Sally Field‘s three sons — Peter, Eli and Samuel — are all grown up, but that doesn’t mean the Oscar winner doesn’t still have her hands full with her sweet family. These days, the Flying Nun star keeps busy as the doting grandmother of her five grandkids, Isabel, Sophie, Ogden, Noah and Colin.
“She loves having so many grandchildren,” a friend of Sally’s exclusively shared with Closer in February 2020. “She’s fun and goofy with them.”
The legendary actress became a grandma for the first time when her eldest son, Peter, welcomed daughter Isabel alongside his first wife, Amy Scattergood, in 1998. The Hot Plastic author and the former Los Angeles Times editor had another daughter Sophie in 2001.
Peter and Amy called it quits in 2005, but he later welcomed Sally’s third grandchild and first grandson, Ogden, during his marriage with his second spouse, Jennifer DeFrancisco. The former pair tied the knot in 2008, but split after nine years of marriage in 2017, The Blast reported.
As for Sally’s other grandkiddos, the Smokey and the Bandit actress has her middle child, Eli, and his wife, Sasha Craig, to thank. The Little Evil director and the Dark Wolf actress welcomed the Steel Magnolias alum’s fourth grandchild, Noah, in 2006, followed by her youngest, Colin, in 2014.
Sally spends much of her time being a loving grandma to her little ones, but that doesn’t mean she disregards her responsibilities as a mom. In fact, Peter, Eli and her youngest child, Sam, will always be a top priority for the Academy Award winner.
“The three things I’m most proud of in my life are my sons,” Sally exclusively told in Closer in February 2020. “They are kind, loving, productive people. Each with their own list of talents and accomplishments.”
Whether she’s gushing over their Hollywood careers or praising her sons for being amazing dads, Sally always has kind things to say about the most important men in her life. At the time Sam came out as gay, Sally explained why she didn’t think twice about having her son’s back.
“It’s important to have a parent speak about raising a magnificent, proud, intelligent, funny, lovable, sexy gay son,” the A-lister told OWN in 2012. “There are so many parents who are frightened of that and who don’t embrace their children as the struggle to … embrace who they are, what nature intended them to be.”
It sure sounds like Sally is a positive influence in her grandchildren’s’ lives!