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While working on her memoir, Barbara says she had a hard time writing a chapter about the other Jackie in her life, her daughter.

Barbara says she and her second husband adopted Jackie when she was just four days old. Over the years, as Barbara's fame grew, she says Jackie began acting out.

"We had a very normal life at home. She always had the same babysitters and people. ... I thought our life at home was very normal, but she was a celebrity's daughter," she says. "She felt certain things were expected of her—maybe too much and maybe too little."

When her daughter turned 14, Barbara says everything began to go wrong. Unbeknownst to her, Jackie was doing drugs. "We sent her to one school. It didn't work. We sent her to another school. That didn't work," she says. "At one point, she ran away."

After tracking her down, Barbara enrolled Jackie in an alternative school. "We sent someone to take her from where she was—physically take her to this alternative school," she says. "She was there for three years."
FROM: Barbara Walters' New Revelations
Published on November 24, 2008


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