Drew Barrymore: “I’m A Real Stay-At-Home Mom”

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New mom Drew Barrymore covers the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar and opens up about her makeup line and life with husband Will Kopelman and their 4-month-old daughter Olive.

On new motherhood: “When my daughter was born, I thought to myself, How do I go past infinity with my efforts and care? I asked my mother-in-law questions. I psycho-stalked all of the nurses with so many questions. I asked every single question. I’m a real stay-at-home mom. I’m really hands-on. Everything else became secondary.”

On trying to maintain a private life:  ”I definitely needed some time,” she recalls of those first few weeks with Olive. “For a solid six weeks, I was hiding like the Unabomber. Because I live my life in the public eye, and I didn’t want that for her.” But ultimately she realized that “unless I move into a bunker underground, I don’t have a choice in this matter. It was something that took me weeks to cope with….I know she didn’t sign up for that. I had such an exposed childhood. I appreciate my journey, but I don’t want that for my kid. Not any of it. It has nothing to do with whether I liked my childhood. I really did. But as a parent, that isn’t the childhood that I’d provide.”

On her maternity style:“I didn’t feel I could do a lot with fashion because I wear sweatpants that I find on the floor. I live for makeup and I like wine. These are my truths!”

For more from Drew, go to Harper’s Bazaar

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Photo credit: Harper's Bazaar

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  1. Rose

    If she wants her child to have a private childhood, she should stop talking about her to the press every five minutes.

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    • just sayin'

      ….and consider moving away from LA — like some of the stars mentioned in an article on this site a couple of days ago…

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      • get real

        what an ignorant comment. if you want to stay in the business, you can’t just pick up and move to butt f*ck nowhere.

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        • Rose

          You seem to have a reading comprehension problem. There are a lot of celebrities who have moved away from L.A. who still work, hence the mention of the article from the other day about celebrities who have done that very thing.

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        • Dana

          It’s called priorities. You can’t complain that your child is exposed to the press and actively court it at the same time. You pick which is more important to you and make it happen. Or you deal with the consequences of being a celebrity in Los Angeles and stop whining about it. Kinda hypocritical to ask for privacy on one hand and exposure on the other.

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      • Meliss

        She doesn’t live in LA. She lives in Santa Barbara. Might as well be another state. It feels like it’s a world away.

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  2. Zar55

    i feel like we, normal working moms are not good moms in her opinion. I don’t have that luxury of having millions and not have to work for the rest of my life, and it’s true if she wants privacy for baby she should stop talking about it.

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    • Anonymous

      How on earth could you possibly even care what this woman thinks of you (or anyone else)? Why would her opinion have any value whatsoever to you?

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    • Lulu

      If you’re trying to find validation for your choice to be a mother/stay-at-home-mother from a celebrity, you’re never going to be satisfied. Sounds like you’re the one who’s doubting whether you’ve made the right choice, and whether or not you’re a good mom.

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  3. reality

    I wonder if she planned on her child being born with a silver spoon in her mouth and will never have to work a day in her life if she doesn’t want to.

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  4. Mari

    she wants privacy for her child and release her picture on the cover of magazine?????

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  5. CaramelKiss

    Julia Roberts doesn’t have a privacy issue, but she doesn’t live in LA. Demi & Bruce didn’t have privacy issues when they were married and raising the girls in Minnesota…common theme: DON’T LIVE IN California or NY (papps are even crazier there).. 2 cents: Move to some no-name place where you have a chance of raising a well-rounded, unspoiled child.

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