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Wonder Woman: Brooke Shields

Actress Brooke Shields may have starred in Pretty Baby, but now the 42-year-old mother of two is raising two of her own — daughters, Rowan, 4 and Grier, 1 with husband, screenwriter Chris Henchy.

The statuesque beauty grew up in the public eye and has had her share of headlines for the suggestive roles her momager allowed her to play, her short marriage to tennis great, Andre Agassi and penning a book about her experience with postpartum depression.

In a recent Parade Magazine article, the strong browed beauty talked openly about fertility and life as a working mom.

To see what Suddenly Susan said,

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Brooke said:

There was a period when I was working, but I couldn’t get pregnant, and I felt like a complete failure,” she says. “Then, all of a sudden, I got pregnant, and I was scared that I was never going to work again. Sometimes I get mad at myself for wanting as much as I do. I don’t want to compromise, but I think, ‘God, it could be so much simpler.’ And yet, that’s not the way I’m made.”

On juggling the demands of motherhood and having a career, the article said:

Shields plays Wendy Healy, a successful though harried movie producer trying to balance career, marriage and motherhood. Shields admits to dealing with some of the same issues all moms with young children face. “I miss having time to talk to Chris. I miss the small talk.” She also can find the transition from work to home difficult: “When I walk in the door, there’s not a second to myself. Sometimes I stop in a diner before going home just to learn my lines.”

Pacific Coast News

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