Brooke Shields’ daughter smacked her hard in the face with a purse for TikTok

The last time we checked in with Brooke Shields was a month ago when she was trying to cook while in isolation and was surprised at how many kitchen gadgets she didn’t know she had. She was also doing a lot of at-home workouts she’s been posting. She didn’t mention her teenagers at all, and it’s likely that they had asked to stay off her social media, or were conveniently not around when she was recording videos. Brooke and her husband of 19 years, Chris Henchy, have daughters Rowan, 16, and Grier, 13. Rowan wanted Brooke to do a TikTok challenge with her, where people try to put a purse in the back of the car and then smack the other person in the front of the car with it. Only Ronan didn’t warn Brooke ahead of time of course. Rowan clocked Brooke so hard she got a fat lip. Here’s the video and if you can’t watch it Rowan gets her purse forcefully, scaring Brooke. When she’s putting the purse back she smacks Brooke square in the face. Rowan asks her mom if she’s ok and Brooke says “you meant to do this? What an a-hole move. What do you have in your bag? I have a fat lip.

This is such a teenager thing to do. I love my son and out of respect for him I will save the stories about the stupid sh-t he does to tell my friends offline (I mean on Zoom or text, just not publicly). No matter how smart teenagers seem, they still do really asinine things that make us realize how much we’re still needed. Sometimes, like Brooke, we suffer from their stupid decisions too.

Tommy Lee’s wife did this to him too but I didn’t feel sorry for him at all, given everything we’ve heard about him.

It looks like Rowan is hanging out with Brooke with she wants to do TikTok videos. Should I install TikTok? I’m too old to record videos of myself and I know my son won’t interact with me for it, but it might be fun to scroll through.

Oh and Brooke is watching Belgravia too! I just finished that, it was really good and worth subscribing to Epix for.


Photos credit: WENN

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    Brooke’s daughters look like her mom Teri.

    We have enough violence in this world without people smacking others in the face for TikTok.

    • Prayer Warrior says:

      hear, hear

    • AnnaKist says:

      The girls look lovely. Ahhh, teenage exuberance. I love it.
      I agree with you, lightpurple, about these stupid challenges. This would once have been called a practical joke, and I’ve always hated them. One person’s feelings and/or body are always hurt for no other reason than the amusement of others.

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        Practical jokes are one thing. But to *deliberately* smack someone like that in the face… that’s just mean. I don’t care if it IS your kid. Rowen knew what she was going to do. Unless BOTH parties agree to the physical aspect, yeah, just NO.

    • JennDama says:

      I came here here to say as as above that I have Tik Tok to Keep tabs on my 15 year old daughter. It is completely ridiculous some of things people do to get attention. I haven’t seen any home organization, but she does show me some good (quick) recipes.

  2. anniefannie says:

    Brooks daughters are gorgeous and they seem like fun. The daughter in the top pic
    (Rowan?) really resembles Sophie Turner and that’s the highest compliment I can muster at 6:00am

    • minx says:

      They’re very cute, they look like their dad. I’ve always had a soft spot for Brooke.

    • It’sJustBlanche says:

      Her kids are super cute and she looks happy. Sounds like she’s had a lot of drama in her life so that’s nice to see.

    • Lane's mom says:

      I’m pretty sure the girl in the top photo is Grier–she is stunning!

  3. Joanna says:

    I would be pissed if I got smacked in the face like that!

    • Seraphina says:

      Exactly! That is your MOTHER you idiot. This lockdown has made many people stupid. Case in point this example. I could never do that to my mom. And if I were Brooke I would be pissed and my hand may come flying back. Dumbassery at it finest: to do a stupid challenge and then use your mom.

    • Ash says:

      My mother would have destroyed me for doing this.

      • Seraphina says:

        @ASH, mine too. And after my mom destroyed me, my dad would destroy my world.

      • Maria T. says:

        Same. But also, I would have done it, because I was an idiot at that age.

