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.
October 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Emily
A beaming Drew Barrymore, 37, tied the knot Saturday with her fiancé of five months, art dealer Will Kopelman, at her Montecito, Calif., home.
Designed by celebrity wedding planners Yifat Oren and and Stefanie Cove – who handled Reese Witherspoon’s country chic nuptials last March – the intimate ceremony was “a classic, simple, very pretty, garden-inspired wedding,” a source tells PEOPLE.
They were wed under a chuppah, and a rabbi officiated.
Guests included Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth, Jimmy Fallon and wife Nancy Juvonen, Busy Philipps and her husband, and Cameron Diaz. Most were also present Friday night for cocktails and rehearsal dinner at the San Ysidro Ranch.
Aww, now, isn’t that sweet? And it’s finally, officially confirmed that she’s expecting, too! Congrats on everything, Drew! Damn, a wedding and a baby! Is this what Snooki‘s aiming for? Because if it is, Snooks has a long way to go to even being a minuscule amount as classy as Drew was during even her David Letterman-flashing days.
Check out the photos of a grainy, blurry Drew and her new husband in the gallery.
Oh,and poor, poor Justin Long. I just can’t imagine how boyfriend is feeling this morning.
June 3, 2012 at 10:00 am by Sarah
It’s true! After some speculation a few weeks ago, it looks like Drew Barrymore definitely has something going on in her uterus, thanks to the help of her fiance. And I know what you’re thinking: “Jeez, Emily, is that picture of Drew the one that features the alleged baby bump, really? Yeah, you can really tell, dumbass.” And to that I say “BOOM, SIDE VIEW!”
So I’m going to say that she’s pregnant. If not, then she’s been knocking back some beers, because those are the only two things I can think of that cause you to gain weight specifically in your stomach and nowhere else at all. Wait, do her boobs look bigger? I can’t say I’ve ever been a student of Drew Barrymore’s boobs. Either way, I’m sticking to the pregnancy theory.
It doesn’t hurt that People also supports that theory:
She has yet to confirm if she’s expecting, but Drew Barrymore may just be letting her belly do the talking.
The newly engaged actress, 37, stepped out sporting a small bump on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Barrymore’s busy day included a yoga class, picking up groceries at Gelson’s, visiting a fabric store for silk and of course, sparking baby speculation.
A rep for the actress had no comment.
Barrymore and her fiancé, art consultant Will Kopelman, recently returned from a Parisian vacation. And she’s got quite the sunny outlook these days.
As she recently told InStyle, “I’m super happy.”
I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Drew pulled a Jessica Simpson and didn’t announce her pregnancy until it was way obvious. She seems pretty low-key these days. The last time I even thought about Drew Barrymore was a couple of months ago when I went to see Big Miracle, that movie she did about those whales (loved it!), and then on the way home I showed my boyfriend my remarkable impression of her. Seriously, I do a really good Drew Barrymore. It’s all in the mouth.
But what do you guys think? About the pregnancy, not my impression. I’ll show that to you next time we hang out.