Rowan Francis Henchy is Brooke Shields’ answered prayers after years of trying to conceive. She is the actress’ first child who was born 2 years into Shields’ marriage to her second husband. Rowan recently graduated high school and moved to North Carolina to further her education at Wake Forest University.
Francis Henchy’s mother tried to protect her and her younger sister from being exposed to the downside of fame. She shielded them from a lot till the girls aged (20) and (17), however, they accompany her to red carpet events and other events from their childhood to date.
Rowan Francis Henchy was Born after Her Mother’s 7 th Conception Trial
Brooke Shields’ first daughter broke the misfortunes that befell the actress and supermodel. Rowan Francis Henchy was born after her mother had gone through seven rounds of fertility treatments.
She was born on May 15, 2003, 2 years after her mother’s second marriage to Chris Henchy in April 2001. Rowan’s mother later fell into depression upon her birth. She suffered postpartum depression, felt suicidal, and was unresponsive to her daughter’s needs. Luckily, she pulled through eventually.
She even wrote a book about this experience in 2015. The title of the book is ‘Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression.’
In 2021, the New York-born graduated from high school and soon moved on to further her education.
Backtracking a little, 3 years after Rowan’s birth, she was made an older sister. Brooke and Chris welcomed another daughter into their family on April 18, 2006.
Grier Hammond Henchy is the name of the second daughter born to the Shields and Henchy family.
Both daughters have been a huge part of their mother’s success stories. They even make it to Brooke’s industry events with or without their father.
Additionally, the girls have many great times with their mother which includes raiding her wardrobe for clothes and engaging her in social media trends.
Rowan Hails From a Line of Entertainers
Brooke Shields is an American actress and model who was born in Manhattan to Teri Shields. Teri, Rowan’s maternal grandmother was also an actress and a model. From a very young age, Teri introduced her daughter, Brooke, to life in front of the camera.
So, asides from her mother, Rowan Francis’ grandmother was also a celebrity entertainer.
Chris Henchy, her father, is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He has worked on several projects over the years, especially Ferrell films. He is known for some of Ferrell’s films like Land of the Lost.
She Left her Mother in Tears When she Left for the University
In August 2021, Brooke Shields’ first daughter had to leave home for college. She moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina where Wake Forest University is located.
The Law & Order: SVU actress confessed during a show that sending her daughter to college was the worst experience she had to live. She also admitted that she would never get used to her daughter being gone.
Compensation would be Francis Henchy’s suggestion to get matching tattoos with her mother. The University student suggested that they get the Ladybug tattoos together so it would keep her close to her mother.
For reference sake, the Ladybug is significant to mother and daughter because that is Rowan’s nickname. When she was still a baby, Brooke thought she looked like a ladybug as she had big eyes that stood out.
Though it isn’t known what Rowan is studying, she sure is enjoying herself in college. She is even a member of Chi Omega Sorority & Fraternity at the University.
Brooke Shields’ Daughter Featured in Her Documentary
IMDB has credited 2 roles to Brooke Shields’ daughter, Rowan Francis Henchy. According to the page, the 20-year-old young woman has been featured in VH1: All Access TV series as well as her mother’s documentary.
The latter is titled Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields TV Mini-Series and her daughters appeared as themselves. Rowan and her little sister did have some things to note about the documentary. The girls tackled topics bordering on women’s objectification.
They also did not hold back on their thoughts and opinions on certain aspects of the documentary that they didn’t know about.
While the celebrity daughters share a lot with their mother; fun times and fashion tips, only Grier seems to be interested in the career. Shields and Henchy’s second daughter seems to be towing the path of fashion and modeling.
Rowan on the other hand has shown that she isn’t quite interested in that. She most likely would tilt towards the musical part of entertainment if she eventually chooses that path. She showed her musical prowess when she sang during her graduation ceremony in 2021.
Whatever the case may be, we may not be knowing what Rowan Francis Henchy is up to till she graduates from the university or opens up her private Instagram account.