The 53-year-old has been in public eye since childhood and she’s never developed a reputation for having a drinking problem. The outlet quotes the alleged “driver” of the Uber as saying, “She was drunk! 2018. A party? 2018. It’s possible this story was concocted because Shields opened up in her memoir about her late mom’s battle with alcoholism. 2019. That clearly never happened. Shuster, Andrew. Jill Fritzo, Spokesperson for Brooke Shields. I had no idea who it was. “Jennifer Aniston Throwing ‘Booze Bashes’ At Her House?” Gossip Cop, 24 Oct. National Enquirer
Hoffman, Barbara. “Brooke Shields talks about her hard-drinking mama in memoir.” The New York Post, 11 Nov. Shields is just the latest target, but this drunken Uber ride never occurred. 2014. Gossip Cop looked into the situation and we’ve learned it’s completely untrue. That’s the bogus claim in one of this week’s tabloids. If any of this were legitimate, one would think the “driver” could provide some more of a backstory. Last year, the tabloid wrongly reported Jennifer Aniston was throwing “booze bashes” at her house and getting drunk with friends as a way of getting over her split from Justin Theroux. 20 Sep. She seemed just like any other older cougar in the Hamptons. According to the National Enquirer, Shields was a “nightmare” during a recent Uber ride in the Hamptons. Was she going home or to another location? She made a lot of noise, and I was worried she was going to vomit.”
The unidentified Uber driver adds, “When we got to her destination, she suddenly asked, ‘Do you not know who I am? The Enquirer is the same outlet Gossip Cop busted in 2017 for falsely claiming Ellen DeGeneres was being forced into rehab for drinking issues. I’m Brooke Shields!’ So I took a picture with her.” The anonymous driver further contends that the actress has a “bad rating” on the ride-sharing app, further speculating it’s because she’s “unruly” and “demanding.”
The magazine doesn’t bother to identify the anonymous Uber driver, but Gossip Cop reached out to Shields’ rep, who tells us the story is “absolutely false” and “never happened.” The “driver” also provides very few details to back up these allegations, including when any of this occurred or where Shields was going. Was she being picked up from a bar? The unreliable outlet has a pattern of alleging certain celebrities can’t handle their alcohol intake. “Ellen DeGeneres Never Went To Rehab, Despite Report A Year Ago.” Gossip Cop, 1 Apr. (Getty Images)
Was Brooke Shields drunk and unruly during a recent Uber ride? The actress acknowledged in her book that she still enjoys drinking despite her mom’s history with booze, but made a point of noting, “I never want [my drinking] to get to the point where my kids [are] looking at me differently.” There’s zero indication that’s ever happened.