Florence Henderson, who played the beloved matriarch of “The Brady Bunch,” considered her castmates to be her family— so much so that it didn’t stop her from being brutally honest with one of them.
She may have merely played the ‘mom’ in “The Brady Bunch,” however that didn’t stop Henderson’s maternal instincts from coming out off-screen.
When Henderson found out that one of her on-screen sons, Christopher Knight, was tieing the knot with a former reality star, she couldn’t hold her tongue.
Knight and Adrianne Curry met when they starred on VH1’s “The Surreal Life.”
Curry first came on the scene after she won season one of “America’s Next Top Mode.”
Despite the 24-year age difference between the two, they began dating, and soon after, Knight popped the question.
However, the engagement was not without its criticism. In fact, Henderson was anything but shy when it came to voicing her opinion about the couple.
“When Christopher Knight was doing “The Surreal Life,” he was very much involved with this person he had met on the set,” Henderson said. “They [VH1] were trying to actually, I think, force him to get engaged.”
Adrianne Curry Fires Back at Florence Henderson Over Criticism
After her statements came out, it didn’t take long for Curry to fire back at Henderson.
“I am sorry she is acting this way, and am a little embarrassed for her,” Curry wrote on her Myspace page at the time. “I was nothing but nice to her when we met, and she had it out for me before I said a word, I just wish she could be more professional about this. It’s weird to have someone on the level of Mr. Rogers and Barney hate you. I must be the bad child.”
However, it seems like Henderson’s instincts were correct. Knight and Curry went on to divorce in 2013 after seven years of marriage.
Fortunately, Knight and Henerson patched up their relationship before Henderson passed away in 2016. After her death, Knight commented on how he had considered her more than a mom on the set.
“I may have lost a castmate, a good friend, and a role model, and really my second mom. But so did the rest of America,” Knight told People. “Pleasing her and having her respect and her guidance is something I always sought. … I’m really grateful that she was in my life.”