Florence Henderson: I told Christopher Knight not to marry Adrianne Curry

Former Brady Bunch child star Christopher Knight still has a friendly relationship with the actress who played his mother on the 70s sitcom staple, Florence Henderson, 74. Henderson is a certified hypnotherapist and reminds us that she advised Knight, 50, not to marry his third wife, model Adrianne Curry, 25, but said he obviously didn’t take her advice. Knight and Curry met on the VH1 reality show The Surreal Life in 2005 and later chronicled their courtship and wedding on the follow-up show My Fair Brady.

Henderson says she didn’t want to do reality television, but that didn’t stop her from making a guest appearance on My Fair Brady. She says she told Knight and Curry not to get married, but that they went and did it anyway and adds “Maybe I will counsel the divorce.” What I find telling about Henderson’s comments is that she doesn’t refer to Curry by name and simply calls her “this person.”

Florence Henderson says that while her former TV son Christopher Knight has lived his life in front of the cameras the past few years, “reality [TV] is not for me.”

“It’s a double-edged sword,” Henderson said of shedding an iconic role. Henderson, 74, spoke to reporters on Tuesday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles, where she was promoting her upcoming Hallmark Channel film Ladies of the House.

“It can be difficult to move on,” said the former Brady Brunch mom. “Christopher Knight is like my son and he was very involved with this person on The Surreal Life,” she says referring to model Adrianne Curry. “He asked me to counsel them – I am a certified hypnotherapist – but I didn’t really want to do reality TV.”

Henderson appeared on the couple’s VH1 show My Fair Brady, which she says seemed to steer the couple into an engagement. “They didn’t take my advice at all! And as you may have seen, they did get engaged and they did get married,” she says. “Maybe I will counsel the divorce.”

From People

I only saw snippets of My Fair Brady, but Curry and Knight’s relationship really seemed doomed to me. Maybe they edit it down to the worst parts, although those two didn’t seem to fight fair or to really be suited for each other. Unfortunately I have to admit that I watched that entire season of The Surreal Life. (I have the excuse that I was laid up in bed most of the time.) Curry really threw herself at Knight, saying stupid crap like “I’m going to nab Peter Brady.” When he eventually started dating her, I was very surprised because she came off as desperate to me. She’s an attractive woman and was the first America’s Next Top Model winner and all, but she seems goofy.

Curry and Knight have been married two years and they haven’t separated or divorced yet, so they must be doing something that works. They’re also getting some much-needed publicity with Henderson’s comment that she might counsel their divorce.

Here’s Florence Henderson and Christopher Knight at the 5th Annual TV Land Awards in Santa Monica on April 14, 2007. Photographer: Adriana M. Barraza. Header of Knight and wife Adrianne Curry at the launch of Von Dutch Watches in Santa Monica on April 8th, 2007. Photographer Katherine Burgers. Images thanks to WENN.

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  1. mamalama says:

    WOW! I think Florence looks great! I’m sure she’s had work done, but she still looks fairly natural to me – good for her! As far as Christopher and Adrienne are concerned…who the hell cares?!

  2. notprfect says:

    Yeah, I never got their relationship either. Adrian is a beautiful girl and christopher is just peter from the brady bunch aged 40 years, but to each his own. Even though adrian is kinda nuts, I like her and hope that her marriage works out, if that’s what she wants.

    I don’t think it was very nice of florence to pretty much say that those two are going to get divorced. Even if it’s true, as a friend to christopher, she shouldn’t have said it.

  3. Bodhi says:

    Didn’t Florence & Christopher sleep together when the Brady Bunch was running?

  4. Kolby says:

    Bodhi – I think it was Greg and I’m not sure if they actually consummated their flirtation. Ha!

  5. Bodhi says:

    Ah, ok, thanks. Either way its still creepy!

  6. photo jojo says:

    Two years does not a stable relationship make. Girlfriend is cra-zee.

  7. Because I say So says:

    Peter Brady is the best Adrianne can do and she knows it! She’s not going to let go of him until another reality project comes her way.

  8. Shane says:

    Peter Brady appears to have gotten into Marcia’s make-up again. What’s with the foundation and eye shadow?

    Adrian is not really model material. Don’t know how she won the Top Model show, perhaps thru the drama element she provided, they kept her around for ratings?

    She may like this guy but she seems to mainly be using him as a celebrity stepping stone for her own fame. Doesn’t seem to be working that well for her, by the way.

