Drew Barrymore has had a successful acting career for over 30 years, but it was all leading up to one defining role – becoming a mother. The Miss You Already star is a proud mother to daughters Olive, three, and 18-month-old Frankie with her husband Will Kopelman, and tells HELLO! that her life has changed completely since she welcomed her children.
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Drew Barrymore opens up about motherhood in an interview with HELLO!
"I felt that my life started the day my kids were born and everything I had before was something to be used as wisdom and experience for them," Drew told HELLO! "It's like life really wasn't as important before they were born but you don't want to have not have existed because it gives you tips along the way."
The 40-year-old has taken a step back from acting while her children grow up, but remains busy with her Flower Beauty cosmetics line and award-winning venture Barrymore Wines. However when she does have to spend time away from her family she ensures she stays in touch at every opportunity.
Drew explained: "But I send videos and pictures all day. I'm like, 'Here's the museum, here are some little birdies that live in the hotel – they are called love-birds and they are in love – and here's a tree and here's me walking down the street.' It's exhausting and by the end of the day, Olive is probably sick of me."
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The actress is grateful to have the support of her husband Will, who is also hands-on with raising their two daughters.
"Will is such a good father," Drew said. "When I see him with our children, it just brings out the best in him. The love of our children is like everything in the world to us."
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