Drew Barrymore: ‘I’m a real stay-at-home mom, I’m really hands-on’

Has Drew Barrymore been annoying anyone else lately? I haven’t been writing about her because A) no one seems to care and B) it’s getting difficult to contain my annoyance with her. Like, I’m happy that she’s happy and that she’s doing well and she’s a mom now and YAY. But she’s been on a media blitz (she’s promoting her Walmart makeup line, not a movie) for the past few weeks, and it’s like she’s trying to become The New Jennifer Garner – the new “normal Hollywood mom” who you want to root for, only Drew is just going much, much too far. Maybe it’s just me. Ugh. Anyway, Drew covers the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar to promote said makeup line – the photo shoot is lovely, but the interview plucks my last nerve. You can read the full piece here and here are some highlights:

Drew’s favorite new hobby: tie-dyeing yoga leggings in her kitchen sink while her five-month-old daughter, Olive, is napping, something she is “real serious about.”

She’s super-involved with EVERYTHING: Eventually she’ll get to the fact that, yes, in addition to getting married, giving birth, and making leggings last year, she developed an enormous, affordable, prestige-quality makeup line for Walmart called Flower. “Everything I do, I do infinite percent,” Barrymore says, half of the cheeseburger in hand at a pub in Hollywood. She doesn’t just learn to cook; she starts with soups until she’s devising her own recipe for harissa-spiced pasta on Ellen DeGeneres’s show. She doesn’t just like to drink pinot grigio; she went and made a pinot grigio and put a Shepard Fairey—designed label bearing her family name on the bottle. And she doesn’t just love makeup; she loves it enough to throw her considerable star power behind a line of her own. “It’s my crusade to help women feel good about themselves,” she says.

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

Giving birth to Olive: There was speculation that Barrymore had a home birth. She shakes her head no and says that Olive was born in a hospital, but she wants to keep the details to herself. “I definitely needed some time,” she recalls. “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.”

She doesn’t want Olive to grow up in the public eye: “I know she didn’t sign up for that,” she says about Olive’s being born into the glare of attention that comes with her mother’s 30-plus years of fame. “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.”

How she deals with fame and career nowadays: “We could literally live in a windowless room 10 feet underground. Or I could come to terms with the fact that it’s really hard. I went through every scenario in my head of how to make it work, and I just didn’t want to be one of those weirdos in a cabin in the woods in a hooded sweatshirt.” Instead, she and Kopelman have decided to remain in Los Angeles and do as much as they can to create a life for Olive on their terms. She’s effusive about the support of her in-laws and the peace she finds within Kopelman’s “quintessential best family.” (His father walked her down the aisle at their wedding.) When she first found out she was pregnant, Barrymore put her film roles on hold and searched for ways to work that didn’t involve being in a trailer, “living someone else’s life through a character. I didn’t feel I could do a lot with fashion because I wear sweatpants that I find on the floor,” she adds. She doesn’t wear fragrance other than patchouli oil. “I live for makeup and I like wine. These are my truths!”

Her Walmart makeup line: “I grew up in a makeup chair. And to see the women around me getting ready was so aspirational. It’s about mothers and daughters, a girl watching her mom at a vanity table. I didn’t want a cold campaign with severe messaging. I wanted warmth and acceptance and self-love.”

She’s Estee Lauder now: “It was very romantic for me to make this while she was growing inside me,” she says. “I like the multigenerational-family aspect, in the vein of a Lauder—if we’re so lucky that it stays around that long. She may want to be a food stylist, a mathematician, a scientist who will save us all. I just know that the family part really appeals to me.”

She’s full-on mom now: “By no means am I saying that I’m never going to act again,” she says. “It’s just that I’m having so much fun, dyeing crazy leggings in those weird pockets of time when I’m waiting for my daughter to wake up so I can be a mom.”

[From Harper’s Bazaar]

The piece goes into greater detail about the Walmart makeup line, Flower, and how Drew is very hands on with everything. It actually sounds like a great project for Drew, and I’m glad she’s concentrating on quality control and all of that… but that’s why she’s got a Bazaar cover. That’s why she’s been doing interviews with The View and other talk shows. It’s all for the makeup line. And I get that being a new mom is life-changing and everything, but hopefully she’ll figure out a way to be a working mom without talking about how she had an “exposed childhood,” all while giving that same kind of life to her daughter in a way. She sold her wedding photos, she sold Olive’s baby photos, she is the one turning her baby into part of her “celebrity brand”. You would think she would realize that she needs to keep her personal life more private if she wants to shield her daughter from fame.