  9. daisy424 says:

    I agree mamalama, Florence Henderson looks great for 74 years.
    If she did have work done, she looks better than some of those over done tightly pulled celebs. Good genes or good doctor?

  10. Judy says:

    I don;t believe she is model material myself but who knows? He is being used to try to further her career. One more yr and poof divorce and more than likely he did not get a prenup.Florence never pulls any punches and she is probably correct calling her”that person” rather than “that user”.
    Peter has done well for himself and is not a bad looking man. He could do better than someone who is plastic. Wonder if he paid for the platic boob job?

  11. lola lola says:

    I think she’s really pretty and has an amazing body I’d kill for but boy was she a manipulator on their reality show. He just married her to keep sleeping with her. She is shockingly immature when it comes to relationships–it’s all drama and crying til she gets what she wants. Maybe he enjoys the drama–in which case they will have a long & happy relationship.

  12. ri23 says:

    “He asked me to counsel them – I am a certified hypnotherapist.” Yes. That’s the same as a marriage counselor. Maybe I should counsel them, because I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.

  13. TIA says:

    They are a cute couple, and Adrienne is really cool. However, she cant decide if she is a lesbian.. that may be hard on a marriage. I wish them the best. I think she should go ahead and come out and be with a woman.. either way I wish them both the best.

  14. drm says:

    Florence Henderson looks AMAZING! She looks better than Petey… :)

  15. ak says:

    “Peter Brady appears to have gotten into Marcia’s make-up again. What’s with the foundation and eye shadow?”

    He looks a little Ed Munster-ish here. He just needs a widow’s peak.

  16. DogRunner says:

    Christopher Knight looks like Wayne Newton.

  17. Silly Lilly says:

    I think she is TOTALLY out of line with this comment and more to the point, I think she is delusional. He is NOT her real son. For the record, Hynotherapist without any other credentials like MSW or PhD or MD…. equals QUACK. Tell her to get her wesson oil butt out of people’s business. How rude to publicly flog an adult male’s marriage. Who cares if she condones it? After she was Mrs Brady, what WONDERFUL contribution has she made to the world? She needs to call Mrs Partridge for lessons on how to shut her plastic surgery trap.

  18. k says:

    @ ri23
    “Maybe I should counsel them, because I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.”

    Marry me?

  19. Nan says:

    The comments on this site are hilarious! This site has the best readership of any other celeb blog out there. It’s a win-win.

  20. Silly Lilly says:

    re LOLA… “He just married her to keep sleeping with her”….. isn’t that half of how all marriages start LOL!? :lol:

  21. vdantev says:

    Don’t you have a Wesson commercial or something, Florence?

  22. JohnnieRotten says:

    ak wrote:

    “He looks a little Ed Munster-ish here. He just needs a widow’s peak.”

    LOL! You beat me to it! That’s exactly what I thought when I saw the pic.

  23. Volfie says:

    Am I the only one who thinks he’s an ass? She’s a smoking hot model, who likes to go both ways! I’d tie her to the bedpost and never let her go.

  24. stacyla says:

    Christopher you and i ate snacks at paramount studios during your break from shooting The Brady Bunch, you were 14 then I was breaking across the lot with Mission Impossible and 16. You were a gentleman then and a genuine nice guy. You’re way past grown up now and guess what, you still fit that description. Florence Henderson,You, and the rest of your tv family had everything to do with keeping family normal. You both look fantastic. Son and Mother. Mother and Son. Still talking and advicing after all these years. A family of friends long after the cameras stop rolling. Thank you both for keeping that spirit alive.

  25. Megan says:

    Why was everyone bitching about Jude Law and Lily Cole’s 15 year age gap, but nobody seems to care about this couple’s 25 year age gap? Seems a bit hypocritical to me.

  26. Dee Smith says:

    That is a whopping age difference, but to each his own. Mr. Knight as a grown man has to make his own choices and live with the consequences. If florence is really his friend, it’s weird for her to make such a comment about counseling the divorce.(even if it does happen.) I think she should have respected him more by not making such a public derogatory comment about his marriage. Usually even if we don’t condone our supposed friend’s actions, we usually want the best for them, and it’s like she’s just waiting for the divorce so she can say I told you so.

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  28. Allison Sulouff says:

    Everybody needs to stop hating on Adrianne Curry! So what if she fell for an older guy! I like that she marches to the beat of her own drum and doesn’t care what anyone thinks about her. And if they were blessed in holy matrimony, I sincerely hope it works out for them. It was NOT Florence’s place to be making snide remarks about their marriage. VERY low class. I’ve lost all respect for her.