Vanessa Williams Says She 'Just Can't Stop Singing' to Grandson Sunny: 'I Burst Into Song'
Vanessa Williams became a first-time grandma in December 2021
Vanessa Williams is opening up about life as a grandma.
While appearing on Live With Kelly and Mark, the singer, 60, spoke to co-hosts Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos about 16-month-old grandson Sunny Rise.
After Ripa asked if it was hard for Williams to reach her milestone 60th birthday earlier this year, the actress responded, "50 was. I went into 50 like, ‘Okay, I’m feeling good.’ And then menopause hits. 60 was like, ‘Okay, I’m done.’ The rebirth. And again, I’m a grandmother, which is amazing. And working on a new album. There’s always more."
Ripa proceeded to call Williams a "Glam-ma," to which Williams responded, "Yeah, but I’m called Mumsy."
She also revealed, "I’m babysitting this afternoon, so as soon as I finish, I take off the ponytail [and] put on my jeans."
Williams' daughter Jillian Hervey welcomed son Sunny in December 2021.
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Consuelos then inquired about what Sunny is up to these days.
"He’s just starting to walk. He’s a little over 1 years old. He’s just starting to walk and he’s crawling and everything. I just can’t stop singing. For some reason, as soon as I see him, I burst into song," revealed the actress.
She then shared what song she likes to sing to her grandson, after stating that it's part of a “We Sing” series from the 1980s.
Williams proceeded to sing the entirety of "Skinnamarink” by Sharon, Lois & Bram as the audience and co-hosts joined in.
Ripa joked, "That will be popping on iTunes later today," which prompted Williams to profess, "I just can’t help it!"
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