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Sharon Stone Lost Custody of Her Son Roan 3 Years after Adoption of Her 2nd Child Finally Went Through

Oyin Balogun
Jan 28, 2022
09:40 P.M.
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Sharon Stone struggled to become a mother for years. However, when she eventually became one, the actress lost her child following her divorce from her husband.


Sharon Vincent Stone has been established as an icon of the silver screen. In fact, she was labeled one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1990s. 

The actress is best known for starring in incredible movies, including "Basic Instinct," "Casino," and "The Quick and the Dead." But despite living an enviable life of glitz and glamour, what mattered the most to Stone was being a mother. 

Sharon Stone attending a public meeting. Milan, Italy. 11th September 2015 [left]. Sharon Stone and her son Roan Bronstein arrive at the Concerned Parents For AIDS Research Spring Luncheon at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel on April 22, 2004 [right] | Photo: Getty Images



Stone is one movie star who has been successful in different entertainment genres, but her fame and fortune could not curb the sadness of losing a child. The Hollywood star appeared the perfect beauty queen on the screen but struggled with becoming a mother in real life.

Stone and her husband, journalist Phil Bronstein's efforts to have a family failed due to the series of late-term miscarriages the couple experienced. However, her last attempt to bear a child became one of her most devastating life experiences.

Sharon Stone attends The Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening Benefit Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 28, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images


Reflecting on her journey to motherhood in an interview, the 63-year-old actress talked about her and her ex-husband's final attempt at having a baby naturally. According to Stone, she did get pregnant again and carried the baby to term this time.

Sadly, when it was time to birth her child, the actress went through painful surgery and 36 hours of labor to deliver a stillborn. On her way home, after experiencing what she described as one of the darkest moments of her life, Stone received her first good news since wanting to be a mom. 

Sharon Stone and her husband Phil Bronstein stand outside their hotel, New York City, November 30, 1999. | Photo: Getty Images


Stone revealed she had gotten a call from an adoption lawyer saying he had a client with a baby boy due in a few weeks and the piece of information made her wonder if it was finally her time to be a parent.

Her appeal was also ruled out after it was revealed that she tried injecting Botox in her son's feet to keep them from smelling.

However, she followed through with the adoption process and even listened to the baby's birth. After the child's birth, Stone was in awe when she held her son for the first time.

Sharon Stone with her son Roan on November 14, 2007 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images


On having an adopted child, the movie star made it clear there was no difference between having a baby naturally or adopting one, and she was just as worried as any first-time mother. In addition, Stone stated that she understood her baby's language and always knew what he wanted.

Speaking on the joy her son, who was named Roan, brought, Stone said: "Just as remarkable was how much being a mother taught me about myself. Every detail in my life became a little more magical just because I was sharing it with him. I remember lifting him up to a flower and saying, 'I cannot tell you how long I have waited for you to get here so that I could show you this.'"

Roan Joseph Bronstein and Sharon Stone at the Cartier Queen's Cup final at Guards Polo Club on June 16, 2013 | Photo: Getty Images


Sadly, Stone's joy over being a mom didn't last long. Her happiness turned sour during the divorce and custody battle with Bronstein.


Stone divorced Bronstein in 2004, and their split led to a custodial battle. While one would have thought Stone would gain custody of her child due to her history of being a doting mom, in 2008, she lost her appeal to have primary control of Roan, who was eight at the time.

Sharon Stone attends a Q&A following the screening of "My Name Is Water" at the 2014 Hollywood Film Festival Opening Night Gala | Photo: Getty Images


Court documents showed that the "Silver" actress lost custody of Roan because of her alleged history of overreacting to medical problems. Her appeal was also ruled out after it was revealed that she tried injecting Botox in her son's feet to keep them from smelling.

The court's final decision favored Bronstein, and Stone later came out about how devastating it was to lose her son. During an interview, the actress said of the time:

"I couldn't focus on anything but having my son back in my arms. Nothing else mattered, just getting him back."

Sharon Stone and sons Quinn and Laird at the 20th Anniversary "A Time For Heroes" Celebrity Carnival on June 7, 2009. | Photo: Getty Images



However, before losing Roan to her ex-husband, Stone already had two more boys. The movie star who once said she loved a large family welcomed her second son Laird Vonne in 2005.

Stone says the experience of having another child was not only thrilling for her but for Roan, who was five years old.

Sharon Stone and her sons Quinn, Laird and Roan at an event. | Photo: Getty Images


The actress adopted her last child Quinn Kelly in 2006. However, losing Roan wasn't easy despite already having two more sons. Thankfully Stone didn't lose her son forever; the two later reunited. 

In recent times, Stone, 63, has notably lived a life of bliss since becoming a single mother to her three sons. The doting mom has stopped at nothing to show off how sweet motherhood is, and she and her boys have made a few public appearances.

Quinn Kelly Stone, Roan Joseph Bronstein and his brother Laird Vonne Stone, during the charity gala benefiting 'Planet Hope' foundation on December 28, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images


She showed up with her sons Quinn and Laird for the 20th Anniversary of "A Time For Heroes" Celebrity Carnival held in California on June 7, 2009.

The boys also paid tribute to Stone, presenting her with the Mother of the Year Award in 2017 at the Associates For Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies. 


While presenting the award, Quinn Kelly, Laird Vonne, and Roan Joseph acknowledged their mother's beautiful personality with heartfelt speeches.


In May 2020, "The Quick and the Dead's" mysterious gunslinger shared a photo of her and her boys on Instagram as she celebrated Mother's Day. In her caption, Stone revealed the image was taken the day she became a single mother.

Sharon Stone and Roan Joseph Bronstein Stone at the amfAR Cannes Gala 2021 during the 74th Annual Cannes Film Festival | Photo: Getty Images


Stone has been a single mother for more than ten years, and she is basking in her life as a parent. Her sons are all grown up now, and their family bond has gotten stronger over the years.

Her eldest child Roan is now 21 years, and it looks like he will be following Stone's career path. The young man is set to make his first debut in "What About Love" alongside Stone. The film will reportedly be out in February 2022. 

Sharon Stone and son Laird Vonne Stone at the premiere of TNT's 'Agent X' on October 20, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images


Stone's second son Laird, 16, has featured countless times on the actress's Instagram page. The images shared are primarily about their day-to-day life together. 

Her third child Quinn, 15, like his brothers, has featured in a series of photos on Stone's social media accounts. The boy has also been Stone's date during certain events.

Sharon Stone at the Dior Homme Menswear Spring / Summer 2013 show with her youngest son Quinn | Photo: Getty Images

The mother-of-three is undoubtedly delighted about motherhood and cherishes her time with her sons.