The wait was worth it.
Back in mid-December, Michael Douglas' son Cameron Douglas welcomed a second child, a son, with his wife Viviane Thibes. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael was unable to meet his grandson for weeks.
Finally, on Jan. 19, the "Wall Street" actor was able to meet 4-week-old Ryder T. Douglas.
"First time I've seen my month old grandson, Ryder!," a bottle-carrying Michael captioned a photo in which Ryder comfortably nestles in his arm. The 76-year-old also added a smiling emoji and a heart emoji.
Despite his physical absence from Ryder's life thus far — through no fault of his own — Michael has acted the part of a proud grandpa for the next Douglas generation.
On Dec. 23, he posted a photo of Cameron, Viviane, Ryder and their daughter, Lua, 3.
"Congratulations Cameron and Viviane! Welcome to the [world] Ryder T. Douglas!," Michael wrote.
As happy as Michael is to be a grandfather again, he's equally proud of his son, Cameron. The 42-year-old has overcome a drug-fueled past and embraced sobriety.
Cameron, who's grandfather was Kirk Douglas, was arrested in 2009 and sent to prison on drug charges. Two years later, while serving as an inmate, he was given a second sentence after being caught behind bars with items that tested positive for cocaine. Cameron was eventually released in July 2016.
While in prison, Cameron decided to get his life together.
"I believe the moment where I started to change direction was when I was given my second sentence," he said. "I was in solitary confinement and I felt something cracking or breaking inside of me. At that point, I knew I had two paths left open to me, and one path I probably would not have made it back from."