Former Hollywood wild child Drew Barrymore, 46, says her chaotic childhood made ...

Former Hollywood wild child Drew Barrymore, 46, says her chaotic childhood made ...
Former Hollywood wild child Drew Barrymore, 46, says her chaotic childhood made ...
Former Hollywood wild child Drew Barrymore, 46, says her chaotic childhood made her a better mother

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Former Hollywood wild child Drew Barrymore says her chaotic upbringing in a fractured family has made her a better mother to her two daughters.

In an interview in The Mail on Sunday’s You magazine today, the 46-year-old also reveals how her 2016 divorce from Will Kopelman, the father of her children, triggered fears that history was repeating itself.

‘Divorce was my worst fear,’ she says. ‘It was something I never wanted to put my own children through. I felt broken. Truly, honestly broken.’

Drew’s parents divorced when she was nine. Her father, actor John Drew Barrymore, was a violent alcoholic who was barely in her life. Her mother Jaid, an aspiring actress, ‘wasn’t prepared’ for motherhood, Drew says.

A star aged seven thanks to Steven Spielberg’s ET, Drew went on to have drink and drug problems and her mother placed her in a psychiatric institution at 13. She spent 18 months there and, at 14, Drew

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