Drew Barrymore expressed her love to her mom Jaid in a touching tribute she posted on Instagram on Tuesday, October 27. In the emotional post, the “Blended” actress admitted that she had a bad relationship with her mom in the past.
“Today I wrote a book. And as I thank and celebrate many women this week, I must say a huge thank you to my mother,” Drew wrote alongside a black-and-white picture of her as a little girl holding an ice cream while sitting on her mom’s lap.
The 40-year-old actress then quoted what she wrote in the acknowledgements in her book “Wildflower”, “As I say in the acknowledgments, ‘thank you for my life. I am ever so pleased to be here!’ We have had quite a road, but it is paved with gratitude. #amazingwomenweek #wildflowerbook and thank you to the @drewseum for the photo!”
The blonde beauty recently opened up to PEOPLE that she wrote her book with her children in mind. “It really is for them. When I first started having children, people were like, ‘Well, what you going to tell them about [your upbringing]?’ ” Drew told the news outlet.
Of her bad relationship with her mom in the past, people tended to discourage her from telling the truth to her children. “There was always a connotation and insinuation of, ‘You should be ashamed,’ But that’s crazy. [My children] are going to know I’m not some holier-than-thou person who just doesn’t want them to live. I just want to guide them in the best way possible,” she said.