Drew Barrymore admits she hasn’t had sex since 2016

The Hollywood star admits she hasn't had sex since 2016
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In a candid new blog post, actress Drew Barrymore, 46, revealed that since divorcing her now ex-husband Will Kopelman in 2016, she has not been intimate with any other partners.

“Some people can get out of a marriage or relationship and in the near future find themselves in another relationship. There is nothing wrong with that! Not one bit. I do not judge. I celebrate their journey. Because for some people that really works. It didn’t work for me,” Barrymore wrote in her Sunday blog post

“I needed to stay very celibate and honouring and in some sort of state of mourning 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.

“It took time. I’m proud of myself that I took that time,” she continued. “That’s what I, as my own individual and no one else, just me, needed to do and I honoured that and I respect myself for it, as I respect anyone else for their choices. I have just simply come to laugh about the fact that it is not my personal priority to be with a partner, but that doesn’t mean it won’t become one someday. I need time. And my view on sex has truly changed.”

Drew Barrymore with ex husband Will Kopelman.
Drew Barrymore with ex husband Will Kopelman. (Credit: Getty)

Despite the lengthy period of abstinence, the mother of two wanted to make it very clear that she is still very pro-sex. 

“So for the record, I do not hate sex!” she wrote. “I have just finally come to the epiphany that love and sex are simply not the same thing I searched my whole life for, which is to be a calm woman and not a bombastic party girl. Also, when you grow up and are in a marriage with kids and you think you’ll only be with this one person for the rest of your life and then that doesn’t happen? It rocked me to my core, to put it lightly. But I am lucky enough to have my cup runneth over in the love department: I have my two daughters, and for the first time ever in my life, I’m actually including self-love, too.”

According to Barrymore, after two kids and a separation she now viewed romantic relationships very differently. 

“At nearly 48 I have very different feelings about intimacy than I did growing up,” adding that she is now looking for “companionship, validation, excitement, pleasure, hedonism, fun and adventures”. 

Each to their own, we salute you Drew! 

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