Brooke Shields Has A Baby Girl

April 18th, 2006 // 14 Comments

What did Brooke name the baby? Grier Hammond Henchy. The baby, who was born in Los Angeles, weighed in at 7 lbs. 20 oz.

Just last month, the couple celebrated the impending birth of their second child at a Moroccan-themed baby shower hosted by actor Steven Weber and his wife, Juliette Hohnen, at their L.A. home.

“Brooke was simply glowing all evening,” her friend, event planner Jo Gartin, who organized the fete, told PEOPLE.

Of her second go-around as an expectant mom, Shields told PEOPLE, “This pregnancy has been a lot easier.”

The actress suffered from postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. She wrote a book on the subject, Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression, and has spoken out about her use of antidepressants.

Last year she was famously criticized by Tom Cruise, who as a Scientologist opposes psychiatry and prescription medication to battle depression.

Let’s hope she has it easier this time around, so she doesn’t have to deal with the comments from Ms. Cruise. Do you think that Brooke and her husband kept the placenta to give to Tom and Katie as a gift once their little one is born?

Brooke Shields Has a Girl [People]

By Miu von Furstenberg
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  1. FIRST!!

    I HAVE LOVED BROOKE SINCE SHE WAS 10 AND , WELL, I WAS YOUNGER BUT LOVED HER AS A CHILD ACTRESS AND LOVE THAT SHE GREWW INTO A NORMAL ADULT NO DRUGS, NO STEALING NO TELL ALL BOOKS JUST NORMAL WOMAN PROBLEMS. GREAT BROOKE AND COLLEGE EDUCATED TOO AT PRINCETON. HERE IS A CHILD STAR STORY WITH A GOOD ENDING.

    CONGRATS BROOKEY – LOVE YOU!

  2. susiegrl

    Okay, first, Congrats to Brooke Shield’s and her family! I agree with you, “Brooke Fan”, she’s a rarity in Hollywood!
    Second, this is WAYY off this post but, KATIE HOLMES HAS BEEN PREGNANT FOR 12 MONTHS, I SWEAR TO GOD!! Gwyneth Paltrow and now Brooke Shelds have had their babies. WHEN IS KATIE HOLMES GONNA GIVE BIRTH TO HER PILLOW…er,I mean, BABY??!!
    (Wait, when does MI3 come out again?)

  3. outsidelookingin

    7 lbs. 20 oz = 8 lbs. 4 oz, or is it a typo? Anyway, good for her, hope all goes better for her this time.

  4. TOMKAT HAS BABY

    TOMKAT HAD BABY!

  5. Pretty Baby

    okay, first of all, whatever happened to Terri Shields? I’m thinking that she morphed into Sly Stallone’s mom. and second, Brooke needs to get her teeth whitened- What’s up with that piece of corn on the top right side of her grin? ewwwww.

  6. Zardok

    Grier Henchy? Sounds like the noise you make trying to shift from second to third on a school bus.

  7. Random

    I love it so so so so much that Brooke and Tom’s woman had their babies on the same day. Is that not incredible, given….well…all that has gone down? And isn’t it great that Brooke’s came out first? I mean, Cruise being as deranged and competitive as he is, this will actually kill him…I mean, I hope it will…

  8. Rumor

    Love Brooke, but darn, I don’t like the baby’s name. Tomkat’s baby’s name, Suri, is a little strange, but it will do. Now, just hoping Brangelina get a good one.

  9. katie

    i hope katie holmes has post-partum depression.

  10. Hmmm

    Grier Hammond Henchy is like the ugliest baby name I’ve ever heard. Apple Martin may be odd, but at least it’s not ugly. The poor kid doesn’t even have a middle name that she can fall back on. Hammond is even worse!

    People are gonna call her “Grier the queer” or something.

    What could a possible cute nickname be: Gri-gri, Hammy, Hench, Gree…. There isn’t one.
    But congrats to Brooke and her family.

  11. Sara

    Brooke and her mother (Terri) use to sit right in front of me in Sunday mass (Roman Catholic) while growing up. This was at the time when she was on every magazine cover in the world. I credit her with getting my ass out of bed every Sunday morning. It was so exciting to have her turn around and shake my hand during that part of the mass. I loved her then, I love her now.

    This is one woman who truly holds the title of W-O-M-A-N. She’s smart, beautiful and has done everything on her own terms. Including her desire to maintain dignity at the cost of celebrity status.

    Congratulations, Brooke. I wish you and your family nothing but health, love and success.

  12. Girly Girl

    Pretty Baby:

    For a good synopsis of life with Terry Shields- watch Kathy Griffin’s ‘Allegedly’ on Bravo. She and Brooke are tight (from their show together) and she went to Brooke’s wedding, whereupon Terry got plastered and embarassed the hell out of Brooke. Funny stories from Griffin- sad reality for Brooke. She and Chris just try to keep Terry at arm’s length to have a normal life.

    Congrats to Brooke, Chris and Rowan! Brooke is a kick ass woman and I wish her and her little family love and peace and happiness. (not very bitchy and gossipy, am I?)

  13. Curious

    Should someone who said that she fantasized about throwing her first child against a wall during a crying spell have more children? Hope she remembers to take the meds she’s no doubt on.

  14. las

    I think it’s great that she has another baby. She’s one of the few celebs who deserves it! Congrats, Brooke.

    And it’s telling that when she was suffering PPD, she was probably STILL a better parent than Tom Cruise.

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