Drew Barrymore shared about why she decided to keep her kids off social media!
The 46-year-old Charlie’s Angels star has put much of her life in the spotlight since she was a kid, and while it made her career, she didn’t want her kids, Olive, 9, and Frankie, 7, whom she shares with ex-husband Will Kopelman, to go through the same path as she did.
No Social Media Accounts
While at the Armchair Expert podcast, hosted by Dax Shepard and Monica Padman, on Monday, the actress shared why she had decided to refrain from posting her daughters to her Instagram page.
“I want them to be kids. And I don’t put my kids on social media, I’m like a f*cking Doberman about them,” Barrymore said.
She also noted that her kids “watch TikTok” and “love social media,” but the sisters knew very well that they would never be on the sites, nor will they ever get the chance to appear on their mom’s daytime talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show.
“They get in a bad mood when they realize they won’t be put on camera, but they know good godd*mn well why, because I’m like, ‘I want you to be kids!'” she explained.
Her Close Relationship With Steven Spielberg
As the interview went on, Barrymore also talked about how she learned about parenting while on set.
Barrymore, who was only six when she got cast in the classic sci-fi film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, reminisced the time renowned director, Steven Spielberg, was “very fatherly” to her.
“[Spielberg] single-handedly changed my life. He was also someone who I didn’t realize until I was older was also very fatherly,” Barrymore recalled. “He calls me his first kid.”
She continued by sharing that Spielberg was “appalled by me wearing red lipstick or when I did Playboy.”
“He didn’t like me acting older than my age,” the actress said about her relationship with the director. “And that is how a parent is supposed to make you feel! No one ever made me feel that way, and I didn’t even understand it when I was growing up, and now I’m like God, you really were the only fatherly person in my life.”
Barrymore added, “And he wasn’t mean about it, but he was like, ‘Wipe the lipstick off, you’re too young!'”
She also shared that her kids will have to wait until a certain age until they can get piercings, just like she did.
“By the way, my girls can’t get their ear pierced until they’re 10 because he made me wait until I was 10!”
Gushing About Her Ex-Husband’s New Wife
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In the podcast, Barrymore also talked about her ex-husband and his new wife, Alexandra Michler.
“He just got remarried actually last week to this most amazing woman,” she stated. “This incredible woman Allie, and I just feel like I won the lottery with her, like, I really did. I feel like I’m lucky that there’s this new beautiful soul that came into our lives.”