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Drew Barrymore Keeps Birth Of Baby Girl Under Wraps

Pacific Coast News

By Radar Staff

Former child star Drew Barrymore is now a mom after giving birth to a daughter…FIVE days ago.

The 37-year-old actress and her husband Will Kopelman quietly welcomed their first child on September 26.

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Barrymore’s rep confirmed the baby’s arrival in a statement penned by the couple: “We are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Olive Barrymore Kopelman, born September 26th, healthy, happy and welcomed by the whole family.”

The couple, who married in June, added: “Thank you for respecting our privacy during this most special time in our lives.”

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It’s the first child for Barrymore who has been married twice before – first to Welsh bartender Jeremy Thomas and then to comedian Tom Green. Both unions were short-lived.

Baby Olive is the latest in a long line of Barrymores. The acting dynasty includes early Hollywood stars John Barrymore, her great-grandfather, and his siblings Ethel and Lionel Barrymore.

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Drew’s father was also named John Barrymore. The family has a history of alcoholism and substance abuse. Despite this – and her admitted childhood battle with drugs – the E.T. star has high hopes for the next generation.

In an interview published in Haute Living magazine last month, she said: “I can’t wait until I have my children.

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“I just want to build fun, great things for my family.”

And if her children don’t want to get into the family business, Barrymore says she is happy with that, adding: “I love the idea that they don’t have to do something that they have no interest in.

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“They can do something completely opposite if they want to.”


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