Brooke Shields’ Mother Teri Dies At 79

Tue, November 6, 2012 10:00am EDT by Add first Comment
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Poor Brooke. After a long battle with dementia, her mother and former manager Teri Shields passed away Oct. 31 in Manhattan.

Brooke Shields‘ mother Teri Shields, famous for kickstarting daughter Brooke’s acting career when she was only 11 months old, has died from a dementia-related illness late last month.

A spokesman for Brooke confirmed her mother’s death Nov. 5. Brooke and her mother had a famously turbulent relationship over the years, as Brooke resented her mother for forcing her to be a child star. Teri had worked as a model, a make-up artist and a hair stylist before she became her daughter’s manager, and “it was then that Teri found her career” says Brooke.

Brooke, 47, also resented her mother because of Teri’s problems with alcohol. She said to The New York Times in 1994: “I grew up in an alcoholic household. I’m the caretaker who wants to make everything better, and you can just do that for so long, or so I’ve been told.”

Brooke was seen visiting her mother in a nursing home recently, so hopefully she was able to find peace with Teri before she died.

Our thoughts go out to Brooke and her family.

– Eleanore Hutch

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