Though a lot of time has passed since Brooke’s cover on Time magazine in 1981 and her cover on Life magazine in 2007, she has remained a woman with a strong head on her shoulders….despite the influences of fame and Hollywood (and postpartum depression). That’s impressive!
LIFE: How do your daughters get along?
SHIELDS: I’m so thankful that they have each other. The baby just lights up when she sees Rowan, and Rowan says, “I make Sister laugh better than anybody.” And she really does. She was making her laugh the other day in the shower, making faces in the steam. The baby was squealing. I was staring at them, welling up. I got them dressed and downstairs, and Rowan said, “Mom, did it break your heart when you were watching us?” I was like, “Well, it did. But now it’s not so cute!” But they have something I never had. [Shields is an only child.] I’m glad they’ll have each other for the times I’m going to be less than appealing to them. They can complain about me; they won’t have to deal with me alone.