Brooke Shields may be best known for her career as an actor and model, but her most meaningful gig of all is being a mom to her two daughters, Rowan and Grier Henchy. After marrying husband Chris Henchy on April 4, 2001, the couple expanded their family, and they haven’t been shy about showing them off in the spotlight throughout the years.
From red carpet events to Fashion Week, Shields’s favorite plus-ones (besides her husband) are her daughters, who are the spitting image of her. Though the former child star grew up on the harsh side of the limelight — often finding herself plagued with controversy — Shields tries to be more understanding of her daughters’ lives, as she acknowledges that what she endured decades ago isn’t what they experience today. “Unfortunately, my spotlight is not informative to their spotlight,” she explained to People in 2022. “They have a spotlight while they’re asleep, every bite of food they take is a spotlight. So I don’t try to compare it because I will fail because it doesn’t pertain.”
Shields also joked to the outlet that her teenage daughters aren’t fazed by her fame, saying, “I’m not a TikTok influencer, so evidently I don’t exist.” However, they do support their mom and her courageous decision to tell her life story in her two-part Hulu documentary, “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields.” Shields’s youngest, Grier, stepped out with her for the movie’s premiere on March 29, where the former model also took the time to applaud her kids’ achievements on the red carpet.
“That last scene in the movie where they are confident and free. They’re confident, they’re being listened to, I’m proud of them speaking their mind,” Shields told People. “They are young women who are already beginning to find their own agencies. It took me until practically today.”
Scroll ahead to learn more about Shields’s daughters and see their photos over the years.