Brooke Shields owes over $10K in taxes

BROOKE SHIELDS, MILEY CYRUSExecutives at America’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) filed a federal tax lien on December 31, 2009, alleging that Brooke Shields and her writer husband Christopher Henchy owe $10,000 in back taxes, specifically $4,391.70 in unpaid taxes from 2004 and $5,932.50 from 2005, according to TMZ.com. Shields may have been suffering from postpartum depression during this time — her first daughter was born in 2003 and her second in 2006. She wrote a book about it entitled “Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression.” Besides a recurring role as Miley Cyrus‘ mom on the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana, Shields has wrapped up a part in the upcoming comedy movie Furry Vengeance playing Brendan Fraser‘s wife, so hopefully she’ll be able to get her finances in order soon. ~Alexandra Heilbron

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  1. Brutus • January 19, 2010 @ 12:17 PM

    Whatevs… Chump change for a ‘star’ like her.

  2. Nancy • January 19, 2010 @ 10:45 PM

    “her first daughter was born in 2003 and her second in 2006”

    Then, I don’t think she was suffering postpartum depression in 2005!

    I agree with Brutus.

  3. Jo-Anne • January 20, 2010 @ 12:31 AM

    why? couldn’t she be suffering postpartum dep. after the 2003 birth?

    “The depression can begin at any time between delivery and 6 months post-birth, and may last up to several months or even a year.”

  4. Nancy • January 20, 2010 @ 12:57 AM

    “and may last up to one year”

    Hmmmmmmmm…child born in 2003….one year postpartum….taxes due in 2005…jeeze, that’s really hard.

    I can see it being postpartum in 2004 but 2005..?? Her daughter was born in May 2003.

  5. Jo-Anne • January 20, 2010 @ 4:00 AM

    “may” have been suffering from pp during this time…
    “may” last up to one year…

    so depression maybe started sometime in 2003, perhaps even 2004 and “may” have continued to 2005…

    who knows? hard to pinpoint exact times…
    not so very hard to understand

  6. Nancy • January 20, 2010 @ 9:49 AM

    Oh man!

    Child: Born May 2003

    Postpartum YOU SAID between birth and 6 months = between May and Nov. 2003.

    Could possibly last up to one year = Nov 2004 MAX.

    You’re right, “not so very hard to understand”. That is all the same info I gave in my last comment.

    Also, didn’t she write the book about postpartum depression AFTER suffering from it? Which was the end of 2004/beginning of 2005, because she was on Oprah talking about it in the spring of 2005. So, like I said in my original comment: “Then, I don’t think she was suffering postpartum depression in 2005!”

  7. Angela • January 20, 2010 @ 2:08 PM

    When people write a book or give a talk about something, it doesn’t mean they’ve conquered it. It just means they’re telling what they went through (and may still be going through). I think Marie Osmond wrote a book like that, about post partum and she was still struggling with it and looking for answers. Celebrities aren’t self help gurus, they’re just tell you about their lives because they’re famous and people are interested in reading about them and it makes them money.

  8. Jo-Anne • January 20, 2010 @ 4:00 PM

    it’s not me who said that, nance, that’s why I indicated it in quotes, it was on a postpartum discussion on the internet. I don’t take it as gospel down to 12 months exactly and I don’t think they do either, it’s a range that I’m sure can and does prove different for people actually suffering with this condition. That’s all I’m saying, I don’t think that it’s hard to understand Brooke may have been suffering during the time period she’s claiming…

  9. Nancy • January 20, 2010 @ 5:28 PM

    I do. 2 years is too long for ppd.

  10. tributegirl • January 20, 2010 @ 9:11 PM

    Actually, left untreated, post partum depression can last indefinitely. Remember that woman in the States who drown her 5 children in the bathtub, one by one? Apparently she was suffering from this right from the birth of the first child, and instead of getting her the help she needed, her family “kept an eye on” her as much as they could.

  11. Nancy • January 21, 2010 @ 12:22 AM

    Brooke was on Paxil after her daughter was born in 2003. That’s why Tom was dissin her on Oprah…because she needed medication to get through it, and God forbid a Scientologist find out that someone needed medication! Hahaha. I’m sure that by the time she wrote her book she was over it. Wasn’t that the same time that Tom jumped all over Oprah’s sofa?

  12. tributegirl • January 21, 2010 @ 8:49 PM

    Ah, right! I forgot about that! So yes,she should have been ok when the taxes came due. I think it was Marie Osmond who actually ran away from her family, she knew something was wrong (it was post partum depression) and was scared she’d hurt someone, so she got herself away from them until she got help and she knew she was safe to be with them again. That must have been a very hard thing to do, very couragous.

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