Andie MacDowell, co-star with Bill Murray in 1993’s Groundhog Day, is excited about her first grandchild who she got to spend time with during the holidays.
MacDowell first revealed she was going to be a grandma in June of last year, when she posted a photo on Instagram of her son Justin, alongside his partner, Nicolette, who were cradling her baby bump belly.
“My son plants fruit trees that’s how he has fun,” she started the caption. “Nicolette and Justin are down to earth in every way. They are always there for their friends and family. Pure goodness in the coolest way! Montana provides the perfect home for them and the quiet solitude they deserve.”
“My job, my work is wonderful,” she wrote later in the paragraph, “but my children are my life. I cannot wait to meet my sweet new grandchild.”
On Tuesday, she was a guest on an episode of Today, where she detailed how the holidays went with her newborn granddaughter.
“I just spent Christmas with her. I’ve never had somebody look into me and see my soul like that. It was definitely a soul-to-soul connection.”
When asked what she wanted to be called as a first time grandmother, she said, “I haven’t decided, she can’t speak yet. I’m gonna give her time…I’m thinking Nana or Grandma.”
“Not Granny,” she continued. “It’s up to her.”
MacDowell has a little experience being a grandmother, thanks to her show The Way Home on the Hallmark Channel. She plays the role of Del, a woman who has been estranged from her daughter, Kat (Chyler Leigh), for more than 20 years, until Kat runs into some personal problems and decides to move back home with Del, as well as with her own daughter, Alice (Sadie Laflamme-Snow), whom Del has never met. She also talked about the series while on Today.
“So many things I love about the show. I love the three generations because I think it represents all women. I love a show that’s led by women…We had a great time.”
As a real-life grandma, though, MacDowell is rocking the look with her silver locks, a route she wanted to take back during the lockdown in 2020 when she decided to stop dying her hair.
“My sister’s full-on silver and she’s only 18 months older than me,” she told People last year. “I thought she looked so much more beautiful being silver. I was jealous.
“During COVID, I could see the roots with my face and with my skin and my eyes, and I liked it. I felt that I would be happier. And I am happier. I really like it. I’m 64, and this is the time of my life. Eventually, I’m going to be silver. And I wanted to have this experience of feeling what it is.”
In an interview with Vogue in 2021, right after she revealed her natural hair to the public, she said that her managers advised against her decision to stop dying her hair.
“My managers had actually said to me, ‘It’s not time.’ And I said, ‘I think you’re wrong and I’m going to be more powerful if I embrace where I am right now. It’s time because in two years, I’m going to be 65. If I don’t do it now, I won’t have the chance to be salt and pepper. I always wanted to be salt and pepper!’”
Here we are 2 years later and she’s looking better than ever, still strutting her silver curls with confidence as she transitions into her new chapter in life as a grandma.