“As I go through these struggles as a woman and a mother, I have the fortune of knowing she is safe, and happy, and loved,” she wrote of daughter Olive, 5. “I say to Will Kopelman thank you for always being the best dad, and supporting, and enabling me to do what I need and want to do. I know that’s not everyone’s situation. And I never take it for granted. I never had family growing up.” The duo is also parents to a three-year-old daughter, Olive.
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Continued from last post…My face time would come out of nowhere into her world, and it would be so disruptive. Neither of us felt good after. But she’s young and that will change when she gets older. And I am old school. So i figured globes and postcards and calendars are what works for us for now. What works for you ? And to all working Mom's, I salute your valiant efforts to love and raise good kids! I’m trying my very best. And it’s not easy. But worth every moment. And when you find something that does work for you and your family, big or small…Celebrate. Because the next obstacle is on its way! And then we reinvent again! That’s what mom’s do! I also would like to say that I am so lucky for her father. Because as I go through these struggles as a woman and a mother, I also have the fortune of knowing she is safe and happy and loved. Playing and continues her normal stable amazing life with her amazing dad. And not all working mom’s have that luxury. So I say to Will Kopelman thank you for always being the best dad and supporting and enabling me to do what I need and want to do. I know that’s not everyone’s situation. And I never take it for granted. I never had family growing up. And that’s also a support system I cherish every day of my life. I love my family and everyone in it. Because they form these little girls too. And man, did I pick well! I am always so calm and content when my girls are with their family. I see as time with them, and not about that I am not there. Which is also good planning for when a mom is trying to make it out there in the world. For now, I look at this pic of olive and her dad watching an old road runner cartoon. And this also makes me so happy and knocks out my guilt with a punch. I’ll be home soon and be laughing right along side you guys!
But things haven’t always been easy for Drew. The 50 First Dates star previously confessed that at first, she was in a “very dark and fearful place” following her split from Will. “I was not looking for a job. I had actually stopped acting for several years because I wanted to raise my daughters. But then a shift happened in my life and I was separating from their father and it was just a very difficult time,” she said.
Drew added, “I definitely personally was in a very dark and fearful place and then this script came along and I was like, ‘Yeah I don’t think this is a good time’ and ironically, I think it taught me a valuable life lesson.” She added, “Sometimes when you think something is the worst timing and the worst idea, it can actually become the thing that saves you and pulls you out and gives you a new focus, and empowerment, and switches your constant stuck way of thinking and feeling and [puts] it into something else that might actually get you to a healthier place faster.”
The 43-year-old famously grew up fast as the child star of E.T. and battled addiction as a teenager. Now, “I love my family and everyone in it, because they form these little girls, too,” she says. “That’s a support system I cherish every day of my life.”