Brooke Shields decided to open up about her alcoholic mother, Teri Shields. The famous actress revealed that she has always had a complicated relationship with her mom. The Hollywood star will reveal more aspects about this relationship in her upcoming book, There Was a Little Girl.
There Was a Little Girl is set to hit stores on November 18. In her book, the actress talks about her troubled relationship with her mom. Teri Shields suffered from alcohol addiction for years. Naturally, this marked the actress’s childhood.
“I think the hardest part was reliving the happy memories. That’s when you think the ending could be different, that there was hope – and then you’re struck with reality and think, ‘What a shame’,” Booke Shields claimed. Brooke also revealed that she spent a lot of time in bars, with her mom. The actress claimed that sometimes her mom dropped her at a neighbor’s house, to be free to go wherever she wanted.
“In this day and age, it’s child abuse. But in the late ’60s, if you were in an apartment building and had a friend there, you dropped your kid off … It was sort of sad that she couldn’t afford a baby sitter,” the star said. The actress also claimed that her mom actually used her to date famous man such as Michael Jackson, George Michael and John Travolta. She also dated Woody Allen.
Naturally, in her book Brooke also talks about important moments in her life, not only about the relationship with her mom. The star revealed that she lost her virginity at the age 22 to her boyfriend of that time, Dean Cain. The star said that the two were much in love. However, she felt overwhelmed after the two had sex. “I actually kind of tumbled off it and started running. I was buck naked streaking down the hallway and running like I had just stolen someone’s wallet,” she said. The two broke up soon after that.
Brooke Shields claimed that she talked to Dean Cain about including this story in her book and the man said he is comfortable with that.