Drew Barrymore hasn’t had an “intimate relationship” since her marriage ended

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Drew Barrymore hasn’t been in an “intimate relationship” since her marriage ended in 2016.

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The 47-year-old actress – who has daughters Olive, 10, and eight-year-old Frankie with ex-husband Will Kopelman – admitted her “view of sex has really changed” since she was a young woman seeking “validation” through intimacy. although he does not regret his past experiences.

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“At almost 48, I have very different feelings about intimacy than I did growing up,” she wrote in a blog on her talk show’s website.

“I had no parents to role model and I was dealing with people in grown-up ways from a tender age! I was looking for companionship! validation! excitement! pleasure! hedonism! fun! And adventures!!

“Now, because I can’t get into the time machine and change my history. So now I choose to look at it through a positive lens, which is that I have lived! I lived a very rich full life.

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“However, after two children and a separation from their father that made me wary, I have been pleased to shift my focus when it comes to loving myself and my two daughters. I know it doesn’t involve a man, nor has it for a while.

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Barrymore insisted it was a “pleasure” to take time out to focus on herself and her children.

“And since I started life as a single mom, I haven’t been able to have an intimate relationship,” she continued. “I’ve had the honor and the pleasure of actually working on myself and learning what parenting is, again something I wasn’t quite aware of growing up and had a lot of learning curves along the way. I was scared. I have been a triumphant. I was asked to be educated in every possible way.”

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The Mixed the actress wouldn’t rule out getting back into a relationship in the future, but it’s not a “priority” right now.

“I’m just in a completely different place in my life and maybe in the near future I’ll get into a relationship… but it just hasn’t been a priority,” she wrote.

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“So I’m not someone who needs sex and needs to go out there and engage with people on that level.

“I am someone who is deeply committed to how young girls, my daughters, and I as a woman should function in this world!

“A relationship with a man has not been a priority for me for a very long time. Some people can get out of a marriage or relationship and find themselves in another relationship in the near future. There is nothing wrong with this! Not a bit. I don’t judge! I celebrate their journey!

“Because for some people, it really works. It didn’t work for me.”

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