Drew Barrymore's childhood was so glamorous, why did she become a legal adult in childhood?

Drew Barrymore's childhood was so glamorous, why did she become a legal adult in childhood?

The talk show host recently shared a video of herself basking in the rain. “Whenever you can go out into the rain, do not miss the opportunity,” she cheerfully shouts as her glasses fog up. 

“I love your joy,” wrote one user in the comments. Meanwhile, other folks mocked the star's happiness. On Twitter, Drew's rain video became a hot-button topic. 

“Some of you need to Google what her childhood was like. I’m just glad she’s here with us, enjoying the rain,” tweeted one defensive fan. 

Another wrote, “I relate to Drew Barrymore’s moments of joy. When you’ve experienced trauma and abuse in childhood, 

suffered through addiction, and fought hard for a beautiful life, simple things mean everything.”Indeed, the 50 First Dates star actually had a rough childhood,  

which explains why she always leads with kindness and gratitude. Keep scrolling for everything we know about Drew's upbringing and how it molded her into the star she is today. 

While Drew did have a leg up when it came to Hollywood as there were some actors in her family, her childhood was anything but easy. 

After landing her first movie role at age 5 when she starred in Gertie in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, she disappeared from the limelight for a decade as she struggled with drugs and alcohol. 

In an interview with The Guardian, Drew chronicled her tragic past. As she explained, her father, actor John Drew Barrymore, was a “violent alcoholic” and her mother, Jaid,