Kelly LeBrock pity her controversial ex-husband Steven Seagal, calling him a Hollywood tragedy.
“I feel sorry for the man,” the actress, 61, told Page Six in a recent interview with Seagal, who has been accused by several women of sexual misconduct for decades.
“I think he is just a very sad person which is what I would call a Hollywood tragedy,” she said, adding, “I think he was very bullied as a kid, and he was very sick, very weak and I think people are treated that way because kids end up getting lost as they get older.” in age.
“I wish him all the best.”
The couple were married from 1987 to 1996 and share three children together, daughters Annalisa and Arisa and son Dominic.
Seagal, 69, a martial arts coach turned action star, has been mired in controversy for years. In 2018, two women charged the actor with sexual assault – one that happened in 1993 and the other in 2002 – but both cases are beyond the statute of limitations and no charges have been brought against the actor.
Eleven other women, including actresses Jenny McCarthy, Portia de Rossi and Juliana Margulies, have accused the actor of sexual misconduct.
He also holds Serbian and Russian citizenship and is a staunch supporter of Vladimir Putin. In 2018, Russia appointed him as the special envoy for humanitarian relations with the United States.
After LeBrock’s divorce from Seagal, she left Hollywood behind to live on a ranch in California’s Santa Ynez Valley.
“You know I’ve never been touched by being famous or cool,” she told us. “I was getting up every day and doing my job, not thinking about being a pretty lady or any of that nonsense. I was never touched by myself. I think I’m pretty normal.”
LeBrock got her start as a model and her big break came at age 19 with a 24-page spread in Vogue followed by a contract with Christian Dior and the infamous Pantene commercial in which she echoed, “Don’t hate me because I’m pretty.”
“I didn’t hate it,” she says of the 1980s ad, which became a pop culture phenomenon. “I thought it was silly. When I got up to read I looked at them and said, ‘I can’t say that,’ and I started walking down the aisle and the woman went, ‘You’re here now, why don’t you just say that?'” “I said it, and it was just tongue-in-cheek.”
She went on to star in “The Woman in Red” opposite Gene Wilder and the John Hughes teen comedy “Weird Science”. After a very long sabbatical, LeBrock is back on screen playing the ex-wife of a gangster in the comedy “Tomorrow’s Today,” but she’s unsure about returning to Hollywood to stay.
“Who knows, frankly, I just want to get married and stay home,” she said. “I have my beautiful grandchildren and they were just here and they are amazing. My life is so full.
“I met a wonderful man that I really respect and love for the first time in a very long time. He’s brilliant above her. He’s a neurologist and one of the best doctors in the country and it’s really good to have a smart person to talk to.”