We joked about how silly people were and watched movies and ate candy.” While Jackson and Shields did go as dates to Elizabeth Taylor’s wedding, Shields indicated that their friendship was platonic, with Jackson once giving her a ring as a symbol of it, telling her, “It sparkles and you sparkle.” The two were almost inseparable at times, with Shields saying, “He wanted us to never not be with each other.It wasn’t something that people were going to understand. I was at the Academy Awards with Diana Ross and she just came up to me and said, “Hi, I’m Brooke Shields. He has been witness to fraternity pledges wearing diapers and pink leotards — dressed as Cupid — to meals, and has even seen actress Brooke Shields ’87 and singer Michael Jackson on campus. After working in the dining hall in various capacities for 27 years, Wilder has seen it all.(Scene of Michael and Brooke Shields leaving their car at an awards ceremony): Girls: Michael! I had gotten a record thirteen, I think, thirteen nominations for Thriller. (Chuck Berry lifting Brooke Shields) Brooke: (laughing) I’m Michael’s size remember! A lot of people are turned off by interracial dating.And we, well, I didn’t know what was gonna happen really. Brooke: Oh you’re here too, Emmanuel (laughs)…Brilliant! (Crosstalk) Brooke: I’ll take that as a compliment. Michael is such a superstar that very little could effect his popularity. Its possible that people who don’t like interracial relationships are turning their back on Brooke.
She was with Michael at the New York party, at the Grammys and the American Music Awards.’ ‘And if I’m lucky enough to be close enough to see her face - well, that’s like your favourite dessert after a fine meal! Jackson and Shields met when she was 13, and were close friends.They’re so busy counting up the scores that they’re not looking - I mean really looking at the girls.’ ‘The way a girl walks. If she’s happy or sad - if she’s proud of being a girl. And then, there are the chicks that look so helpless that I want to rush over to them and put my arms around them!