Brooke Shields finds an unusual and very personal way to bond with her teenage daughter

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Brooke Shields attends the Nordstrom NYC Flagship Opening Party on on October 22, 2019 in New York City.
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Brooke Shields may have made her name for herself as the 15-year-old star of Blue Lagoon, but nowadays she’s raising teenage daughters of her own.

Wanting to make life-lasting memories with her daughters Rowan, 18, and Grier, 15, Brooke is finding unexpected ways to bond with her girls, including getting a matching tattoo with her eldest.

Rowan went to Brooke with the idea of a matching mom and daughter tattoo and Brooke decided to go for it, "I couldn't believe it and jumped on it," Brooke told People magazine of the suggestion. 

As a result, the mother and daughter got identical tattoos of a ladybug, which was inspired by the nickname Brooke had for Rowan as a baby.

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"When she was born, she just looked like two [big] eyes," Brooke recalled about Rowan. "She just looked like a little bug and that's been her nickname ever since."

Brooke even commemorated the moment with a photo on her Instagram account. She captioned the photo, "A special graduation gift and memory with my girl. I’m so proud of you, I love you more than words can say."

As well as the new ladybug design Brooke also has a tattoo of a tiny flower on her left ankle.

As well as tattoos, this year has also been one of recovery for the star. After an accident at the gym left her with a broken femur, Brooke revealed she was having to learn to walk again and went through multiple surgeries. Now that she's recovered, spending quality time with both daughters has been a priority.

"They're sort of at the age now where I'm not as repellent to them anymore," the actress told People of her relationship with her daughters. "They wear my clothes, they want to do TikToks with me now. I'm sure it's not going to be very long-lived."

But after her accident, it's these fleeting teenage moments that Brooke is determined to make the most of, whether it's dressing up in matching swimwear or trying the latest TikTok dances together.

"We're trying to sort of celebrate just being together and having fun and not taking ourselves too seriously," she said. "And just being so thankful that we're all coming through this last year. It's been hard for so many people. We're trying to find the beauty and the levity and the blessings that we do have available."

Rylee Johnston

Rylee is a U.S. news writer who previously worked for woman&home and My Imperfect Life covering lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. Before joining woman&home and My Imperfect Life, Rylee studied journalism at Hofstra University where she explored her interests in world politics and magazine writing. From there, she dabbled in freelance writing covering fashion and beauty e-commerce for outlets such as the TODAY show, American Spa Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.