The famous American actress, film producer, talk show host and author named Drew Barrymore said that in a relationship physical intimacy is not so much important to her because according to her just sex is not the true meaning of ‘love’.
In her recent blog post, she also said that she never had an intimate relationship with anyone after her break up with ex-husband Will Kopelman. The duo got separated after four years of being married and officially announced their divorce in August 2016.
“I have had the honor and a pleasure to actually work on myself and learn what parenting is, again something I was not exactly clear on growing up, and I’ve had many learning curves thrown my way,” she wrote in her latest blog post.
“I’ve been intimidated. I’ve been triumphant. I’ve been asked to be educated in every way I can be.”
She also told that before becoming a mother of two kids she always wanted to live her life with fun, excitement and pleasure and all these years she had been looking for adventures in a relationship. But when she became a mother her life got completely transformed and the 47-year-old actress realized that she needs to be more cautious about her relationships.
“At nearly 48, I have very different feelings about intimacy than I did growing up. I did not have role model parents and I engaged with people in grown up ways since a tender age! I was looking for companionship! validation! excitement! pleasure! hedonism! fun! And adventures!!”
She also told, “Now, because I can’t get in the time machine and change my history. So I now choose to look at it through a positive lens, which is that I lived! I lived a very rich full life.”
“However, after two kids and a separation from their father that has made me cautious, I have had the pleasure of shifting my focus when it comes to love for myself and my two daughters. I know that does not include a man nor has it for a while.”
The Never Been Kissed star, further said that her two beautiful daughters who changed her life taught her the real meaning of love and relationships and now she has understood that ‘casual hookups’ doesn’t make a relationship healthy and long lasting.
“The truth is, it’s different for every family and every individual, but I have had to try and find my own way. I’m also raising two daughters, so how we raise girls to be appropriate and empowered and to love themselves and to realize that we live in an age where the images and messages that they will see will also contradict what I have come to believe intimacy is!”
The rumors of her dating Kopelman started running around in the year 2011, when one night she spotted holding hands with The Friendly Fire actor after having a lovely dinner date.
In the year 2014, Kopelman also shared with the People that their relationship started at that time when he didn’t have any expectations to had a relationship with her.
“Sometimes whom you least expect is the person you fall for. It was a combination of moments: watching her with my nephew. Traveling with her. Going to museums with her. I knew, adding them up, this was it.”
While giving an interview to the InStyle, in 2015, Barrymore revealed that she didn’t fall in love with The Friendly Fire actor right away and she took some time to think before getting in love with him.
“It was never really love at first sight. He was someone who was always reachable on the phone, someone who was a classy human being, someone who has this incredible blueprint of a family that I don’t have,” she said.
As per People reported, in September 2011, the former couple were living together and then got engaged with each other next year.
After their engagement in February 2012, the rumors sparked that the pair were going to have a baby together.
“I was walking out of my OB/GYN, and I had just found out I was pregnant,” she said about the circulating rumors against her which was started when she was seen at a doctor’s clinic together with Kopelman.
“I walked out of her office, and someone I work with, Chris Miller, got all these calls, ‘We know she’s pregnant. We’re breaking the story.’”
I was stupid enough to carry the sonogram in my hand out with me. I was depressed or saddened, kind of, that I didn’t get to have that be a private thing, a moment, or just to wrap my head around it,” she added.
In a simple event Barry and Will got hitched in June, 2012.
“The ceremony was a classic, simple, very pretty, garden-inspired wedding. Drew and Kopel are very happy together and the Scream actress is finally ready for a quieter, more family-oriented life,” one of the sources shared with the People during that time.
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