Brooke Shields fought back her tears while remembering her good friend Michael Jackson during the Michael Jackson public memorial service held at Staples Center on July 7, 2009 in Los Angeles.
The actress described her relationship with the King of Pop as, “one of the most natural and easiest friendships.”
“We had a bond, and maybe it was because we both understood what it was like to be in the spotlight at a very young age,” she told the crowd which was filled with his adoring fans, close friends and his family.
Brooke recalled a time when Michael attempted to teach her how to do the infamous Moonwalk dance, and went on to share a memory about teasing the singer when she first saw him wearing his famous sequin glove.
“When he started wearing the glove I was like, ‘What’s up with the glove?’” she recalled.
“If you’re going to hold my hand, it better be with the non-gloved one because sequins hurt me, they dig in.”
Through her tears, Brooke ended her tribute with a reading of a passage from “The Little Prince.”
She then introduced Michael’s brother, Jermaine Jackson, who sang “Smile.”