Brooke Shields’ Mother Teri Dies At 79

Tue, November 6, 2012 10:00am EST by Add first Comment
Teri Shields Brooke Shields

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

More Brooke Shields News:

  1. Jennifer Aniston, Blake Lively & More Love This Spa-Quality DIY Treatment
  2. Brooke Shields Confesses She Doesn’t Want Her Kids To Model
  3. Brooke Shields Celebrates Her 46th Birthday In NYC Style

Leave a Reply

To comment, please fill in the fields below, enter your comment and select the Comment button.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s