Drew Barrymore gives birth to second daughter, Frankie Barrymore Kopelman


Drew Barrymore gave birth yesterday, Tuesday the 22nd. Were you expecting her to give birth this quickly? I wasn’t. It feels like she just announced her second pregnancy a few months ago and she only had her second baby shower last week or something. But she was further along than I was thinking, and now Drew Barrymore is a mother of two little girls. Her newborn daughter already has a name too: Frankie Barrymore Kopelman, who joins big sister Olive Barrymore Kopelman (age: one and a half).

Drew Barrymore‘s own heart just got a little bigger: her baby girl is here! The actress and star of the upcoming comedy, Blended, 39, and her husband, art advisor Will Kopelman, 36, welcomed their second child on Tuesday, April 22, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

“Happy to announce that today we are the proud parents of our second daughter, Frankie Barrymore Kopelman,” the couple tell PEOPLE in a statement. “Olive has a new little sister, and everyone is healthy and happy!”

After keeping much of her pregnancy with their firstborn, now 19 months, under wraps, Barrymore decided to take a different approach following her November announcement that she was expecting a second child.

“Last time I never commented on it and people just stalked me the entire time. So yes, it’s happening, it’s true. I tried to keep it a secret for as long as possible,” the Find It in Everything author told PEOPLE.

The mom-to-be — who confirmed in December that she was expecting another girl — stayed true to her heart-themed style through much of the awards season, but insisted pregnancy wasn’t the time to strive for perfection. “You’re not supposed to look perfect while you’re making babies. Making babies is the perfection,” she told Women’s Health.

But perhaps most exciting? Adding another daughter to the family. “I’m relieved I’m having another girl. I have everything I need. It’s all about hand-me-downs and room sharing and all that stuff,” she told PEOPLE in February. “I’m pretty psyched about that!”

[From People]

So, thoughts on the name? I like it. It feels authentic to Drew, and I personally like the trend of giving girls nickname-y boy names like Frankie, Charlie, Remy, etc. Will Frankie B. Kopelman be able to have a career as a lawyer or a senator? Sure. The name isn’t too weird to pass the Supreme Court Test, although Frances Kopelman would have been better, and then Frankie could have just been the nickname. Anyway, congrats to Drew and Will! I hope everybody is happy and healthy. And I hope that, much like Jessica Simpson did after doing two babies in quick succession, Drew takes a break before getting knocked up again.



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  1. Giselle says:

    Seems like a name she’d pick. I know that reads as snarky, but I mean it in the nicest way. When she decided to have a family, she went all in with it, which is so like her (from what I’ve seen.) So, congrats to her!

  2. Tatjana says:

    I love Frankie for a girl, but I would have gone with Frances or Francesca and used it as a nickname. Personally, I don’t like nicknames as names.
    Robbie Williams named his daughter Theodora and calls her Teddy, which sounds great.

    • Eleanor Zissou says:

      Yeah, me too.Don’t really like nicknames as names.
      I have a friend who has twin girls named Charlotte and Alexandra and everybody calls them Charlie and Alex. It’s cute.

    • Lucy2 says:

      I agree with this too- a person can go buy a nickname for their entire life, but I would prefer to have a more traditional name for more formal and professional reasons too.

      Frankie and Olive sound super cute together, like the name of the movie.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Agree with all of you. I like Francesca. Also think Frankie and Olive would be a cute name for a pub or a line of children’s clothing.

    • Devon says:

      Agreed. Our daughter’s name is Lilian but we call her Lily. I know Lily is a name in its own right but I like that she has a bit more formal of a first name. She can decide when she’s older what she prefers.

      • Metis lady says:

        We were going to name our baby Lilian (after my husbands gran) if it was a girl. But alas we got a Jack instead. Love traditional names because it will suit the child as they grow up.

      • Esmom says:

        Similar situation with my son. We knew we wanted the nickname to be his everyday name but we gave him a “full name” on his birth certificate. In kindergarten he decided he wanted to use it, then in first grade he switched back. So years later, the kids who met him in kindergarten are the only ones who call him by his full name, out of habit, I guess. It can be confusing sometimes, lol.

