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To call a pregnant woman ‘fat’ is pretty outrageous.
But when Ellen DeGeneres did just that to Drew Barrymore backstage at last night’s People’s Choice Awards, the actress saw the humor in it.
The 38-year-old starlet hit the stage to present an award to her pal and frequent co-star Adam Sandler. (Their third flick together, Blended, is set to hit theaters in May.)
Before delivering the Favorite Comedic Movie Actor to the comic, she decided to share Ellen’s funny weight jab with the audience.
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“Ellen DeGeneres just told me I was fat! But I’m not! It was really funny,” laughed the beauty, who’s expecting her second baby girl with hubby Will Kopelman.
The joke was the perfect segue into introducing the category’s nominees.
When Adam went onstage to accept his fourth consecutive win for the category, Drew bowed to him and it was easy to see their close bond.
The normally casually dressed leading man looked dapper in a suit as he read a hilarious note he said he received from a fan this morning.
Filled with grammatical errors, he laughingly revealed at the end it was from Drew.
And then he got in on the pregnant fat joke.
“Drew, we have done several movies together,” he said to the Going the Distance star. “And by the way, you do look like you lost weight.”
She, of course, erupted in laughter.
The pretty actress kept her bump hidden in a white and yellow Vionnet dress. She completed the look with Roger Vivier shoes and a Kara Ross clutch.
While she went light on the eye makeup, Drew added a pop of color with a red lip and let her golden locks hang past her shoulders in a straight style.
In the December issue of Women’s Health, in which she covers sporting a casual style, the mommy opened up about pregnancy and the laidback approach she’s taking.
“You’re not supposed to look perfect while you’re making babies—making babies is perfection,” she says.
“It’s about feeling good in clothes and knowing you can get dressed up in an evening and work it for a minute.
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“You know, maybe get back into a certain pair of jeans, but there’s just no such thing as perfection. If you’re trying to get these, you’re just torturing yourself.”
Drew gained 40 pounds while pregnant with her first child, daughter Olive, last year.
She wasn’t too hung up about losing the weight.
“My new motto is ‘impossible expectations are impossible,’ she said at the time, adding she lived on ice cream and cheeseburgers during those nine months. “Look, with my luck I will starve myself, work out and then the next day get hit by a bus. And think ‘Why did I waste my time doing that?’ I’m the last person anyone should look to for workout tips, I don’t have them. I don’t care.”
The main thing she's focused on? Being a mother.
“My favorite time of the day with her is when I wake her up. Her first smiles are just the greatest. And I’ll jump up and down and dance and sing as much as it takes to get those smiles.”
And she couldn't be happier this time around."It's going really good. I feel good! I'm a little bit past the morning sickness and everything," she recently told Life & Style. "I'm more relaxed about it."