In the summer of 1926, Brooks married Eddie Sutherland, the director of the film she made with Fields, but by 1927 had fallen "terribly in love" with George Preston Marshall, owner of a chain of laundries and future owner of the Washington Redskins football team, following a chance meeting with him that she later referred to as "the most fateful encounter of my life".:199 She divorced Sutherland, mainly due to her budding relationship with Marshall, in June 1928.
(July 1926 - 20 June 1928) (divorced)
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