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Kelly LeBrock: 'Weird Science' Starlet Opens Up About Divorce From Steven Seagal

First Posted: Aug 28, 2013 05:56 PM EDT
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Kelly LeBrock recently opened up about her nasty divorce with Steven Seagal, admitting to dark times and isolation.

"When I split with Steven, the divorce was very ugly, and details of the case were on the evening news," LeBrock said in an interview with Daily Mail. "I didn't want my kids seeing it, so I simply got rid of the TV. I moved my kids out of L.A. so they could grow up with real people. The kids of gas pump attendants, plumbers and real family people."

LeBrock, 53, divorced from Seagal in 1996. She was married to the action star for nine years.

"I had absolutely no self-esteem," LeBrock said. "I hated myself."

The actress, who starred in Weird Science, then left Beverley Hills for a more private area in Santa Barbara, Calif. There, she lived in the countryside in a sprawling ranch, where she continues to reside today.

"I became a hermit," LeBrock said. "I feared everything and didn't want to leave the house."

Today, the Woman in Red actress spends most of her time in her one-story farmhouse. She enjoys riding her horse, Kiwi, growing her own vegetables and making her own dairy products, such as cheese and yogurt.

"It's bloody exhausting," LeBrock said. "To work the land full-time keeps me so fit that I haven't worked out in seven years. I clean the pool myself, muck out the pigs and the horses.

LeBrock also participated in a photo shoot with the magazine posing in various outfits with a cowgirl theme serving as the setting.

LeBrock's divorce from Seagal, 61, was actually her second. Her first divorce was from movie producer Victor Drai, who cast her in Woman in Red. She met Seagal a year after her first divorce.

"He spoke fluent Japanese and he could do acupuncture, chiropractics, sang, played guitar and drums and could draw," LeBrock said "There seemed to be nothing he couldn't do. He was an all-round Renaissance man and I was instantly attracted to him."

Currently, LeBrock is working on a memoir and is allegedly preparing herself to return to Hollywood.

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