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Drew Barrymore Gets Candid on Father's Day: 'Somehow I Have Zero Baggage Or Dad Issues'

Drew Barrymore Gets Candid on Father's Day: 'Somehow I Have Zero Baggage Or Dad Issues'

Drew Barrymore is honoring her father, John Barrymore.

The 45-year-old Santa Clarita Diet actress posted a tribute to her dad on Father’s Day Sunday (June 21).

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“My mom chose a wild card for my dad. He was a mad poet hedonist man child! But I understood that as a kid. Somehow I have zero baggage or dad issues. I think I would have liked to have a dad who didn’t look so out there. Or who stayed. Or was capable of anything really. But his wildness runs through me. His gifts are here. His demons to overcome are mine to break! I love him not for who I wanted him to be, but for who he was,” she wrote.

“And as I look at all the photos of dads today, doing their dad job, sure, there is my tiny self that wished for him to fit in. But he never did. And I’m not sure I did either. And I’m not sure what anything is supposed to look like, or what it really is beyond the images?! But I do know this… both my parents have played a major role in who i am as a parent. And none of it looks perfect. But it functions with so much love. And togetherness. And availability. I don’t have a picture of a dad today to show how great everything was. I have a picture to show what it was. And that is my story. And that is perfect in itself. My dad gave me the gift of life! A wicked sense of humor! And that wildness that I truly do cherish.”

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