There are a million things we love about Drew Barrymore, but sitting at the top of the list has to be her genuine candor. One of the most frustrating things about many A-listers is that they rarely show us the no-makeup, sweatpants, bloated sides of their lives. They tell us they just wear sunscreen and drink lots of water, and thats how they look so good, but we know better. Drew, on the other hand, gives it to us straight, and always has. She lets real women like us in to her inner circle, and allows us to relate. And her recent Instagram post is just one more example of that.
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In the post—a split-screen image showing pregnant Drew on one side and current Drew on the other—the Santa Clarita Diet actress’s caption reveals some of the lows she’s hit when it comes to her appearance, and gives a pep talk to those who might be feeling the same.
“I go up and I go down. The rollercoaster of my body is a challenging, but beautiful ride. I made two kids. The single most important purpose for me being on this planet is for them! It is a true miracle I was able to have these two girls. So whatever the aftermath on my body, well bring it on! That said, there have been times I have stood in my closet and just cried. Hated getting dressed. Didn’t feel good! It takes so much for me to look decent. I have to eat just right and Work my ass off! I cannot fight the fact that I have the propensity to be the Pillsbury dough boy! (Now all I can think about is crescent rolls) So DON’T Be fooled by what you see when people are thin right after baby. Don’t compare yourself to the magazines and the red carpets. If I looked decent on anything I have done since I had my two kids, I have clawed my way there. You can too! However, it is hard to sustain and can take a lot of the joy out of life with food. But not anymore. NOW I have found that elusive B called BALANCE. 45! It only took 45 years to find myself. Right where I am supposed to be. And it’s not perfect. But it’s me. And most importantly, I want to share it with you. PS this is the power of @marniealton, she’s the one who helped me be @santaclaritadiet ready! #WELLNESSWEEK”
Thank you for making us feel human, Drew! We need much more of this in Hollywood.