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Andie MacDowell 'had to learn to be an independent woman' when her kids left home
Added 4 years agoSource: CeleBitchy
Andie MacDowell 'had to learn to be an independent woman' when her kids left home
I am someone who stresses out when anyone or anything is dependent on me. Like, I sometimes feel like it?s a hell of a lot of work to just take care of myself and one cat. There?s just so much to remember grocery shopping, cleaning, feeding the cat, doing laundry, paying bills, and working this job. That?s part of the reason why I felt like I was in emotional tailspin when my mom was in the hospital it was A LOT. Right now, I?m taking care of one of her cats so now I have two furry housemates and myself to take care of. And honestly, my life feels really full as it is. I guess I?m just missing the gene where I would want anyone or anything else to be dependent on me. But so many people love that feeling, love being caretakers, love having a house full of kids and I?m just like? nope, not for me. Anyway, I was thinking about all of this as I read this Andie MacDowell interview where she talks about being a divorced empty-nester:

Andie MacDowell is the first to admit that adjusting to an empty nest once her kids left home was not an easy transition. ?It was shocking to me because I was so dependent on them filling my home. At first it was hard,? the actress, 61, tells PEOPLE. ?I have this conversation with a lot of mothers who are really tight with their children and have so much pleasure and joy from caretaking. I had to learn to be an independent woman.?

MacDowell, who is now starring in her first horror film Ready or Not, remains close to her children, with ex- husband model Paul Qualley: Justin, 33, a real estate agent; Rainey, 29, a singer and actress; and Margaret, 24, who stars with Brad Pitt in Once Upon a Time?.?.?.?in Hollywood. But MacDowell says after about a year, she began to adjust to the new family dynamic and learned to enjoy it.

?I started liking it. So much so that I?m not really looking for anyone. I mean, if someone came into my life, I would be pleasantly surprised. I would be like, ?Wow, isn?t this fantastic?? But I?ve learned how to tap into friends, peace and quiet, and do whatever I want to do whenever I want to,? she says.

MacDowell says despite all her movie success, it?s her children that make her most proud of and she?s glad they?ve become strong and independent people. ?Once they?re older, you then have to learn to let go. I?ve done my job and I?ve done my job well because my kids are all making their own choices for themselves and developing into the people that they?re supposed to be,? she says. ?The most important thing that you will teach your children is to be independent.?

[From People]

She?s where I am, and I don?t have the ex-husband or the grown children. Like, it?s awesome to just take care of myself. I don?t need anyone else putting demanding on me emotionally or psychologically. Just let me do my own thing! But yeah, she sounds like an empty-nester who had to re-learn how to be alone, and once she re-learned it, she loves it.

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Christina Hendricks' hand is the hand on the iconic 'American Beauty' poster
Added 4 years agoSource: CeleBitchy
Christina Hendricks' hand is the hand on the iconic 'American Beauty' poster
How do I say this without sounding too judgy? There are a lot of celebrities right now who claim to have spent their early years ?modeling.? Very few of them actually have any evidence of that early career though, and I always find that super-shady (coughMelaniaTrumpcough). Christina Hendricks actually was a model for many years before she started booking acting jobs consistently. Every so often, photos or ads from Christina?s modeling days will crop up. She used to be a blonde! She was apparently friends with Karen Elson.

Well, this is one of those moments where Christina?s old modeling gigs have cropped up, only this time it?s something she herself has revealed. Christina posted the American Beauty poster to her Instagram and said that she was the ?hand? on the poster. It?s another woman?s stomach.

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Fun fact. wait for itI used to be a model and sometimes a hand model. this is my hand and another model?s stomach.proud to be a part if this film in ANY WAY!!! #americanbeauty

A post shared by Christina Hendricks (@actuallychristinahendricks) on Aug 22, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT

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Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade's baby Kaavia says her first words & it's adorable
Added 4 years agoSource: CeleBitchy
Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade's baby Kaavia says her first words & it's adorable
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade welcomed daughter Kaavia last November. They?d waited for her for a long time and since her arrival, they?ve relished in every wonderful moment, as they should. Now that Kaavia is almost ten months old, she?s saying goodbye. Not ?goodbye? exactly, but ?buh-bye.? Gabrielle posted Kaavia?s first words to her Instagram and it is every bit as precious as you think it?s going to be:

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@kaaviajames speaks!!!! Get ready world. Next stop, #agt judges table! Bye bye.

A post shared by Gabrielle Union-Wade (@gabunion) on Aug 20, 2019 at 3:12pm PDT

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