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Shannen Doherty, 53, believes her father’s frequent illnesses made her fear being abandoned and, in some ways, led to three divorces.

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Shannen Doherty believes her father's illnesses influenced her romantic decisions

Shannen Doherty believes her father’s illnesses influenced her romantic decisions.

The 53-year-old actress candidly reflected on her late father John Thomas Doherty Jr, who died in 2010, and the various health issues he was battling, with the Charmed star admitting it gave her “feelings of abandonment.”

Speaking on your own Let’s be clear with Shannen Doherty In a podcast episode called Let’s Talk About…Dads, she said, “I think watching him go in and out of the hospital and the fear that he constantly felt, is this going to be the last time I see him?”

‘Is he going to die? Isn’t she going to leave the hospital?

The former Beverly Hills, 90210 actress, who has been married three times, explained that she realizes it’s something she’s been “projecting” onto herself, rather than being directly influenced by her father.

Shannen Doherty believes her father’s illnesses influenced her romantic decisions

The 53-year-old actress candidly reflected on her late father John Thomas Doherty Jr - who died in 2010 - and the various health issues he was battling, and the Charmed star admitted it gave her

The 53-year-old actress candidly reflected on her late father John Thomas Doherty Jr, who died in 2010, and the various health issues he was battling, with the Charmed star admitting it gave her “feelings of abandonment,” seen here in 2019.

She continued: ‘But it wasn’t like he was doing that to me.

“It was more that I was projecting that onto myself because I was so afraid that the most important man in my life wasn’t there, that there were parts of me that shut down as I got older.

“And I think we’ve definitely, we’ve discussed this before, guys, where I chose men who weren’t like my father, who weren’t as kind and as courteous and as cool.”

Meanwhile, Shannen has debated getting a touching tattoo in tribute to her late father, but decided against it due to the injection risk.

She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 before going into remission two years later, but revealed that the disease had returned in stage 4 in February 2020, while last summer she revealed that it had spread to her brain and was had become terminal.

She recently said: ‘I want one like the one on my side. I wanted it, my dad’s name.

But he added: “I’m like okay, I don’t need it.” It’s also once you get, you know, I can’t get infections, there’s a whole, it’s not like you’re going to get anything out of the tattoo.’

Doherty filed for divorce from photographer Kurt Iswarienko in April 2023 after 11 years of marriage when she learned he had had an affair when she was undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor.

“I went to that surgery early in the morning and I walked in after finding out that my marriage was basically over, that my husband had been having an affair for two years,” Doherty shared on her podcast.

Speaking on her own on the Let's Be Clear with Shannen Doherty podcast in an episode called Let's Talk About...Dads, she said:

Speaking on her own on the Let’s Be Clear with Shannen Doherty podcast in an episode called Let’s Talk About…Dads, she said: “I think watching him go in and out of the hospital and the fear that he constantly felt, is this going to happen? Is it going to be last time I saw him? ‘Is he going to die? Isn’t he going to leave the hospital?

The former Beverly Hills, 90210 actress, who has been married three times, explained that she realizes it's something she's been 'projecting' onto herself, rather than being directly influenced by her father, pictured here in 2016 with her then-husband Kurt Iswarienko.

The former Beverly Hills, 90210 actress, who has been married three times, explained that she realizes it’s something she’s been “projecting” onto herself, rather than being directly influenced by her father, pictured here in 2016 with her then-husband Kurt Iswarienko.

She continued: 'But it wasn't like he was doing that to me. It was more that I was projecting that onto myself because I was so afraid that the most important man in my life wasn't there, that there were parts of me that were shutting down as I grew older.

She continued: ‘But it wasn’t like he was doing that to me. It was more that I was projecting that onto myself because I was so afraid that the most important man in my life wasn’t there, that there were parts of me that were shutting off as I got older,” she said. Pictured here with her ex-husband Ashley Hamilton in 1993.

She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 before going into remission two years later, but revealed that the disease had returned in stage 4 in February 2020, while last summer she revealed that it had spread to her brain and was He had become terminal, in the photo from 2005. with Solomon

She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 before going into remission two years later, but revealed that the disease had returned in stage 4 in February 2020, while last summer she revealed that it had spread to her brain and was He had become terminal, in the photo from 2005. with Solomon

Shannen has been open about her battle with cancer over the past few years and has shared where she is at with her fans.

She continued: ‘Not going to that surgery, although, being very clear, he wanted to go, I couldn’t go to that surgery with him there. I felt so betrayed.

“At the end of the day, I felt incredibly unloved by someone I was with for 14 years, by someone I loved with all my heart.”

She was also previously married to actor Ashley Hamilton for six months in 1993 and to Rick Salomon for nine months in 2022.

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