Watch Out! These Glammas Are Taking Over
Mothers get all the praise, but what about the grandmas? After all, they are known for having the best recipes and the greatest wisdom--which bails us out of trouble when we act a fool. Most importantly, grandmothers raised the mothers and fathers that raised us. A mother’s love is unmatched, but behind every loving mother is a grandmother who showed her what love is. Grandmas are out here too, and they’re reclaiming the word “grandma.” That’s right! Grandmas now want to be called “glam-ma” because, let’s be honest, they are the OG baddies. Here is a listicle of the flyest glam-mas to ever grace our presence.
Just last year, Vanessa Williams gushed about becoming a glam-ma. Jillian Hervey, the singer's daughter, gave birth to a baby boy with her long-time partner in 2021. While appearing on Live With Kelly And Mark, Vanessa spoke about the joys of being a glam-ma. She shared, “I just can’t stop singing for some reason; as soon as I see him, I burst into song.” Since the birth of her first grandchild, she’s been balancing the role of superstar and grandparent. She also revealed in the interview, “I’m babysitting this afternoon; as soon as I finish this, I take off my ponytail and put on my jeans.”
Imagine having a glam-ma with her own jewelry line? Simone Smith, owner of Simone Is Smith Jewelry. Is a proud glam-ma to two grandchildren. Simone and LL Cool J’s oldest daughter Italia Smith share two children with her husband. The joy continues; Italia announced that she is pregnant with her third child on Mother’s Day via Instagram. The post featured Italia wearing a hot pink outfit and embracing her baby bump. The proud glam-ma commented on the pregnancy announcement, “Happy Mother’s Day, Mommy’s Girl.”
Spring break is always a turn-up with your glam-ma? Don’t judge; you might have a hard time keeping up. Nene Leaks spent her spring break with her three grandchildren. The glam-ma and her glam-babes spent time together while indulging in some shopping and restaurant dates. Nene shared photos of the outing on her Instagram. One of the photos captioning, “My Bri Bri is growing up.” Glam-babies are growing up so fast and taking after their glam-mamas, of course!
I’m sure your glam-ma is cool, but is she besties with Oprah? Period. Gayle King became a first-time glam-ma in 2021 to a beautiful baby boy. The journalist has loved being in glam-ma mode. She shared these photos on Christmas, opening up about how Oprah made sure extra covid precautions were taken for the bundle of joy. Imagine Gayle King and Oprah going hard to ensure you are safe and protected. We’re screaming! Gayle King's love for her grandchild is abundant. She shared with the We Are Family Podcast, “I’m so nuts about his child.” And we understand why, he’s too cute!
Garcelle Beauvais announced that she became a grandmother in 2020. The supermodel introduced her grandson Oliver Junior to the world on her son Oliver's birthday. Since then, she has happily stepped into glam-mama mode. Garcelle has shared the now happy toddler several times on her socials. Recently the two enjoyed a day at the park. Gareclle shared, “My heart! I love being a grandma and making memories.” It’s clear the two share a special bond filled with joy, fun times at the park, and comfy days on the sofa with a Spiderman blanket (Oliver’s fav! According to the glam-ma herself.)