Drew Barrymore Tears Up While Speaking on the Struggles of Dating as a Single Mom

Being a single parent is incredibly tough. You have to play the roles of both parents while taking care of your emotional needs – without a partner. And dating while being a single parent is even more challenging. Trying to find a partner who would align with you and your children simultaneously can be a frustrating and arduous search. In a world where regular dating is becoming difficult, trying to find a partner while being a single parent adds to the pressure.

Today’s story is about an incredible single mother who has been on the big screen since the early 2000s and has starred in some of Hollywood’s most notable movies.

Hollywood sweetheart, Drew Barrymore, has been on a massive list of incredible and memorable movies. From being side-by-side with Adam Sandler in most of his movies, being the leading lady – to playing more action-based roles in Charlie’s Angels, she has done it all! Drew has also received a Golden Globe and a Screen Actor’s Guild Award for her acting prowess.

She is now a 46-year-old single mom of two beautiful daughters – Olive & Frankie. It has been seven years since Miss Barrymore has been a single mother, ever since she and Will Kopelman got separated in 2016 after getting married in 2012.

Drew now has her own show on CBS called The Drew Barrymore show. In one of the recent episodes, she had an emotional conversation with Bobby Berk.

Drew made an appearance on CBS Mornings on Wednesday, where she shared the conversation with Berk about the hardships and struggles of trying to date while being a single mother of two.

You can watch the clip below:

Speaking to Bobby Berk, she said:

“I’m not there yet. I have two young girls and, like, I don’t want to bring people home.

“I think it would take me a very long time to meet someone and get to know them before I could even ever introduce them to my daughters.”

Berk replied:

“And I don’t think anybody knows how to do anything, right? So, don’t put pressure on yourself because you don’t know how to do it. I think going into it, saying to yourself, ‘I don’t know how to do it,’ is the first step of figuring out how to do it.”

Berk went ahead to commend and applaud Drew’s strength in being an incredible mother by saying:

“You’re an amazing mother, don’t question that at all.”

Drew Barrymore went on to explain how she feels about her ex-husband and his life:

“My kids’ dad is happily remarried with the most wonderful woman in the world, Ali — my children have this extraordinary stepmom — and our processes have been different, and their side of the street is so functional and whole and happening.

“And I think I’ve been on the sidelines in a beautiful, honoring purgatory,”

“I’ve been saying, ‘It’s me. It’s my choice. I’m not ready. I want to wait.’ I don’t think I’ve said out loud that it’s really because of, I have these two daughters,”

We love Drew Barrymore and the kind of raw emotional strength she represents for all of the single mothers of the world. She has always made us smile by playing funny, emotional, and romantic roles in top-tier movies.

We wish Miss Drew Barrymore nothing but the best and hope she finds the kind of solace her heart desires!

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3 comments
  1. I’m a 46 yr old single mother of two young boys. I feel the exact same way Drew does when it comes to dating and not wanting and or not ready to bring men another man into their lives. They are only almost 5 and 6. And have already been through way too much in just their short existence. And being their mom, it’s my job to always protect them from being hurt. Maybe, I’ll never be ready? I don’t know what the future holds for me relationship wise. But I do know, my boys will always come first! ❤️

  2. I waited 15 years to find Mr. Right. I didn’t want my three sons who were 8, 5, and 2 to see me dating men and bringing the men around them. So I didn’t until my youngest graduated high school. Best decision I made. Drew should wait if she isn’t sure. She has daughters. There is a lot more to think about. I believe kids should come first

  3. I’m in the same boat and have the exact feelings as she does. Except I’m not a fan of my ex.

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