She is now a mom to three sons, all of whom she adopted and is raising as a single mother.
Pregnancy is no easy feat, but one thing that most people don't really talk about is pregnancy loss. It takes not just a toll on the body, but on the mind as well, and in most cases, women are left alone to deal with it.
Sometimes, they are also blamed for the loss, which makes it even harder for them to recover. Recently, Sharon Stone revealed that she lost nine children through miscarriages.
The 64-year-old actress made the revelation as she commented on an Instagram post by PEOPLE, featuring an exclusive interview with Peta Murgatroyd, who recently opened up about losing a child and having to go through the ordeal alone, while her husband, Maks Chmerkovskiy, was in Ukraine.
"We, as females don't have a forum to discuss the profundity of this loss. I lost nine children by miscarriage," revealed Stone. "It is no small thing, physically nor emotionally yet we are made to feel it is something to bear alone and secretly with some kind of sense of failure."
She continued, "Instead of receiving the much-needed compassion and empathy and healing which we so need. Female health and wellness left to the care of the male ideology has become lax at best, ignorant in fact, and violently oppressive in the effort."
Stone is mom to Quinn Kelly, Laird Vonne, and Roan Joseph, all of whom she adopted. In 2018, she spoke about the joys of being a single mother. “I live in the same house I’ve had for 25 years, and I feel happy waking up in my house with my kids,” she told PEOPLE. “They’re at a wonderful age when we don’t have to have a nanny living with us anymore. I can wake up on a Saturday and I come downstairs, and they’re playing and we hang out. We swim, play basketball, we watch movies. We have such a lovely family dynamic.”
However, it was not easy for her to get to this point, especially as a single parent, she said. "It takes work and time and years and effort,” she noted.
In 2001, Stone suffered from a brain aneurysm, and the trauma of it is something she still experiences, she revealed. The same goes for her very public custody battle over her eldest son, Roan, in 2008, after she got divorced from her second husband, newspaper executive Phil Bronstein.
“I learned so much from having been so ill, and regaining the gratitude for the simple things—for being able to see, for being able to talk, for being able to walk,” she said. “I was ashamed that it took something so big. I was really ashamed of myself. I lost everything—my marriage, my career, my kids, everything.”
Even though it was not a walk in the park, watching her boys grow into men has surely been rewarding, especially because she knows she did it all herself.
“When you decide to take on this big adventure of being a single parent, you don’t know what it’s going to be like,” she said. “You think, how am I ever going to do this all? It’s just a lot. Even with the help that we’re so blessed to be able to have, your hair’s still going down the drain in the shower. It’s just a lot.”
Now, the one thing she makes sure to do is to let her sons know they are loved. “In life, nobody comes in and tells you everything that’s right with you, and that’s what I do with my children,” she said. “I sit down on the edge of their bed and I tell them all these millions of things that I think are just terrific about them.”
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