Photos courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar.

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  1. aims says:

    I don’t know a lot of stay at home moms who have a Baazar cover. I’m just saying.

  2. Zigggy says:

    Yes, I’m sad to say she’s become incredibly annoying.

    • Anonny says:

      Yes, and I don’t see Jennifer Garner in her; I see Gwyneth Paltrow: trying to create an empire that reminds average women just how special you are (and how average they are…because they don’t have private label pinot or eye shadow).


    • V4Real says:

      Yes she has become annoying.

      Drew “I’m a hands on mom.” What do you want Drew an award, it’s your child you should be hands on.

      I’m sick of all these Hollywood moms spewing crap like the stay at home part, the hands on, or i’m keeping my child away from the public eye; I’m this, I’m, that, you should do this or that with your kid. STFU already. Your a mom, that’s all. Being a mom doesn’t make you a rocket scientist, a professional at child rearing or the greatest mother on earth. Plus I bet they all have nannies.

      • Rachel says:

        I don’t really find her interview that annoying. Actually, I think it’s kind of sad. She didn’t really have a childhood. She didn’t have a support system in her parents. I feel like she’s making all these statements because she’s adamant that her child not grow up the way she did.

      • epiphany says:

        Enty had a blind a couple of weeks ago about a celebrity mom who keeps bragging about how she’s a “hands on” mother and loves staying home with the baby and changing diapers – when in truth, she got bored after a couple of weeks and handed the kid off to a nanny. Hardly ever sees the kid, but talks like she does everything herself 24/7.

    • Chicagogurl17 says:

      Isn’t it a bit hypocritical to hock a make-up line about female empowerment which is EXCLUSIVELY sold at a company who has had repeated lawsuits about mysoginistic work environments, lack of promoting women and sexual harrassment? Srsly, Walmart is the ideal launching pad?

      I love drew — but this interview is making me feel stabby. Tie-dye leggins? Are they for your daughter or Cameron Diaz? Regardless, how hipster of you. Make your own bottle of wine — because there’s nothing quality out there, why not? I wonder if she’s as bi-polar as she makes me feel reading this. News flash, and i say this as a Virgo, you don’t have to be in control of everything. Sometimes its good to let go girl.

      • H26 says:


        Walmart is not a great company and I don’t shop there so I will not be buying her product!

        Everytime a star has a child, they act like the invented motherhood.

      • Becky1 says:

        ITA @Chicagogurl17 re: Walmart. What a ridiculous choice.

        I’m not a huge fan of Drew. I’m so, so tired of celebs bragging about how they are “hands on Moms” and pretending that they are just like everyone else. Also, what’s with the whole “infinite” thing? I understand what she’s saying but it’s a not the best choice of word.

        I’ve noticed that for whatever reason in the past 10 years or so motherhood has become really competitive. It’s ridiculous-of all things to be competitive about why be competitive about being a Mom? It’s weird. Just love your kids and try to be a good parent. No need to try to present yourself as the best, the most hands on, the most “infinite” mother. It shouldn’t be a competition.

      • Agnes says:

        Yes! Walmart is so awful, for so many reasons, and it’s the opposite of women empowerment. Do a superficial google search, Drew, next time you pour 100% of yourself into some company.

      • cat says:

        Agree with these comments re: Walmart! And most everything else! She has money and backing she could have sold her line in any number of ways. I suppose she’d say that this was a way to ’empower’ the ‘average woman,’ but there had to be a better way than Walmart. And all the bragging about being a stay at home mom is like ?? Plus yes I think leaving LA would be the only way to really give her some normal childhood given that paparazzi will be following them.

        She does seem like a sweet gal tho’ especially given everything… her story could have been so different. so in that respect, go drew.

  3. Bodhi says:

    I love Drew Barrymore, like LOVE her, but holy crap am I sick of her at this point too. I’m a SAHM too (actually I work 24 hours a week at a hotel) & I’m super hands-on too. Whoop-ti-do.

    I realize that it is an interview & she is answering the questions she is being asked, but can’t the interviewers come up with something else to ask?

