11:05 AM EDT 12/16/2014
Originally posted 02/15/2010 03:55PM
Chynna Phillips of the pop group Wilson Phillips checked herself into rehab for anxiety over the weekend, her manager, Lizzie Grubman, tells PEOPLE exclusively.
Phillips is the half-sister of Mackenzie Phillips, whose claims last fall about a sexual relationship with their father put the family into crisis.
"After much thoughtful deliberation Chynna Phillips has checked herself into an undisclosed treatment facility for anxiety," Grubman says in a statement. "With the full support of her family and friends, she is looking forward to her recovery. We ask that people respect her and her family's privacy at this time."
Phillips, 42, is married to Gossip Girl star Billy Baldwin, and they have three children.
Originally posted 09/30/2009 11:30AM
After focusing on her family for the last nine years, Chynna Phillips, who shot to stardom as a member of the pop trio Wilson Phillips, is relaunching her music career, this time as a member of the contemporary Christian duo Chynna and Vaughan.
"It’s very, very exciting," Phillips, 41, whose upbeat new album with singer-songwriter Vaughan Penn, One Reason, is already climbing the music charts, tells PEOPLE exclusively.
But the album’s Sept. 22 debut came amid controversy. The following day, High on Arrival, her half-sister Mackenzie's memoir was published. In the book, the actress reveals that their father, John Phillips of the 1960s pop group the Mamas and the Papas, raped Mackenzie when she was 19 – and that she had an on-and-off sexual relationship with him over the course of a decade. "It’s such an uncomfortable subject for any family to talk about," Chynna tells PEOPLE.
Despite her "personal struggle" with the revelation, the singer came forward on The Oprah Winfrey Show last week to publicly support her half-sister. "I pray that we all get closer through this crisis," she says about her family. "With prayer, anything is possible. But I would be lying to you if I didn’t tell you that there are going to be some huge obstacles in front of us."
Originally posted 09/25/2009 01:50PM
Her sisters are upset, her stepmother calls her a liar, but Mackenzie Phillips isn't backing down from revelations that she had a long-term sexual relationship with her father – and hopes she can be the public face of an issue that she says gets little of the attention it deserves.
"If I've started a national dialogue that's going to help people face these issues, then I'm forever grateful," Phillips, 49, said Friday via satellite during a live broadcast of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
The former One Day at a Time star, who revealed her shocking family secret in a new memoir, High on Arrival, appeared for the second time this week on Oprah, this time to face doubts from within her own family about her relationship with her father, the founder of the 60s band The Mamas and the Papas.
Originally posted 09/24/2009 02:30PM
Mackenzie Phillips wants the world to know her father, 1960s musician John Phillips, "was not a bad man, he was a very sick man," burdened by the legacy of his own troubled childhood. Yet the sexual relationship between the two of them that she writes about in her explosive new memoir, High on Arrival, began when her dad raped her at age 19 and was certainly not an "affair," as some media have categorized it.
"He didn't set out to hurt me," the former One Day at a Time child star, 49, told Meredith Vieira on Thursday's Today show. "He did the best with what he had. He was a damaged guy."
While "Papa John" of the Mamas and the Papas group died in 2001 from the effects of alcohol and drug abuse, surviving members of his family – particularly his ex-wife Michelle Phillips – have voiced doubts about Mackenzie's claims in her new memoir, High on Arrival.
Originally posted 12/14/2004 04:00PM
Singer Chynna Phillips and her husband, actor William "Billy" Baldwin, have welcomed their third child, a daughter born Dec. 6 at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital, their rep confirms.
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