Drew Barrymore, 38, is expecting baby number two with her husband, Will Kopelman.
Drew, already mum to Olive, 13 months, loves being a mother. “My favourite thing about being a mom,” she told Good Housekeeping magazine, “is just what a better person it makes you on a daily basis. Every morning when I wake her up, the endgame is: can I get her to smile? And that puts me in a good mood. It’s definitely a different way to live – and a much better one.”
She’s also talked about how much she wants a big family. She recently told US talk host Jay Leno: “I grew up as an only child. I want to be the Griswolds. I want the kids in the back rolling their eyes at Mom and Dad. I want Rusty and Audrey, theme parks and the whole nine.”
But Drew definitely wants to bring up her children her own way – and a different way to how she was brought up. “I had such an exposed childhood,” she told Harper’s Bazaar earlier in the year. “I appreciate my journey, but I don’t want that for my kid. Not any of it. It has nothing to do with whether I liked my childhood. I really did. But, as a parent, that isn’t the childhood that I’d provide.”
Drew married Will Kopelman in June 2012, and their daughter Olive was born in September that year.
“I will literally fight like a lion to keep my family happy and intact,” she’s said. “This is my time for that, and I will never take it for granted.”