Drew Barrymore is now in the running for my favorite celebrity mom EVER (don’t worry Kristen Bell and Jennifer Garner, I still heart you big time!) after giving PEOPLE magazine pretty much the BEST quote ever on mom body image. The mom of daughters Olive, 3 and Frankie, 18 months with husband Will Kopelman said: “I never looked good in a bathing suit, so now I look worse in a bathing suit. I have cellulite. But I would much rather have my kids and look a little worse in a bathing suit!”
What’s that you say, Drew? Bringing NEW LIFE into the world is more important than looking good in a bathing suit?
On behalf of moms everywhere, can I say “Thank you” and “Halle-freaking-lujah!”??
But wait! There’s more! Barrymore goes on to say: “Having a hot body is just not my thing. I care a little, I don’t care a lot,” and that having a body that lives up to Hollywood’s standards “just isn’t at the forefront of [her] mind.”
Oh Drew. Thanks for saying it out loud and LOUDLY – moms’ bodies bear the marks of the greatest achievement—making awesome new humans—and that’s not only okay, it’s amazing!
Make sure to check out the rest of Drew’s interview in the latest issue of PEOPLE—and many thanks to the magazine for giving healthy body image a cover story!