    • That Girl says:

      THIS exactly. I work 40 hours a week so I’m obviously not a stay at home mom but I literally couldn’t be more hands on. At the end of the day I always joke that I’m going to my second job. One does not have to be a SAHM to be hands on. I love Drew but gah, get over yourself. Childbirth and raising children has been done since the beginning of time.

      • Agnes says:

        That’s not a joke, it IS another job! One that’s awesome and which I love, but also one that’s hard as hell. Infinitely more difficult and challenging than my job-job. My hat is off to SAHMs.

  4. MrsBPitt says:

    I know, I know, Drew can be “too much” sometimes…but I always find her so likeable and warm…I always root for her!!

  5. annabelle says:

    She’s my age, I feel like I’ve grown up with her, so it’s hard for me to have feelings of agitation.

    I get that she is super passionate and balls out in her approach, her enthusiasm for life is well known. I think she’ll settle down a little and get over the whole No One Has Ever Enjoyed Being A Mom More Than Me! high in due time.

    But the second a bazillionair movie star talks about privacy and normalcy while choosing to remain an LA resident, I stop listening.

    • TQB says:

      Right??? i feel the same about her, always have, but come on. There are lots of places to live in the gulf between “cabin in the woods” and LA. Like 49 whole other states, as a matter of fact.

  6. RobN says:

    She’s got that “I’ve got the only baby ever born” thing going on and it’s annoying as hell. It’s usually followed up by “I didn’t know what happiness was until I had my baby” and “Being a mom is the only truly fulfilling thing you can do.”

    • Zigggy says:


    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Just wait. Anne Hathaway will be next and it will be 10x more insufferable. Just prepare yourselves.

      • stellalovejoydiver says:

        OMG, yes, shudder. Can she please lose the Oscar as a kind of advanced reparation for her future insufferable “special snowflake who invented giving birth”shtick.

  7. QQ says:

    Wtf With the Infinity Plus Plus talk, also Suiuurreee ypu dont want your daughter to grow up on the limelight but obstensibly WHAT have you been selling to people mag the last few months?! The wedding the baby pics… GTEFOH

  8. Burkvest says:

    What does she want? A pat on the head and a cookie? Cheese and rice

  9. bammer says:

    And is she really all that famous anymore. She acts like she’s still top tier can’t leave the house superstar.

  10. Amanda says:

    I’m so annoyed with her. Shut up about your kid. Tons of us have kids and we don’t all feel the need to shove them down everybody’s throats 24/7.

  11. diva says:

    I stopped reading after she said she does everything to the “infinite percent” *rolls eyes* celebrity mothers are EXTERMELY annoying and this is coming from a mother.

  12. kay says:

    what the shit? She’s into tie-dying yoga pants? Is that a thing now?

    • Sweet Dee says:

      I hope not. They sound super fug.

      • Hoya_chick says:

        Lol Kay and Sweet Dee I had the exact same thought. I mean really?! That’s an actually thing people do?! Hahaha

        And yes, Kaiser I find her incredibly annoying and trite. I said as much on the post where she was on people mag with her baby. People jumped on me because I said she she is using her baby/marriage for publicity and I really don’t want to hear in a few months her griping about the paps and the media all up in her business when is the one who invited it in the first place with her incessant crap about how changed and perfect her life is now that she has a kid and a husband. Her career is definitely not what it use to be so I guess this is her new handle? You would think she was on a publicity tour for an Oscar the way she has been all over the place lately. No, she is just promoting her life and a budget make up line lol. For shame, I use to like her, now she is just another fake fame hungry person cashing in on their personal life.

    • MoxyLady007 says:

      She sounds like she does it for a living. I mean really, you do this when she naps? How many pairs do you need?

  13. fabgrrl says:

    Hardly a stay at home mom. I mean, the kid isn’t even six months old yet.

    What bugs me: she can take off as much time as she wants with her baby, and then jump right back into her career, or do something entirely different. Most women don’t get those kinds of options. Besides the financial burden of being a SAHM, there is the problem of falling behind in your career. I sure as hell couldn’t take a few years off when my kids were born. My job wouldn’t be waiting for me, my skills would be outdated and my connections would dry up.

    • Bodhi says:

      EXACTLY! I had to put grad school on hold to stay at home with my son. I mean I love being here with him, but I can’t advance in my career without a graduate degree & who knows wheh I’ll be able to get it

      • Granger says:

        You’ll get there, Bodhi! I went back to grad school part-time when my kids were three and five. It took me a while to finish, but it was well worth it.

