Drew Barrymore opened up about her fears over dating as a single mom while promoting a new season of The Drew Barrymore show on CBS Mornings.
The 46-year old actress spoke with host Gayle King and shared a clip from her own show where she breaks down in tears while discussing her dating life with Queer Eye star Bobby Berk.
‘I don’t know how to date with kids,’ the mom-of-two revealed as her voice cracked and her eyes teared up.
Speaking candidly: Drew Barrymore opened up about her fears over dating as a single mom while promoting a new season of The Drew Barrymore show on CBS Mornings
‘I’m not there yet. I have two young girls and I’m like…I don’t want to bring people home,’ she went on as Berk held her hands.
The actress shares daughters Olive, 9, and Frankie, 7, with ex-husband Will Kopelman, whom she was married to from 2012 to 2016.
‘I think it would take me a very long time to meet someone and get to know them before I could even ever introduce them to my daughters,’ she added.
Barrymore continued to cry as Berk praised her for being so careful in regards to her children’s wellbeing and called her an amazing mother.
Afraid to date: The 46-year old star shared a clip from her show where she breaks down in tears saying ‘I don’t know how to date with kids’ while speaking to Queer Eye star Bobby Berk
After sharing the clip King asked Barrymore what made her so emotional during the segment.
‘I never said out loud that I don’t know how to date with kids,’ she replied, then went on to compare her dating process to that of her ex.
‘My kids’ dad is happily remarried with the most wonderful woman in the world, Allie. My children have this extraordinary stepmom. And our processes have been different, and their side of the street is so functional, and whole, and happening. And I think I’ve been on the sidelines in a beautiful honoring purgatory,’ she said.
Happier times: The actress shares daughters Olive, 9, and Frankie, 7, with ex-husband Will Kopelman, whom she was married to from 2012 to 2016
He’s moved on: Barrymore compared her dating life to that of her ex, who is remarried, saying, ‘Our processes have been different’; Pictured on October 25, 2015 in New York City
The star was candid about how her worries as a mother impact her love life.
‘I’ve been saying that it’s me, it’s my choice, I’m not ready, I want to wait. I don’t think I’ve said out loud that it’s really because I have these two daughters,’ she said.
She added, ‘I don’t even talk about my kids actually because I think that we probably have to get to know each other first.’
Barrymore then revealed that she’s been single for six years. ‘I’ll go on an occasional date, but that’s only in the last two years. It took me four to even step out there.’
Short lived: The actress – who’s tied the knot three times – was previously married to Canadian actor Tom Green from 2001 to 2002; Pictured in October 22, 2001 in Los Angeles
First husband: She was also wed to British bartender Jeremy Thomas from 1994 to 1995; Pictured on April 19, 1994 in Los Angeles
The actress – who’s been married three times – insisted she will never get married again.
When King asked if she was looking to get married again, Barrymore replied, ‘Oh God, never,’ adding, ‘There’s no reason to be. I would maybe live with someone again. Maybe.’
She then insisted on her no marriage rule, repeating, ‘There’s no way. I will never ever, ever, ever get married again.’
Aside from Kopelman, Barrymore was previously married to Canadian actor Tom Green from 2001 to 2002, and British bartender Jeremy Thomas, from 1994 to 1995.
Ready to date again: Barrymore posted a behind-the-scenes look at her getting ready to go on a date with the Queer Eye crew on her TikTok account
Open to love: While getting her makeup done by Jonathan Van Ness, she shared pictures of a new date she had lined up from a dating app
Barrymore also posted a behind-the-scenes look at her getting ready to go on a date with the Queer Eye crew on her TikTok account.
While getting her makeup done by Jonathan Van Ness, she shared pictures of a potential new date she had lined up from a dating app.
‘I met this guy on a dating app and he was the most normal person about the process. Like, “Hi, it’s nice to see you,”‘ she shared while Jonathan quipped, ‘He’s hot too.’
Hot date: ‘I met this guy on a dating app and he was the most normal person about the process,’ the actress revealed while showing photos of a potential new beau
This isn’t the first time the star is opening up about her dating life.
In December she discussed her dislike for dating apps on her show, saying, ‘It makes me feel like such a loser. And you’re like you know what? It’s just hard out there, it’s hard out there for everybody. It’s hard in person, it’s hard on dating apps, it’s vulnerable.’
However, she wasn’t dismayed by her lack os success, stating: ‘You keep trying, and you fill your life up with so much that it becomes secondary…I think a cherry on top to my life at some convenient, cool, inspiring, unexpected time might be in there – but that’s all it is.’