Two years ago, when Mackenzie Phillips revealed that she had an incestual relationship with her late father, she lost her relationship with her "baby sister" Bijou Phillips. Today, she's come forward to talk about how losing contact with Bijou is her biggest regret to date.
Mackenzie's whole family distanced themselves from her after she went public with her controversial claims about her father, but none more so that her sister Bijou, who reacted harshly to her sister's claims in the press.
According to Mackenzie, losing her relationship with Bijou has been hard to deal with, as she explains:
"I haven't spoken to Bijou since the book came out… We were like cosy little mice in a pocket. I miss my baby sister Bijou the most, I miss her terribly… She would call me in the middle of the night for advice for men, life, boyfriends. I would go over and help her rehearse lines for auditions. I miss her like a missing limb."
But even still, Mackenzie maintains that she did the right thing by coming forward about everything. She adds:
"I feel terrible about the negative effects this has had on my family, but then I look at the thousands of women and men across the world and across the country and I've opened up this national dialogue and people who didn't feel they had a voice, I've been able to speak for them and with them."
It's a very sad situation all around. We'd like to think, as sisters, they'd both want to find a way to move past all this ugliness, but we're sure that is much easier said than done.
Still, we hope they'll be able to find a way back to each other some day.
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