But that doesn't mean the Donnie Darko actress "doesn't like sex."
In a personal statement shared on her website on 16 October, Drew Barrymore confided that she hasn't had an intimate relationship since she split from her ex-husband in 2016. The actress has previously discussed her relationship ( or lack of it) with sex, but now she has gone into detail.
In the piece, titled Rebels Who Love, the actress revealed in E.T. recalled how her relationship with sex has evolved over time to become more healthy. "Since I entered life as a single mother, I have not been able to have an intimate relationship," Barrymore wrote. The actress and her then-husband, art consultant Will Kopelman, announced their separation in 2016 and finalised their divorce later that year. The couple, who have two children together, had married in 2012.
"I'm just at a completely different time in my life and maybe in the near future I'll get into a relationship… but that just hasn't been my priority," she continued in her text. "So I'm not a person who needs sex and needs to go out and meet people in that way. Relationships with men have not been my priority for a very long time. Some people can get out of a marriage or a relationship and get back into another relationship in a short time. There is nothing wrong with that! Not in the least. I am not judging! I salute their journey! Indeed, for some people it really does work. It didn't work for me," she continued.
It's worth noting that the Queen of Chaos Drew Barrymore, according to a post on her IG page, wrote this blog in the Notes app (all writers can relate).
Towards the end of her post, Barrymore clarifies that her abstinence does not mean she hates sex.
"I just realized that love and sex are just not the same thing," she says. "So, for the record, I don't hate sex!"