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Sharon Stone: “broken”

Actress Sharon Stone was "broken" after losing custody of her 11-year-old son. The star's ex-husband Phil Bronstein was granted full custody of Roan

****Actress Sharon Stone was “broken” after losing custody of her 11-year-old son.

The Basic Instinct star’s ex-husband Phil Bronstein was granted full custody of Roan – who they adopted together when he was a baby in 2008 – and she admits it was an extremely tough time and she often felt she couldn’t go on.

“I thought I’d never be okay again. But you can get okay – though you have to have fortitude,” says Sharon, who suffered a brain haemorrhage in 2001. “I would go to these [philanthropic] events where I had to get on stage. I would be in the wings, with people looking at me, my head on the floor, praying, ‘God, please help me. I know I have to go out there and raise money. But I’ve lost my child, I’ve lost my health, I’ve lost everything.’ I was just broken.”

While she lost full custody of Roan, Sharon (53) says she always knew adoption was right for her, especially after suffering two miscarriages.

Sharon, who also has adopted sons, Laird (6), and five-year-old Quinn, says,”The last time I lost the baby, I went into 36 hours of labour. While we were at the hospital, our adoption attorney called. I thought, “This is such a godsend. This is so right. I always thought I would adopt. Even when I was young, I used to look up how to adopt.”

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