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Robert Blake's Estranged Daughter Speaks For The First Time About Her Mom's Demise And Her "Traumatic Childhood"

Date October 17, 2019 10:28

Rose Lenore sure had a complicated childhood that can't have been easy to move past.

In 2000, Robert Blake married Bonnie Lee Blakely, who had previously been married nine times. The two later welcomed a baby daughter Rose Lenore.

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Sadly, Bonnie Lee was shot seven months into the marriage and Robert was charged for the crime. He was eventually acquitted and since then, he has been living a quiet life on his own as daughter Rose was raised by Robert's adult daughter Delinah.

Speaking out

Rose Lenore is 19 years old now and is dishing about her childhood and her plans for the future. She was just 11 months old when her mom passed away and a year older when her award-winning actor dad was charged with her murder.

Speaking to People Magazine, Rose said:

It was kind of a traumatic childhood at that point.

Rose revealed that before recently, the last time she saw her dad was when she was five years old. She grew up being taken care of by Delinah and lived a life away from the spotlight.

The young beauty revealed she feels ready to open up about her life and control her narrative as she kickstarts an acting career.

It’s hard when everyone talks about you and you’re not talking about yourself. I am now.

Rose admitted that she suffered from anxiety and depression over the years due to the media attention she was receiving after her mom's death.

In a bid to face her past, Rose visited her mother's grave for the first time when she turned 18 and a few months ago, she met her father.

We talked about my childhood. We talked about his life, what he’s been doing. Just talked about everything.

Now 19, Rose lives with her boyfriend and two cats. She said she's very happy with how her life turned out and hopes to pursue her dream of acting. On why she chose that career path, she said:

You get to let go of everything else, all the nervousness, anxiety and sadness and you get to be somebody else.

She also hopes to clear things up some of the details about her life rather than leave it to speculations.

Robert's accuser

Bonny Lee Bakley's tragic passing shocked the world and the circumstances are still being discussed.

Bonny's daughter from a previous marriage Holly Gawron told RadarOnline in 2018 that she believed Robert was responsible for her mom's death.

Blake took away my mother’s life and everything that she loved — including my sister Rose!

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There's no doubt that this family had a very complicated and difficult past. However, Rose Lenore is ready to move on from all that and face the world squarely. It takes a lot of courage to declare publicly that you're prepared to share personal details about your life.

Let's hope an acting career pans out for her.