She’s never been shy about her sex appeal after appearing in Playboy and squeezing into a tight red swimsuit for Baywatch.
Fittingly, Carmen Electra revealed earlier this week that she and her future husband Dennis Rodman has sex ‘all over’ the Chicago Bulls’ practice facility during their 1997–1998 season.
The 48-year-old actress and model delved into the highs and lows of her brief relationship with Rodman during an interview with the Los Angeles Times inspired by the new ESPN documentary series The Last Dance.
Unstoppable: Carmen Electra, 48, revealed she and her future husband Dennis Rodman, 58, had sex ‘all over’ the Chicago Bulls’ practice facility in 1998 in a Los Angeles Times interview from the weekend; shown in 1998
According to Carmen, her first visit to the Bull’s practice facility came as a total surprise.
‘One day when the Bulls had an off day from practicing, Dennis said he had a surprise for me. He blindfolds me and we get on his motorcycle. When he finally takes my blindfold off, we’re standing at the Bulls practice facility, center court,’ she recounted.
‘It was crazy, like two kids in a candy store. We were eating Popsicles from the fridge and pretty much having sex all over the damn place — in the physical therapy room, in the weight room. Obviously on the court.
‘To be honest, I don’t think he’s ever worked out so hard in his life,’ she added with a laugh.
Surprise! She recounted the Bulls’ power forward driving her blindfolded on his motorcycle to the facility. ‘It was crazy, like two kids in a candy store,’ she said; pictured in 1998
Going wild: We were eating Popsicles from the fridge and pretty much having sex all over the damn place — in the physical therapy room, in the weight room. Obviously on the court’; shown in 1998
Though it was easy enough for Carmen to recall the good times, there were also plenty of bad times.
As detailed in The Last Dance, the power forward had a habit of disappearing for days on end without telling anyone, usually while he was on a bender.
‘There were those moments of “Where’s Dennis?” Electra recalled. ‘Other team members would worry when he would run off and they couldn’t find him. There were times when all of us would go to a few bars and then we all would try to get Dennis to go back to the hotel. He would just run away and leave us. There was nothing we could do.’
The Baywatch star claimed she wasn’t aware that an infamous trip she and Rodman took to Las Vegas wasn’t authorized by the Bulls, though she found out soon enough how upset his teammates were after the couple returned to his spare Chicago home.
‘I was hungover and we were naked on the floor,’ she said, remembering how someone began pounding on his door one morning. ‘Dennis gets up to answer, and there’s Michael Jordan! I got up and tried to hide. I knew Dennis was in trouble. That was a big deal and a shock to me.’
Awkward: After Rodman took an unauthorized Vegas vacation, she said Michael Jordan saw her naked at Rodman’s Chicago home when he tried to bring him back to the team; pictured in 1995
Short lived: Electra and Rodman married in Vegas in November 1998, but Rodman tried to annul the marriage after nine days. They reconciled, but separated for good in April 1999
Despite Rodman’s attempts to bring her along with the team when they traveled, Electra was shut out, and she recalled feeling as if she might be blamed by the team and the public if he performed poorly.
‘If Dennis didn’t have a good game, if the Bulls didn’t win, it would reflect back on me in a sense. We were both so out there,’ she said, remembering how she felt when the Bulls faced off against the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference finals.
But she also had plenty of positive memories of Rodman, whom she was married to from November 1998 until April 1999, though the NBA star tried to annul the marriage after nine days before reconciling.
‘I was so honored to see them play,’ she said. ‘There’s just no words for that era. There will never be another one like it.’