        I’m sure she’s a “hands-on” mom, but somebody else’s hands are cleaning her toilets, doing her laundry, maintaining her schedule, and cooking her meals. I don’t know too many other moms of newborns who have the time to launch a second career while on maternity leave from their first!

      • MoxyLady007 says:

        Right? She might be a hands on mom but she isn’t a hands on cooker, cleaner, laundry do-er and errand runner. So… Yeah you!

  14. mel says:

    blah blah blah….ugh.

  15. Harpreet says:

    Guys is it me or is that cover weird, did they photoshop her neck to be skinnier or something?

  16. Isa says:

    So annoying and I don’t buy it. Who wakes up in the middle of the night when the baby is crying? I bet not her…

  17. lori says:

    Given the facts the she never had a childhood and never had proper parents I get why this is all so “NEW” to her. If it was someone else I’d want to smack them. But in her family, what she comes from…..this is all so new.

    • Boxy Lady says:

      This is exactly what I was thinking. It’s like she’s saying,” I’m finally living the life of a normal person!” It’s such a novelty to her. I’m clearly in the minority; she hasn’t annoyed me yet. I’m really glad she’s enjoying herself. I am giving a slight side-eye about the wine, though.

    • lucy2 says:

      That’s how I see it too. It’s bordering on annoying, but she gets some leeway from me because I think she’s just so happy with her life now, and has been through a lot.

  18. Relli says:

    Yes the media blitz has been a bit annoying BUT I think a lot of this super mom talk comes from a sincere place. I know her mom and her do not have a relationship and that she has mentioned some resentment towards her in the past. So I look at a lot of this as her attempt to be the BEST MOM she can be and compensating for where her own mom failed her.

  19. Ms Kay says:

    I think the Jennifer Garner comparison is a tad too much. And yes Drew is a new mother but it’s not like she is the first star to gush about her first born baby and talk about the wonders of motherhood, and it’s annoying as hell, but no way it is pushing the Jennifer Garner comparison. She is still has time for herself like going to Lakers games and hang out with her husband or lately going to dinner with pal Cam Diaz, whereas Jennifer Garner most of the time she is papped is with her kids or then go to fulfil her duty of being Mrs Affleck on red carpets to support I, her whole life evolves around her kids and husband.

    • Bodhi says:

      Drew & Cam aren’t really friends anymore. I guarantee that Cam doesn’t want to sit around & listen to Drew talk about poop & diapers

      • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

        Agree.I could actually see Cam and Jen Aniston being friends at this point…tanning, beach trips, drinking, shopping, working out…cut from the same cloth that Drew is suddenly big on driving away from.

      • Ms Kay says:

        Yes they don’t hang out much as they used to do because indeed one has settled down family life wise, but that doesn’t mean they are not friends any more, they still went to dinner together. And it’s a tad much to come to the conclusion that because she talks about motherhood in interviews means it’s the only thing she talks about even with her mates don’t you think?

      • Miss T says:

        Drew and Cam were rumored to have a falling out, but they seem to be very close again. I believe Cam was a bridesmaid at Drew’s wedding and hosted her baby shower.

      • Bodhi says:

        No, I don’t think its a tad much to think that. It can be quite hard for people to remain really close after one of them gets married & starts a family. Cam is really wrapped up in her own life & so is Drew. I misspoke when I said that I don’t think they they aren’t friends anymore, but they certainly don’t have much in common at this stage in their lives. Its isn’t a big deal & it happens all the time.

      • Ms Kay says:

        Well not everyone talks about diapers and poops 24/7, a mother can snap out of it and have some time for herself and talk about something else, now perhaps it has happened in your entourage but it doesn’t mean it can extend on a bigger scale. And on the friendship case, yes it can happen people take different roads, and motherhood is a factor among many, not the main one, many other factors can end a friendship, distance, moving on, quarrel etc. And also just because one is a mother doesn’t mean one forgets the other things she had in common with her friends, to the contrary it helps to keep a balance, it doesn’t mean she can’t go out and have a girls night out or whatever. Drew and Cam even if they aren’t in touch as much as they used to be, fact is they’re still friends and they went out for dinner, spotted last week.

