Drew Barrymore’s Friends Are Concerned About Her Drinking — She’s “Playing With Fire” (EXCLUSIVE)
It looked like Drew Barrymore had a wonderful time drinking and chatting with Andy Cohen on the March 28 episode of Watch What Happens Live, but apparently, her friends weren’t thrilled with the star’s appearance. “They’re very concerned about Drew,” a source tells Life & Style, in regard to the actress’ alcohol consumption during the segment. “They fear it’s only a matter of time before she crashes and burns.”
Drew, 43, has been open about her childhood battle with drugs and alcohol. The Santa Clarita Diet star admitted to an alcohol addiction when she was just 13 years old, and she went to rehab twice by the time she was 14. Since then, the star has been able to get her life back on track, but her friends think she’s “playing with fire,” according to the insider. “The bottom line is that Drew’s an alcoholic and she’s drinking again,” the source continues. ‘She’s not hiding it.” Drew — who has two daughters, Olive, 5, and Frankie, 4 — needs to “rein it in,” the source says, “before she hits rock bottom again.”
Drew has said in the past that having children has helped her overcome addiction. “I would never have had children unless I was incredibly stable, and willing to put them first,” she told The Guardian in 2015. While reflecting on her childhood, she explained that her priorities have shifted. “I felt that everything I did in film mattered,” she said. “It was my whole world and now it’s kids, friends, marriage, work, health.” The former child star is currently focused on promoting her new cosmetics line, Flower Beauty, and spending time with her kids.
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