Drew Barrymore says she has been sober for two and a half years.
The actress and television host, 46, shared her “quieto, confiante” journey to sobriety during a chat with CBS Esta Manhã on Thursday while discussing her upcoming interview with Metralhadora Kelly para The Drew Barrymore Show, where the pair open up to each other about their previous mental health struggles.
“Foi algo que percebi que simplesmente não servia a mim e à minha vida,” ela disse sobre a decisão de parar de beber álcool.
While she didn’t share much more detail about becoming sober, she did admit that she has “been very private with a lot of my struggles.”
“Não ficaria surpreso se houvesse uma revolta contra a perfeição agora que todos somos forçados a ver e sentir através das redes sociais,” ela disse. “Estamos em um impasse e no ponto crucial de um momento em que conversamos sobre como nos descobrimos, como nos consertamos leva uma jornada e soluções. A maioria das pessoas faz isso em particular.”
Also on Thursday, Barrymore revealed a sneak peek of her upcoming conversation with Kelly. As he painted her nails, ele shared how he’s become more emotionally honest and vulnerable outside of his music.
“I think I’m new to being vulnerable outside of songs. I see a lot of pictures of me and there’s like, smiles on them,” ele disse. “It’s just weird though because I didn’t feel good at all that day and I kind of am sick of smiling on days when I don’t feel like smiling.”
Ele adicionou, “And I feel like this odd pressure because I don’t want my fans to think that I’m taking something for granted — so if I accept an award and I’m super smiley, but behind the scenes, there was stuff going on…”
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The singer — who shared that he’d rather speak about “fun stuff” with Barrymore — explained that “a lot of what I do is for other people, and I haven’t given myself the time to just accept that it’s OK to not be OK.”
Barrymore, 46, responded by saying she “likes him so much more” after hearing him open up, even sharing herself that she needed mental health help after dela 2016 divórcio de Will Kopelman after nearly four years of marriage.
“I wasn’t doing very well, and I just wanted to go talk to some people and how to pull myself out of a hole, and I had these two kids that I had to fight for and I needed help,” ela disse. “I started reaching out to different people and eventually, I really made some big, sweeping changes in my life, and I got on a whole new track — not back on track, but a brand new one that I helped build.”
Barrymore has previously been candid about her mental health. No início deste ano, she shared details about gastando 18 months in a psychiatric ward quando ela era 13. Em setembro, she revisited the institution during an episode of her show.
Barrymore disse que era “empowering” to revisit the grounds of the facility after so long, to see how far she’s come and to feel proud of that.
“Life is so wonderful compared to what it was in this place. I can’t even believe I actually get to be where I am now because when I was here I didn’t see that, I thought I would be here forever,” ela disse. “I never thought I was going to make it to somewhere better and I am just so happy with my life and I don’t know if I would have the life I have if it wasn’t for a place like this. So it was so important to come here today and just like honor this.”