      • Bodhi says:

        For FFS. I didn’t say that all mothers talk about baby stuff 24/7. Of COURSE mom’s can “snap out of it”.

        My point, which I misstated at the outset & thought I had explained further, is that Cam & Drew aren’t as close as they used to be, or at least don’t appear to be, and an obvious reason for their not being as close as they once were is the fact that Drew is now married & has a baby. I’m not saying that mothers can’t have single friends or are or should be tied to their homes & families 100%.

        I’m not sure what you are trying to say about my “entourage” so I don’t know how to respond to that statement.

        I’m happy they went out to dinner the other week. I hope it was delicious & that they had a few cocktails, snuck a cigarette, & talked shit about some Hollywood bitches

    • jaye says:

      Hell, she’s not the first WOMAN to gush about her new baby. All new mommies have “baby brain” for the first few years. It’s an entirely new experience and you can’t help but talk about it because the change in your life is just so enormous and yes, you end up sounding like you’re the first woman who ever gave birth. I’ll give her a pass on that one. I’ll also give her a pass on selling her wedding and first baby photos. I assume that some celebrities do it as a way to circumvent the frenzy of photogs trying to get shots of the wedding or trying to grab the first pic of the baby.

  20. chaine says:

    she looks like Lisa Marie Presley in these pix.

  21. Jayna says:

    She has been wearing the worst color lipstick. I kind of laughed about it thinking it didn’t help her promote her lipstick line and seemed to lack dimension, too dry looking.

    She is kindof annoying in this interview, but I love her and am happy for her. It’s a great and new and exciting time in her life with her new little family. I always applaud her success in all avenues of her career. I think every time I have watched 50 Dates, or whatever it is called, I have loved it just as much. I never went to the movies to see it because it sounded like another Groundhog Day, but was so pleasantly surprised when we rented it. What a great rom-com in the era of generic, forced rom-coms. It had such a sweetness to it.

  22. Sweet Dee says:

    I looks really windy in that white room!

  23. smartyparty says:

    Drew is an inspirational woman who has always embraced life with a smile on her face and an open heart. I think people who feel so offended by her just don’t appreciate her candor. She is being honest about how she feels and it’s all lovely things. I love you Drew!

  24. dcypher1 says:

    her makeup line looks great. i would actually wear her makeup and not the kardashians khroma line yuck.

  25. jessica says:

    sooo…. us normal moms who cannot afford to be a full time stay at home mom.. are we supposed to feel bad??

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      That’s exactly why these kinds of interviews annoy me. I feel like she’s making herself out to be Supermom when the average mom does as much and usually MUCH more and doesn’t seek accolades for it.

      I don’t know…I like Drew enough to forgive her but she needs to stop with this tripe.

    • Jolene says:

      You don’t have to feel bad just because she feels good.

    • Rhea says:

      Heck, I am a 24/7 SAHM and she’s making me feel bad because I never have enough time to do any yoga let alone tie-dying a leggings while my kids sleeping (since I do not have a housekeeper to do my household chores)—-or because I do not have a crusade to help women feel good about themselves by creating a make-up line for Walmart. 😀

    • jaye says:

      But…she never seems to infer that “if you’re not a SAHM you’re a horrible mother”. She’s sharing her experience. It seems silly to get all stiff-necked about that.

  26. truthful says:

    She annoys the heck out of me, I came in thinking “keep it to yourself”

    glad to know I am not the only one.

    not many folks care anymore Drew, so stay at home and make leggings.

  27. Thiajoka says:

    I like Drew but I don’t get the comparison to Goop–Drew is developing products that normal people can actually afford. Also, her remarks don’t seem over-the-top-Mommy-jacking so much as just a woman who waited until she was ready to have a child and is now devoted to and appreciative of her situation. Just my opinion. I don’t think she’ll ever be preachy like Goop is.

  28. Nanz says:

    I always liked Drew and NEVER thought I would say this about her, but B*TCH, PLEASE. Really don’t like hating on other moms, but congratulating yourself for being “hands-on” while you’ve got at least one hand in several business ventures is cause for some serious shade and side-eye if only because…so what. Does she want a medal for doing what any woman with a child does? Congratulations, Drew, for doing what most mothers do. Don’t say your a SAHM if you aren’t. It invalidates the the women who have the full-time job of being SAHMs. “Everything else became secondary” because you had the LUXURY OF CHOICE to be a so-called SAHM. And of you work while also being a mom, great. Own it. Be a working mom. But don’t claim to have sacrificed work for motherhood when you’re still working and had many options available to you.

