Drew Barrymore And Brooke Shields Bonded Over Their “Weird” Stage Moms Being Obsessed With Them As Kids

April 12, 2023 / Posted by:

Before momager Kris Jenner pimped out the Kardashians, there was Teri Shields– the mom of Brooke Shields. Brooke was on yesterday’s episode of The Drew Barrymore Show to promote her new documentary Pretty Baby, and she and Drew Barrymore trauma bonded about all the weird and horrible shit that came with growing up a child star and the roles their stage moms played in all that mess.

While huddled up on Drew’s couch, Brooke admitted, “We both had mothers who we needed to navigate and keep alive and take care of,” probably referring to her late mother’s alcoholism. Brooke continued to say, “They were broken. They were both scarred and broken.” The conversation then turned into something out of an episode of TCL’s sMothered when Drew shared, “I was so confused about sexuality because my mom went and dated my boyfriends.” Drew then asked Brooke if her mom ever dated her boyfriends, to which Brooke responded, “I don’t get it, but I get it.” This is basically her polite way of saying, “Wow, your mom is even more fucked up than my mom!”  via Page Six:

During Tuesday’s episode of “The Drew Barrymore Show,” the “Never Been Kissed” actress asked the “Blue Lagoon” star if her mother, Teri Shields, dated any of Brooke’s partners — as Barrymore’s mother did.

“No, because she was in love with me,” Brooke alleged, adding that her mother had no interest in men at the time.

“I was her main focus. Both of us were cut off from our sexuality.”

Drew then joked that her own mother, Jaid Barrymore, was so in love with her that she chose to date her daughter’s boyfriends.

“My mom was so enamored with me that she wanted to be with the people I was with,” the “Charlie’s Angels” actress, 48, explained.

“I get it,” Brooke, 57, responded. “It’s so needy and weird.”

The pair also got candid about being sexualized in Hollywood at a young age and the isolation they felt during the “Me Too” movement because of the uncertainty on where they “fell on the spectrum of the movement,” according to People: 

“I didn’t feel like I had a dog in that race,” Barrymore shared. “I didn’t feel like I could speak to it, because I experienced so many things that were so inappropriate at such a young age. And I’m so confused about, ‘What was I accountable for? What did I put myself into? Where was I? Was I a part of things?’ ”

Similarly, Shields said she also “didn’t know where I fell on the spectrum of” the movement, explaining, “I don’t know where to interpret my experiences, because I was made to feel culpable, [but at] the same time, you victim-shame yourself.”

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to try to rid my mind of the image of Drew’s tempted mother making Tom Green more uncomfortable than anyone he’s ever pranked on The Tom Green Show. 

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