Andie MacDowell: Rocking Gray Hair and Why Dating Isn’t Priority (Exclusive)
According to Andie MacDowell, there are many elements that make a person beautiful – the way a person thinks and feels. Her daughter, Rainey Qualley, adds that beauty is more than just looks and is proud that her mother fully embodies what it means to be beautiful.
ET was exclusively backstage at the 8th Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards, where our Deidre Behar caught up with the Timeless Beauty Award recipient. THE Groundhog day star shared some of the secrets that led her to master the art of timeless beauty.
“I think we keep everything in perspective, realizing what a privilege it is to do what I do and just try to take really good care of myself,” she said.
Staying active is part of your wellness routine, such as developing a love for hiking and yoga. In addition, take care of your body with a healthy diet and a good night’s sleep. But don’t get it, MacDowell doesn’t hold back on a little indulgence.
“Chocolate,” he says excitedly.
There is no doubt that MacDowell is living his best life. From being a first-time grandmother (courtesy of her 37-year-old son Justin), she made a splash at the Cannes Film Festival in the summer of 2021, where her signature curls got a lot of attention thanks to the salt-and-pepper look. . She previously told ET that she stopped coloring her hair during the pandemic. Fast forward to now, and the 64-year-old actress says she’s fully embraced the look.
“Oh, really comfortable,” he said. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while. And I’m very comfortable with where I’m at in my life right now. I just want to embrace the time I’m in and be as real and honest as I can, not just with everyone else, but also with myself.”
And how’s that for honesty? MacDowell revealed what holds her back when it comes to dating.
“I have to go on a date,” he said, laughing. “It takes energy. I’m so busy. I really feel like the most important aspect of my life right now is deep, meaningful friendships. And my work.”
MacDowell, who also shares daughters Rainey, 32, and Margaret, 28, with ex-husband Paul Qualley, says the older she gets, the more she sees what really matters, and these relationships fuel her.
“I forgot to talk about one thing [acceptance] Speaking is the large amount of love you feel, he says, because you miss out on a lot of other things that don’t matter as much to you. And so you have a greater opportunity to have a greater heart and compassionate love and empathy for all kinds of people. So it’s not like I’m looking for a relationship. For example, I could have a great friendship with you and be very fulfilled by the compassion and love I feel for you or other people. It’s just a shift that happens with age, which feels really good.”
MacDowell celebrates her 65th birthday next month and is excited to spend time with her extended family. However, she does have one complaint when it comes to being a new grandmother.
“I just don’t see him enough,” she says of her new grandchild. “That’s the only thing that hurts because they live in Montana. But they’ll come to me soon.”
Rainey, holding a cute tuxedo-clad puppy, joined her mother backstage and spoke glowingly about her mother and the honor she received.
“She’s just an incredible mother, and no matter what she looks like, her support and love mean the world to me,” Rainey said. “It’s such an amazing feeling to be surrounded by people who appreciate everything you’ve achieved. I think beauty is so much more than how you look and just a surface idea, and I think she embodies what it means to be beautiful.”