    Sorry for the rant. I’m writing a thesis on a v. similar topic so I’m acutely sensitive to moms and “choice” right now.

  29. Merritt says:

    She does seem annoying lately. But I feel like maybe she feels the need to compensate for the way her own parents were.

    I have heard good things about her makeup line, although I will probably not try it, as I do not shop at Walmart.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Haha me neither. I’m a Target snob! Mainly bc there is one in walking distance of my house..ugh but I do hate Walmart…the more I sit here thinking about it, did she go into direct business with them? Or will her line be carried in all drugstores? If it’s a Walmart contract, I say shame on her. That has to be the sh*ttiest company in the world.

      • Belle says:

        Target snob here as well. Have to admit my reasoning is a bit funky though. 😉 I hate crowded stores… and do everything I can to avoid them. Walmart parking lots are always packed. I’m TOLD (I seriously never go there!) that once you get inside the store, they aren’t nearly as crowded as the parking lot makes it seem. Somehow, they have five billion cars in the parking lot… yet the store isn’t busy? Go figure.

      • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

        Hmm..yeah I dont believe that. When I used to go in them, the lines were always at least 6 shoppers deep…at least at Target I NEVER have more than 2 people in front of me in line, and even that’s a rarity. Plus it’s much cleaner 🙂

    • Rose says:

      Another Target snob here, too! Lol I do want to check out her makeup line but omg I despise WM. Trying to make me go in is like taking a cat to the vet.

      I like Drew, and I understand she’s so happy right now and wants to be the best mom she can because of her mother. But I also get the celebrity mom argument…enough. Is Megan Fox the only one who’s been honest about how hard it is?

  30. snappyfish says:

    i’m tired of famous moms patting themselves on the back for being hand on; most moms are, and most do not have a skillion dollars in the bank helping them be “real stay at home moms.”

    girl, please.

  31. janie says:

    I love her! It’s so nice to see her so happy. I wish her only the best!

  32. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Used to be really fond of Drew but she also annoys me now.

    Also, Shepard Fairey is a f*cking plagiarist and a hack. Find someone more talented to design your wine label, Drew.

  33. vale says:

    I remember Tom Green went on David Letterman one night, when he and Drew were still married, and told the audience live that they were pregnant. She was backstage apparently, had just told him, and Tom Green announced it right then and there. I’ve never heard this mentioned again, but I wonder if she talks so much about her baby now because things didn’t go so well then. Hopefully not, but she’s a bubbly person, so she may be really joyous for more than the obvious reason.

  34. Happy21 says:

    I tire of her whole earth mother schtick. She was like that even before the baby. I realize she’ll give this child an amazing life that she, herself didn’t experience, but please Drew, STFU. How many times did she refer to crazy tye-died leggings in this interview anyways. Ok Drew we get it – your hipster, hippie cool. Gag!

  35. stellalovejoydiver says:

    Is it just me or is the article mocking her?
    -“tie-dyeing yoga leggings in her kitchen sink while her five-month-old daughter, Olive, is napping, something she is “real serious about.”

    -“Eventually she’ll get to the fact that, yes, in addition to getting married, giving birth, and making leggings last year, she developed an enormous, affordable, prestige-quality makeup line for Walmart called Flower.”

    I mean how can you write this with a straight face, it reads like satire, are they being serious, somehow I find this article hilarous.

    • Kizzy says:

      I know! I thought the same thing! I was saying, ‘Oh my! Drew can’t be happy with this piece’. I’m sure she didn’t mean to sound like that. I hope not. I sensed the hint of … snark by the writer also.

  36. I.want.shoes says:

    Is there some sort of “Hollywood Mom Award” that these women are all competing for and that I’m not aware of?

    Are we really supposed to be impressed with you because you take care of your kid?

    • MGray says:

      Quit with the bragging, regular moms just get on with it.

      I do wonder if maybe when celeb moms brag about being hands-on, if in fact they are doing it to show up the ‘2 nannies, a language tutor and a nutritionist for their 6 month old baby’ type of celeb moms out there. Not to mention the reality TV octomoms.

      Yes, there are some celeb moms, like Garner, who are really invested in their kids, but the noticeable difference is they don’t have to flaunt it in interviews. They’re the ones I’m more impressed with.

