Vanessa Williams is one of the most well-known names and faces in the world. The 60-year-old actress and singer made a recent appearance on ABC‘s Live With Kelly and Mark, opening up about her new role as “Mumsy” to her 16-month-old grandson, Sunny Rise. And of course, during the show, Williams could not resist taking a moment to sing to her grandson.

During the interview Kelly Ripa called Williams a “Glam-ma,” to which the former Miss America responded, “Yeah, but I’m called Mumsy.”


Williams’ daughter Jillian Hervey welcomed her son Sunny in December 2021. Williams is also mother to three additional children: Sasha Gabriella Fox, Devin Hervey, and Melanie Hervey.

In addition to speaking about Sunny Rise, Ripa asked Williams if it was hard for her to celebrate her milestone “diamond jubilee”, 60th birthday earlier this year. 

The actress responded telling the popular daytime hostess that, “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’s husband and co-host, Mark Consuelos, joined in the conversation, asking the multi-Grammy nominated singer about exactly what has Sunny been up to these days as he approaches two.

The Ugly Betty actress said that Sunny is “… 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.”

Curious to know just what Williams sings to Sunny Rise? Well, she admitted that she likes to sing a song that is a part of the 1980s “We Sing” series, and of course, she, Kelly, Mark, and the audience started singing “Skidamarink” by Sharon, Lois & Bram.

Williams revealed that as soon as she was finished with the interview, she was on hopping on to “Mumsy” duty.

“I’m babysitting this afternoon, so as soon as I finish, I take off the ponytail put on my jeans.”

Sunny Rise is truly one lucky little one. Who doesn’t like grandma to sing to them whenever they see each other!


Photo Credit(s)/Featured Image: Vanessa Williams Instagram

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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