Drew Barrymore Reveals She Can Easily Abstain From Sex For Years
Actress and talk show host Drew Barrymore recently admitted that she could stay years without having sex. The star has two children and has been married three times over the years to Jeremy Thomas, Tom Green, and Will Kopelman.
Barrymore’s last marriage ended in 2016, and the actress had not been publicly spotted with another romantic interest since. Earlier this year, the 42-year-old revealed that while she had dated a number of times over the years, she found it difficult to bring her dates back home or introduce them to her two children.
On the heels of Andrew Garfield’s comments about abstaining from sex for half a year, Barrymore revealed that she was not particularly impressed by the feat. The show host went on to say that she could stay “years” without indulging in sexual intercourse.
Read on to learn more.
Drew Barrymore Can Go ‘Years’ Without Having Sex
In her “The Drew Barrymore Show,” (per Insider) the mother of two revealed that she had no qualms going years without being intimate with anybody. Barrymore spoke to Ross Matthews, her cohost on the show, about Garfield’s recent comment concerning staying celibate.
In the podcast interview, the “Tick Tick.. Boom” actor revealed that he refrained from having sex and food for six months while preparing for his 2016 movie “Silence,” where he played a priest.
In response to Garfield’s admission, Barrymore asked, “What’s wrong with me that six months doesn’t seem like a very long time?” She revealed that when she heard the admission, she thought to herself “Yeah, so?”
Her cohost added to the conversation and said, “That’s the headline: ‘Drew can go six months, no big deal.” The “Charlie’s Angels” actress clarified that instead, she could go “years” without being intimate with anyone.
Andrew Garfield Went Six Months Without Sex
Per The Blast, Garfield joined Marc Marin’s podcast “WTF with Marc Martin” and shed some light on his thoughts about method acting. According to the actor, the process, contrary to how people saw it, simply involved “living truthfully under imagined circumstances.”
“The Amazing Spider-Man” actor talked about a time in 2016 when he tried method acting and the outcome. The effort was for the role of a Jesuit priest in the movie “Silence,” which was set in the 17th century. Garfield revealed that he studied under Father James Martin, a Jesuit writer, for a year in preparation for the role.
During the period, the actor revealed he underwent a number of spiritual exercises, including fasting, and was celibate for six months prior. “It was very cool, man. I had some pretty wild, trippy experiences from starving myself of sex and food at that time.”
Drew Barrymore’s Relationships
Barrymore is the single mother to two children, nine-year-old Olive, and eight-year-old Frankie. The actress shares the girls with Kopelman, her third husband, with who she parted ways in 2017. Prior to the consultant, the 42-year-old was married to Thomas between 1994-1995 and to Green from 2001-2002.
Barrymore and Kopelman initially met each other in 2012 and got married merely four months after the meeting. In a previous interview, the actress revealed that love was never a factor in the union and that the marriage was more out of convenience than emotion.
The show host ended her longest marriage yet in record time after they announced the split. According to reports, the divorce was finalized in less than three weeks from when they initially filed it in Manhattan. They apparently had no issues with assets or custody, so neither party had to show up in court.
She Said She Doesn’t Bring Men Home
Over the years, Barrymore has spoken about her sex and dating life candidly. On her show in February last year, the actress revealed that she had previously had sex with someone in a car. She also admitted that she preferred “natural” or “soft” lighting wherever she wanted to indulge indoors.
Barrymore also previously talked about her dating life post-divorce, revealing that she was yet to bring someone home after a date.
“I think that it would take me a very long to meet someone and get to know them before I could even ever introduce them to my daughters,” the mother of two said. “I’ll go on an occasional date.”