        Frances would have been an awesome “full name” for Frankie. I love the old-fashionedness of it.

      • Jackie Jormp Jomp says:

        So is “Jack” as a nickname for “John.”

    • Suzy from Ontario says:

      I agree, Francesca would’ve been nicer and gone better with her other daughter’s name, then call her Frankie for short. Plus later on as an adult woman, she might prefer something more mature and adult-sounding. Don’t get me wrong, I like Frankie as a nickname, it’s cute for a little girl, but just would’ve preferred it as something her friends and family called her rather than the name on her birth certificate. But it’s their daughter, so..

      • Suzy from Ontario says:

        I agree, Francesca or Frances would’ve been nicer and gone better with her other daughter’s name (Olive), then call her Frankie for short. Plus later on as an adult woman, she might prefer something more mature and adult-sounding. Don’t get me wrong, I like Frankie as a nickname, it’s cute for a little girl, but just would’ve preferred it as something her friends and family called her rather than the name on her birth certificate.

  3. MrsBPitt says:

    Congrats to Drew! I’m not really a fan of giving little girls boys names…its almost like saying, we really wanted a boy, so we’re going to give you a boys name (I’m sure thats not the case, thats just what goes through my wierdo mind). I agree, naming her Frances, and using Frankie for a nickname would have been better, IMO…however, not my kid…and I remember being really pissed off, when I was pregnant and everytime we threw out a name for consideration, my mother-in-law, was like, “oooh, don’t use that name, I don’t like that name, so and so in the family already has a kid with that name” and in my hormonal state, wanted to drop-kick her…(I’m usually very sweet)!

  4. Rhiley says:

    I have always had a soft spot for Drew. I don’t think she is that great of an actress or anything, but I like how she really took a pretty crappy childhood and has found success and self confidence as an adult. She didn’t pity herself, or make excuses for her poor choices, a la La’Lohan, and in turn, she is a creative, down to earth, bright, interesting woman. I think she realized that drugs and alcohol are her weakness and bring out her demons and really took the initiative at a very young to keep her addictions in check. She has lived a hell of a life. And with that, I think the above photos are really the most beautiful she has ever looked. Motherhood suits her. Drew is truly a butterfly.

  5. Birdie says:

    I actually would have loved Frances, Frankie reminds me of a truck driver.
    Anyway, I love Drew and they seem like a great couple.

  6. Stella says:

    Frank(ie) and Olive… Two major characters in Little Miss Sunshine. Coincidence?

    Happy news!

  7. Lark says:

    I like Frankie, but the nickname as an official name on a birth certificate is not my favorite in most cases. I’ve always liked Drew, but I know people who have worked with her husband and say he is a hideous, horrid man who is not liked at all in the art world. Apparently he was a failed actor and is now an “art advisor”….but he’s only able to be an “art advisor” because he comes from super, duper wealthy and connected family and not because he actually knows his shit. The gossip is that he’s a condescending little shit and despite the fact that he has only a B.A. (not trying to be an educational snob, but this factors into the story) was trying to lecture a woman with a Ph.D. from the Courtauld (one of the most respected places in the world to do graduate work in Art History) and who worked for a prominent museum in front of a crowd of people at a fundraiser once……Anyway, I take all gossip with a grain of salt but I thought that was interesting because it doesn’t seem to jive with Drew being a laid back hippie.

    • TG says:

      Wow, interesting story @Lark – around here on this site folks are smart and/or jaded enough to know that jewelry designer and an art dealer spouse is just a euphemism for Trust Fund baby. Anyway your story doesn’t surprise me because he looks like the kind of guy you describe. I too have a soft spot for Drew but as I have come to realize just because one spouse/partner is a nice person doesn’t mean the other half will be the same. Oh and I think Frankie for a girl is an ugly name. But as others have suggested if it was short for Frances it might work.

