Florence Henderson: VH1 pushed Christopher Knight into proposal
By Christopher Rocchio, 07/10/2008
Florence Henderson claims VH1 tried to strong-arm My Fair Brady lovebirds Christopher Knight and Adrianne Curry into getting engaged.
The 74-year-old former The Brady Bunch matriarch was at Tuesday's Television Critics Association session for her new Hallmark movie Ladies of the House, however she also told reporters about how she came to appear on My Fair Brady and "counsel" Knight about his relationship with Curry, the first-season America's Next Top Model winner he had met when they both appeared on The Surreal Life's 2004 fourth season.
"He's like my son," said Henderson of Knight, the Hartford Courantreported Tuesday.
"His mother had passed away and he was very involved with this -- this person that he met on The Surreal Life. They were trying to actually, I think, force him to get engaged. And he called me and he said, 'Would you come and, uh, just counsel us?'"
In addition to being an actress, Henderson is also a certified hypnotherapist, so she said she reluctantly agreed to appear at Knight's behest.
"So I went and counseled them," she told reporters, according to the Courant. "But they didn't take my advice at all."