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In a September 16th interview with Jane Fonda for her brand-new talk show, Drew Barrymore agreed with Fonda that she's swearing off men, claiming she just doesn't have the "bandwidth" to form any relationships. And, uh, we feel that.
"Recently you've said you're swearing off men," Barrymore said during her interview with Fonda on The Drew Barrymore Show, adding, "I think I'm there and have been there for the last five years."
"You're too young to swear off anything," Fonda advised. She, herself, has committed her recent years to friends, family, philanthropy, and activism, rather than romance. "You've gotta stay open to anything, Drew," Fonda added.
Barrymore corrected herself stating, "I'm not closed for business, but I have been exactly in that mentality for the past five years, thinking I just don't have the bandwidth, I don't know if I'm willing to open [up,] I just can't fit it in."
"Well," Fonda said, "you can squeeze a little affair or two in there." God, we love her.
Barrymore was married to Will Kopelman between 2012 and 2016. Together, she and Kopelman had two children—Olive and Frankie. Before that, she was married to Tom Green and, back in 1994, to bar owner Jeremy Thomas. However, Barrymore is clearly fine with taking time off from the dating scene, an act that Fonda, whose last marriage to Ted Turner ended in 2001, has mastered.
The following is a dialogue between me and my daughter... ME: Olive will you take pictures for the @theststyle photoshoot. Its for a magazine people work for years to shoot for! OLIVE: Why are you asking me to shoot you mom? And who normally shoots you? ME: A photographer. But right now, the world is in a crazy place. Everything is an opportunity to do things differently! So what do you say? Do you want to be my photographer? OLIVE:I’m honored to be your photographer. I like taking pictures, so thank you. ME: Do you promise not to shoot me from below? OLIVE: Yes. And then you won’t look like you have a very big chin ME: Oh no, I’m worried about looking like I have NO chin! When @theststyle and I talked about doing this piece, months ago, it was supposed to be about the fact that @flowerbeauty was expanding @superdrug and then it became an even more involved and personal piece .... and wait til you see what it evolved into... ready ... wait for it...
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Fonda was linked to producer Richard Perry up until 2017. But now, she and Barrymore are seemingly in the same boat. Men take up time, and that's just not a resource either are willing to spend.
Ladies, go off and stay open to affairs. That's the best advice one could get.