Drew Barrymore: “I Think I’d Be A Good Parent”

Drew Barrymore hasn’t always been lucky in love – her first marriage lasted 9 weeks, her second, to comedian Tom Green, 5 months – but the Whip It director says she’s definitely open to taking another walk down the aisle and to starting a family.

‘Well, I’d never say never to marriage and kids,” she tells the UK’s The Daily Mail.

Now 35, Drew has spent most of her life in the public eye. Her father John Barrymore was a successful actor and her mother also had Hollywood aspirations. After shooting to stardom at just 7 years old thanks to a role in her godfather Steven Spielberg‘s film E.T., Drew’s teenage years were difficult, bringing addiction, rehab and a suicide attempt.

Hers was hardly a typical childhood, but though Drew says she would encourage her own kids no matter what path they chose – “I’d definitely be the kind of parent who enabled my child’s dreams” – she adds that she’d learn from her own experiences.

“I have the blueprints of what not to do,” she says. “I think I’d be a good parent, actually.”

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Sounds exactly like my sister in law. Attempted suicide, suicide letters and giving away possessions, cutting, alcohol abuse at just 13 years old. Shes 18 now and is still dealing with a lot of issues, i can only hope she pulls through and grow to be a strong and successful woman like Drew


Maybe she would a good parent, but I’d advise her to stay away from marriage. I mean she managed to stay married 9 WEEKS and 5 MONTHS, that’s ridiculous.