Queen of the DayDrew Barrymore Is Seriously ZenParry Ernsberger

From what I gather from friends and relatives, Drew Barrymore is an acquired taste. Some people think she comes off kinda dim and kooky and willingly typecast. Some, like myself, happen to think she’s a wonderful beacon of sunshine and puppies and pizza. I realize that a beacon of pizza may seem impossible, but if it were possible, would it not be wonderful? I digress.

I’ve always liked Drew because she seems like someone I’d want to be friends with. And also oddly reachable, you know? I have a really hard time visualizing sitting down for a gallon of wine and giggles with January Jones, for example. But with Drew, she just seems like the kind of person that’s is actually a person and not an actress. And even though she’s definitely the “serial relationship” friend that you sometimes want to smack around because they can’t stand to be alone and therefore often jump into dating dudes that are TOTALLY wrong for them (ahem, Tom Green), every interview she’s given above being in love seems really real and really present to me. I kind of hated her a little bit when she dated Fabrizio Moretti (of The Strokes) because I am a Strokes obsessive, but if anyone was going to date a Stroke, I guess I was kind of glad it was Drew.

So now Drew’s all married and in the midst of baby bliss and recently gave an interview with Allure that makes me like her even more. Kristen Wiig, who I love/hate because she’s so awesome and pretty and makes me seethe with jealousy, has been dating Drew’s aforementioned Stroke ex, Fabrizio Moretti. Kristen co-starred in Whip It with Drew, lovingly impersonated her on Saturday Night Live and the two reportedly became fast friends. So when Barrymore was recently asked how she felt about Wiig and Moretti dating, she said:

“She’s got me down … It all seems so wacky and incestuous, but that’s kind of how life works. It seems fitting that they would find each other. I was like, ‘Right, of course, that makes perfect sense.’”

Which is like, the nicest, most polite way I think you could address this kind of situation. Drew and Fab dated for 5 years, which is no small feat, even for a serial monogamist. And there’s a lot of feelings involved in something that serious. Feelings that don’t really go away with time, but instead just get easier to deal with. And while I would personally be LIVID at said friend, I really admire Drew for not taking that opportunity to talk sh*t and call her mean names. Because despite having moved on and being happy and zen and married to a SUPERhot dude, that’s got to sting.

What do you guys think? Is this something you could swallow or would it be a blood-boiling deal breaker? How strict is your girl code? Talk amongst yourselves!

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  1. I don’t see it stinging at all. I don’t think Drew was being tactful but honest. She dated him years ago and has a whole new life now. I while ago my close friend called and asked if it was okay she was now dating my ex from years past. I thought it was absurd. I didn’t mind in the least. There was nothing left of anything. No love, angry, resentment etc. I think if there is residue years after a break up then it is best to go see someone and try to get past it. Cause that s@%* ain’t healthy.