Mother’s Day was extra special for THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) this year, as only days before, her youngest daughter, Zoe, gave birth to a daughter of her own. “Life is such a miracle, and when you see your daughter have her own baby, that’s priceless,” the actress told Soaps In Depth. “I’m so happy for her, and I’m so happy to have this new little baby in the family.”
The baby was named Zuma, which means “peace” in Arabic. (Coincidentally, it’s also the name of the Malibu locale where B&B’s Brooke occasionally wed Ridge.) “I never thought of that!” Lang says with a laugh. “I definitely used to take my kids to Zuma Beach when they were little, but I didn’t really make that connection.”
These days, Lang can’t resist shopping for her grandchild — “It’s probably overkill, but that’s the fun part” — and needless to say, she can’t wait to babysit. “I think maybe you can enjoy it a little bit more when you don’t have all the responsibility, which is what makes being a grandma so great,” she notes. “I can’t wait to spoil her and take her places.”
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I am amazed at how alert Zuma is on her second day in this world.. she is an amazing little soul and so excited to finally meet her. So happy for my daughter Zoe and excited for Dom and me to spoil little Zuma. Already making plans on how to do that! I am sure she will be spoiled and loved by the whole family! #love #peace #zuma #bigfamily #babylove #angelbaby
As for giving her daughter advice about childrearing, Lang says she’s the one who should be getting pointers from the new mom. “I’m a nervous wreck, and she’s the one saying, ‘Mom — calm down, I’ve got this under control,’” she jokes. “She’s so grounded. It’s like this is what she was meant to do and be. I was the kind of mom who’d always put my finger under the baby’s nose to make sure they were breathing! I was always too nervous. She’s much more relaxed.”
And while Lang frequently travels around the globe for work and play, home for the actress will always be Los Angeles, where she can be close to her now-grown children, including Zoe, her sons, Julian and Jeremy, as well as Danyelle D’Andrea, who is her stepdaughter from a previous marriage. “They will always be my little babies. I miss those years when they would follow me around like little ducklings,” says Lang, “but I love to see how each of them are living their adult lives and seeing the choices they make. We’re all still really tight.”
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