Soleil Moon Frye: I hot-tubbed with Michael Jackson

Aug 23, 2011 at 3:29 p.m. ET

Punky Brewster star Soleil Moon Frye opened up about hot-tubbing with Michael Jackson when she was only eight years old.

Soleil Moon Frye

Soleil Moon Frye is best known from her 1980s show Punky Brewster, but the actress and mom of two now has her own parenting blog and has just released a book, Happy Chaos – From Punky to Parenting.

In the book, Frye, 35, talks about raising her kids, daughters Jagger Joseph Blue (yes, that is her daughter's name) and Poet, as well as growing up as a child star.

Frye was on the Today Show talking to Anne Curry about her new book and her interesting revelation in the book that she went hot-tubbing with Michael Jackson when she was only eight years old!

"So there I was sitting with Michael Jackson, alone in his Jacuzzi, talking about life, love, and the secrets of the world. I was eight years old. Yes, I know you're probably horrified, or at least a little confused as you read this, wondering how in the world I got there," she writes in the book.

She says she met Jackson through Quincy Jones and she and her mom were invited back to his house.

"Michael took my mother and me on a tour of his home. We saw his elaborate costumes encased in glass, his bedroom, all of his knickknacks, and his stunning recording studio ... We watched Willy Wonka, and Michael and I sat next to each other. He had a way of speaking as if he were a child, too," she said.

She admitted to Curry: "I didn't realize how strange it was then."

Watch Soleil Moon Fry's Today Show interview here:

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