Drew Barrymore ‘shocked’ by her father. The former child star, was first recognized for her breakout role when she starred in E.T. The Extra Terrestrial movie reveals that not having her father as part of her life is fine with her, but insists hus actions are shocking to her. The Waltons stars still in shock that he just got up and walked away from his family. The thirty nine year old actress, who gave birth to her daughter Frankie last week says she got used to the ideal that her father John Barrymoore was never around for her and her mother Jaid that much when was growing up, but his actions are not understandable. She said:
”My parents split up before I was born and my dad was just never capable of being a father. It’s something I really accepted and became OK with early on.
”But it’s shocking to me that someone can make that choice. As much as I accepted it with him, I could never accept it in a partner…for some people showing up is just not possible and that is incredibly frustrating.
”When you become a parent, and think about what kids need, it is very emotional.”
Barrymore and her husband Will Kopelman also have a nineteen month old daughter called Olive, she says she is a hands-on mother. In an interview conducted before she gave birth to Frankie, she told Red magazine:
”I am loving being a mom..
”We spend every weekend together. We don’t have a babysitter. It’s just us. I can’t wait to see how that’s going to work out with the second one!”