At 39 years old, it’s safe to say Drew Barrymore has been through a lot. Though her famously turbulent childhood included rehab at the age of 14 and getting emancipated at 15, the Charlie’s Angels actress is clearly in a happy, more settled down place these days.
Married to art consultant Will Kopelman since June 2012, Drew’s now a mom to her adorable daughters Olive, 2, and Frankie, who turns one in April.
In a new interview with MORE Magazine, Drew reflects on her unconventional adolescent years, and how it will affect how she raises her own daughters.
“I was a happy, blithering idiot,” she says about her childhood. “I don’t know how to feel differently about it because I don’t know what another life would be like, so it’s hard to pretend or imagine or wish that it was different because it isn’t. Even if I was a bad girl at moments here and there, I was never a bad person.”
However, unlike her own experience, she vows to be there for Olive and Frankie.
“I didn’t really have parents, you know?” she admits. “And therefore the kind of parent I will be is a good, present parent. In a way, maybe that was a detriment to my youth, but it’ll be the biggest asset to my adulthood.”
As for her own shaky relationship with her mother, Jaid Barrymore, Drew reveals that she’s actually the one who plays caretaker.
“I look after her,” she says. “That is how I feel good about our relationship.”
These days, apart from running around being a busy mum, Drew can be seen inÂ Blended, in which she reunited with her Wedding Singer co-star Adam Sandler.
Another one isÂ Miss You Already, opposite Toni Collette. The film, which centers on a friendship between two life-long girlfriends that’s put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill, is due out later this year.MYNEWSHUB.CC