Drew Barrymore has always been one of my favourites. I think it’s because we’re almost the same age so I basically grew up watching her and following her life and her struggles that I not only enjoyed her as an actress, but I rooted for her as a person. She’s always been so happy and upbeat and likeable even though she struggled through more than most of us every will before she was out of her teens.
Drew has had quite the life, and she details most of it in her new memoir that was just released titled ‘Wildflower’. In the book that hits newsstands today, Drew opens up about her relationship with her mother Jaid, and surprisingly only has positive things to say.
Drew was emancipated from her mom at the age of 14 and has only seen her a handfull of times since, but she has a surprisingly mature and thoughtful view on her mother. According to Vulture, Drew still financially supports her mom;
I still support her — I must know that she is taken care of or I simply cannot function. I am grateful to this woman for bringing me into this world, and it would crush me to know she was in need anywhere. It is not who I am to harbor any anger for the fact that our life together was so incredibly unorthodox. I want only to say thank you to her, because I love my life and it takes every step to get to where you are, and if you are happy, then God bless the hard times it took you to get there. No life is without them, so what are yours, and what did you do with the lessons?