Mother and Baby

Drew Barrymore talks about how pregnancy has changed her body

Section: Celebrity Mums
Drew Barrymore [Photo: Matt Baron/BEI/REX]

Star of ET and, more recently, Blended, Drew reinforces what all mothers know about how her body’s changes are worth it thanks to the beautiful children it created

Drew - who has daughters Olive, two, and Frankie, 11 months, with husband Will Kopelman - feels like a “kangaroo” and admits it isn’t always easy to feel body confident any more.

She said: “After making two babies, holy cow, does your body do some crazy stuff!

“It’s hard to stay positive and love yourself.

“You feel like a kangaroo with a giant pouch; everything’s saggy and weird.”

The 40-year-old actress takes comfort in the fact carrying a child is a “beautiful” process and says spending time with her daughters helps put her concerns into perspective.

She added to America’s Glamour magazine: “But you think about how beautiful it is that you’re able to make children.

“When I lose sight of that, I exercise, read Dr. Seuss’s ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’, and spend time with my kids. Then I start to see things that are bigger than myself.”

Story: ©BANG Showbiz, photo: Matt Baron/BEI/REX

  • Author: Sophie Knight Sophie Knight
  • Job Title: Contributing Editor

Sophie is a journalist and mum of one, and previously edited before moving on to write about family cars for - now Sophie is Commercial Content Editor for M&B, Closer, Heat, Empire, Yours, Garden News, and 

She is passionate about raising awareness around postnatal depression and is a Mental Health First Aider.

Sophie studied History at the University of Sheffield and has been in journalism for 16 years. 

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