Cameron Diaz Says It Was ‘Difficult to Watch’ Friend Drew Barrymore Struggle With Drinking

Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore have been friends for more than three decades, and have certainly seen each other through some ups and downs.

The pair, who have known each other since Barrymore was a teenager and also starred in the two Charlie’s Angels films together, have since had a life long friend friendship together. – And when Barrymore divorced from Will Kopelman in 2016, Diaz has said that it was hard to watch her friend go through that experience and struggle with drinking.

Diaz, 50, said “But I knew that if we all stuck with her and gave her the support she needed, she would find her way,”

“I have absolute faith in her. You can’t even comprehend how hard it was to be her as a child, and then she shot out the other end with the ability to save herself.”

Barrymore, 48, said that she drank because she felt like she had failed the couple’s daughters, Olive, 10, and Frankie, 8. She said her struggles even got so serve that her therapist quit.

“He just said, ‘I can’t do this anymore,’” Barrymore told The Los Angeles Times. “It was really about my drinking. I said, ‘I get it. I’ve never respected you more. You see I’m not getting better. And I hope, one day, that I can earn your trust back.’”

Barrymore’s struggles with addiction date back to her childhood are well known, but she refuses to use it as a crutch. The actress actually quit drinking in 2019 after she began shooting “The Drew Barrymore Show.”

“There’s a choice to be had in how you see your circumstances, and I refuse to be stifled as a human being because of what I lived through as a kid,” she said. “Don’t f—— cloak me in this dark s—. I don’t want to take on anyone else’s perception of what it should have been, because I don’t feel that way. I think that I’m incredibly rebellious because of it.”

Her show has since been a huge success, and Barrymore continues to use it as a platform for open and honest conversation.

She has since convinced her therapist to give her another chance, as is taking time to appreciate what she has around her.

“My worth has been so wrapped up in this job and this life, because it’s given me so much,” she said. “I realized that just with me and my girls, I am truly happy. I’d always thought I’d be on this hamster wheel for this whole life. But maybe there will be something different before the lights go out.”

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