy
yet she’s not sure she is back in Hollywood to stay.
“Who knows, quite honestly, I just want to get married and stay home,”
“I have my beautiful grandchildren and they were just here and they’re amazing. My life is very full.
“I have met a wonderful man that I really respect and I’m in love for the first time in a very long time. And he’s brilliant on top of it. He’s a neurologist and one of the best in the country and it’s really nice to have somebody smart to talk to.”