Comedienne Fran Drescher has declared herself the "father" of BROOKE Shields' baby daughter ROWAN, after helping actress take a fertility shot at a party.

Shields and her husband Chris Henchy welcomed their baby into the world in 2003, and Drescher is proud of the involvement she had in the child's conception.

Shields recalls, "When I was going through IVF I had to take shots every day and at certain times at night. My husband would give them to me but I was out and I was supposed to meet him at this party. He was late and the time arrived where I needed the shot."

Drescher continues, "She was really like panicking and she was thinking, 'Maybe I should just get in the car and go to the location where he's shooting and try and find him because I can't give myself the injection.'

"She looked at me and she said, 'Do you know how to give an injection?' I said, 'Not really,' and then I asked my boyfriend, whose father was pharmacist and he said he never did it either. I said, 'You know, just tell me what to do. I'll do it. I mean, if any junkie can do it I certainly should be able to.'

"I'm the father of her child!"

10/05/2005 02:15