Drew Barrymore tied the knot with Will Kopelman in 2012, and now, the actress’ husband has shared just what it was that made him fall for the big screen star.
“Sometimes whom you least expect is the person you fall for. It was a combination of moments: watching her with my nephew. Traveling with her. Going to museums with her. I knew, adding them up, this was it,” Will said in the latest issue of Marie Claire magazine, which features his wife on the cover.
Drew, herself, dished on the feelings that came with becoming a part of Will’s family.
“I didn’t think I would ever get to experience that,” she told the mag. “This is so safe and positive and healthy because they have their values intact. It was huge for me. And that’s what I want for my family.”
The actress admitted, though, that her relationship with her own mother, Jaid Barrymore, is still strained.
“My relationship with my mom is so complicated that…I’ve always been empathetic toward my mom, and I was even more so when I had a kid and we had a really amazing conversation about it. However, it hasn’t enabled me to lessen the distance. It’s the hardest subject in my life. I’ve never just been angry with her. I’ve always felt guilt and empathy and utter sensitivity. But we can’t really be in each other’s lives at this point,” the actress said.
Drew also addressed what life was like when she was a young woman, and how she didn’t know how to handle things like what to do with rotting food.
“When I was a kid, everything was so unplanned, my parents were so erratic, and my world was so inconsistent…I was 14 when I moved into my own apartment. I was so scared. I didn’t know anything. I didn’t know you had to throw food out when it rotted in the fridge,” she said. “I was convinced someone was going to crawl through my window.”
Despite her own troubled childhood, Drew said she wants to continue to grow her family. (She is currently pregnant with her second child.)
“I think I’d like to have more. In the back of my head, I’m already timing if I was to have another when that would occur,” she said.