Drew Barrymore Gives Birth, Welcomes Second Daughter Frankie
Drew Barrymore is now the proud mom of two daughters! The actress welcomed her second child, a baby girl, with husband Will Kopelman on Tuesday, April 22, her rep confirms to Us Weekly.
"Happy to announce that today we are the proud parents of our second daughter, Frankie Barrymore Kopelman," the couple tell Us in a statement. "Olive has a new little sister, and everyone is healthy and happy!"
Barrymore, 39, and art consultant Kopelman wed in June 2012. They welcomed their first child, daughter Olive, on Sept. 26, 2012. Just after Olive's first birthday, the couple announced they were expecting another girl.
The Blended actress worked hard to prepare her first-born for big sisterhood. "I read her a lot of books. She loves books! That's her favorite thing in the world, books," Barrymore told Us back in November about daughter Olive. "She is 14 months so it's as much as she can grasp, but she definitely gets it. She points to my stomach and says baby. How cool is that?"
Though former child star Barrymore had a wild childhood -- she went to rehab at 13 for alcohol and drug abuse, and became emancipated from her parents at age 15 -- she plans to set a better example for her daughters moving forward.
"The best kind of parent you can be is to lead by example," Barrymore explained in a January 2014 interview with ABC News. "Whatever I've experienced in my life is a part of my story, and I'm proud of that. But it's someone who wakes up early, works all day, believes in charitable work, business-minded, diligent, accountable, problem-solving . . . I'm so much about school, consistency and tradition."
And even though she posed for Playboy at age 19, the actress won't let her girls do the same. "My life choices are not supposed to be the gateway to somebody else's," Barrymore told ABC News. "That's my journey."