      • Franklymydear... says:

        Truth!! And I would NEVER allow my kids to do that and laugh about it. They know it too. My generation of parents seem so weird to me…they always laugh and think it’s cute when their kids are obnoxious and disrespectful. SMH

      • Melissa says:

        My Mother would have bitch slapped me into next week without a second thought. If it were off camera, it would be assault, but for social media it’s a joke?

        Nah, I’d still be paying for something like this and I am 51 years old.

    • FHMom says:

      Ugh. Me, too. And the daughter opened up a can of worms because now Brook can get back at her by mentioning her on social media. . At least that’s what I would do. Brook is a much better sport than me.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I’m kind of disturbed by how HAPPY the daughter is that her mom seems to be in so much pain. Her laughter is performative, and she is doing it all for the camera, not caring about the amount of pain her mom is in.

      I would never do that to my mom.

      • Storminsteacup says:

        Yes! So awful there’s nothing funny or entertaining about this and Brooke seems like a sweet mum.

    • K says:

      What’s the point? This is just mean. My mom would be shocked and would probably cry, and then I would feel like a monster.

  4. RoyalBlue says:

    i got a tiktok account and never posted. i follow my kids so i can see what they are up to. lol.

  5. Noki says:

    Some of these challenges…i swear my brain cells get destroyed watching them. You have to be careful on who you pick for this one,imagine if its someone violent with a quick reflex.

    • Frida_K says:

      Or someone with PTSD. Some people, you put your hand up in their face without warning and they react out of sheer instinct.

  6. Léna says:

    I saw a lot of these videos (on Instagram because I don’t have tik tok) and let’s just say I’m really patient but some people just don’t react and let the other one hit them in the face ? I mean I would be so pissed lol and if I tried that with my mom that would not go well either

  7. tempest prognosticator says:

    She smacked her mama?! That child’s arm is gonna wither-up and fall right off.

    • ChillyWilly says:

      Right? I would have never done this to my mom when I was a teenager!
      A. I love my mom and would never want to hurt her
      B. My mom would have MURDERED my ass for this!
      Yeah, not funny at all. What a disrespectful little brat.

  8. ChellyPie says:

    I have Tiktok & there are so many stupid trends/challenges. On top of this one being super disrespectful to parents there’s a trend where people (mostly wives or s/o) are shaving parts of men’s BEARDS OFF. I mean like serious beard growers not no shave November kind of beards. It’s so insane how disrespectful people can be to their loved ones, especially ADULTS!

  9. Ripley says:

    What an a-hole move is right.

    That being said, the second video on the Instagram is heartwarming. Her daughters are gorgeous.

  10. SomeChick says:

    Abuse isn’t funny.

  11. Lucy2 says:

    I don’t understand the appeal of such videos and challenges. Hopefully no one doing this gets hit in the eye or some thing that could cause serious damage.

    • Sean says:

      I agree, I hate social media. I feel it’s less about connecting with others and more about indulging in narcissism. It’s all just so “look at me” and it makes me uncomfortable.

      • carmen says:

        And in the celebrity world, it’s interesting to see how many celebs who previoiusly wanted “privacy” when not working have joined social media (e.g. Jennifer Anniston). To what extent do they do it because they feel compelled to in order to stay relevant?

      • Sean says:

        Agreed @carmen. I think most celebrities are less about the art or love of their craft and more about the attention. Only, you’re not supposed to admit that.

        It’s not just celebrities, either. I find most regular people are just as narcissistic when it comes to social media. I hate it.

      • lucy2 says:

        I hate a lot of aspects of it, and have really been trying to cull my feeds. Art, gardening, friends I care about, family who is far away. I’m unfollowing anyone/anything that makes me unhappy, including news sources because I just need a break.

