Drew Barrymore: Olive Is A Nice Person

During a Thursday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, new mom Drew Barrymore gushes about motherhood and opens up for the first time about her 10-week-old daughter Olive.

“I never would have guessed that would have been the name,” Drew says of naming her daughter Olive. “But I was reading a book with my husband, and I was three months pregnant. They said your baby is the size of an Olive and that was it. We never looked back.”

Always the funnylady, Ellen joked that “it could have been the size of a peanut or a grapefruit” or even “a kidney bean.”

“It could have been. It was a lot of fruits and vegetables,” the first-time mom, 37, laughed. “Kidney’s not such a fun name.”

The E.T. star added: “We were work shopping a few [names], as all people do who are so blessed to get to do this do. And then once the light was shed, there was just no turning back.”

Speaking of Olive, the 10-week-old tot is “a good baby,” according to her proud mama. “I count my lucky stars every day because she is . . . really interactive and happy and like nice to people. She’s a nice person.”

“She is selling it,” the actress said of her baby’s cuteness. “She is working it! It’s so great.”

The proud new mom — who wed Will Kopelman, 34, in June 2012 — went on to gush about baby Olive.

“I have met babies who are screaming and they’re crying and they’re trying to convey all these things and you get so terrified and overwhelmed. I’m very grateful to her,” she said. “She really has it together! She’s really impressing me.”

And it seems the 50 First Dates star is adjusting well to married life as well.

“I’m so lucky. It’s amazing!” she said of marriage. “I never take it for granted.”

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Photo credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.

  • arabella

    she is . . . really interactive and happy and like nice to people. She’s a nice person.”
    what an odd thing to say about a newborn baby.

    • Sophia

      If you watch the video, she actually says it in kind of a dramatically comedic way, it’s cute. I thought it sounded weird at first too but it’s really sweet when she’s saying it.

  • Jen

    “I never would have guessed that would of been the name”

    Would HAVE, not would OF. Please fix that.

    • Angela

      haha seriously? calm down…

    • Emily

      Jen, that’s a pet peeve of mine too! I’m glad there’s someone else out there that caught that! :o)

      • Emily

        Oops! That should be a 🙂

    • Bonnie

      Agreed! I can’t stand grammatical errors on professional websites! Editing people: it is important!

  • Anon

    Good thing they didn’t read the baby is the size of a peanut…

    • Kasey1

      I rarely laugh out loud, but this made me chuckle for some reason, thank you! 🙂

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