Drew Barrymore remains one of Hollywood’s most well-known actors, even if she has no plans to return to the stage. The veteran actress has frequently spoken out on the subject of abstinence. Recently, Drew revealed a few additional insights about her intimate relationships.
On Sunday morning, the 47-year-old Blended star shared a photo of herself holding her laptop, with a caption encouraging fans to read a ‘very personal story’ that she wrote about practicing abstinent as a single mother. The actress said that she has not been in a “intimate relationship” since her divorce from Will Kopelman in 2016, and that her “perspective on sex has completely altered.”
The Golden Globe winner wrote on her talk show’s blog, “At nearly 48 I have very different feelings about intimacy than I did growing up. I did not have role model parents and I engaged with people in grown up ways since a tender age!” In the past, she said she “was looking for companionship, validation. excitement, pleasure, hedonism, fun and adventure” through intercourse.
Since Drew lacks a ‘time machine’ or a way to ‘alter’ her history, the mother of two prefers to ‘look at it through a positive lens.’ She continued on her blog, “After two kids and a separation from their father that has made me cautious, I have had the pleasure of shifting my focus when it comes to love for myself and my two daughter.” She further said, “I know that does not include a man nor has it for a while.”
Drew then credited her therapist for telling her, “Sex is not love! It is the expression of love.” While she says she might ‘get into a relationship’ in the near future, she insisted it ‘simply hasn’t been’ her priority.
“I have searched my whole life to have words like that to help me understand the difference and now, thanks to him, I do,’ the star noted. ‘And since entering life as a single mom, I have not been able to have an intimate relationship.”
“I’m not a person who needs sex and has to go out there and engage with people on that level.”
Additionally, she confessed that a “relationship with a man has not been top of mind for me for a very long time.” She went on to conclude that she wishes when she was younger that she ‘had the chastity and the thoughtfulness’ about intimacy that she ahs a 48-year-old woman. You can check her blog right here.