The end of Jeri’s career saw the Simmer’s Choice Award winning actress, fulfilling her life time goal of having more than ten children. Most were adopted, but that was what both she and her husband Phillip wanted. But she never wanted to retire from her chosen profession.
“I’m going to continue working until the studio has no more roles for me. They keep calling, so I keep working. I think I’ve managed to balance both of my worlds: being an actress and being a mother.”
Jeri’s children grew up knowing that their mother was famous, but she tried hard to keep their lives normal.
“We did things like other families. Birthdays, chores, homework…all of that. I don’t think our kids felt any different than any other kids in Twinbrook.”
“Jenna and Nick never resented our adopted children. As with their older siblings, I think they just felt that this was our family. Both were great with helping with the little ones. Although Nick kept to himself a lot, working on inventions or posting on the internet, he did try to hang out with Paulo. He and Paulo shared a room.”
“The two girls were also very close, and they maintained a strong friendship with Lila as well. I was so glad that they all remained friends.”
“There were many times when I’d come home and find the four teenagers together hanging out.”
The two youngest children in the household were quickly growing up as well.
“Both Moses and Fiona were such wonderful babies and toddlers. It helped that they had lots of siblings to play with, but I made sure to make time for them as well.”
Jeri never regretted her life. She felt it was pretty rich.
“What is there to regret? I have my children, my loving husband. I have friends and fans. Things may not have been easy when I had Aaron as a teen, but I can’t say that I’ve regretted.”
Unfortunately, in the making of this Biopic, Jeri’s husband, Phillip passed away.
“It was sudden. We didn’t even know he was having health problems. The doctors said that it would have been impossible to predict. He was always working out; he was so healthy!”
Phillip didn’t get to see his youngest natural son become a man.
“He would have been proud of Nick. Nick had Phillip’s aptitude for handiness and was planning to turn his love of inventing into a career at the science institute.”
“Phillip would have also been proud of Moses who was clever and logical, just like Phillip. And Paulo, who took up guitar and became an environmentalist.”
“I just know that no matter what we are doing, Phillip is with us. Whether it’s giving his blessing for Jenna to go to the prom with Sol, who is just as childish as she is…”
“…or giving me the patience to teach Paulo to drive, I know that Phillip is still a large part of our family.”
“All of our children and grand-children miss him. “
(Pictured above: Aaron and Felicia’s daughter Allyson in the blue, Glenna at Phillip’s funeral, Ben and Jamie, Erica, Ben’s wife, and Mickie…and Mickie’s daughter, Nichelle—Mickie married Shark Rackett.)
Author’s note: Sorry for the short update. I just wanted it finished. After Phillip died, it seemed like there was not much more to tell. In game, Jeri is at the top of her career. Has 5 stars in celebrity, and has mastered charisma. She didn’t quite finish writing, but is at level 9. She saw three weddings: Aaron, Ben, and Jamie. She had 12 children, and 5 grandchildren: Alysson and Ian (Aaron), Lila (Candace), Nichelle (Mickie), and Joey (Ben).
I did not play to age up Fiona, Moses, or the teens. If I feel up to it, I might get pictures and edit this post later. I will be back with Candace’s first update probably in a week…maybe two. We’ll see how the drugs work with my shoulder and what I can really do one handed.