During Christopher Knight’s tenure on “The Brady Bunch,” little did he know he was amid several love triangles. As it turns out, the Brady clan weren’t as wholesome behind-the-scenes as the characters they played on television.
When Susan Olsen who played the loveable Cindy Brady, was asked about on-set hookups, she was surprisingly straight-forward. “I think all of us did,” she admitted. “We led a sheltered life for part of the year, so if there was anybody to get a crush on or try to date, it would be our counterparts.”
During an interview with Forbes, Knight said he was completely aware of the romances at the time. “I guess they were playing house. I remember them talking about getting married in the doghouse. Maybe at this point, I’m 12 and Susan is eight, so it was all kid talk.” Another budding romance on set was Barry Williams (Greg Brady) and his TV sister Maureen McCormick (Marcia Brady).
However, the pair didn’t start dating until the end of the series due to their two-year age difference.
The two shared their first kiss while filming the Hawaii episodes and felt a connection right away. However, the producers caught wind of the budding romance, and producer Sherwood Schwartz broke up the couple after convincing Williams he was too young to be with one girl.
Christopher Knight On ‘The Brady Bunch’ Romances
Knight also found himself caught in the middle of Williams and McCormick. When Knight’s mom would drive the kids to the set, McCormick would often gush to Knight about her crush.
“Most of those conversations were about what Barry had said that he wanted Maureen to hear or she was telling me that I needed to tell Barry,” Knight reminisced. “Barry was doing whatever he could to get Maureen’s attention.” Knight described McCormick as “the girl version of sugar and spice and everything nice” while he was the “snails and puppy-dog tails.”
“It was the equivalent of high school crushes,” he said. “Imagine going to school of six kids and you have one age-appropriate person in that school for you. That’s the way it broke down. But it was all very wholesome.”