Fol­low­ing in Joan’s Foot­steps

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Melissa Rivers learned how to co­erce her 16-year-old son, Cooper, into spend­ing qual­ity time with her from her own mom, the late co­me­dian Joan Rivers. “[She was] brib­ing Cooper from the minute he was born,” she told Closer at the Na­tional Re­tail Fed­er­a­tion Dig­i­tal Re­tail Open­ing Re­cep­tion on Sept. 15. “I once had to say, ‘Mom, you don’t need to buy him things to make him love you!’ ” So what does she think her mother would say about how she’s rais­ing Cooper? “I know she would be laugh­ing and say­ing, ‘You do the same thing!’ ” Melissa ad­mits. “Es­pe­cially when I’m [fed up].”

“Joan al­ways said be­ing a grand­par­ent was much bet­ter than be­ing a par­ent.” — Melissa Rivers

“Cooper has a great sense of hu­mor,” Joan said about her grand­son (left in 2011).

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