As opposed to other celebrity moms, like Stacy Keibler—who just shared she’s “in better shape now than before I got pregnant” only four months after welcoming baby Ava Grace—Drew Barrymore confesses bouncing back right after baby “was not my experience.”
“It took nine months to build,” Drew, 39, told People at the Refinery29 holiday party, last week in Los Angeles. “It should take nine months to get off. I wanted Fettuccine Alfredo; I didn’t want a barbell.”
Can we just take a second to dwell on this great quote (Drew’s always good at the one-liners, isn’t she):
I wanted Fettuccine Alfredo; I didn’t want a barbell.
Well, don’t we all?! Drew’s not done, yet, either. “I was like, ‘Don’t talk to me about how fast and fabulous you are or it came off,” she goes on to say. “That was not my experience. I’m having to work my ass off until I even think about getting it off.”
By “working her ass off,” Drew’s referring to being a working mom. “The acting has to be less and less because it’s too time-consuming,” she explains. “I love it and I don’t want to abandon it, but it can’t be at the forefront right now. For now, she’s focusing on a different career path, her makeup line, Flower Beauty, because, she says, “it allows me to be a great mom.”
Drew and hubby Will Kopelman welcomed their second daughter, Frankie, last April. They’re also parents to two-year-old Olive.
“It’s a balance of who gets the attention, and it’s a tightrope,” she says of raising two little ones. “But it’s also a wonderful, amazing journey to raise two kids that love each other.”
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