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Brooke Shields Opens Up About Her Relationship with Her Late Mom

Actress Brooke Shields has been opening up quite a bit about her personal life… both in her new memoir, “There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me,” and about the press surrounding it.

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In a candid interview with New You, Brooke sheds more light on her tumultuous relationship with her mother, and her childhood.

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She told the mag that she took on the role of caretaker with her mother at an early age. “I took it on willingly, and do you know why? I knew that I could. I have always known that I am strong enough.”

How did she do it? “[It was] Survival. It’s funny, I’ve adopted different dogs, and the only time they ever became slightly dangerous was when I would try to take their food away. This one dog I rescued under the Hudson River wouldn’t let me out of her sight, and one day she went after me. I was heartbroken, as I thought this dog was being so loyal. I asked the trainer and she said, ‘The dog is not in love with you. She’s in love with her food source.’ To a certain extent, that speaks to a similar notion: ‘I have to keep my mom alive.’”

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For more, pick up the latest issue of New You, on newsstands now.