Through thick and thin! Cameron Diaz touched on Drew Barrymore's impending divorce — and why having a close-knit group of girlfriends is important — during an appearance on Andy Cohen's SiriusXM show on Tuesday, April 5.
"When you're going through your ups and downs, and Drew is going through something now … is it an automatic to reach out to the other person?" Cohen asked.
"Of course," Diaz, 43, replied. "Everybody pulls the wagons around, you know, our friends, whoever needs us in whatever point in time. Even if it's something that the public doesn't know about. Internally we're all going, like, 'OK, who needs us now?' And that really is, I think, a major part of the connectivity we need. We need to keep those things connected."
Us Weekly confirmed last Friday, April 1, that Barrymore, 41, and her art consultant husband, Will Kopelman, have ended their three-year marriage. (The pair are parents of daughters Olive, 3, and Frankie, 23 months.) Diaz, who was a bridesmaid at their 2012 nuptials, has been friends with Barrymore since they starred in 2000's Charlie's Angels.
"Look, we've been in this industry for a really long time together and that's a feat. To have people you know for that long — those are real relationships," Diaz said of her group of gal pals. "We've gone through a lot in life together. And that's another thing that's so beautiful about aging. Talking about the five pillars of well-being, which is nutrition, the physical activity, the sleep, the stress release, and one of the most important is loving, meaningful, connected relationships. Those are really, really important, especially as you get older. As you get older you start to lose people in your life, and when you lose people in your life, you have less of a purpose."
Diaz and Barrymore's squad came way before Taylor Swift's. Some of their other famous friends include Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Richie (Diaz and Richie's husbands are twin brothers Benji and Joel Madden) and Reese Witherspoon.
"It's really, really important to stay engaged — how close we all are together and how much we rely on each other," the Longevity author told Cohen. "We're like, 'OK, we need a girls' night or a girls' day or a getaway.' And everybody's like, 'Yes!' We find a date and everyone makes it happen because we all know how important it is to keep connected."
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