Drew Barrymore recently opened up in a recent interview, on the downsides of co-parenting.
She discussed the hurdles that came with raising her children as a single mother and also talked about the pain of joint custody.
“You miss them when you’re apart because that wasn’t the plan.”
When asked in the interview with Parent magazine, about the positives of co-parenting, she replied, “Both parents get a day off.”
She also raved about her “recent parenting win,” where she got her nine-year-old daughter, Olive, to “load and unload the dishwasher.” As for a “recent parenting miss,” she confessed to getting upset when Olive tried to tell her “how to drive.”
The actress also discussed movies she had shown to her children, including “50 First Dates” and “Ever After: A Cinderella Story.”
She mentioned that she desisted on showing them “Scream” until they were “old enough.”
Barrymore also admitted to feeling like a cool mom as she listened to great music with her girls.
“They’re old enough now. It’s a real turning point when you go from kiddie tunes to rock and roll. I just love listening with them and singing and dancing,” the “Big Miracle” star gushed.
She Previously Admitted To Feeling Terrified When She First Became A Parent
Last year, the “Blended” actress shared her experience as a mother, revealing how terrified and lonely she was when she initially became a parent.
“I didn’t expect to feel like I was in such a fight or flight mode for a very long period of time. I thought it would be a little more romantic and cozy, and instead, I was just terrified,” she reminisced during a segment of her talk show, “The Drew Barrymore Show.”
She continued, “I was so underslept, I couldn’t eat, I was nervous all the time, and no one really talked about how intimidating and overwhelming it can be, so I wasn’t really prepared for that.”
She also mentioned that she felt lonely, continuing, “I felt alone on that, so if there’s other moms out there that felt like that in the beginning, you are not alone, I felt like that too. For any mom who feels casual and capable, you are a superhero! I wish I could have been like you.”
Drew Barrymore Will Open Up To Her Daughters Of Her Wild Past
The “Charlie Angels” mentioned that she wouldn’t hide anything from her daughters, including her wild past.
“I tell my girls, ‘Here’s the deal’ — I go with humor — ‘You are going to see so many mixed messages. You are going to be like, ‘But Mom, look at what you did!'”
She continued, “That’s the other thing — you don’t know you’re going to be a parent one day when you’re figuring it all out. None of us are like, ‘Well, you know, one day, this is going to be cataloged. I never thought about it. I was just living my life, trying to figure out who I was.”
On Juggling Her Dating Life With Children
The actress broke down in tears in January as she discussed her dating life with Bobby Berk on “CBS Mornings.”
‘I don’t know how to date with kids,’ Barrymore mentioned with a cracked voice and teary eyes.
‘I’m not there yet. I have two young girls and I’m like…I don’t want to bring people home,’ she went on as Berk held her hands.
“My kids’ dad is happily remarried with the most wonderful woman in the world, Allie. My children have this extraordinary stepmom. And our processes have been different, and their side of the street is so functional, and whole, and happening. And I think I’ve been on the sidelines in a beautiful honoring purgatory,” she concluded.
Marriage Is No Longer On The Table For Drew Barrymore
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The actress, who had been married three times, vehemently insisted that she would never get married again.
“Oh God, never, there’s no reason to be. I would maybe live with someone again. Maybe. But there’s no way. I will never ever, ever, ever get married again.”
Apart from Kopelman, the actress was previously married to bartender Jeremy Thomas and actor Tom Green.
She also expressed her distaste for dating apps, saying, “It makes me feel like such a loser. And you’re like you know what? It’s just hard out there, it’s hard out there for everybody. It’s hard in person, it’s hard on dating apps, it’s vulnerable.”
However, she wasn’t discouraged by her lack of success in her relationships. “You keep trying, and you fill your life up with so much that it becomes secondary. I think a cherry on top to my life at some convenient, cool, inspiring, unexpected time might be in there – but that’s all it is.”