  37. deva says:

    2nd photo she looks shopped to hell–ending up looking like Uma Thurman.

    Walmart. Really? What ever happened to the hippy dippy socially conscious Drew Barrymore of the 90’s? I liked her better when she was flashing Letterman her boobies.

  38. Rhiannonkk says:

    I’ve always liked drew, still do. Anyone who can build themselves up after a horrid childhood like hers and can make a happy life for themselves is ok in my coloring book. You go, Gertie!

  39. Kate says:

    As annoying as she is (and she’s pretty annoying), I feel like she’s a nicer person than probably 99% of celebrities. I feel like if someone else expressed similar enthusiasm about their child to her, she’d be super gung-ho about it. There are too many assholes for me to get mad at Drew Barrymore.

    She gets a big eyeroll though.

    • Bird says:

      Great comment, Kate. ITA.

    • Shaishai says:

      I agree Kate. I can’t bring myself to even eyeroll this gushing because Drew has ALWAYS been this way about everything. Every new guy was THE. ONE. and when it didn’t work out there was never bitterness, just another THE. ONE. And it never feels disingenuous; its just how she is.
      Now, Goopy, Alba and all the other fakes out there? I have no time and all the eyerolls in the world for them.

  40. videli says:

    I have flashes from Being John Malkovich right now. Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich. This woman should step out of her own brain more. Or should take said brain out of her ass. Also: Please don’t act again.

  41. Madriani's Girl says:

    Why is it celebrities seem to think they get extra points for being “hands-on” mothers? Really? That’s what a mother is SUPPOSED to be regardless of her job.

  42. Isa says:

    She looks so different now that she had the fat sucked out of her face. She’ll regret that later.

  43. JL says:

    Ohhh I’m all hands on when I’m not doing interviews, photo shoots, developing a makeup line and talking to reporters and I do it all more than 100% all the time.

    I don’t want the baby in the puclic eye…blah blah.

    STFU and sit down.

  44. sheila says:

    I find it hard to believe that the paps are that interested in her — relative to the likes of J Garner, anyway. Besides, if the situation is that bad in LA, why not move to NYC or somewhere else where there is a better chance of anonymity?

  45. KellyinSeattle says:

    Many women who work outside the home are still hands-on moms.

  46. Ida says:

    Bullshit. How can this lady be a full-time stay-at-home mom???? She’s launched two businesses and has been popping up on every bloody magazine cover, daytime TV show, etc. etc. This is ridiculously disingenuous and patronizing towards both women who genuinely are full-time stay-at-home mothers and those who aren’t.

  47. H. Scott says:

    I can’t help but like her and wish her the best, but what exactly is she trying to achieve with this supermom campaign? Regular moms are hardly going to be able to identify with her little projects in the “pockets of time” between naps, because we are busy filling those “pockets”, with chores and work! And people without children must be completely bored with her endless mommy stories. She seems to be completely oblivious to how she’s coming across to people. If she just wants to be a mom so badly, then just STFU and do it!

  48. mimi says:

    Drew is not annoying, and many first time moms feel like this has been the most amazing experience for them.

    I do see your point, and I hope she will realize she should be careful not to make her daughter a part of her brand like Jen Garner, so she will not feel exploited and exposed and will enjoy privacy.

    Having said that, I can’t really see why are people so annoyed.

    Of course she has help. Wouldn’t you hire someone to clean, and do the laundry, buy proceries and watch your baby so you can catch up on some sleep?

    Wouldn’t you do exactly the same?

    I do believe her that she is hands on.
    Getting help is more than fine and helps her be a better mom and give her child more attention while she can rest more.

    As for comparing her to Jen Garner, that is just ridiculous.

    Drew is actually very talented, a business woman and an entrepreneur.
    She didn’t marry a famous guy, or got pregnant without his consent in order to promote her career.

    She doesn’t need a man to cling to some “career” as the wife of…
    She doesn’t need to name drop him or tell stories of her children and how he is as a father in order to get interviews and as a claim to fame.

    She is in her own right and in a league of her own.

    Rock on Drew.
    Get a good nanny and all the help you need. I am sure you are a wonderful loving mother.

  49. Ginger says:

    You notice she’s not collapsing from lack of sleep while Olive is napping. Of course she has help. If not nannies then a housekeeper and a cook and an assistant.

