Julia Fox understands Drew Barrymore’s controversial comments about her mother’s inevitable death.
The “Never Been Kissed” actress caused a stir Monday when she told New York Magazine that she “can’t wait” to open up about her unhealed parental trauma after her mother Jaid died.
While many were horrified by Barrymore’s harsh words, Fox commented, “I can tell,” to Page Six’s Instagram post on the subject.
Barrymore, 48, later clarified his words in a pointed Instagram rant:
“I’ve been vulnerable and trying to understand a very difficult, painful relationship while accepting that it’s hard to do when a parent is alive,” she explained.
“And for those of us who need to understand this in real time, they can’t wait because they can’t wait for the parent to die.”
Fox, 33, did not respond to the talk show host’s statement.
Little is known about Ann Darwin, the mother of the “Uncut Gems” actress, but reportedly Fox was raised by her grandfather for the first few years of her life before moving to NYC with her father when she was 6 years old.
Her father, Thomas Fox, and brother, Christopher, were arrested in March after police raided their Manhattan apartment and found evidence of ghost weapons and narcotic production.
Thomas was released from police custody the day he was arrested and is not believed to have been involved in his brother’s affairs.
Julia defended her sister at the time and in a TikTok video, “I know my brother and I’ve always known him – I’m not kidding guys – as the sweetest, kindest, kind, soft-spoken person. He loves animals, loves planting flowers, is fond of green, loves nature. ”
However, she admitted that both she and Christopher had “been through a lot of trauma”.
“The difference is that I’m a fighter, I’m a fighter, and I’ve left my aggression behind and been able to release that anger,” Julia said.
Meanwhile, Barrymore, who was liberated from his mother at the age of 14, admitted that he had a hard time getting through a contentious childhood while his mother was alive.
“All [my friends’] mothers are gone and no mother,” said the “Fever Pitch” actress. “I said, ‘I don’t have that luxury. But I can’t wait.”
I don’t want to live in a situation where I wish someone would leave sooner than they should in order to grow up. In fact, I want him to be happy, prosperous and healthy. But even though he is on this planet, I have to grow up.
The “50 First Dates” graduate later backed out, telling a New York Magazine reporter that his admission “didn’t feel good.”
“I care. I will never care. I don’t know if I know how to completely protect, shut down, not feel, build the wall,” he said.
Drew has a complicated relationship with his mother and has previously mentioned that he was raised by Jaid, who was also his manager and took him to Hollywood parties as a kid.
Drew was already in rehab for drugs and alcohol when he was 12 years old. When he was 13, his mother admitted him to a psychiatric ward in California.
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“I think he created a monster and didn’t know what to do with it,” Drew told Howard Stern in a 2021 interview.
At the age of 14, he got rid of his parents.
Although Drew managed to reconcile with his father, John David, before he died in 2004, he has yet to fully apologize to his mother.
Still, Drew told the magazine she didn’t “blame” her mother for her past difficulties.
“I very consciously choose not to see my life as things done to me,” she said. “I want to see it as what I’ve done and chosen to do. I am not attracted to people who blame others. I don’t find it sexy.”
The “Drew Barrymore Show” host has talked about defending his mother in the past and told People in 2022, “I can’t turn my back on the person who gave me my life.”
“I can’t do it. It would hurt me a lot. I would find that very cruel. But there are times when I realize that our chemistry and behavior will make me feel like, ‘Okay, I need a break again.
Drew herself is a mother and co-parents with her ex-husband Will Kopelman and her two daughters – Olive and Frankie.