Just four months after welcoming her first baby Olive, the new mom and actress opened up to ‘Good Housekeeping’ about her life as a mom — and why she doesn’t care about getting back into a bikini! Read on to find out what she said.
Drew Barrymore had quite a year in 2012 — she married art consultant Will Kopelman in June, and gave birth to their first child on Sept. 26 — but the Charlie’s Angels actress revealed to Good Housekeeping magazine that she is more concerned about being a healthy mom than getting back in beach-ready shape!
Even though Drew showed up to fiend Kimberley Snyder‘s Glow juice bar opening in Los Angeles on Nov. 14 looking amazing less than two months after welcoming daughter Olive Kopelman, the actress and producer said losing the baby weight is still a work in progress.
“I’m still working on it, but I’m not worrying about it. We live in a society where everyone’s like, ‘Look at how amazing she looks two weeks out [from giving birth].’ I don’t want to be on that hamster wheel; that’s hell,” she said in Good Housekeeping‘s February issue.
“I’m never going to have the kind of body that makes me excited about bikini season. I’ve never had a ‘beach body.’ But I want to feel like I’m showing up and doing my best. My goal is to be nice to myself, gentle toward myself, during this process. It’s such a sacred time,” Drew added.
Drew Barrymore Reveals: Being A Mom Has Made Me A Better Person
“My favorite thing about being a mom is just what a better person it makes you on a daily basis,” she told the magazine.
“Every morning when I wake her up, the endgame is, ‘can I get her to smile?’ And that puts me in a good mood. It’s definitely a different way to live — and a much better one,” the new mom added.
How sweet! We think Drew looks amazing, and is already doing a great job of being a mom!
What do YOU think of what Drew said HollyMoms? Do you agree there’s too much pressure to get back into bikini shape? Sound off in the comments below!
— Christina Stiehl
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