Mamamia’s Deputy Editor Bec Sparrow writes; “Imagine having Liz Hurley as your step-mother (I’ll give you 30 seconds of imagining time ….). I’m not sure why but I was really pleased this morning to see this pic in the news.
It’s a photo of Shane Warne’s lovely daughter Brooke hugging Liz at the airport when she and her son Damian arrived in Australia yesterday. I can only imagine that blending families is tough … not always like an episode of the Brady Bunch.
And it got me thinking about the challenges that lay ahead for Liz and Simone Warne and every other woman out there who is treading that tricky path of stepkids and stepmothers and all the emotions that come into play.
One thing I’ll never forget is an interview I saw with Susan Sarandon many years ago who said her then partner Tim Robbins called himself a “bonus” parent rather than a step-parent to Sarandon’s previous children. And to him, they were bonus kids not step kids. Afterall, he got them as well as Susan and to him that was a bonus. I love that.