Mrs. Brady Is Stepping Out
Want to feel really old? “Brady Bunch” mom Florence Henderson is 80 years old. Want to feel like your love life sucks? Florence has a friend with benefits. Let that all sink in. There are many boomers who can quote chapter and verse about The Brady Bunch. They can sing the theme song, know the dog is named Tiger and will quiver in fear at the site of a small Hawaiian tiki statue. However, nothing can compare to the notion of Mrs. Brady getting some. She was America’s mom and moms shouldn’t be doing that especially older moms, right? Actually, maybe not.
A 2012 survey published in the American Journal of Medicine uncovered the steamy tidbit that women over 80 were having a lot of sexual satisfaction. Another study from the University of Manchester confirmed that one third of all women over the age of 70 considered themselves to be sexually active. Talk about golden girls!
As for Florence Henderson, she doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.
“There is no age limit on the enjoyment of sex. It keeps getting better,” Henderson told Closer Weekly. “You learn to do things with more experience, intelligence and the ability to choose more wisely.”
For the record, Florence’s friend with benefits is a chiropractor who is snapping backs in Fort Lauderdale. For the further record, she did not, repeat did not, have an affair with Barry Williams who played Greg on The Brady Bunch. Yes, he was crushing on her big time but she wisely put the kibosh to that.
“Barry did have a serious crush on me, which I understood and helped him get past,” Henderson wrote in her biography Life Is Not A Stage. “Let us just say that if he had entertained a roll in the hay with me, I would never have done it.”