Drew Barrymore revealed in a new blog post on her website that she hasn’t had sex since her breakup with Will Kopelman in 2016.
The actress, 47, revealed that she overheard someone talking about her and saying that she “hates sex,” and she clarified that in the years since her divorce, she hasn’t had sex because she has been focusing on herself and her relationship with her daughters Olive, 10, and Frankie, 8.
While Drew hasn’t been in an intimate relationship since her divorce, she has enjoyed doing a lot of self-exploration rather than pursuing other relationships or sex. “I’ve had the honor and pleasure of actually working on myself and learning what parenting is, which is something I wasn’t exactly clear on growing up, and I’ve had many learning curves thrown at me,” she wrote.
Raising her daughters has clearly been a serious priority for her, and she is in a “completely different place” in her life in terms of relationships. “I’m not the type of person who needs sex and has to go out there and interact with people on that level.” “I am deeply committed to fostering how young girls, my daughters, and I as women are supposed to function in this world,” she wrote. “I needed to stay very celibate, honorable, and in some sort of morning of the loss of a nuclear family that I swore I would have for my daughters, and to find grace and acceptance and what our new normal of a blended family would be.”
The Wedding Singer star also admitted that she wished she’d had similar insights when she was younger, and that she had viewed “sex as an expression of love rather than love itself,” but she was very happy with her current outlook. “I had a very full and rich life.” However, after two children and a difficult separation from their father, I have had the pleasure of shifting my focus when it comes to love for myself and my two daughters. “I know that hasn’t included a man in a long time,” she explained. Drew also admitted that the breakup with Will “rocked me to my core.”