Drew Barrymore on her divorce: ‘I’m comfortable with it being all out there’

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Chelsea Handler’s new Netflix talkshow, Chelsea, reminded me that I didn’t miss her. It started off well enough, with Chris Martin singing a funny little song saying goodbye to Chelsea. This confused me because I thought it was a belated sendoff for some other show she ended, but it turned out that it was just an ironic opening. It was funnier than Chelsea’s monologue, which was mildly offensive, as is typical of her. Netflix gives her a free pass to swear and reference drug use, which doesn’t improve her jokes. She did call Trump a “bankrupt misogynistic racist orange a-hole,” so props for that. Plus she conducted decent interviews with Secretary of Education John King, Pitbull and Drew Barrymore. Say what you will about Chelsea, she does let people talk during interviews. Also, she has her dog on the show, Chunk, a German Shepherd/chow mix. Her dog is the star.

Drew opened up to Chelsea about her recent split, with husband Will Kopelman. They were drinking Drew’s wine so that may have been part of it, but she’s always been somewhat candid about her personal life. She even explained to Chelsea why she’s so open. Here’s some of what she said:

Chelsea: You’re somebody that everyone is always rooting for. I don’t know if you know that or feel that. Do you feel that?
Thank you. This latest, episode chapter in my life. I can’t tell you how incredible it was to feel. Because I put in my statement about divorce the word “failure.” Because it’s so honest. You break up with somebody and you’re just like “yeah, that didn’t work.” You get divorced and you’re like “I’m the biggest failure. This is the biggest failure.” It’s so shameful and hard to actually go through that, even privately.

On why she’s so open
Like it’s the same feeling whether it’s all out there [or not]. I’m comfortable with it being all out there because it always has been all out there. That’s the only life I know. So I’m just grateful for it and you put one foot in front of the other.

I just put that word in the statement because I was like “let’s just humanize this.” It’s a tough time, it’s a hard thing to go through. It’s like you’re being put on a cheese grater every second going “this wasn’t the plan.”

On how people have rooted for her
There has just been this really nice feeling of something very fluid and positive and the opposite of how I felt inside. Everyone has just been so cool and child and nice about everything that it quelled my own fears and demons… If anybody roots for me I feel it’s because they feel how much I root for them. That is how I live my life.

Chelsea then told Drew she was on the dating apps, that she has random sex with strangers (her words) and would show Drew how to date online. Drew declined. “I’m good, but what I do want is girlfriend time,” which was nice. Then Drew went over the top, as she is wont to do, and said she’s a cheerleader for women and that it’s “ironic” that she has two daughters because she’s “meant to be on this world and on this planet raising two beautiful girls into hopefully great women.” The thing with Drew is that even when she’s too much you get the sense that she’s really like that. Those are the kind of people I can only take in small doses. The same is true for Chelsea Handler and I hope I don’t have to watch this show again. I took one for the team.

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  1. HappyMom says:

    I do like Drew. But people like this IRL wear me out. They’re the ones on Facebook who put it all out there when they should not.

  2. Josefina says:

    I hate her movies and her acting, but I’ve always liked Drew herself. Unlike most actresses, she actually feels pretty candid and honest about everything.

  3. Jayna says:

    I like Drew. She is always over the top in comments, but they always seem genuine, not pretentious.

    I hadn’t seen her in a movie for a while, but I watched on Netflix an indie movie with her and the ah-mazing Toni Collette. It’s called, “Miss You Already,” It is a chick-flick but not so sweet and cloying. It has some bite to it. It is another indie movie I recommend directed by a woman, Catherine Hardwicke. All the parts in the movie were great casting and felt authentic.

    Jennifer Aniston was once attached in Drew’s part, as was Rachel Weisz. Drew is perfect in the part. And Drew and Toni had great chemistry as longtime friends. But Toni Collette is just brilliant in the part of a strong woman and mother, but a little dramatic and self-involved, who gets cancer. No playing for cheap tears in this movie. But a great movie about friendship. It’s a little contrived in places, but the great acting by all the actors in it elevates the movie.

  4. lisa says:

    if it wasn’t out there no one would be talking about her and it is time to reinvent herself again

  5. ItDoesntReallyMatter says:

    I would have given props to Chelsea if she had also called Hillary a coughing white-faced lying wife of a rapist who verbally attacked her husband’s victims and rode on his coattails all the way to the Dem primary (twice).

    Celebitchy, your viscous bitter attacks on Trump are really getting old. You do realize he is polling around 50% now in the general election, so is it smart to constantly demean and alienate all of your readers who plan on voting for him?

    I love celebrity gossip, but if I want political opinions the last person I would listen to would be a celebrity gossip blogger… Like a celebrity’s political opinion, I could care less about who you are voting for this election. I wish you would stick to what you know.

  6. minx says:

    I love Drew but I’m really bored with her divorce talk. Enough.

  7. it's like you know says:

    How many times can people re-invent themselves? It just seems exhausting to do so every few years, like some celebrities do.

  8. KiddVicious says:

    I’m a Drew fan. I would love to sit in a backyard and drink wine with her (her backyard, I’m sure it’s much nicer than mine). Not only has she survived Hollywood, and the Barrymore name, but she’s become a powerful person in Hollywood. And I’m sure the Barrymore name has helped with that, but she still has the brains to prove it’s all her and not just her name.

    • Carol says:

      Me too. She seems really chill and easy to talk to. I don’t know her, for all I know she could be batsh*t crazy, but I like what I read and hear from her. I do like how she is a cheerleader for women and is not so judgemental like other actresses…..ie. Paltrow.

  9. Jwoolman says:

    With Drew’s history, I wish she would get into drinking herbal teas instead of wine…. She’s playing with fire.

    • wik31 says:

      It seems unfair to hold her to her behaviour as a child – she’s shown no problems with drugs or alcohol as an adult. Her addictions were inevitable given her childhood but she moved on from that phase fairly speedily once her mother was out of her life. It makes me sad to see the “forever an addict” label applied to her due to a period of her life that was largely out of her own control and she was genuinely too young to know any better.