The topic of co-parenting can sometimes be a tough one to tackle, but Drew Barrymore and Kate Hudson seemed to have found a great balance and share their thoughts on a recent episode of “The Drew Barrymore Show.”
Barrymore, 47, refers to co-parenting with her ex-husband Will Kopelman as “a different dream.” While discussing the experience with Hudson, 43, who also co-parents with two exes and her current fiancé, they share their mindset with viewers.
Drew Barrymore And Kate Hudson Discuss Successful Co-Parenting
Barrymore, who co-parents her two daughters, Olive, 10 and Frankie, 8, and Hudson who co-parents Ryder, 18, with ex-husband Chris Robinson, Bingham, 11, with ex Matt Bellamy, and Rani Rose, 4, with fiancé Danny Fujikawa, discussed their past relationships and why they should be able to “champion our exes.”
“I think love changes form. You don’t just stop loving someone. Even in the worst possible scenario,” Hudson said. “Even in relationships that can go really south, I believe there’s always a way back to finding a place where you can have compassion and still feel that love, just differently.”
Barrymore jumped in to add, “Also, I’ve made mistakes in my past.” After some joking, Barrymore continued her thought, “You know what man, you screwed up, I screwed up. Sometimes, you literally break up with nothing to point to which is really hard and confusing.” The two friends continued discussing ending relationships and moving past them on the right foot, and the red flags they now look for in new relationships.
“We should champion our exes. Like, we should be able to, you don’t have to be best friends, especially if they have a new person in their life,” Barrymore said. She continued discussing her co-parenting situation. “I am co-parenting with someone, and although we might not be married anymore, and he’s even married with his beautiful new wife, Allie, our wonderful stepmother, we’re in a daily engagement and our relationship has never been better. It’s a different dream.”
Drew Barrymore Talked About How Hard Parenting Can Be On “Chicks In The Office” Podcast
Barrymore hasn’t only discussed co-parenting openly but has also talked about parenting as a whole. On a recent “Chicks in the Office” podcast, she talked about her mom life and the balance that she tries to have. She explained how her old crazy life that included partying has now been replace with visits to Home Goods and take-out food.
“The girls really wanted McDonalds the other night, they hadn’t had it in a while. I was ordering it too often,” she said. “All those parents who have it all together, and they’ve got hygiene and nutrition and schedules and boundaries, God bless you. I didn’t know any of that stuff when I had my kids. I didn’t not have the blueprint and I felt like a failure a lot. I felt really overwhelmed and like I don’t know what I’m doing, and I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m gonna have to learn on the job.”
@drewbarrymore Don’t worry, I got them McDonald’s! @chicksintheoffice ♬ original sound – Drew Barrymore
Barrymore continued to explain how things have changed in her parenting over time. “I was so unforgiving of myself when my kids were younger and now that they’re almost 9 and Olive’s like 10, it’s shifted into something very different,” she said. “And I’m having the best time ever. I’ve learned boundaries.”
Many of “The Drew Barrymore Show’s” TikTok followers could relate to Barrymore’s parenting discussion. “Drew Barrymore is my best friend she just doesn’t know it,” one follower wrote. Another added, “None of us have it figured out, we are doing the best we can on the fly.” One person could totally relate to all Barrymore was saying and wrote, “Wow I’m about to cry!! These are all the things I’m feeling right now as a mom to a 3 and 2 year old 😭”
Some fans left words of encouragement for the television host’s open conversation about not knowing it all when it comes to parenting. “No one does at the start. you learn as you go on. It’s the learning curve of life,” one person said. “We’re here 😘 and the best part is none of us do and there’s no blueprint.”