Andie MacDowell Tells Kids to 'Take Their Time' With Love

04/17/2009 at 08:30 AM ET
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When it comes to romance, Andie MacDowell tells OK! she’s hoping that her three children — Justin, 23, Rainey, 20 and Sarah Margaret, 14 — will someday blaze a different trail than their mom. “My biggest love advice to them is to do as I say and not as I’ve done,” she admits. “And really take their time getting to know someone.” It seems as though the kids are often more in tune with what Andie needs than Andie, herself!

“I usually ask them what they think [of a date], and they’re usually right. I think if I were to ask my kids every time what their opinion was, I would be better off.”

The 50-year-old Four Weddings and a Funeral star adds that as her children are growing up and going in different directions, her relationship with them has changed. “Having a 20-year-old that lives in New York, I have to have a lot of trust and faith and acknowledge her independence,” she explains. “It’s sort of like that balancing of giving someone structure and knowing when to give them freedom.”

Justin, Rainey and Sarah Margaret are Andie’s children with ex-husband Paul Qualley.

Source: OK!

— Missy

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kai on

their hair! gorgeous!

Melanie S on

How gorgeous is her daughter!!!

mom of 3 boys on

her daughter is gorgeous!

lala21 on

I have never seen a picture of her kids. Her daughter is gorgeous. No surprise there.

Bieta on

Her daughter is pretty. Looks a lot like her.

Gen on

Wow, Andie’s daughter is gorgeous, just like her. Her daughter also reminds me of a young Priscilla Presley!

Laura on

Her daughter has been gorgeous since she was a toddler. Those eyes of her are just amazing. Just like the fathers. And Andie’s son has her eyes. I miss seeing Andie in movies.

Kristen on

I’ve never posted here before, but I just have to say that Andie and her daughter, Rainey, both seem like warm, friendly people as well as being gorgeous. A few years ago me and my friend ran into them in the lobby of our hotel and the were both very nice and friendly. I’d love to see Andie in movies again; she was great in Groundhog’s Day!

Ashlee on

Her daughter is beautiful!

Tiff on

Her daughter is gorgeous! Not surprising though since Andie is quite the beauty herself.

Brianna on

Her daughter Rainey is currently dating a friend of mines brother. They make a gorgeous couple.