Drew Barrymore reconciles with mother Jaid after decades of estrangement as both now have 'respect & maturity'

DREW Barrymore has revealed she has reconciled with her mother Jaid after decades of estrangement as they both now have “respect and maturity.”

The E.T. actress and her mom have had a tumultuous relationship ever since the star was young. 

During a chat with actor Oliver Hudson on The Drew Barrymore Show, the 46-year-old revealed there is “peace and respect” in their relationship. 

“My mom and I are good now,” she told Oliver. “It’s like there’s just some peace and respect and maturity there that could not have taken place maybe before.”

Drew also explained that understanding Jaid, 74, helped influence her own parenting style. 

She said: “Her family was not there, and she was estranged, and then we repeated that pattern. 


“And I think that due to my own experiences and my mom’s experience, I was like, I have to get this different. It’s not right or wrong but I’m going to have a determination about this that may have not been there otherwise, and I’m so grateful for it.”

Drew was just seven when she starred in her godfather Steven Spielberg’s 1982 mega-hit movie E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. 

Her fame grew with a heartwarming appearance on US chat king Johnny Carson’s show. She was smart, funny and cheeky. Hollywood loved her.

Drew, who has two daughters of her own, has revealed before that her mom brought her up as more of a friend than a child and would take her to New York’s infamous Studio 54 club. 

There the little girl encountered drugs, danced with young stars and by the age of 12 was taking marijuana and cocaine and going out drinking five times a week.

At 14, Jaid sent her to a mental institution for 18 months where she was treated for alcohol and drug addiction. 

During an interview with Howard Stern, Drew spoke of the experience. 

"I used to laugh at those like Malibu 30 day places," she told Stern, according to E! Online.

"Malibu was sort of the opposite of the experience I had. I was in a place for a year and a half called Van Nuys Psychiatric.

"And you couldn't mess around in there and if you did, you would get thrown either in a padded room or get put in stretcher restraints, and tied up."

After leaving Van Nuys Psychiatric, Drew began to put her life back together and eventually got into acting again. 

Drew has now starred in nearly 60 films, including the horror-comedy Scream and romcoms Never Been Kissed and The Wedding Singer.

She set up her production company, Flower Films, in 1995 and it has generated more than £560million from projects such as the Charlie’s Angels franchise, Donnie Darko and He’s Just Not That Into You.

But Drew says her biggest achievement is being mum to her daughters Olive, seven, and Frankie, six.

Drew split from their father, actor Will Kopelman, 42, in 2016.

She told The Sun on Sunday: “When you have your kids, it’s different. You get asked to be the best version of yourself and that was something I didn’t take lightly.

“I struggle, I fail and one of the most important things I want to teach my own kids — and myself as I grow with them — is that change is so important, change in the world and change in yourself.”

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