Greg Went On A Date With His On-Screen Mom
It wasn’t just Marcia who fancied Greg Brady’s blindingly white smile and mop of curly hair. He also caught the eye of his TV mom Florence Henderson – or at least that’s what the hormonal 16-year-old hoped. Barry Williams was infatuated with his co-star, who was 20 years his senior. “When those little things called hormones start kicking in, you get excited by even inanimate objects. It wasn’t that I sought to bed her,” he wrote in the 1992 memoir Growing Up Brady: I Was A Teenage Greg. “I just wanted to spend time with her.” The married actress and mom of four eventually humored the teen and went out with him to dinner (his older brother drove because Williams was too young to drive). Henderson later addressed the issue on the FAQ section of her website (further proving she was as kind-hearted and warm in real life as Carol was on screen). “That whole thing with Barry got blown way out of proportion,” Henderson wrote.
I guess in a sense it was a date, because Barry thought it was. But of course, I had no idea that his intentions were to “date” me. It has made for a good story though!
At the end of the night, Henderson gave Williams a peck on the cheek and promptly called it a night.