During Brooke Shields’ interview with Jenny McCarthy, she revealed what it was like to give birth on the same day in the same hospital as Katie Holmes. In April 2006, both Shields and Holmes entered St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, where they gave birth to their daughters (via People). Shields welcomed Grier Hammond Henchy with her husband Chris Henchy, while Holmes gave birth to her and Tom Cruise’s daughter, Suri Cruise. However, the experiences were seemingly different for both women. Shields admits that it was an interesting experience to say the least.
“I get to my room, it’s all top secret, I’m under an alias,” the actor explained. “We had a decoy car because people had been following me to the hospital. I look out the window and there’s helicopters and movie cameras downstairs and news cameras outside. And I was like, ‘This is an outrage. Who alerted the media? Can’t I just have a baby?'” she continued. However, after learning that she was upset, one of Shields’ nurses came in to explain that the hoopla wasn’t for her at all. Instead, Holmes and Cruise had created the media firestorm surrounding their labor and delivery.
Following the birth of their daughters and the wedding invitation, it seems that Shields and Holmes created a bond, and continued to hang out.
Post source: The List