The Brady Bunch: 8 Shocking Secrets And Scandals

  
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The Brady Bunch ran for five seasons from September 1969 to March 1974 and introduced us to the Brady family, who seemed nearly perfect. While things may have appeared perfect on-screen, off-screen was a totally different story. From on-screen siblings hookups to cast members’ struggles with drugs, here are 8 shocking secrets and scandals from The Brady Bunch:

8. Robert Reed’s Secret

Robert Reed, who played patriarch Mike Brady, was gay, but he kept this a secret because he feared that it would ruin his career. He inadvertently came out of the closet a week after his death when his death certificate revealed that, although he died from colon cancer, he had been infected with HIV at the time of his death. While he was alive, he would reportedly cruise the streets of Pasadena looking for same sex hookups.

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7. Greg and Marcia Brady’s Hot Hookup

Barry Williams (who played Greg) and Maureen McCormick (who played his onscreen stepsister Marcia) had the hots for each other when they were filming the show. They first made out when she was 16 while they were filming an episode in Hawaii, and he was her first kiss! Things between them heated up – she almost lost her virginity to him, but then his parents walked in.

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