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Who Is Justin Qualley? Get To Know Andie Macdowell’s Son & Firstborn

Bettina Dizon
Jun 20, 2022
08:52 A.M.
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Andie MacDowell is a successful actress and a doting mother of three. Her eldest and only son, Justin Qualley, was the only one among his siblings who did not join the entertainment industry.


American actress Andie MacDowell walked the runway as a model before starring on the screen. 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 Awards on March 8, 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. However, their relationship only lasted a little over a decade as the couple divorced in 2000, after having three kids.

Not long after, she married Rhett DeCamp Hartzog on November 10, 2001. Sadly, her second marriage met the same fate and ended with a divorce in 2004.

Andie MacDowell, Rainey Qualley, Paul Qualley and Margaret Qualley all together at the Cinema II in New York City, New York. | 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. However, he still has a close relationship with his family.


Justin has two younger sisters, Rainey Qualley and Margaret Qualley, who followed their mother's footsteps in the entertainment industry.

Margaret Qualley and Rainey Qualley during the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party 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 Margaret 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.


Andie MacDowell and Rhett DeCamp Hartzog during the HBO after-party at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 20, 2002. | Source: Getty Images

MacDowell's three kids are her most prized possession. Although she walked down the aisle again and married Hartzog, the duo never had children together.

In 2006, news about MacDowell's engagement to businessman Kevin Geagan surfaced on the internet. However, the pair never tied the knot.