Andie MacDowell's antennas are up!
Just before Christmas, Shia LaBeouf was snapped kissing actress Margaret Qualley, Andie's 24-year-old daughter, at LAX Airport in Los Angeles. Since then, the duo have been seen together multiple times and appear to be in the early stages of puppy love.
Margaret's famous mom, though, is apparently very concerned about the burgeoning romance.
Andie is "keeping an extremely close watch on the situation," a source told Us Weekly. "If Shia so much as puts a foot out of line, she'll come down on him like a ton of bricks."
Unfortunately for Andie, Margaret is said to be sold on Shia, 34. She's "totally smitten" by him, the source told Us, adding, "She trusts he's not the bad guy people say he is."
The romance comes just days after Shia's ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs accused him of abuse and sued him for alleged sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress. The singer told the New York Times that Shia got angry when she didn't profess her love to him.
"He brought me so low, below myself, that the idea of leaving him and having to work myself back up just seemed impossible. I just thought to myself, no one is ever going to believe me. I'm unconventional. And I'm a person of color who is a female," she said. "What I went through with Shia was the worst thing I've ever been through in the whole of my life. I don't think people would ever think that it would happen to me. But I think that's the thing. It can happen to anybody."
In a statement, the "Honey Boy" star said, "Although many of these allegations are not true, I am not in the position to defend any of my actions. I owe these women the opportunity to air their statements publicly and accept accountability for those things I have done. As someone in recovery, I have to face almost daily reminders of things I did say and do when I was drinking."
He continued, "It has always been easy for me to accept responsibility when my behavior reflects poorly on myself, but it's much harder to accept the knowledge that I may have caused great pain to others."
Amid the allegations, Shia is seeking treatment, his lawyer indicates.
"Shia needs help and he knows that," Shawn Holley told Variety last week. "We are actively seeking the kind of meaningful, intensive, long-term inpatient treatment that he desperately needs."