        But there are really good parts too. My group of friends organizes our get togethers (sob) on FB. Instagram is great for promoting my regular job and my art hobby, and I follow others who inspire me. My favorite musician has been doing weekly at home concerts on FB. I get to chat with people all over the world on different topics.
        For celebrities, I think it’s fine to use to promote project, causes, charities, and the occasional something just for fun, but those who post constantly and put every aspect of their lives out there…no. Stop.

      • Sean says:

        @lucy2, you’re right it can be used to promote art, etc and some celebs have been posting videos not to be egotistical but to entertain during these hard times. That being said, I still feel the majority is all about grasping for attention.

  12. Elizabeth says:

    I installed TikTok. I’m too… maybe “self aware” is the term… to record myself for it, though. But it’s actually very entertaining and I enjoy watching other peoples’ creativity on display.

  13. Noodle says:

    Before installing, read up on TikTok and what kinds of permissions you give it to track you once you install. The company is closely tied to the Chinese government, and *some* have claimed the Chinese use it to gather data on users. I realize it sounds very “tinfoil hat” of me, but I do worry about handing data off for a bit of purse slapping entertainment. I’m sure we hand off data to American entities all the time and Lord knows my NSA file is thick, but given how the Chinese have tracked protestors in HK and allow people who have spoken out against the government to be carted off to Beijing and tried for #words, I won’t be downloading.

    • Léna says:

      Well, true. The Chinese government is probably focusing mostly on data relating on Chinese users…

      • Noodle says:

        I’m not a Chinese strategist in the least and don’t understand all the economics of it, but the Chinese have been buying out American companies and real estate holdings for the past decade. In my community, a number of homes have sold in cash to Chinese investors, that they turn around and rent out. I know the pork processing plants in the Midwest (where the closures have threatened our meat supplies) are owned by a Chinese conglomerate. I am a bit concerned as to just how much of our economy is based on these shady financiers, and whether their ties to the government and oligarchy will eventually cause trouble for our markets. What happens if they decide to pull out all of a sudden? What happens if they close the meat processing plants entirely and leave our nation without a stable food supply? I try not to think about these things because it causes me a ton of anxiety, but seeing regular home buyers priced out of our community by cash-throwing “investors” is a little unsettling.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I totally agree, Noodle.

      • SomeChick says:

        @Noodle: I read an article about this in the LA Times recently. They said that a lot of the cash the Chinese are (have been) using to do this comes from drug money laundering. It’s hard to smuggle large amounts of cash out of the US, so they have someone make a payment to a chemical manufacturer in China, who then ships the raw materials to Mexico, where they are processed.

        This is falling apart due to the ‘rona, so the cash is piling up in LA. Apparently there have been several seizures of large stacks of shrinkwrapped bills. Interesting…

    • TyrantDestroyed says:

      That’s the second reason why I’ve stayed away from the app. The first one is that I don’t find it appealing.

    • Sof says:

      You know USA does the same to foreigners, right?

      • Noodle says:

        For sure. That said, generally our whistle-blowers don’t disappear for years and end up dead (occasionally they do, but not at the rate as the Chinese). We also don’t extradite people from other territories who have said bad things about our government and try them for crimes against the government. I have no doubt our information is being used to track us, but the Chinese government is quite a bit more insidious, at least in my opinion.

    • adastraperaspera says:

      The U.S. Military, TSA, and other governmental agencies have banned TikTok. That’s all I need to know to avoid it.

  14. Teebee says:

    I do not watch TikTok. For these very reasons. I abandoned Instagram and use Facebook sparingly. I’ll watch the odd cooking video on YouTube. That’s it. Posting idiotic videos now seems a plague of its own and one I hope dies out soon too.

    The escalation of the style of antics that gets attention these days is alarming. The desire for novelty is pushing people further and further out there just as the need for views becomes an entrenched phenomenon.

    I doubt even death and destruction will curb the behaviour of attention-seekers as online living becomes more the norm than the exception. People’s desensitization to horrible things has accelerated to irredeemable levels. Trump is a perfect example of this.

