Gabrielle Reece created a bit of a stir in her new book when she wrote that “to be truly feminine” meant, in part, being “submissive.”
The volleyball legend and model turned author explained what she meant in “My Foot is Too Big for the Glass Slipper” on the “Today Show” on Friday — and again on Saturday.
Reece, who’s been married to surfer Laird Hamilton for 17 years, clarified her provocative comments by suggesting that being in a relationship means serving the other person.
“I think the idea of living with a partner is ‘How can I make their life better?’’’ Reece told Natalie Morales. “So if I’m the woman and he’s the man, then yes, that’s the dynamic.”
She added, “I’m willing and I choose to serve my family and my husband because it creates a dynamic where he is then in fact acting more like a man and masculine and treating me the way I want to be treated.”
Speaking with Jenna Wolfe in a separate interview on Saturday, Reece said she was “surprised” about how her remarks had been interpreted.