Drew Barrymore explains her reasons for abstaining from sex after the 2016 split with Will Kopelman

Drew Barrymore opened up about her views on intimacy after a fan said she “hates” sex.

Barrymore initially commented on the news about Andrew Garfield abstaining from sex for six months while he was preparing for “Silence.”

“What’s the deal with me, six months seems like an inordinate amount of time?” “Yeah, so?” I was thinking,” the actress stated during an episode of her talk show, “The Drew Barrymore show.”

Barrymore clarified that she is not in an intimate relationship with Will Kopelman since the 2016 split.

“Some people can leave a relationship or marriage and find themselves in a new relationship. That is perfectly fine! I don’t judge! I don’t judge! Their journey is something I celebrate! It works for some people. Barrymore shared her Sunday blog post, “It didn’t work out for me.” “I had to be very celibate, honoring, and in a state of mourning for the loss of my nuclear family. I also needed to find grace and acceptance of our new normal as a blended family.

It took time. She continued, “I’m proud of myself that I took that much time.” “That was what I, as an individual, had to do. I did it and I respected that. I also respect others for their choices. It isn’t my priority to be with a partner at the moment, but it doesn’t mean that it won’t one day. I need to have some downtime. My view of sex has changed.”

After being married for four years, Barrymore and Kopelman separated in 2016. They have two daughters, Olive and Frankie.

The “50 First Dates” star stressed that love and sex were not the same things in her blog post.

“So, for the record, I don’t hate sex!” She wrote. “I just recently realized that love and sex were not the same things that I had searched for all my life. It was to be a calm, confident woman and not a party girl. When you are a teenager and get married with children, you believe you will only be with one person for the rest of your life. To put it mildly, it rocked my core. However, I am blessed to have my hands full in the love department. I have my daughters and, for the first time in my adult life, I include self-love.

Barrymore also referred to comments Billie Eilish made about porn at 20 years old.

“I enjoyed Billie Eilish’s talk on “The Howard Stern Show” about how young girls can filter images and messages about the current state of sex in the modern world. Wow! We are grateful for your kind words. We need rebels who are willing to lead us.”

During the 2021 interview, Eilish stated that she started watching porn when she was 11.

Stern was told by Eilish that porn is “a disgrace” as a woman. To be truthful, I used to watch a lot of porn. When I was 11 years old, I began watching porn.

She said, “It destroyed my brain and it is devastating that I was exposed to so much porn.”

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