I think in a perfect world he would have wanted to marry her.
Michael and Brooke were just friends for their entire relationship.
I recently watched an interview between Larry King and Brooke Shields, from about 2015, which shocked me in the way that Brooke talked about him.
“As I grew up and started having boyfriends, I would share with him, and he was like a little kid who talked about the bases — what first base was, what second base was, and it sounded very odd to the outside, I can imagine, but to the inside, to someone who’s never really left his bubble, you can understand how he would be curious.” I bet there is way more to this story.
Or at least more that isn’t salacious that would be an interesting movie.
After the beautiful eulogy she gave at his public memorial I felt that it was very unnecessary to sum him up in these terms.
I believe that Michael was drawn to her for several reasons. Secondly she was the “it” girl when he was the “it” boy.But thirdly, and most importantly, he felt that they had identical backgrounds.Michael always felt that unless someone had sacrificed their childhood for stardom they could never really understand him.And she was his date at the 1984 Grammy Awards when Michael won his eight awards.You can't ask for a better time than that I would imagine.That is why he was so drawn to people like Brooke or Taylor or Culkin.