Brittany Murphy’s mother admits that she pretends her daughter is still alive.
Sharon Murphy cannot cope with losing Brittany, who died from pneumonia last year, and her and son-in-law Simon Monjack, who passed away only five months after.
Sharon tries to pretend the tragedy never happened, saying, “It’s beyond strange. I don’t have answers for it. Sometimes just in order to function, I pretend it didn’t happen.”
Sharon used to live with her daughter and son-in-law in their Beverly Hills home. She still lives there, and explained to In Touch Weekly magazine, “I feel their presence here. It’s comforting.”
“I’m always remembering times with her. She would always say that we grew up together, and that’s true. We were so close, and such great friends,” Sharon continued.
Sharon is trying to cope by working on a memoir about her daughter, as well as working on the Brittany Murphy Foundation which promotes the arts programs for underprivileged children.
“A portion of the proceeds that I receive from the book will be donated to charity,” Sharon said.