Brooke Shields has trained her eldest daughter to deal with the paparazzi photographers who hound the actress and her family.
Shields shares two daughters – Rowan Frances, five, and Grier Hammond, two – with her TV-writer husband Chris Henchy, and she reveals the constant press attention she gets when out with her girls has prompted her to teach Rowan how to react.
The actress says, “(Rowan) will say, `Mom, paparazzi.’ It’s sad to me that she even knows the word. But then I said, `What do you do about that?’ and she said, ‘Well, I look straight ahead and I don’t look them in the eye.’
“So there’s the sense of don’t let them invade. They’re going to be there; let’s not let them ruin our day or our life. And I think that’s a slightly healthier way of dealing with it.”
Brooke Shields has vowed to support her kids if they choose to pursue a career in the spotlight – because she would be a hypocrite to stand in their way.
Shields has two daughters – Rowan Frances, five, and Grier Hammond, two – with her TV-writer husband Chris Henchy.
And she admits she won’t deny her children their dreams of superstardom, since her own career as a model began as an infant – but insists they must make time for their studies.
She says, “I’m going to try to protect them. I also can’t be such a hypocrite. Both their parents are in the entertainment industry, so I can’t completely deny them… If they want to do it, I can’t deny them. They just have to have an education.”
Shields was the youngest fashion model to appear on the cover of fashion magazine Vogue at the age of 14 in 1980. Later that year, she rocked the media with controversy over her infamous sexually-charged print and TV ads for Calvin Klein jeans.