Drew Barrymore shared her thoughts on motherhood at Lucky’s Fashion and Beauty Blog Conference (yeah, because judging by that outfit, she definitely belongs there.) She said that she can’t do everything — run businesses (apparently she has her own line of wines and cosmetics), act, produce, and direct, all while being a mom. People has more:
It sucks when you’ve worked really hard for certain things and you have to give them up because you know that you’re going to miss out on your child’s upbringing, or you realize that your relationship has suffered.
I can’t direct right now because I would miss out on my daughter. It was heartbreaking to let it go, but it was a clear choice.
I was raised in that generation of women can have it all, and I don’t think you can. I think some things fall off the table. The good news is, what does stay on the table becomes much more in focus and much more important.
The work-at-home component is brilliant. I was doing all my business meetings between 12 and 2 because that’s when my daughter was napping, and it helped tremendously!
I feel guilty all the time — but you combat it by being a superhero. When you go out there in the world you have to remember, ‘I’m doing the best I can, I’m doing it for them, and I’m going to be there for them too. I’m just going to figure out the balance.’
Hm. I guess it’s refreshing to hear that she doesn’t let 6 nannies raise her kids like some other celebrity moms are accused of doing. Not sure though why she has to completely give up directing. Not that it’s a huge loss.
Her wines look delicious. I thought she was a recovering alcoholic though. I guess I’m wrong about that.
April 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
When Drew Barrymore married husband Will Kopelman last summer, she knew it was for keeps – and that she’d eventually want to convert to Judaism since that’s Will’s background and they hope to raise their daughter Olive in the Jewish faith, as well. Since Drew never does anything half-assed, she’s apparently decided to have her tattoos surgically removed to be more in line with the tenets of her new religion.
From Star magazine (via Now):
The actress will undergo painful laser surgery because she won’t be allowed to get buried in a traditional Jewish cemetery if she’s still inked at death.
The Torah – a book of Jewish scriptures – bans body art with the words: ‘You shall not make gashes in your flesh for the dead, or incise any marks on yourselves.’
Drew, 37 – who married art dealer Will in June 2012 – has six tatts, including a bouquet of flowers on her hip, a butterfly on her stomach and a cross on her leg.
It seems converting to Judaism isn’t the only reason the mum-of-one wants to get rid of her etchings.
‘Drew also wants to be a Santa Barbara mom, and tattoos clash with that wardrobe,’ a source tells Star.
First of all, what in the hell is a “Santa Barbara mom”? Also, tattoos clash with the wardrobe? Any wardrobe has pieces that can cover up tattoos – unless you have your face inked or something – so that’s just bizarre and being a Santa Barbara mom sounds like a nightmare. Anyway, everyone can do what they’d like and best of luck to the happy couple, tattoos or no.
February 16, 2013 at 10:00 am by Jennifer
Drew Barrymore has been a celebrity for yonks – can you believe E.T. was made in 1982, 30 years ago??? – and it hasn’t always been smooth sailing. There was drug addiction and promiscuity and all kinds of debauchery, and it was unclear whether she would ever really get her life together. Well, spoiler alert: SHE TOTALLY HAS. After marrying longtime boyfriend Will Koppelman, the couple welcomed a baby girl, Olive, late last year.
Parenthood changes a lot of people – most people, really – and it’s certainly opened Drew’s eyes to the reality of celebrity life and her desire to keep Olive as far away from it as possible.
From Harper’s Bazaar:
“I know she didn’t sign up for that,” she says about Olive’s being born into the glare of attention that comes with her mother’s 30-plus years of fame—thanks in part to Barrymore’s legendary acting lineage and her own star turn at the tender age of six in E.T. “I had such an exposed childhood,” she says. “I appreciate my journey, but I don’t want that for my kid. Not any of it. It has nothing to do with whether I liked my childhood. I really did. But as a parent, that isn’t the childhood that I’d provide.”
Good thinking, Drew.
February 1, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
As you guys can see, Drew did a sit-down with Allure, and in the interview, she talked about a bunch of relevant stuff, including the period in her life where she was showing everyone her tits (you know, like David Letterman) and doing drugs and basically being all like Lindsay Lohan (except with true, genuine talent that didn’t dry up as soon as she got all alcohol-wet), and still, after all these years, she’s still so down to earth and likable.
From Allure, Drew Barrymore on posing for Playboy back in 1995:
“It’s embarrassing to go through any rebellious stage in front of people that you love and respect, and yet I’m glad I did. I’m glad I lived such a full life before I settled down into a family, because I got to enjoy it and get it out of my system.”
On her marriage:
“We have opposite experiences, but we’re not opposites. We’re both very particular and detail oriented. We love art and music and adventures, and we laugh our asses off together. He’s my home now…. It makes me almost want to cry. He’s the father of my child, and I’m the mother of his child. I’m finally a part of a family, and it’s a miracle.”
And finally, on not being afraid to do new things in her career:
“I will always commit. It’s like [my new] makeup line: I can tell you every single detail about how and why we got here. I want to be that kind of mother. I’m that kind of friend. I’m that kind of producer. I do everything in this life-or-death way.”
See? So darn likable. And sweet, too. Oh, hey—maybe that’s what Lindsay needs. Maybe Lindsay needs a man or a woman to call her “home” and a baby, to boot. Babies and dogs fix everything, right Kristen Stewart?
Love you, Drew!
December 18, 2012 at 7:30 am by Sarah
Awww! Look at that baby! Look at that precious little angel baby! Look at its little eyes and its little nose and its little mouth! Couldn’t you just die?!
Yes, that’s the way I talk about my cats when people come over to my house, but right now, we’re just going to gush over little Olive here, who is pretty adorable, being a baby and all. And Drew looks so happy, which is just darling. I love this so much.
Here’s part of Drew’s interview with People:
Nine weeks after giving birth to her daughter Olive, Drew Barrymore is getting into the groove of being a new mom.
“I couldn’t eat or sleep for two weeks, I was just so nervous!” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s exclusive cover story.
Starting a family with art consultant Will Kopelman, whom Barrymore married last June, has meant everything to the actress.
“I really wanted a wonderful traditional home for my kid,” she says. “Will comes from a strong family, he provides a strong family … It just makes me so emotional because it’s like a miracle.”
Despite the overwhelming emotion of love, Barrymore, 37, says no one prepared her for the responsibility she’d feel after her daughter was born.
“You have the highest highs and yet you’re facing the biggest fear of, ‘How do I keep someone alive?’ ”
One of Barrymore and Kopelman’s favorite things? Singing “Good Morning” from Singin’ in the Rain to get little Olive to smile. Says the actress: “It’s like the biggest crush I’ve ever had in my life!”
I just love this so, so much. I wasn’t into that into celebrity gossip during Drew’s darker days – I think I was busy doing stuff in my mom’s uterus – but I think everybody knows that she had a rough time. And to see her go from that to being this successful woman with a strong, loving family is just wonderful.
Also, I still like the name Olive.
December 12, 2012 at 11:30 am by Emily
You guys! Drew Barrymore had a little baby girl last Wednesday, isn’t that darling? The baby and Drew are both healthy and presumably overjoyed, Drew because she had her baby and the baby for getting to hang out with Drew Barrymore.
Oh, do you want to know the baby’s name? It’s Olive. Her name is Olive. Thoughts? For me, Olive is one of those names that sound pretty adorable, but I would still never give my own child that name. That’s fair, right?
Since I’m having trouble finding words for all of my feelings of admiration and goodwill for Drew Barrymore, I’ll let this YouTube tribute speak for me:
Love you, girl. I think about you, baby, and I dream about you all the time.