News of Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman‘s divorce came as a surprise to many.
The couple issued a joint statement on Saturday, but in what is seemingly her first interview since the split, the actress is speaking out.
Talking to PopSugar at the Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival to celebrate her new Barrymore Wines Ros├â┬⌐ over the weekend, she revealed she’s been getting by with a little help from a friend.
“I had a really hard time a couple of months ago and kind of knew life was heading in a new direction. I called someone that I really trust, respect, and believe in, because he has always been the conductor of grace. I said, ‘What’s your advice?’ And he said, ‘You put one foot in front of the other.’ I hung up the phone and I thought, ‘That is why I call this person.’It’s not only succinct, but it’s almost physically productive and life-choice productive. It’s just great advice. It’s a kind of way in which to live, and I want to be like him. I want to be like that. I want to put one foot in front of the other.”
The Wildflower author seems to be doing just that!
But she also maintained throughout the interview that she keeps strong for her eldest daughter, Frankie, 3. Speaking in reference to a quote from her book, the starlet shared:
“That’s how my daughter is. She doesn’t want the worry. She needs to know it’s going to be OK. It’s the only way she will allow herself to be vulnerable. . . . She’s mad when something hurts her. She doesn’t go to a weak place. Every little girl can only be made to feel safe if they know the parent is solid.”
It’s definitely clear Drew plans on making Frankie and Olive her number one priority.
Because not only did the 41-year-old make that clear in her joint statement with Will, but also answering a question about how she’d like to be remembered:
“Oh sh*t! That’s such a posthumorous question. The only thing I care about, my life’s mission and the only thing that matters as of now is that my daughters know what our lives were like, how we lived, and how much I love them. For them to know that they were not just loved, but, like, ridiculously, utterly, life-alteringly loved. That’s the only reason I’m here now!”
We’re thinking of her and her family during this difficult time.
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