People Magazine, August 1981.
John and Brooke seem to have developed a genuine fondness for one another, even if it is just platonic. What does a 27-year-old man see in a teenager who still lulls herself to sleep by "dreaming of my horse"? "There are lots of women with physical beauty," John explains. "But Brooke exudes goodness. She's untainted. You don't want anyone to hurt her or say the wrong things, because she's special." Teri points out that her daughter, a New Jersey private school junior and cheerleader, is just at the stage for crushes and, in fact, has three: "One is at school [a basketball player], one is at her stable [a trainer], and one is in Hollywood [Travolta]." But John may see something in Brooke that the others cannot. "She's strong, like me," he says. "People didn't think I'd come through it all. But when you're a survivor, you survive. Some of the real world will hit her, but you can tell by her personality that her mother's done a good job."