"It was sort of recognition of somebody who I knew there was an incredible charge with, and energy between.So in a way it was that 'dangerous at first sight' ..now I think, I know better -- those are the red flags."More: ET Flashback '84: Mickey Rourke She also sets the record straight about the nature of their relationship, though she never pressed charges against her ex-husband."There was abuse, and there was enough of abuse to call it abuse," says Otis, who recalls being accidentally shot by Rourke as a traumatic event for the both of them. We were married in the hope that our love would fulfill all that our lives up until that point had not. From the book “Beauty, Disrupted: A Memoir,” Copyright © 2011 by Carré Otis. He also must have thought that if he didn’t propose to me, he would lose me., where she candidly writes about everything from her past drug use and an eating disorder to her notoriously volatile relationship with ex-husband Mickey Rourke.According to Otis, it was something like love at first sight between the two when they met during her audition for the 1990 film ."I think that that initial meeting was an immediate familiarity," she tells correspondent Christina Mc Larty.
By everyone else’s standards, I had everything I could possibly want: a big, beautiful home, a relationship with a famous actor. The increasingly frantic phone calls I received from Mickey begging me to come visit him indicated that things were not going as well as expected. The house was gorgeous: a classic Santa Fe adobe with breathtaking views through floor-to-ceiling windows, huge fireplaces, and a grand kitchen and living room. Check out the video to hear Otis speak more about her reportedly toxic relationship with the Academy Award nominee, including an incident in Miami where Rourke allegedly put a gun to her head. Carré Otis was born on September 28, 1968 in San Francisco, California, USA as Carré Brennan Otis. I panicked, wondering which was more important: my life or covering up the fact that I’d been shot with Mickey Rourke’s gun? I could tell he had grave concerns that the press would get wind of the incident. My mother came to see me in Santa Fe as I recuperated. Sure enough, there he was, sitting on the hood of a tricked-out ’69 Road Runner hot rod. On June 25, 1992, a limo picked me up in Los Angeles and drove me north up the coast to Big Sur. We both loved the drama of it all, loved the fantasy of being head over heels in love, unable to be apart. Mickey ran to the fridge, searching for a bottle of white, while I slung my bag off my shoulder and tossed it onto the counter. A tremendous noise reverberated through the kitchen. When people ask why I would end up staying with him for so long, this is a huge part of the answer. I’ll talk to the guys about putting these things away.” “Good idea,” I responded curtly. What I didn’t know was that he thought it would be a good idea to stash the gun inside my bag. When we were through, we decided to drive the bike home and let a member of his entourage, Franco, drive the car. She is an actress, known for Wilde Orchidee (1989), Exit in Red (1996) and Going Back (2001). She has been married to Matthew Sutton since December 2005.