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It turns out a childhood jab from Drew Barrymore deeply impacted the life of her late half-sister, Jessica Barrymore.
According to a new report, Jessica, who died of a suspected suicide earlier this week, became obsessed with her weight after Drew allegedly made a very harsh comment when they were children.
“How could I possibly be related to someone who is so fat?” a source claims the Blended star said in her youth.
This comment came about after she learned of Jess’ existence for the first time. Her father, John Barrymore, showed her a photo of the older Barrymore and that's when Drew made the remark, the source told the Daily Mail.
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John then went back to Jessica and told her all about her younger sister’s reaction — and that stayed with Jessica for the rest of her life, according to the report.
The source says she often felt she “wasn’t good enough” to be compared to her famous sibling.
Drew on left; Jessica on right
Jessica was found dead in her car just outside San Diego. Her body was discovered when a woman attempted to leave for work and noticed the vehicle blocking her driveway. Drew’s older sibling, who would have turned 48 today, July 31, was unresponsive with white pills scattered around her and energy drinks between her legs, one ABC affiliate reports.
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She had posted a cryptic message on Facebook right before her death:
Drew, a now married mother-of-two, has since spoken out about her half-sister’s death in a statement:
“Although I only met her briefly, I wish her and her loved ones as much peace as possible and I’m so incredibly sorry for their loss.”
The Daily Mail exclusively reported Drew’s alleged comment.