Jaycee Dugard and the daughters she bore with her accused kidnapper are adjusting to life well at an undisclosed location with Dugard's mother and aunt, a family spokesperson told Good Morning America Wednesday.
"She has such a deep appreciation for this new life she is embarking upon," Erika Price Shulte told GMA. "She did want to thank everyone and let everyone see how happy she is, and how much she's enjoying it, and how happy she is to be home.”
Shulte told GMA that Dugard, 29, passes time riding horses and cooking while her daughters Angel, 15, and Starlit, 11, are home schooling with help from tutors.
"They are bright, darling girls who are curious and interested in the world around them," Shulte told GMA of the children fathered by Dugard's accused kidnapper, convicted rapist Phillip Garrido.
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Dugard is the cover girl for the upcoming issue of People magazine, in which she discusses her new life.
"I'm so happy to be back with my family," Dugard, now a surprisingly fresh-faced brunette, told the magazine.
Jaycee was allegedly snatched at age 11 by Garrido and his wife as she waited at a bus stop in South Lake Tahoe, California in 1991. The alleged sexual abuse by Garrido began almost immediately, and she subsequently gave birth to her daughters in the backyard prison. Garrido is in custody on suspicion of various kidnapping and sex charges. His wife, Nancy Garrido, 54, is also in custody on kidnapping charges.
People’s issue featuring Jaycee on its cover hits newsstands Wednesday.