“Don’t Twist My Words”: Drew Barrymore Clarifies Claims She “Cannot Wait” For Her Mother To Die

“Don’t Twist My Words”: Drew Barrymore Clarifies Claims She “Cannot Wait” For Her Mother To Die

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The Talk show host is clarifying some recent comments she made about her mom, which Drew Barrymore said were misinterpreted in the media. The Charlie Angels actress took to Instagram to set the record straight after some outlets took her statements in her Vulture Interview to indicate she wished her mother Jaid Barrymore was dead. 

Barrymore, who emancipated from her parents at 14 opened up about her strained relationship with her mother in the interview. 

She said, “All their moms are gone, and my mom’s not. And I’m like, well, I don’t have that luxury. But I cannot wait. I don’t want to live in a state where I wish someone to be gone sooner than they’re meant to be so I can grow. I actually want her to be happy and thrive and be healthy. But I have to f****** grow in spite of her being on this planet.”

Hours after the mentioned above statement, reports noted that the Never Been Kissed actress expressed regret for what she had said. 

Barrymore, who opened up about her mom in a Mother’s Day blog post, allegedly claimed, “I dared to say it, and I didn’t feel good. I do care. I’ll never not care. I don’t know if I’ve ever known how to fully guard, close off, not feel, build the wall up.” She also reportedly texted the Vulture reporters a few weeks after the interview saying she had texted her mother for her birthday and “she told me she loved me and she was proud of me.” 

Hitting back at the tabloids, Barrymore said in her post on Instagram, “You know what? To all you tabloids out there, you have been f****** with my life since I was 13 years old.”

“I have never said that I wish my mother was dead. How dare you put those words in my mouth,” she added, “I have been vulnerable and tried to figure out a very difficult, painful relationship while admitting it is difficult to do while a parent is alive and that, for those of us who have to figure that out in real time, [we] cannot wait — as in, they cannot wait for the time, not that the parent is dead.” 

Barrymore concluded, “Don’t twist my words around or ever say that I wish my mother was dead. I have never said that. I never would. In fact, I go on to say that I wish that I never have to live an existence where I would wish that on someone because that is sick.”