How Andie MacDowell Overcame Her ‘Crazy’ Childhood With Alcoholic Mom


By Mia Mcniece

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In her four decades as an actress, model and mother Andie MacDowell has learned many life lessons but says one of the most valuable things she has realized over the years is the importance of forgiveness.

As a young girl in Gaffney, S.C., MacDowell lived with her mother, Pauline Johnston, a music teacher, who divorced MacDowell’s father when the actress was 7. Johnston struggled with alcoholism and often wasn’t there for her daughter but MacDowell tells PEOPLE in the new issue, “she always loved me.” The actress says she doesn’t harbor any…click here to continue reading