Andie MacDowell is a successful actress and a doting mother of three. Justin Qualley was her only and eldest child. He did not enter the entertainment industry.
American actress AndieMacDowell started her career as a model on the runway before becoming a star.MacDowell got married to Paul Qualley in 1986 while she was making a name in the entertainment industry. She began her film career in the movie “Greystroke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes” and appeared in several other productions.
Come the ’90s, after she enhanced her skills at the Actors Studio, MacDowell landed commercial success with her performances in “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “Groundhog Day.”
Andie MacDowell talks at the National Women’s History Museum’s 8th Annual Women Making History Awardsat Skirball Cultural Center on March 08, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images
While building her name in the entertainment industry, MacDowell tied the knot with her first husband, Paul Qualley, in 1986. Their relationship lasted just over a decade. After having three children, the couple split in 2000.
Rhett DeCamp Hartzog, her second husband, was married to her shortly thereafter on November 10, 2001. Unfortunately, her second marriage ended in the same way. She divorced her husband in 2004.
Andie McDowell, Rainey Qualley, Paul Qualley, and Margaret Qualley together at Cinema II in New York City. Source: Getty Images MacDowell was 28 and on the verge of a career break when she fell pregnant with her first baby, whom she shares with Paul. | Source: Getty Images
At 28, MacDowell was on the brink of a career breakthrough when she became pregnant with her first child, whom she shares with Paul. She recalled:
“I wasn’t planning on having children. I had a baby, [Justin]. In the middle of trying to make it, but I’m so thankful that I did.”
“My son made me feel safer,” she said of Justin’s arrival, calling his birth a proud accomplishment at that age. “It was a brave decision to take that leap of faith that everything would be okay.
Andie MacDowell and Justin Qualley during the National Women’s History Museum’s 8th Annual Women Making History Awardsat Skirball Cultural Center on March 08, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images
Admittedly, the actress did not know Paul well when they tied the knot the same year, but they did well as parents and had two more kids.
Although having a famous mom isn’t easy, Justin chose a private life and has since been more low-key than his siblings. But he still keeps close relationships with his family.
MEET ANDIE MACDOWELL’S DAUGHTERS
Justin has two younger sisters, Rainey Qualley and Sarah Margaret Qualley, who followed their mother’s footsteps in the entertainment industry.
Margaret Qualley and Rainey Qualley during the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party following the 92nd Oscars at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on February 9, 2020. | Source: Getty Images
The three siblings grew up on a Montana ranch, away from flashing lights, but eventually, the girls made their way to the spotlight. “For a long time, my mother wouldn’t let me watch her movies, the frown-up ones at least,” Rainey said.
Rainey and Sarah grew interested in dancing and later in the performing arts at a young age. Margaret joined the American Ballet Theatre and pursued a modeling career in New York City. Meanwhile, Rainey went straight into acting.
In 2012, she appeared alongside her mother in the drama-comedy “Mighty Fine. “At first, I was a little apprehensive. Like all mothers, my mother has a tendency to be a bit overbearing and always gave her two cents, but she gave me my space,” Rainey said.
Rhett deCamp Hartzog and Andie MacDowell at the HBO after-party for the Golden Globe Awards at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on January 20, 2002. | Source: Getty Images
MacDowell’s three kids are her most prized possession. Hartzog was her second husband, and she got married again. However, they never had any children.
The internet was abuzz with news of MacDowell’s engagement in 2006 to Kevin Geagan. However, the pair never tied the knot.