  50. LEI says:

    photoshop to the max….

  51. cruiz2 says:

    So much Phototshop she looks like an illustration! Guess that’s the way now?

  52. Adrienne says:

    I am deeply shocked by the aggressive & rude comments suggesting Drew Barrymore isn’t trying to be an average, hands-on mother simply because she’s famous.

    It’s a common known fact that when celebs get married and have children they get stalked by photographers. She was smart to publicize both events in her life on her own terms.

    I’m sure many companies could use a brush-up on their employee treatments, and I like Walmart. Drew’s makeup line is being made affordable and accessible. People really need to appreciate that. As someone who loves makeup I will trust her intentions and buy her products because her heart went into her product.

    If I drank I’d also buy her wine, but I don’t. I think she’s genuine, and wants to make a credible financial legacy for her daughter to enjoy and possible take on in her own time.

    But more than anything Drew didn’t have a happy childhood so she wants to be there for her own baby. Period. Yes, she made mistakes, but she also came through them shinning brighter than ever and becoming an optimistic beacon of hope for millions of youths trying to find their own way in life.

    Also Drew has survived substance abuse, the pitfalls of estrangement from her mother & father (he died almost 10 years ago), so the fact she’s embracing her husband’s family as her own is understandable. As a true fan, I’m just happy for her.

  53. lisa2 says:

    I don’t get why other women get mad at women who have an easier life. Everyone here chose the career path or whatever path you are on. If you wanted a “more easier life’ then you should have chosen a different career or mate. I don’t get mad at people with lots of money and get all righteous. Having Help is not a bad thing. And I know many women that are not super rich that have nannies. When did having a nanny or two or whatever become a crime; and why are women so vicious to other women because they can afford that help. In Drew’s case she is a famous woman from a famous family. She works in a field that yields loads of money.

    I’m sure the majority of women here if they could afford a nanny or any help they would in a heart beat. Why get mad because some women can. I like Drew. but she is like Anne, SJP, and a few others. When they talk about anything it is always so BIGGER than anything else. That is irritating to me, so I avoid their interviews. That GUSH and sappy lalalala vision is too much for my stomach.

  54. coconut says:

    i think if a glossy magazine interviewed any of us, we would probably come across as annoying and self-absorbed. it’s the nature of the medium.

    the interviewer is giving us a snapshot of the interviewee at that moment in their life. maybe drew was doing the tie-dying that week and maybe the next week she moved onto frying her own donuts. who cares.

    she is obviously a person with a lot of “type a” energy and her way of dealing with it is to go whole-hog into whatever is interesting her right then. what’s wrong with that? my dad is type a too and he keeps his house in amazing shape, is very fit, runs a company employing 50 people, is taking care of his mom, and has a cool getaway place in the woods. what’s wrong with that?

    launching a makeup line is probably more SAHM-friendly than making movies. what’s wrong with that?

    that said, given what i would think drew stands for and given walmart, i would’ve liked her to do her makeup line with someone else. at least it’s cruelty free. i like the tag line: love the way you look.

    The cruelty-free collection is “formulated with the same quality ingredients found in department store luxury brands, but sold for a fraction of the price,” according to a press release.


    • Anna says:

      I don’t understand at all why Drew chose Walmart to sell her makeup line. Has she ever been asked by the press why? I NEVER shop there. At the one in my town the employees are miserable, there is NO one to help ever and the place is dirty. Don’t get me started on the family.

      Why is Drew making money for Walmart? I wonder if someone else made this decision at a time when she just say, ‘whatever, do it’, and now it’s too late. I’d like to think that.

      As far as all the mother stuff? Every single woman I know who has a baby, natural, adopted or surrogated is heads over heels in love and say and do the silliest things for months. Whatever Drew says now I excuse. Hopefully she will soon re-remember that us mortals don’t have the luxuries she does.

  55. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    She’s sounding like the New Goop.

    I guess when you stop acting and start selling your life as a brand is when you really start whoring yourself out.

  56. GByeGirl says:

    She seems happy, but I’m a little concerned about the winery and the fact that she’s a recovering alcoholic.

  57. Therese says:

    Well, she is a mom and a businesswoman at the same time hence she can control her time and be hands on. Nothing wrong with that I think ….hm

  58. Squeeg says:

    Patchouli? NO. No no no no no NO no no.