Brooke Shields’ daughters Rowan and Grier Support Their Moms’ ‘Pretty Baby’ documentary. Let’s meet her husband.
Actress, supermodel, and Princeton grad Brooke Shields is the subject of the Hulu documentary Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields, which drops on the platform on April 3, 2021. In this eye-opening film, which nods to the 1978 title Pretty Baby that she starred in, Brooke opens up about how she was sexualized and objectified as a child star. She also discusses how she was able to overcome this and find her voice and power.
Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields ultimately focuses on her career as well as her personal life. Brooke and her husband, Chris Henchy, have two daughters, Grier Hammond, age 16, and Rowan Francis, age 19. Both girls support their mom’s project and appeared in the film. That said, is does Brooke have any kids? Keep scrolling for everything you need to know about the Blue Lagoon star and her family.
Who is Brooke Shields’ husband?
Brooke and her husband, Chris Henchy, have been together for more than 20 years. The Hollywood couple met on the set of a TV show in 1999, the same year Brooke divorced her first husband of two years, tennis star Andre Agassi.
Chris is a screenwriter and producer who got his start in the entertainment industry writing jokes for MTV’s The Larry Sanders Show. He went on to work on hit shows including Spin City, Entourage, and Eastbound & Down, and is also credited with co-creating the popular website Funny or Die.
Brooke and Chris married in 2001 and welcome their first daughter two years later. Their second daughter followed in 2006.
Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy share two kids.
Brooke and Chris — who have been married since 2001 — welcomed their first daughter, Rowan, on May 15, 2003. Rowan was followed by Grier on April 18, 2006. It’s understood that Brooke and Chris (who is the writer and producer of Impractical Jokers: The Movie, among many others), had been planning on starting a family for a while. Brooke opened up about her experiences with IVF and postpartum depression in her 2005 memoir, Down Came the Rain.
“I was ready to go down in a ball of flames to become a mother,” Brooke told The Guardian in 2014. “It took seven rounds of IVF to get pregnant with my daughter Rowan. It made me a crazy person – I was so focused on having a child that I couldn’t see anything else. Totally selfish, but I needed to create a family for my own sanity.”
As Brooke emphasized in several interviews, she didn’t want her kids to have body image issues like she had — which is why body positivity has been a focal point for her as a parent.
“They’re so much more mature than I was,” Brooke told Net-a-Porter in 2018. “So much more confident in their own bodies. They have the same stubbornness and strength that I do, but are more well-adjusted. I am jealous as all hell about that. But, of course, I created it.”
She also said about her daughters’ appearance in Pretty Baby, “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.”
An open-minded mom, Brooke even agreed to get a matching tattoo with her oldest one, Rowan, to celebrate her high school graduation in June 2021. They chose a ladybug pattern because of Rowan’s family nickname.
“When she was born, she just looked like two [big] eyes,” Brooke told People. “She just looked like a little bug, and that’s been her nickname ever since.”
Brooke landed her first ‘Vogue’ cover at age 14. Do her daughters have similar ambitions?
As Brooke told Net-a-Porter, Rowan is a talented singer. As she explained, she wants her to receive an education before building a career in the creative industry, however. She currently attends Wake Forest University in North Carolina, and as Brooke told People ahead of the premiere of Pretty Baby, “[Rowan] called me from college and was like, you know, ‘Mom, let me see what you’re wearing,’ and ‘I’m so proud of you.'”
Grier is an aspiring model. “I think they need to really have as much of a conventional upbringing as you can in New York City, with kids their own age, and not be thrown into something with all the pressure,” Brooke told the New York Post in 2017 about her daughters’ career aspirations.
Praised for her statuesque physique and clear-cut features, Grier signed with IMG Models relatively recently.
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What is Brooke Shields most famous for?
After becoming a household name as a model and star of the film Blue Lagoon, Shields released a book titled On Your Own while studying at Princeton University. In the book of advice for teens and young women, she revealed that she was a virgin, which became a big topic of conversation on the talk show circuit.