Sharon Stone has spoken out about her custody battle over her son Roan following her 2004 divorce from journalist Phil Bronstein.
The Basic Instinct actress, now 63, lost her petition for custody of her son Roan, who was eight at the time, in 2008, four years after her divorce from Bronstein.
She has now released a book entitled The Beauty of Living Twice in which she reflects on her career and personal struggles, including a life-threatening stroke that ended her career in 2001 when she was 43.
Speak against Saga magazine in an interview published next week, the Hollywood star revealed that she “ couldn’t function ” after losing custody of her son, and would spend her days crying.
Hollywood actress Sharon Stone, 63, has opened up about her custody battle over her son Roan following her 2004 divorce from journalist Phil Bronstein. Pictured with her son Roan in April 2004
Stone, who lost primary custody of her son in 2008 and only received monthly visits, said there was nothing she could do at the time but “ cry ” and think of nothing more than to get her child back in her arms (photo with Roan in 2019)
“After I lost primary custody of Roan, I was unable to function. I was just lying on the couch. I was so damn tired. I would cry, ”she said.
‘I couldn’t concentrate on anything, but had my son in my arms again. Nothing else mattered, just get him back, ”she added.
Stone has since signed a nondisclosure agreement about the custody battle.
The star was married from 1998 to 2004 to Roan’s father, Phil Bronstein, now 70 years old.
Bronstein, pictured in 1999, was married to Stone from 1998 to 2004, when the couple broke up and engaged in a custody battle over Roan.
At the peak of his career, Bronstein was a well-known war correspondent and investigative journalist, who was a finalist for the Pultizer Prize for reporting on the fall of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1986.
Stone wanted to have a family with Phil, but struggled to conceive. The star suffered three miscarriages before the couple adopted Roan in 2000.
After her life-changing stroke in 2001 and the fallout from her marriage three years later, the couple ended up in a bitter custody battle, which Stone lost.
Court documents circulating at the time showed that Stone wanted to put Botox in her son’s feet to keep them from smelling, and the judge reportedly said that Stone’s ‘exaggerated reactions’ to medical problems were a painful ‘problem’ for the child. , Hello magazine reported.
Stone and Roan will star in a movie together in 2022. Now 21, Roan takes his first steps in Hollywood (pictured in 2019)
“Plus, because it’s gotten to a point where Daddy Mom is actually tuning in because she’s overreacted to so many alleged medical issues in the past,” the judge added in the court documents.
Phil was given primary custody and Sharon was visited by her son every month.
Roan, now 21, is taking his first steps into the acting world and will star in What About Love, with Andy Garcia playing his on-screen father.
After the divorce, Sharon adopted her son Laird in 2005 and her daughter Quinn in 2006.
She hasn’t remarried since, making headlines in 2019 when she was blocked from dating platform Bumble after creating a profile believed to be a catfish.
Looking back on love in the Saga interview, Stone said she felt she “ deserves a loving relationship, ” saying, “ I have a better understanding of what that is than ever before.
She added that she had learned from her years of dating, joking that the most successful men are often the “ least available for a relationship. ”
Speaking candidly about her dating experience, she also said she dated ‘liars and charlatans’.
‘I’ve learned a lot about men and their behavior – that men who are the most successful are often the least available for a relationship, and the least thoughtful. Some were quirky and nice and interesting. Others were liars and charlatans. ‘
Her book The Beauty of Living Twice, which was released on March 30, caused a stir when it came to publication.
The actress left nothing unsaid in the work, which spanned her career, personal life and family life.
Opened up about her career in the boo, the actress revealed she was tricked into doing the infamous Basic Instinct vagina shot (pictured with her son Roan in 2019)
She also revealed that she had several negative experiences working in Hollywood and that the infamous Basic Instinct scene was not planned.
In the thriller starring Stone and Michael Douglas, the actress shocked the audience by loosening her legs during a police interview and revealed that she was not wearing any underwear.
In the book, Stone revealed that she was told to take off her underwear because it reflected the light, and she was reassured that her crotch would not be seen.
When Stone first watched the movie and realized she had been tricked, Stone revealed that she slapped director Paul Verhoeven before calling her lawyer.
She eventually allowed the movie to be released, stating that it was “ right ” for the character.
Dutch Paul Verhoeven denied the fact that Stone did not know about the vagina recording in 2017, saying that she only had a problem with it after watching the preview film with other American people.