Drew Barrymore has revealed that she has forgiven her mother, Jaid Barrymore, who had sent the actress to a psychiatric institution at the age of just 13.
Drew Barrymore Has Forgiven Her Mother After She Put Her In A Psychiatric Institution
When looking back on the experience, she had a light-hearted mood on what was clearly a traumatic experience. She said: “You couldn’t mess around in there. If you did, you’d get thrown either in the padded room or get put in stretcher restraints and tied up. I would channel my inner-riot girl. It was like half a kids’ facility and half an old person’s place, so as I was riling up these young girls, a woman in a walker would go by. It was hilarious.”
Nevertheless, she praised her mother for the course of action that she took. She continued: “[It was the] best thing to happen to me, in a sick way, because it cooled me out. “I think [my mom] created a monster, and she didn’t know what to do with the monster. This was her last gasp, and I really was out of control, and I forgive her for making this choice. She probably felt she had nowhere to turn.”
But the star’s health has not been helped by the pandemic as she revealed last year that she had struggled to control her food and diet. She said: “Okay, so, we’re in the wardrobe closet, and you know how normally we do these like, cute pictures, and we’re like, ‘Oh my God, look at this amazing outfit and look!’ Well. Here. Let me keep it real with ya. Yeah, that happened.
“I guess I’ve been eating my stress at little bit lately, and I have to have like, a brassiere thing put in there. So, I’m going to re-evaluate my life this weekend, and for anyone who has to put an extender on your pants, well, just know, I feel ya!” It is good to see Drew moving on with her life, and her mother can now play a part in her daughter’s continual success. After all, the duo will need each other more than ever to stop Drew from having a relapse.
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