Drew Barrymore Probably Does What You Do Every Night
Drew Barrymore has a lot on her mind these days, but first and foremost will always be her daughters. A day after announcing her separation from husband Will Kopelman after nearly four years of marriage, Drew spoke with POPSUGAR and was candid about life with the couple's daughters — Olive, 3, and Frankie, almost 2.
"The only thing I care about, my life's mission and the only thing that matters as of now is that my daughters know what our lives were like, how we lived, and how much I love them," the actress and winemaker shared. "I journal things for them. I describe our days in writing. I take a lot of pictures. I spend my time with them. I put work second. I put them first . . . For them to know that they were not just loved, but like ridiculously, utterly, life-alteringly loved. That's the only reason I'm here now!"
That love extends to mealtime, too — but don't expect this mom to indulge in the healthy homemade meals she makes her kids. "I only cook for the kids," she revealed. "They get three-course meals, and I order PostMates!"
While Olive and Frankie dine on "steak and salmon and broccoli and fresh rice and fresh pastas" or "drumsticks with a honey glaze and apple juice reduction," Drew's more likely to be ordering in Chinese or Mexican food — or eating their scraps with a roll of Ritz crackers — something that probably sounds familiar to busy moms everywhere.
But it is a quote from Drew's bestseller Wildflower that really brings her down to earth. In the book, Drew writes about Olive needing her for her strength, not her worry. "That's how my daughter is. She doesn't want the worry. She needs to know it's going to be OK. It's the only way she will allow herself to be vulnerable," Drew confesses. "Every little girl wants to curl up into the arms of tree limbs that encompass them. They can only be made to feel safe with that if they know the parent is solid."
Much like one of her favorite books. "The Giving Tree. Read it, and your whole life will change," Drew says. Lucky for Olive and Frankie, they have one very strong mother.
Read on to see some sweet photos of Drew and her girls.