  15. TyrantDestroyed says:

    Thanks God I’m too old to enjoy Tik Tok and that my toddler daughter is way too young to make me open an account. I find challenges in general to be super dumb.

  16. Maria says:

    I’m so distracted by their jewelry-I want Brooke’s rings and Rowan’s layered necklaces. They look effortless but cool.

  17. Molly says:

    Are we just one big social experiment? Remember that famous study where people could shock each other? At least with the cinnamon or Tide Pod challenge, you were just hurting yourself.

    Even five years ago, I don’t it would have been considered cute to hit your mom in the face and she didn’t even know it was coming!

    I would have been in huge trouble for doing something like that. It would have been one of those things that was brought up years afterwards.

  18. classicmoviecat says:

    I was tempted to install tiktok because of my 11 year old cousin, but they seem to be such an iffy company.
    And I basically commented just to recommend the Brooke shields death, sex and money podcast episode “Brooke shields recovering daughter”.

  19. Amelie says:

    I am glad I am in my 30s and no longer care about these kinds of things. If I were 10 years younger, I might care and want to be a part of it. I remember when MySpace and Facebook were huge in high school and if you didn’t have a profile on either you weren’t cool lol. I ended up caving and got a Twitter and Instagram as well. I even dabbled with Snapchat for awhile before the app redesign. Then Instagram came out with stories (which is what I mostly used Snapchat for) and I deleted Snapchat when I noticed way more people watched my IG stories than Snapchat stories. I watch a lot of Youtube but I never bothered with Vine and I doubt I’m going to bother with TikTok. I could see TikTok becoming a serious competitor to Youtube if they were to allow long form videos but right now videos are limited to one minute right?

    But yeah these dumb video trends which involve hurting a parent… my mom would have murdered me and buried me in the backyard. I’m really glad social media didn’t become a huge thing until the very end of my high school years.

  20. Dml0802 says:

    I have TikTok to follow my daughter and her close friends (where I know she will show up in videos) just to make sure it’s harmless dancing fun. I get this is part of a dumb challenge but if my kid smacked me in the face with a handbag I would not be laughing. I’d be extremely hurt. It’s important to know what crosses a line and this does. At least for me.

  21. Godwina says:

    If there are any readers here still thinking of pulling this crap, for the love of ALL don’t do it to someone wearing glasses! If someone pulled that on me when I was wearing expensive medical devices I need to move even one foot in the world, there would be hell to pay.

    (Yes, I can see Brooke is likely wearing mere sunglasses, not prescription glasses, but it’s still unsafe. I mean, making whipping someone across the face even less safe. Fuck me.)

  22. Case says:

    I’m baffled by how many adults use TikTok. Maybe I’m just being grumpy about it, but it seems awfully time-consuming and childish for adults to be participating, especially when it encourages dangerous and stupid behavior in kids. Idk.

  23. BlahBlah says:

    TikTok is great for cooking tips, home organization, cat videos, and funny nonsense. I love it! It’s how I unwind at the end of the day.

  24. Defaultgirl says:

    Brooke Shields is giving me Caitlyn Jenner vibes and it’s scaring me….

  25. JennEricaMS says:

    My daughter pulled this joke on me, or I guess I should say a modification of this joke. She knows there would have been consequences had she hurt me like this so instead of smacking me in the face she quickly turned and threw a glass of water on me instead. No big deal, water dries and doesn’t hurt so no harm done but the look on her face when I returned the favor while she was sleeping at 5am was priceless! I even recorded it and let her decide if she wanted to upload it and now it’s one of her most liked videos.

  26. xo says:

    I’ve watched my share of tik tok during lockdown & it’s a great reminder of the *teenage* state of mind.

    A lot of kids with famous parents (Coco Arquette, Iris Apatow, Chris Cuomo’s daugher) are showing up there & they get A LOT more views when their parents are in frame.