While Drew Barrymore seems like a happy-go lucky woman now, that obviously wasn’t always the case as her rocky relationship with her mother has followed her into her adult life.
In the February of Marie Claire, Barrymore opens up and talks about the rough relationship she has with her mother:
“Ugh, I mean, my relationship with my mom is so complicated. I’ve always been empathetic toward my mom, and I was even more so when I had a kid and we had a really amazing conversation about it. However, it hasn’t enabled me to lessen the distance. It’s the hardest subject in my life. I’ve never just been angry with her. I’ve always felt guilt and empathy and utter sensitivity. But we can’t really be in each other’s lives at this point.”
Barrymore also talks about her childhood, and about how her parents brought her up:
“When I was a kid, everything was so unplanned, my parents were so erratic, and my world was so inconsistent… I was 14 when I moved into my own apartment. I was so scared. I didn’t know anything. I didn’t know you had to throw food out when it rotted in the fridge. I was convinced someone was going to crawl through my window. I would go to the Laundromat and sit there reading Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath.”
“I hated growing up alone. I don’t f*ck anyone over. My friends are the loves my life.”
It is tough hearing Barrymore’s fragile relationship with her mother didn’t improve well enough for them to be in each others lives, but this doesn’t seem like a wound that will be healing anytime soon. Barrymore obviously had to grow up quick and it is amazing to see that she didn’t crash and burn, but instead flourished and etched herself a great career.
What do you think of the comments Barrymore made?