The 57-year-old revealed that her teenage girls are "always complaining" that their mom doesn't cook.
Brooke Shields is mom to two daughters Grier, 16, and Rowan, 19, whom she shares with her husband Chris Henchy. The girls are constantly complaining that their 57-year-old mom doesn't cook, especially during the holidays, the actress and model recently told host Rachael Ray on The Rachael Ray Show. "They are always complaining to me, 'How come you don't cook? Other mothers cook.'" The Blue Lagoon actress then revealed the way she handles their complaints. "I'm sorry, I'm busy doing Christmas movies for you to watch," she quipped, to which there was an uproar of applause from the audience.
Shields shared that her husband is the one who does the cooking during Thanksgiving and that they even have an amusing ritual that time of the year when her family goes to her stepmother's in Florida.
"The tradition that happens now is my husband smokes brisket and pork shoulder and all of that. We have to bring them through security," she explained. "You're traveling with meat, and [airport security] know us and they're like 'Brisket? Brisket again? Really?'" she said with a laugh. "They see us coming and then you see the little pork shoulder go through the x-ray. That's our tradition."
Last month, the Pretty Baby star shared a series of snaps from this year's Thanksgiving, in which she is seen posing with her girls and husband with palm trees in the backdrop. "My heart. I hope you felt full of love, gratitude, and turkey yesterday! Sending love from our family to yours," the actress captioned the post.
A few months ago Shields got emotional as she saw her daughter Rowan leave home to return to college for her sophomore year. "So I just waved my daughter goodbye again and I thought it would be easier the second time. She's already been away and been with me all summer, but... I'm not making the drive with her, she's driving with her dad," Shields said in a tearful video. "But she's taking my car, which was my car as my graduation present car, so she's going to be driving that." Shields said she couldn't go along because it "was just too painful, I don't think I could go through the driving away from campus again. So if there's anyone else going through this, we're all in it together."
Appearing on the PEOPLE Every Day podcast back in April, the model said she hopes her daughters will cherish each stage of their lives. "It's hard to be an older person, but it's hard to get through your youth in general and to chase things that are just maybe purely physical that feel like they're gonna change your happiness beyond anything," Shields shared. "The women that I've known that have had certain things done that they've waited to get done, it's been the happiest thing that they've ever done. They waited, they earned it."
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