Despite her own troubled childhood, Drew Barrymore, 45, is determined to make sure her two daughters grow up surrounded by love and support. But upon her 2016 divorce from husband Will Kopelman, Barrymore said she feared that wouldn’t be possible.
In a revealing interview with Sunday TODAY‘s Willie Geist, Barrymore spoke of her own turbulent childhood, which was filled with struggles ranging from drug abuse to being blacklisted from Hollywood at age 12. Fearing that her divorce meant she wouldn’t be able to provide her daughters Olive and Frankie (now 8 and 6, respectively) with a stable home environment, Barrymore says she was initially devastated by the relationship’s failure.
“I don’t think I would have been able to talk about it as openly at first,” she explained. “I really did not take divorce well. I took it really hard.”