Brooke Shields on motherhood

Brooke Shields, the ‘Furry Vengeance’ star – who has two daughters, Rowan, six, and four-year-old Grier, with husband Chris Henchy – says she always wanted at least two children because they would both be able to look after her in her advancing years rather than just having one to cope with all the pressure.

Brooke – who was an only child – told You magazine: “One of the reasons I wanted to have more than one child was so there wouldn’t just be one to deal with me. because I intend to make it very difficult for them when I’m older. Why not?”

Although the 44-year-old actress would love another baby, she is worried time is running out on her biological clock. She said: “I’d love more kids. I don’t know how much longer my clock is going to tick, so it’s going to depend on my egg age.”

Brooke – who had a difficult childhood which involved having an alcoholic mother – claimed her own experiences had made her work hard to ensure her kids had the best childhood. She said: “What I’ve built for myself with my husband and my children, I feel so strong with it. I made really healthy choices. My mum was. great, you know. she was a crazy alcoholic but she was also fierce in protecting me. What I could rely on was her commitment to me.”