Drew Barrymore may (or may not) have surprised fans when he admitted last month that he hadn’t wanted to sleep with anyone in nearly six years. This came in response to speculation from people saying that she completely hated sex. In a post on her blog, the actress decided it was time to set the record straight.
Okay, let’s backtrack a little. A while ago, Barrymore made a comment on his show The Drew Barrymore Show after hearing that actor Andrew Garfield went six months without sex to prepare for a role. “What’s wrong with me that six months doesn’t seem like a long time?” she said at the time, according to her blog. This confused some fans out there, prompting the actress to get real about her thoughts on sex.
In a heartfelt post, she shared that her relationship with sex has changed. “Some people may come out of a marriage or relationship and in the near future find themselves in another relationship. There’s nothing wrong with that! Not even a little. I do not judge. I celebrate their journey. Because for some people it really works. It didn’t work for me,” she said.
Barrymore officially split from her ex-husband of four years Will Kopelman in 2016. Since then, she has not wanted to have intimate relationships with anyone. She is enjoying life as a mother and raising her two daughters, Olive and Frankie Barrymore Kopelman.
The actress continued, “I’m not a person who needs sex and needs to go out and engage with people on that level. I am someone who is deeply committed to promoting as girls, my daughters and I as a woman must function in this world!”
Barrymore added that he hasn’t ruled out pursuing a romantic relationship in the future, but it’s not number one on his priority list. “So for the record, I don’t hate sex! I finally got to the epiphany that love and sex just aren’t the same thing,” she said.