The following are the details of Tom’s apology to Brooke Shields over the whole Matt Lauer post-partum depression antidepressants brouhaha. It hardly seems heartfelt though…more like something one of Tom’s PR people put him up to because this all happened A LONG TIME AGO! Seems like too little too late if you ask me.
Brooke Shields told Jay Leno that she received an apology from Tom Cruise this week for his public criticism of her use of antidepressants to treat postpartum depression after the birth of her first daughter. Shields told Leno that Cruise apologized in person on Thursday. “He came over to my house, and he gave me a heartfelt apology,” she said. “And he apologized for bringing me into the whole thing and for everything that happened. And through it all, I was so impressed with how heartfelt it was. And I didn’t feel at any time that I had to defend myself, nor did I feel that he was trying to convince me of anything other than the fact that he was deeply sorry. And I accepted it.” Cruise’s spokesperson also released a statement about the apology, saying, “It is true that his friendship with Ms. Shields has been mended. He has not changed his position about antidepressants, which, as evidenced by the black label warnings issued by the FDA on these types of drugs, are unhealthy.