Despite her own troubled childhood, Drew Barrymore, 45, is determined to make sure her two daughters Newport Pleasure 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, ”Newport Cigarettes Shop she explained. “I really did not take divorce well. I took it really hard. ”"I think that's why I took [the divorce] so hard, " she explained. "I was, like, oh, the ultimate promise I wanted to make with you and for you was to have this amazing family. And I found them. And there's something not working that isn't livable. How tragic is that? "
Ultimately, Barrymore and Kopelman — whom she wed in 2012, following marriages to bar owner Jeremy Thomas and comedian Tom Green — found a way to come together for the benefit of their children.
“But, the good news is that his family and I sort of made the most important choice: to be so together and united and connected, "Cheap Newport 100s cigarettes Barrymore shared. "That's, I guess, what they call family. I know from not growing up with any family whatsoever that that was the last thing I wanted to do for my daughters. ".