Despite what her mother, Michelle Phillips, says, Chynna says Mackenzie does not have mental illness. "She had a drug addiction. There's a big difference," she says. "I think my mom is angry. I love my mother very, very much. And she loves Mackenzie, whether she would admit that right now or not."
Chynna says her mother is in denial of the true relationship that took place between Mackenzie and John and isn't ready to face it in front of the public. "I respect that," she says. "It's not something that my mom wants plastered all over the papers. I mean, would you?"