  8. Kiddo says:

    I think it’s cute, no shade.

  9. Lucybelle says:

    One and a half years apart is not that much. I think that is pretty standard, maybe a little closer to average but not unheard of. I know a woman who is pregnant with their 4th child. Their 3rd will be 10 months old when the newest is born. Now THAT is close. About as close as you can get!
    Frankie is not anywhere near the worst name I’ve ever heard. I think it’s cute.

  10. LadyJane says:

    Why on earth would you care if she takes a break or not before having another one?

  11. Serena says:

    I love the name frankie, even more on girls. Olive was a pretty name too. Well, congrats!

  12. Patricia says:

    Love Drew but not that name. Poor child.

  13. Ellen says:

    It didn’t feel like she got pregnant THAT fast. Most women I know who married at/after 35 and wanted to have more than one kid, spaced the pregnancies pretty close together. They wanted to make sure they could have the number of kids they wanted. Also, many of them had jobs and wanted to get the maternity-leave/sleep exhaustion time over with as quickly as possible.

    I’m so happy for Drew. She seems like she’s in a good place these days and it makes me happy.

    • That’s what I was thinking. If money was no object–even if we got divorced or split up, what I would want to do is confirm the number of kids we wanted. and just have them.

    • Esmom says:

      Agree on the timing thing. My kids are 19 months apart and I’m glad they are close in age. As for the pregnancies, had we planned to have a third I would have wanted to do it again right away because I was “in the groove,” so to speak, physically and mentally. I imagine it might be a shock to wait a few years and then have to go through the pregnancy/newborn thing all over again after feeling like you’d gotten past those stages.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Yes, my friends who had their children close together said it was hard for a couple of years when they were all at the “dangerous” stage when they want to climb on everything, knock it over or eat it, but once they got past that, it was nice and nice to be “done” with the baby part. I think my parents stretched us out a little too far, so when my sister was a rebellious teenager, my brother was an accident prone tween, I was learning to read and my other brother was an infant. They did ok with it, but I think it was exhausting for them.

      • Jen34 says:

        It is difficult to get back in baby mode. My oldest 2 are 16 months apart. My last one came along when my second was 3. Even though that isn’t that great an age difference, we were at the point where we could go to a restaurant. The baby gates were down. I didn’t have to worry about anyone sticking anything inappropriate in their mouth, and then it was back to the beginning again.

  14. Ag says:

    Congrats! (I had no idea that she was pregnant again, but that’s neither here nor there.)

  15. Stormsmama says:

    So happy for her!

    And while Frankie is not my fave name it feels authentically Drew.

    I love her and love that she had her 2nd on 4/22 (Drew’s bday is 2/22) bc I love the numbers 22 and 4. Also my daughters due date was 4/22 (though she waited 5 more days). Yes I realize I may be “overthinking it” haha

  16. Mrsjennyk says:

    Love the name and love Drew.

  17. Inlike says:

    Always loved girls names like Frankie, Joie, Randi, Bobi. She looks lovely in yellow.

  18. raindrop says:

    My great-grandmother, born in 1912, was named Frankie — Frankie Evelyn. Her baby sister was called Tommie (a nickname; when she was a baby during WWI, soldiers staying at her mom’s boarding house en route to Europe nicknamed her “Tommy” like a British soldier for the overalls she wore.) Great-grandma Frankie was a total bad ass.

  19. Wren33 says:

    Well, her name is Drew, which is normally a boy’s nickname for “Andrew”, even though I guess it is a family surname, so it fits.

  20. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    I wonder if she regrets the leg tattoo?

  21. Cupcake says:

    Whether or not Jessica Simpson will take a break between pregnancies remains to be seen, she still has 2 under 2! If she’s not pregnant again by the time her son turns 2 then it can be said that she took a break!

  22. whateveryouwantittobe says:

    I love the name, it totally fits! I’m happy for Drew that she has this family now.

  23. Camille (The Original) says:


    I hope she goes on to have another baby, but a boy next time, I think she’d be a great mum to a son.