If you’re wondering why Brooke Shields loves being a mom so much, it’s because she was blessed with her two beautiful daughters, Rowan Henchy and Grier Henchy. The Blue Lagoon actress has been doting on her children ever since she first experienced motherhood nearly two decades ago.
Brooke shares her amazing brood with her longtime husband, Chris Henchy. The iconic actress and the American screenwriter tied the knot in 2001 during a romantic wedding ceremony. It would be less than two years before they became parents as they welcomed their eldest daughter, Rowan, in 2003. The couple’s youngest child, Grier, arrived just three years later in 2006.
Throughout her hectic Hollywood career, Brooke did all she could to juggle time with her husband and kids. However, she once opened up about the “moment where [she] realized” she wasn’t spending enough days at home with Rowan and Grier.
“I wasn’t putting my kids to bed at all. When you’re doing theatre it’s almost impossible to put them to bed and it really threw me for a loop,” she told Parenting. “I have to work so when I’m not working, it’s easy to get caught up and say, ‘Oh, I’ll do that charity or I’ll do that thing for you.’ And your kids are with the babysitter and it’s heartbreaking.”
Fortunately, Brooke found a way to manage her busy schedule. The iconic model even previously revealed how she learned to embrace her flaws as a working mom.
“I would have thought that I would have become one of those parents — just because it’s my nature to be such a perfectionist — that anything falling short, I would have seen as a failure,” she told People. “But something has happened to me over the past few years … I’m so appreciative of even the chaos. It’s not about being perfect; it’s about being engaged.”
Aside from being always present for Rowan and Grier, Brooke makes sure to focus her time and energy on her TV producer husband. In fact, a source close to the couple dished how the two continue to make it work after 19 years of marriage.
“[Brooke] is very un-Hollywood. She and Chris have a great relationship,” the insider once told Closer Weekly. “Their kids come first and they do all the things normal families do.”
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